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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2933        FILED ON: 1/14/2009

HOUSE  .   .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 478


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Robert L. Rice, Jr.


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 passage of the accompanying bill:

An Act establishing a personal finance curriculum.

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Robert L. Rice, Jr.

2nd Worcester

Michael F. Rush

10th Suffolk

Allen J. McCarthy

7th Plymouth

Timothy J. Toomey, Jr.

26th Middlesex

Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex

Stephen R. Canessa

12th Bristol

Jennifer M. Callahan

18th Worcester

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand and Nine



An Act establishing a personal finance 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 educate students in the area of personal finance so that they have the tools and skills necessary to make informed decisions regarding their personal finances, the depar tment 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.

SE CTION 2.   The department shall integrate this curriculum into existing social studies curriculums within 3 years of enactment.

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