Jun 01, 2021

NGPF FinLit BillTracker as of June 1st

UPDATE: the 2023 Financial Education Bill Tracker from Next Gen Personal Finance provides daily updates on which state legislatures have introduced financial education bills for grades K-12 throughout 2023.

With the holiday week, there was less activity than in prior weeks. Here's a summary of where state legislatures stand today and details on the specific bills

Recall that 25 states + the District of Columbia introduced bills in 2021. Here's a tally of where we stand today:

  • Bills that have passed state legislatures and signed into law: 3 (Arkansas, Hawaii and Nebraska)
  • Bills passed by legislators and waiting on Governor's signature: 4 (Colorado, Nevada, Rhode Island, Texas)
  • States that still have at least one bill that is active: 11 (California, District of Columbia, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania)
  • Bills passed by legislatures and vetoed by Governor: 1 (Kansas)
  • Bills that died during legislative session: 7 (Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, New Mexico, Oregon, South Carolina)

As you can see, 4 bills are awaiting the signature of the Governor which would represent a significant expansion of financial education in three of the four states. Colorado's bill directs their board of education to review the financial education standards being taught in the schools.




About the Author

Christian Sherrill

Former teacher, forever financial education nerd. As NGPF's Director of Growth & Advocacy, Christian is laser-focused on our mission to guarantee all students a rigorous personal finance course before crossing the high school graduation stage. Having paid down over $40k in student loans in the span of 3 years - while living in the Bay Area on an entry level teacher's salary - he's eager to help the next generation avoid financial pitfalls one semester at a time.

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