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Senate committee sets hearing on financial literacy, opioid antagonist mandates

by | May 19, 2023 | Legislative Update Blog, State Issue

The Senate Committee on Education will take public comments at a hearing at 10 am on Tuesday, May 23 in room 330 SW (State Capitol) on the following legislation:

Senate Bill 115–Requiring one-half credit of personal financial literacy for high school graduation.

Under current law, a school board may grant a high school diploma to a pupil only if the pupil meets specific statutory requirements, including earning a certain number of credits in various subjects in the high school grades.

Beginning with pupils graduating in 2028, this bill requires that, to graduate high school, a pupil must earn at least one-half credit of personal financial literacy that includes financial mindset, education and employment, money management, saving and investing, credit and debt, and risk management and insurance.

Senate Bill 206—Maintaining a supply of usable opioid antagonist at a school.

Under current law, school boards and governing bodies of private schools are required to supply a standard first aid kit for use in an emergency. Also under current law, certain school personnel, including employees and volunteers of public and private schools, are permitted to administer an opioid antagonist on a person who appears to be undergoing an opioid-related drug overdose.

This bill adds that school boards and governing bodies of private schools are required to ensure that each school maintain a usable supply of an opioid antagonist on site, in a place that is accessible at all times.

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