PRINTER'S NO. 1249

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA


HOUSE RESOLUTION

No. 206 Session of 2007


        INTRODUCED BY MAHER, DENLINGER, ADOLPH, BAKER, BARRAR, BEAR,
           BEYER, BOYD, CALTAGIRONE, CAPPELLI, CAUSER, CLYMER, COX,
           CREIGHTON, CUTLER, DePASQUALE, DiGIROLAMO, ELLIS, EVERETT,
           FAIRCHILD, GERBER, GINGRICH, HARHART, HENNESSEY, HERSHEY,
           HESS, JAMES, KENNEY, KILLION, KORTZ, MAJOR, MANTZ, MARKOSEK,
           McCALL, MENSCH, MILLARD, R. MILLER, MOYER, MURT, MUSTIO,
           PALLONE, PARKER, PAYNE, PEIFER, PETRI, PHILLIPS, PYLE, QUINN,
           RAPP, READSHAW, REICHLEY, ROCK, ROHRER, SAINATO, SAYLOR,
           SCAVELLO, SIPTROTH, McILVAINE SMITH, M. SMITH, SOLOBAY,
           SONNEY, R. STEVENSON, J. TAYLOR, THOMAS, TURZAI, VEREB,
           VULAKOVICH, WATSON AND WOJNAROSKI, APRIL 13, 2007

        INTRODUCED AS NONCONTROVERSIAL RESOLUTION UNDER RULE 35,
           APRIL 13, 2007

                                  A RESOLUTION

     1  Designating the month of April 2007 as "Financial Literacy
     2     Month" in Pennsylvania.

     3     WHEREAS, Financial literacy is critically needed to achieve
     4  personal financial goals which allow all Pennsylvanians to
     5  attain the highest quality of life available in this good
     6  Commonwealth; and
     7     WHEREAS, Many young people fail in the management of their
     8  first consumer credit experience, establish bad financial
     9  management habits and stumble financially, learning by trial and
    10  error; and
    11     WHEREAS, Personal financial practices and habits are formed
    12  during our childhood years; and
    13     WHEREAS, Increasing the financial literacy of all economic

     1  and ethnic groups has proven successful in improving attitudes,
     2  leading to improved decision making and providing a more secure
     3  future for individuals who have been educated in financial
     4  literacy and their families; and
     5     WHEREAS, Financial literacy training may easily be integrated
     6  as a valuable component for elementary and secondary schools,
     7  colleges and universities, community groups and citizen town
     8  hall meetings; and
     9     WHEREAS, This endeavor is worthy of support and cooperation
    10  for the benefit of the citizens and consumers of this
    11  Commonwealth and protection of their financial future; therefore
    12  be it
    13     RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives, in special
    14  recognition of the importance of increasing financial literacy
    15  among Pennsylvania's children and youths, designate the month of
    16  April 2007 as "Financial Literacy Month" in Pennsylvania; and be
    17  it further
    18     RESOLVED, That legislators, employers, schools, service
    19  groups, community organizations, libraries, financial
    20  institutions and the media be encouraged to provide
    21  opportunities for financial literacy education for all
    22  Pennsylvanians through a variety of means, including
    23  collaboration with members of the Pennsylvania Institute of
    24  Certified Public Accountants, in order to provide outreach and
    25  education.




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