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Daily Legislative Brief from March 7, 2018


HB 323 & SB 88-High School Graduation Requirements

On Tuesday, March 6th, HB 323 by Representative Heather Fitzenhagen (R-Fort Myers) was laid on the table and substituted with SB 88, by Senator Dorothy Hukill (R-Port Orange). SB 88 was amended on the House floor to reflect the House version of the bill which makes the financial literacy course optional to students rather than a requirement to graduate. AIF supported the Senate version of the bill throughout its committee hearings and the provision making financial literacy a mandatory requirement for students to graduate.

 On Wednesday, March 7th, SB 88 was read for a third time on the House floor and passed by a vote 117 yeas to 0 nays.

SB 88 will go back to the Senate floor to be considered as amended.

AIF SUPPORTS legislation that provides students the tools to learn about relevant, and real-life subjects that will prepare them for the workforce in the future.