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Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published February 16, 2011

Comptroller Franchot, Legislators, Business Leaders, Educators Rally to Support Financial Literacy Bill



-Group Calls for Personal Finance Requirement for All MD Students -

WHO: Comptroller Peter Franchot
Members of the House and Senate
Tammy Darvish, Vice President DARCARS Automotive Group
Kevin Murley, teacher, Montgomery Blair High School
Evan Richards, student, Lansdowne High School

WHAT: Comptroller Peter Franchot will join legislators, members of the business community, educators, parents, students and consumer advocates to rally for passage of financial literacy legislation recently introduced.

Senate Bill 262, sponsored by Senator Katherine Klausmeier, is slated for a hearing on February 16 and would require all Maryland students to take a course in financial literacy before graduation. Similar legislation was introduced in the House of Delegates by Delegate Jay Walker as well. Three Maryland counties already have personal finance requirements for high school students.

WHEN: Wednesday, February 16 at 12:15 p.m.

WHERE: Comptroller’s Assembly Room
Louis Goldstein Treasury Building
80 Calvert Street, Annapolis, MD 21401

CONTACT: Christine Feldmann, 410-260-6346 (office), 443-336-0215 (cell)