NGPF FinLit Bill Tracker (week of 4/11/21)

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Apr 12, 2021
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Advocacy

The NGPF FinLit Bill Tracker updates you weekly on activity in state legislatures regarding bills focused on financial literacy education. Here's a summary of the 25 states that introduced bills in the first three months of the year. 

Here's what happened last week:

  • NGPF's Christian Sherrill provided testimony on April 6th to Hawaii House Education Committee on SCR152; Committee voted in favor of passage; recommending referral to the House Commitee on Consumer Protection
    • Hawaii's SB1004 also progressing with last action: Passed Third Reading with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and none excused (0). Transmitted to Senate.
  • NGPF's Yanely Espinal and Tim Ranzetta provided testimony on Rhode Island bills, SB139 and HB5491 on April 7th.  and House Committee on Education recommended that HB5491 be held for further study.
  • NGPF Fellow Vincent Branch testified on SB1063 in front of the Texas Senate Committee on Education on April 8th; currently pending in the committee
  • Kansas House Bill 2039: Conference Committee Report was adopted; Yea: 72 Nay: 51 (April 9, 2021 in the House)

The week ahead:

  • Connecticut's Bill SB1033 [AN ACT CONCERNING THE INCLUSION OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AND FINANCIAL LITERACY AS PART OF THE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS] has been referred to Office of Legislative Research and Office of Fiscal Analysis 04/19/21 10:00 AM
  • Illinois SB1556 which creates the Equity through Financial Literacy Task Force has hearing scheduled for April 15, 2021 at 8:30am. 
  • Rhode Island SB139 placed on Senate Calendar for 4/13/2021. 

About the Author

Tim Ranzetta

Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.