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  • NJ A3396
  • Requires financial literacy instruction to pupils enrolled in grades kindergarten through eight.
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2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill directs the State Board of Education to require that a school district provide in each of the grades kindergarten through eight financial literacy instruction to pupils enrolled in those grades. The purpose of the instruction will be to provide elementary and middle school students with the basic financial literacy necessary for sound financial decision-making. The instruction must meet the requirements established by the State board and must: be appropriate to, and reflect the age and comprehension of, the students enrolled in the particular grade level; and include content on budgeting, savings, credit, debt, insurance, investment, and other issues associated with personal financial responsibility as determined by the State board.
Education, 2nd Reading in the Assembly, 2nd Reading in the Senate, Passed Assembly, Passed both Houses
Passed Senate (Passed Both Houses) (33-0)  (on 1/8/2018)
Date Chamber Action Description
1/8/2018 S Passed Senate (Passed Both Houses) (33-0)
1/8/2018 S Substituted for S2885
12/14/2017 S Reported from Senate Committee, 2nd Reading
12/14/2017 S Transferred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee
12/14/2017 Senate Budget and Appropriations Hearing (19:00 12/14/2017 *Revised 12/12/17 - S-837 (1R) / A-2665 (1R), S-1130 (1R), S-260)
12/5/2016 S Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Education Committee
11/21/2016 A Passed by the Assembly (58-10-3)
10/7/2016 A Assembly Floor Amendment Passed (Greenwald)
6/20/2016 A Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading
6/20/2016 Assembly Education Hearing (10:00 6/20/2016 Committee Room 16, 4th Floor)
3/3/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Education Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 1/8/2018 Senate Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 32 0 7
Detail 1/8/2018 Senate Floor: Substitute For S2885 (Voice Vote) 0 0 0
Detail 12/14/2017 Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee: Reported Favorably 11 0 1
Detail 11/21/2016 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 58 10 11
Detail 6/20/2016 Assembly Education Committee: Reported Favorably 9 0 2