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January 27, 2022

Assemblymember Robert Rivas welcomes ideas for new laws

Assemblymember Robert Rivas will be accepting entries from the public for new laws, under his ‘There Ought to be a Law’ program.

Rivas brought the program to his district in 2019, and for the third year, Rivas will review policy proposals from his constituents in the 30th State Assembly District. The 30th Assembly District includes Watsonville, and Rivas welcomes ideas for laws or policies that touch on local or statewide initiatives.

To date, Rivas has introduced two policy proposals submitted through ‘There Ought to be a Law’ Programs: AB 3153 (2020; Sustainable Transit Zoning) and AB 1144 (2021; Cottage Food Operations). AB 1144 was signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom in September.

Interested community members can learn more about the program at bit.ly/33tei6K. The deadline to submit a policy proposal is Jan. 14.

Tony Nuñez
Managing Editor Tony Nuñez is a longtime member of the Watsonville community who served as Sports Editor for five years before entering his current role in 2019. A Watsonville High, Cabrillo College and San Jose State University alumnus, he covers the city, business, housing, entertainment and more.

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