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     15-62-102. Purpose. (1) It is the intent of the legislature to establish the Family Education Savings Act in recognition that the general welfare and well-being of the state of Montana are directly related to the educational levels and skills of its citizens. A vital and valid public purpose of the state of Montana is served by the establishment and implementation of a program that will encourage and make possible the attainment of an accessible, affordable postsecondary education by the greatest number of citizens through a savings program.
     (2) The legislature further intends that the board achieve this purpose most effectively through a public-private partnership using selected financial institutions to serve as depositories for individuals' postsecondary education savings accounts.

     History: En. Sec. 2, Ch. 540, L. 1997.

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