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2019 New & Pending Legislation

This table lists bills that are pending or acted upon in various state legislatures during 2019
Table updated March 15, 2019

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New Mexico -2019 – SB 398 – Dyslexic Student Early Interventions

Outline map of New Mexico

Requires screening and early intervention for dyslexia. Requires each school district to develop and implement a literacy professional development plan that includes structured literacy training by a licensed and accredited or credentialed teacher preparation provider for all elementary school teachers and for training in evidence-based reading intervention for reading interventionists and special education teachers working with students demonstrating characteristics of dyslexia or diagnosed with dyslexia.

Texas – 2019 – HB 3244 – Prohibition of Unlicensed Dyslexia Services

State of Texas

HB 3244 as currently written would outlaw the provision of private services for dyslexia of any kind except by persons licensed as multisensory structured language education (MSLE) therapists. We are strongly opposed to this law as presently worded.

Read moreTexas – 2019 – HB 3244 – Prohibition of Unlicensed Dyslexia Services

Arkansas – 2019 – SB 153 – Science-Based Reading Programs

An act concerning school-level improvement plans and the right to read act; to require that a public school include in its annual school-level improvement plan a literacy plan; to require that the curriculum, professional development, and graduate studies recommendations for a public school district and open-enrollment public charter school be in accordance with the science of reading; to require that the department of education create an approved list of curriculum programs that are supported by the science of reading; and for other purposes.

Pennsylvania – 2017-2018 – SB 776 – Dyslexia Pilot Program

Pennsylvania outline mapAn Act amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949, in preliminary provisions, further providing for definitions; and, in Dyslexia and Early Literacy Intervention Pilot Program, further providing for definitions and for establishment of program.  Defines dyslexia; establishes pilot program in 8 school districts to provide intervention based on synthetic phonics and structured literacy.

Oklahoma – 2018 – SB929 – Definition of Specific Learning Disability

OklahomaModifies legal defintition of “specific learning disability”.  As enacted, the bill provides this definition:

“Specific learning disability” means a disorder in one or more of the basic psychological processes involved in understanding or in using language, spoken or written, that may manifest itself in an the imperfect ability to listen, think, speak, read, write, spell or to do mathematical calculations, including conditions such as perceptual disabilities, brain injury, minimal brain dysfunction, dyslexia and developmental aphasia. The term does not include learning problems that are primarily the result of visual, hearing or motor disabilities, of intellectual disability, of emotional disturbance or of environmental, cultural or economic disadvantage;