Sen. Martin Applauds House Passage of High School Financial Literacy Measure

May 31, 2023

May 30, 2023
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Sen. Martin Applauds House Passage of High School Financial Literacy Measure

HARTFORD – Today, Chief Deputy Republican Leader Henri Martin (R-Bristol) applauded the House of Representatives’ adoption of  S.B. 1165, which is a measure that promotes financial literacy for the state’s public high school students. The measure also cleared the Senate in early May.

State Sen. Henri Martin and Senator Cicarella (R-North Haven) originally introduced the concept of the bill (Proposed S.B. 18) that requires high school students to complete a one-half credit course in personal financial management and financial literacy for graduation. The policy is part of the Senate Republican lawmakers’ comprehensive ‘A Better Way to a Prosperous Connecticut’ series of legislative workforce measures to put young people on a path to fiscal awareness.

Senator Martin said, “Thank you to my colleagues in the House, including Minority Leader Vincent Candelora, State Rep. David Yaccarino, and State Rep. Joe Zullo, for supporting this incredibly impactful legislation. We need to do everything we can to advance people in the workplace and understanding all they can do with their earnings is the first step towards a prosperous livelihood.”

“We have to offer the best possible opportunity for our constituents by giving them all the tools to succeed, and S.B. 1165 is a great first step in the right direction towards financial stability. With the cost of living increasing, it is important that we focus on preparing our young people for the financial aspects of life which will face them, such as buying homes, balancing checkbooks, and investing their earnings.”

The legislation now advances to Gov. Ned Lamont’s desk to be signed into law.



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