2018 New & Pending Legislation

This table lists bills that are pending or acted upon in various state legislatures during 2018
Table updated on Apr 13, 2018

StateSessionBill TitleStatusBill IDIntroducedSession EndTrackLast Action
Alaska2017-2018Dyslexia Task ForcePendingSB 27; HB 641/25/175/16/18HB64 SB 27Passed House; pending in Senate Education Committee
Arizona2018School Reading RequirementsPassedHB 25202/1/184/21/18Legiscan Summary2018-04-16
Transmit to House
D.C.2017-2018Dyslexia and Other Reading Disabilities Screening and Prevention Pilot ProgramIntroducedDC 2200791/24/1712/31/18Bill HistoryNotice of Intent to Act Published
Florida2018Comprehensive reading plans and interventionsFailedSB 130612/19/17Adjourned Sine DieLegiscan SummaryDied in Appropriations
Illinois2017-2018Funds for Dyslexia ScreeningPendingHB 5071/23/175/31/18Legiscan summaryHouse Rules Committee
Indiana2018Dyslexia Provisions in IEPPassedSB 2171/4/183/14/18Legiscan summary2018-03-15
Public Law 95
Kansas2017-2018Required Dyslexia ScreeningsPassedHB 26022/1/184/7/18Legiscan Summary2018-04-26
House Enrolled and presented to Governor on Monday, April 16, 2018
Kentucky2018Defines dyslexia; requires screening & interventionEnactedHB 1871/11/184/13/18Legiscan summary2018-04-02
signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 88)
Maryland2018Teachers and Teacher Preparation Programs – Research–Based Reading
3 Instruction
FailedSB 638; HB4932/1/18Adjourned Sine DieSB 638 | HB 493Hearing: Feb 28 @ 1:00 pm; Health & Environmental Affairs / Pending inHouse Ways & Means
Maryland2018Students With Reading Difficulties – Screenings and Interventions PassedSB 548, HB 9101/31/18Adjourned Sine DieSB 548 | HB
Third Reading Passed (136-0)
Massachusetts2017-2018Relative to students with dyslexiaPendingS24434/19/181/2/19Legiscan summary2018-04-19 Senate Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on Senate Ways and Means
Massachusetts2017-2018An Act relative to students with dyslexia.ReplacedSD 1498, SB 2941/23/171/2/19Bill History2018-04-19
Accompanied a new draft, see S2443
Massachusetts2017-2018Defining and Screening for DyslexiaPendingHB 43944/11/181/2/19Legiscan Summary2018-04-11 House Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on House Ways and Means
Massachusetts2017-2018Definition of DyslexiaReplacedHB 3301/23/171/2/19Bill History2018-04-11
Accompanied a new draft, see H4394
Massachusetts2017-2018Relative to DyslexiaReplayedSB 3131/23/171/2/19Legiscan Summary2018-04-19
Accompanied a new draft, see S2443
Massachusetts 2017-2018Dyslexia Definition & Educational GuidelinesReplacedHB 28723/20/171/2/19Bill History2018-04-11
Accompanied a new draft, see H4394
Minnesota2017-2018Teaching Training in Dyslexia StrategiesPendingSF 2455; HF 30132/20/185/21/18Legiscan SF 2455 | HF 30132018-04-12
To House Education Finance Committee
Mississippi2018Requirements for private schools participating in Dyslexia Scholarship ProgramFailedHB 10181/12/184/1/18Legiscan SummaryFailed; Died in House Education Committee
Mississippi2018Mississippi Educator Dyslexia Awareness Act Of 2018FailedHB 1401, HB 14021/15/184/1/18HB1401; HB 1402Failed, Died in House Education Committee
Mississippi2018 Specifies Intervention Services for Dyslexia FailedSB 23591/15/184/1/18Legiscan SummaryFailed; Died in Senate Education Committee
Mississippi2018School District Dyslexia CoordinatorFailedHB 251/2/184/1/18Legiscan SummaryFailed; Died in House Education Committee
Missouri2018K-3 Reading Intervention ProgramPendingHB 1417; SB 94912/4/175/18/18HB 1417 | SB 9492018-04-23
Informal Calendar S Bills for Perfection
Nebraska2017-2018Instruction and teacher education related to dyslexiaEnactedLB 10521/17/18 Adjourned Sine DieLegiscan Summary2018-04-18
Approved by Governor on April 17, 2018
Nebraska2017-2018Interim Dyslexia StudyFailedLR 2225/10/17 Adjourned Sine DieBill HistoryLegislature Education Committee
New Jersey2018State Dyslexia websitePendingSB 1128, AB 28112/1/1812/31/18AB 2811 | SB 1128Assembly Education Committee / Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee
New York2017-2018Pilot program, Dyslexia screening and InterventionPendingAB 7086; SB 27674/4/176/20/18AB 7086 - SB 2767Assembly Education Committee / Senate Education Committee
New York2017-2018Required Certification of Dyslexia TeachersPendingAB 1480; SB 25341/12/176/20/18AB 1480 Status; SB 2534 statusAssembly Education Committee / Senate Education Committee
New York2017-2018Tiered Services for Learning DisabiltiesPendingAB 501, SB36301/9/176/20/18Legiscan A501 | Legiscan S 3630Assembly Mental Health Committee; Senate Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee
New York2017-2018Dyslexia DefinitionPendingSB 5867; AB 76395/3/176/20/18Legiscan SB 5867 | AB 76392018-04-16
To Senate Education Committee
North Carolina2017-2018Kindergarten Screening for DyslexiaPendingSB 4183/29/176/30/18 Bill HistorySenate Rules and Operations of the Senate Committee
Oklahoma2018Addition to Dyslexia Task Force PassedHB 33132/5/18 5/25/18Legiscan Summary2018-04-19
Referred for engrossment
Oklahoma2018Modifies definition of learning difficultiesPassed SenateSB 9291/4/18 5/25/18Oklahoma Legislature2018-04-16
CR; Do Pass, amended by committee substitute Common Education Committee
Pennsylvania2017-2018Dyslexia Intervention Pilot ProgramPassed SenateSB 7766/16/1711/30/18Legiscan summary2018-04-02
To House Education Committee
Pennsylvania2017-2018Definition including dyslexiaPendingHB 12714/4/1711/30/18Legiscan summaryHouse Education Committee
Rhode Island2018Professional Development for Reading DisablitiesPendingHB 70071/3/186/30/18Legiscan summaryHouse Health, Education and Welfare Committee: Committee recommended measure be held for further study
Rhode Island2018Partial Fee Waiver for Dyslexia CertificationPendingH 71191/11/186/30/18Legiscan Summary2018-02-14 House Committee recommended measure be held for further study
South Carolina2017-2018Teacher Certification and Read to Succeed ActPendingHB 34153/22/175/10/18Legiscan SummaryHouse Education and Public Works Committee
South Carolina2017-2018Universal Screening PendingHB 34141/11/175/10/18Legiscan SummaryHouse Education and Public Works Committee
South Carolina2017-2018Universal ScreeningPassedHB 443412/13/175/10/18Legiscan Summary2018-04-17 Senate Roll call Ayes-38 Nays-0
Tennessee2018Dyslexia Advisory Council - Report DeadlinePendingSB 2587, HB 20031/31/184/27/18SB 2587 | HB 20032018-03-21
To Senate Education Committee
Tennessee2017-2018Extends term of dyslexia advisory council EnactedSB 1537 | HB 1645 1/10/184/27/18SB1537 |HB 16452018-03-22
Signed by Governor.
Pub. Ch. 594
Virginia2018Teacher Education - Dyslexia CourseworkEnactedSB 368; HB 12651/9/18Adjourned Sine DieLegiscan SB 368 | HB12652018-03-09 Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 282 (effective 7/1/18)
Washington2017-2018Dyslexia- definition and early screeningPassedSB 6162; HB 27961/10/183/8/18Legiscan SB 6162 | HB 27962018-03-15 Signed by Governor


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