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March 31, 2022
The Financial Literacy Act has made a lot of headlines! https://www.floridabar.org/the-florida-bar-news/governor-signs-business-law-section-supported-financial-literacy-act-into-law/ https://www.pnj.com/story/news/local/escambia-county/2022/03/28/florida-financial-education-bill-helped-pensacola-attorney-douglas-bates/7147022001/ https://www.tampabay.com/news/education/2022/03/28/floridas-new-financial-literacy-law-was-years-in-the-making/ And here is a link to the WCTV report on the Financial Literacy Act passage, featuring Doug Bates: https://www.wctv.tv/2022/03/24/gov-desantis-signs-financial-literacy-act-local-attorneys-react/
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On March 22, 2022, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law the “The Dorothy L. Hukill Financial Literacy Act” (SB 1054 – Hutson and HB 1115 – Busatta Cabrera). The new law requires all high school students to take a mandatory one-half credit of instruction in personal financial literacy and money management to graduate from high...
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By Kacy Donlon, Chair Our Section Retreat to Ireland was truly magical. But rather than provide a travelogue, I wanted to provide a takeaway from the journey. I understand that not everyone can get away for a week in the spring for various reasons, but one of the best parts of the trip was getting...
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Other Legislative Updates The Section’s Legislation Committee, chaired by Stephanie Lieb, had an industrious agenda for this year’s legislative session. The Section is proud to announce that four of its initiatives have passed out of the House and Senate. Financial Literacy (mentioned above) has already been signed by the Governor. These other bills are awaiting...
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