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SB 212 passes the Senate Subcommittee on Education Appropriations

This morning, SB 212 by Sen. Dorothy Hukill (R-Port Orange) passed the Senate Subcommittee on Education Appropriations. The bill, which would require high school students to take a course in financial literacy in order to graduate, passed with only one dissenting vote, Sen. Dwight Bullard (D-Cutler Bay). Prior to the vote, Sen. Bullard attempted to amend the bill to change the requirement to a voluntary elective math class on financial literacy. The amendment was soundly defeated and the bill passed as is.

The next stop for SB 212 is the full Senate Committee on Appropriations. The house companion bill, HB 367 by Rep. Heather Fitzenhagen (R-Ft. Myers) was not heard in any of its committees this session. However, with the senate bill still moving, this issue remains alive until the handkerchief falls on sine die, May 2nd!

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