Assemblywoman Amy Paulin has kicked off a contest for middle school students called "There Ought to Be a Law."
The contest asks middle school students in the 88th Assembly District to identify a problem facing New Yorkers that needs to be solved with the creation of a new law.
Students are to write an essay of no more than 750 words describing the problem,solution, background information, financial impacts, cost, and possible supporters and opponents of their proposed law.
One grand prize winner's idea has a chance at becoming a law. The winner will join Paulin in Albany to be acknowledged by the Assembly and tour the State Capitol.
One second-place and one third-place winner will receive an official citation from the New York State Assembly.
The 88th Assembly District covers Scarsdale, Eastchester, Tuckahoe, Bronxville, Pelham and parts of New Rochelle and White Plains.
All submissions are due by midnight on Feb. 29. Willers will be announced by telephone and email on April 1.
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