'Oughta be a law' deadline extended"There oughta be a law" about what?, State Sen. Joe Simitian is asking. The 11th District senator has been asking his constituents the same question for a decade now, and has just extended the deadline to Wednesday, Nov. 24, for people to submit their proposals in writing this year.
Go to senatorsimitian.com/oughta to fill out an application for the "There oughta be a law" contest.
Since 2001, according to the senator's office, 16 of the contest winners' proposals have been signed into law.
Winners are entitled to lunch with the senator in Sacramento, and are invited to testify on behalf of their proposals in a formal hearing. They also will receive a state flag that has flown over the Capitol building.