H. B. 2714
(By Delegates Sobonya, C. Miller, Ireland,
Romine and Rowan)
[Introduced February 20, 2009; referred to the
Committee on Education.]
A BILL to amend and reenact §18-2-7c of the Code of West Virginia,
1931, as amended, relating to specifying the types of topics
that are to be covered in school programs on personal finance.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §18-2-7c of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended,
be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 2. STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION.
§18-2-7c. Program in personal finance.
(a) The Legislature finds and declares that persons with an
understanding of personal finance are better prepared to manage
their money and that providing a personal finance program in
secondary schools in West Virginia will prepare students to handle
(b) To provide students a basic understanding of personal
finance, the State Board shall develop a program of instruction on personal finance
which may that covers topics such as management of
checking and saving documents, loans, credit card use, interest
rates and IRAs that will be integrated into the curriculum of an
appropriate existing course or courses for students in secondary
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to identify the types of
topics to be included in courses on personal finance.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from
the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would