There Ought To Be A Law 2019

There ought to be a law

Before the 2019 legislative session begins, I would like to invite all Assembly District 17 residents to participate in my fourth annual "There Ought to be a Law" program. This program offers constituents the opportunity to propose new state legislation for the upcoming year.

Some of the best ideas we work on in the Legislature come directly from constituents who are seeing problems in their neighborhoods firsthand. When we work together as a community, we get better policy outcomes.

Over the past three years, I have worked with contest winners to write and pass laws that expand access to business licenses for immigrants (AB 2184 passed in 2018), ensure CalFresh recipients have access to job training and employment services with social enterprises (AB 415 passed in 2017), and make it easier for California students to register to vote (AB 2455 passed in 2016).

Proposals can vary from local community improvements to statewide reforms and can be entirely new policies or revisions to existing laws. To apply, either fill out the form below with the necessary information or download the form and send it back to our office via email (to or mail (455 Golden Gate Avenue, Suite 14300, San Francisco, CA 94102). Proposals are due by Friday, January 11, 2019.

For manual submission, please save this document to your computer then email your completed form to:

Download Application PDF+