SB 686

86(R) - 2019
Senate Education
Senate Education

Companion Bill

HB 1182

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Carol Alvarado


Pat Fallon
Bob Hall
Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa
Bryan Hughes
Jose Menendez
Borris Miles
Angela Paxton
Beverly Powell
José Rodríguez
Kirk Watson
Judith Zaffirini

Bill Caption

Relating to personal financial literacy courses for high school students in public schools.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

SB 686 would change the foundation high school program curriculum requirements to add personal financial literacy courses, requiring that at least one-half credit be completed in either economics or personal financial literacy and economics.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action recommends supporting SB 686 because it promotes our principles of personal responsibility. Teaching high school students financial literacy could impact their future financial decisions and help them make more educated decisions with their money. 

Organizations Supporting

Independent Bankers Association of Texas
League of Women Voters of Texas
Texas Bankers Association
 National Association of Social Workers/Texas