Brown Announces ‘There Ought to Be a Law’ Student Contest Winner
6/5/2017
EAST STROUDSBURG – On Friday, May 26, state Rep. Rosemary M. Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) surprised Carson Craig, a sixth-grader at Stroudsburg Middle School, who was selected as the winner of her 2017 “There Ought to Be a Law” contest.

Brown’s annual contest is open to fourth- through sixth-grade students in school districts in the 189th District, and is designed to encourage involvement in state government and educate children about the responsibilities of a state representative. Each student was allowed to submit and explain one original idea for a new law in Pennsylvania. Carson has been invited to come to Harrisburg, as Brown’s guest, for a tour of the state Capitol. He is the son of Cheryl and Michael Craig.

Carson’s winning proposal is as follows:
“In Pennsylvania, state laws are important for many reasons. We add laws to protect human rights, and to keep people safe. In PA, I think that there should be a law protecting bikers and people walking at night. This law should require all bikers or walkers to have visible reflectors on their bikes and clothing past sundown. It would also require bike stores to have reflectors on all bikes, and to also have reflectors for sale in their stores. This law would prevent more bikers from getting injured, and more cars from getting damaged. I know many people who love to bike at night, and one person I know got severely injured in a crash a couple of years ago. The worst part was, the crash was no one’s fault. The driver just simply could not see the biker, because he had no reflective gear on. Also, if biking stores had reflectors on all bikes, then bikers wouldn’t have to worry about buying them. However, night walkers will also need reflective gear, so biking stores should also have them on sale. If PA does nothing, then things will just get worse. More and more people will get injured every year. This is why I think there should be a law that requires reflective gear at night for people biking or walking.”

“Carson’s proposal was both well intended and thought through,” Brown said. “I might even work with him on legislation regarding this issue, as I agree that his bill has merit when it comes to public safety.”

For information about any state-related issue, contact Brown’s district office in East Stroudsburg located at 143 Seven Bridge Road, by calling 570-420-8301. Information can also be found on online at RepBrown.com or Facebook.com/RepRosemaryBrown.

 

Rep. Rosemary M. Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) is pictured here with Carson Craig and his parents, Cheryl and Michael Craig. Carson, a sixth-grader at Stroudsburg Middle School, was selected as the winner of Brown’s 2017 “There Ought to Be a Law” contest. Carson has been invited to come to Harrisburg, as Brown’s guest, for a tour of the state Capitol.

Representative Rosemary M. Brown
189th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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