Now something along the lines of a law that would prevent a legislator from voting on a project that he has family financial ties to might be a good idea, but far be it from I to try and put words in your mouth.
So what we'd like to do here is have your ideas posted here. We will then compile them and into one mighty powerhouse of legislative thinkingsend 'em on in to the Senator for his consideration.
This is how the Senator words it:
2009 "There Ought To Be A Law" Contest
Do you have a common sense idea to cut waste, fraud, and abuse from state government? Are you a small business owner frustrated by bureaucratic red tape? Do you see a sensible solution to a growing problem in the community?
Some of the best ideas for state legislation come from those most affected by the proposal at a local level. If you have an idea for a new law that you'd like me to consider, or if you'd like to legitimately see a particular law abolished, I hope you will participate in my "There Ought To Be A Law" contest.
I hope to select one idea and introduce it as part of my 2010 legislative bill package in February. The person submitting the chosen idea will be invited to join me for lunch in Sacramento at the State Capitol and will receive a California State flag that has been flown over the Capitol.
There is no indication here of who exactly will be paying for the lunch.
Good luck! And may the best Tattler win!