Sello de Jimmy Patronis, CFO

CFO Jimmy Patronis Statement on Passage of Financial Literacy Bill in House Subcommittee

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis issued the following statement on the House PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee’s favorable hearing of Proyecto de Ley de la Cámara de Representantes 1115, sponsored by Representative Busatta Cabrera. This proposal will require Florida high school students to earn at least one-half credit of instruction in financial literacy or money management and will teach students about banking practices, money management, credit scores, managing debt, loan applications, insurance policies and local tax assessments.
CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “Financial literacy is an important key to a strong financial future and learning the basics of credit, budgeting, savings, and investing, can further prepare students for a successful future. These lessons are also critical to training future generations of Americans to appreciate America’s capitalist system and grow our nation’s pool of entrepreneurs. I applaud the House PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee for taking action today to move this legislation forward and a huge thank you to Representative Busatta Cabrera for setting students up for success in and out of the classroom.”