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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3314         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 535

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Jonathan D. Zlotnik

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act establishing a personal finance, civic responsibility and general legal curriculum.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Jonathan D. Zlotnik

2nd Worcester

Josh S. Cutler

6th Plymouth

Aaron Vega

5th Hampden

Diana DiZoglio

14th Essex

Brian R. Mannal

2nd Barnstable

Danielle W. Gregoire

4th Middlesex

Paul R. Heroux

2nd Bristol

David M. Rogers

24th Middlesex

Sean Garballey

23rd Middlesex

Leonard Mirra

2nd Essex

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3314        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 535

By Mr.  Zlotnik of Gardner, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 535) of Jonathan D. Zlotnik and others establishing a personal finance, civic responsibility and general legal high school social studies curriculum.  Education. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act establishing a personal finance, civic responsibility and general legal curriculum.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1. In order to better prepare and educate students in the areas of personal finance and the law so that they have the tools and skills necessary to make informed decisions, the department of education shall develop a curriculum encompassing all aspects of personal finances, including but not limited to, credit, mortgages, credit cards, and all other forms of debt, savings, interest, investments and other components of this subject; aspects of civics necessary to be a responsible citizen of the Commonwealth, including but not limited to voting and interacting with government; basic legal concepts that every citizen would reasonably encounter, including but not limited to civil rights, basic criminal, family and civil law, the role of attorneys, and basic contracts.  
SECTION 2. The department shall integrate this curriculum into existing high school social studies curriculums within 3 years of enactment.

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