Murt hosts ‘There Ought to Be a Law’ contest for students

In a move to stim­u­late in­terest in state gov­ern­ment, state Rep. Thomas Murt (R-Mont­gomery/Phil­adelphia) is spon­sor­ing a con­test en­titled “There Ought to Be a Law.”

The con­test is open to all third-, fourth- and fifth-grade stu­dents who at­tend school in the 152nd Le­gis­lat­ive Dis­trict, which in­cludes parts of North­east Phil­adelphia. Each stu­dent may sub­mit one idea for a new law in Pennsylvania. The pro­posed law should be an ori­gin­al idea and be ex­plained in writ­ing in as much de­tail as pos­sible, but should not be more than ap­prox­im­ately two double spaced pages. Entries may be hand­writ­ten or typed. Stu­dents may work in­di­vidu­ally or with one oth­er stu­dent. 

Those in­ter­ested in par­ti­cip­at­ing in the con­test should sub­mit their pro­posed law as well as a cov­er sheet not­ing the fol­low­ing in­form­a­tion:

Stu­dent Name, School, Grade, and Teach­er’s Name

Stu­dent Ad­dress and Phone Num­ber

Sub­ject of the Pro­posed Law

Entries may be mailed or hand-de­livered to Rep. Murt’s Hat­boro of­fice. All sub­mis­sions must be re­ceived by Monday, March 24, 2014.  Mailed sub­mis­sions should be sent to: 

State Rep. Thomas Murt

At­tn: Ed Di­a­sio

19 S. York Road

Hat­boro, PA 19040

A spe­cial pan­el of judges will se­lect one win­ning pro­pos­al from each grade level once the con­test dead­line has passed. Con­test win­ners and the de­tails of the win­ning pro­pos­als will be sub­mit­ted to loc­al news­pa­pers (with par­ent/guard­i­an ap­prov­al). The con­test win­ners and their par­ents will be offered a spe­cial vis­it and tour of the state Cap­it­ol in Har­ris­burg to see the Pennsylvania House of Rep­res­ent­at­ives in ses­sion. 

For in­form­a­tion, con­tact 215-674-3755 or eadi­a­sio@pa­house­ ••

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