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Daily Legislative Brief from April 3, 2019

Economic Development

SB 114 – Relating to High School Graduation Requirements

On Wednesday, April 3, SB 114 by Senator Travis Hutson (R-Palm Coast) was heard in the Senate Rules Committee and was reported favorably with 17 yeas and 0 nays. AIF’s Senior Vice President of State and Federal Affairs, Brewster Bevis, stood in support of this legislation.

Current law requires financial literacy to be taught as a part of a one-half credit economics course, which falls under the three required social studies credits a student must achieve to earn a standard high school diploma. The bill increases the number of social studies credits needed to earn a standard high school diploma to three and one-half credits to include one-half-credit in financial literacy as a separate course.

SB 114 will now move to the Senate floor.

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