2019 New & Pending Legislation

This table lists more than 75 bills that are pending or being acted upon in various state legislatures during 2019.  The table includes a global search utility, allowing search by state, key word, status, or bill number. 
Table updated October 4, 2019

StateBill TitleIntroducedStatusBill IDTrackLast Action
AlabamaAlabama Literacy Act4/9/19EnactedHB 388Legiscan2019-05-31 Delivered to Governor / Assigned Act No. 2019-523
AlabamaAlabama Literacy Act4/9/19Did not Progress; See HB 388SB 263LegiscanLegislature Adjourned Sine Die
ArizonaDyslexia Screening in Schools1/31/19EnactedSB 1318Legiscan2019-05-08 / Pass
Chapter 198
ArkansasRequired Structured Literacy for Dyslexia1/23/19EnactedSB 153Legiscan2019-02-11
Notification that SB153 is now Act 83
ArkansasYouth Dyslexia Screening4/2/19EnactedSB 677Legiscan2019-04-18 - Notification that SB677 is now Act 1089
ArkansasPrison Inmates - Dyslexia Screening & Services3/29/19EnactedSB 664Legiscan2019-04-18 / Pass
Notification that SB664 is now Act 1088
CaliforniaUniversity Collaborative on Neurodiversity and Learning2/22/19Died: Retitled and Replaced with provisions unrelated to educationAB 1703Legiscan2019-09-06 Withdrawn
ColoradoResearching Effective Methods for Dyslexia1/25/19EnactedHB 1134Legiscan 2019-05-31 - Governor Signed
ConnecticutStandards for detection of dyslexia1/11/19Failed in CommitteeHB 5178LegiscanAdjourned Sine Die
ConnecticutDyslexia Task Force3/13/19EnactedSB 1067Legislan2019-06-28 / Pass
Signed by the Governor
ConnecticutImplementation of statewide reading program; required grade 3 retention3/7/19Failed in CommitteeSB 1019LegiscanAdjourned Sine Die
Connecticut Dyslexia Task Force1/25/19Failed in CommitteeHB 6224LegiscanAdjourned Sine Die
Connecticut Dyslexia Advisory Council1/23/19Failed in CommitteeSB 195LegiscanAdjourned Sine Die
District of ColumbiaDyslexia Screening And Prevention Pilot2/19/19PendingCouncil Bill 230150Legiscan2019-11-06:
Public Hearing Scheduled
GeorgiaIdentification of Children with Dyslexia1/30/19EnactedSB 48Legiscan2019-07-01
Effective Date / Act 134
GeorgiaSchool dyslexia screenings1/17/19PendingHB 40Legiscan2019-04-02
Legislature in Recess until January 2020
KentuckyEarly identification of dyslexia1/8/19Failed in CommitteeHB 8Legiscan2019-03-28 Adjourned Sine Die
MarylandScreening for Reading Difficulties2/7/19Failed in CommitteeHB 690Legiscan 2019-04-10 - Adjourned Sine Die
MarylandAt-Risk Screening2/4/19EnactedSB 734Legiscan2019-05-13 / Pass
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 512
MinnesotaDyslexia Screening Requirement1/31/19Screening Provisions incorporated in HF 1 (Omnibus Bill)SF 651LegiscanLegislature in Recess until February 11, 2020
MinnesotaDyslexia screening required2/21/19Screening Provisions incorporated in HF 1 (Omnibus Bill)HB 1412LegiscanLegislature in Recess until February 11, 2020
MinnesotaDyslexia screening required2/21/19Screening Provisions incorporated in HF 1 (Omnibus Bill)HB 1496LegiscanLegislature in Recess until February 11, 2020
MinnesotaDyslexia Instruction for teachers2/21/19Teacher Education Provisions incorporated in HF 1 (Omnibus Bill)HB 1494LegiscanLegislature in Recess until February 11, 2020
MinnesotaDyslexia specialist duties modification3/4/19Pending: Senate E-12 Finance and Policy CommitteeSF 2027LegiscanLegislature in Recess until February 11, 2020
MinnesotaFunding for teacher dyslexia training 3/7/19Pending: House Education Policy CommitteeHF 2239LegiscanLegislature in Recess until February 11, 2020
MinnesotaDyslexia Specialist Duties Modified1/24/19Pending: House Education Policy CommitteeHF 329LegiscanLegislature in Recess until February 11, 2020
MinnesotaRequired Dyslexia Instruction in Teacher Training1/24/19Teacher Education Provisions incorporated in HF 1 (Omnibus Bill)HF 328LegiscanLegislature in Recess until February 11, 2020
MinnesotaOmnibus E-12 education finance bill5/24/19EnactedHF 1Minnesota LegislatureSecretary of State, Filed 05/30/19
MinnesotaFunding for teacher dyslexia training2/4/19Pending: Senate E-12 Finance and Policy CommitteeSF 772LegiscanLegislature in Recess until February 11, 2020
MinnesotaTeacher preparation, dyslexia1/17/19Teacher Education Provisions incorporated in HF 1 (Omnibus Bill)SF 196LegiscanLegislature in Recess until February 11, 2020
MinnesotaDyslexia teacher training1/14/19Teacher Education Provisions incorporated in HF 1 (Omnibus Bill)SF 123LegiscanLegislature in Recess until February 11, 2020
MinnesotaDyslexia teacher training1/14/19Teacher Education Provisions incorporated in HF 1 (Omnibus Bill)SF 114LegiscanLegislature in Recess until February 11, 2020
MississippiDyslexia Therapy Scholarship Standards1/8/19Failed to PassSB 2029Legiscan2019-02-05
Died In Committee
MississippiRequired Dyslexia Coordinators1/15/19Failed to PassHB 496Legiscan2019-02-05
Died In Committee
Mississippi Loan Forgiveness for Dyslexia Therapists1/11/19EnactedHB 150Legiscan2019-04-16 / Pass
Approved by Governor
MissouriFunding for Dyslexia ScholarshipsPrefiledFailed in CommitteeHB 33LegiscanAdjourned Sine Die
MissouriReading Intervention Policy1/9/19Failed in CommitteeSB 73LegiscanAdjourned Sine Die
MissouriFunding for Dyslexia Scholarships1/8/19Failed in Committee (Reported: Do Not Pass)HB 476LegiscanAdjourned Sine Die
MissouriSchool Plans for Reading Success1/8/19Failed (Reported Do Pass in Committee; No further Action)HB 464LegiscanAdjourned Sine Die
MissouriSchool Reading Intervention Policy2/6/19Failed (Reported Do Pass from Committee; No Further Action)SB 349LegiscanAdjourned Sine Die
MontanaDyslexia Screening & Intervention1/17/19EnactedSB 140Legiscan2019-05-01 / Pass
(S) Signed by Governor
New JerseyAssistive Technology Pilot Program1/9/18PendingAB 1694Legiscan2018-01-09 Assembly Introduced, Referred to Assembly Education Committee
New JerseyAssistive Technology Pilot Program3/8/18PendingSB 2218Legiscan2018-03-08 Senate Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Education Committee
New JerseyState Dyslexia website2/1/18PendingAB 2811Legiscan 2018-02-01
To Assembly Education Committee
New JerseyState Dyslexia website2/1/18PendingSB 1128Legiscan2018-01-25 Senate Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee
New MexicoDyslexic Student Early Interventions1/29/19EnactedSB 398Legiscan 2019-03-14 - Signed by Governor - Chapter 256
New YorkRequired Dyslexia Interventions4/12/19PendingAB 7210Legiscan2019-04-12 Assembly referred to education
New YorkRequired interventions for dyslexia5/8/19PendingSB 5608Legiscan2019-05-08 Senate REFERRED TO EDUCATION
New YorkRequired teacher training in dyslexia1/28/19PendingSB 2675Legiscan2019-01-28 Senate REFERRED TO EDUCATION
New YorkMandatory Dyslexia Screening2/8/19PendingAB 5259Legiscan2019-03-05 / Intro
To Assembly Education Committee
New YorkMandatory K-2 Dyslexia ScreeningSame as AB 5259PendingSB 4341Legiscan2019-03-07 Senate REFERRED TO EDUCATION
New York Establishes schools for dyslexic students in large city districts3/27/19PendingAB 6911Legiscan2019-03-27 Assembly referred to education
New York Disability / Definition of Dyslexia5/9/19PendingAB 7536Legiscan2019-05-09 Assembly referred to education
North DakotaDyslexia Screening, Teacher Training1/14/19EnactedHB 1461Legiscan2019-05-02 / Pass
Signed by Governor 05/01
OhioDyslexia Screening Program3/12/19PendingSB 102Legiscan2019-03-21 / Intro
To Senate Education Committee
OklahomaAnnual Training for Dyslexia2/4/19EnactedHB 1228Legiscan2019-04-04 / Pass
Approved by Governor 04/04/2019
OklahomaTeacher training and dyslexia2/4/19Failed in CommitteeSB 299LegiscanAdjourned Sine Die
OklahomaFirst grade screening; teacher training2/4/19Failed in CommitteeHB 1326LegiscanAdjourned Sine Die
OklahomaAnnual teacher training2/4/19Failed in CommitteeHB 1141LegiscanAdjourned Sine Die
Rhode IslandPayment for Teacher Training2/14/19Died in CommitteeHJR 5386LegiscanAdjourned Sine Die
Rhode IslandRequired School Screening and Services for Dyslexia2/14/19Failed in CommitteeHB 5426LegiscanAdjourned Sine Die
Rhode IslandDyslexia Screening2/27/19Failed in CommitteeSB 401LegiscanAdjourned Sine Die
Rhode IslandRight to Read Act3/21/19EnactedHB 5887Legiscan2019-07-08 / Pass
Signed by Governor
Rhode IslandTeacher training in reading disabilities1/10/19WithdrawnH 5071Legiscan2019-02-06
Withdrawn at sponsor's request
Rhode Island Dyslexia Screening & Treatment3/14/19PendingSB 543Legislan2019-03-14 Senate Introduced, referred to Senate Education
TennesseeRequired School Services for Dyslexia1/29/19PendingHB 253LegiscanLegislature in Recess until January 14, 2020
TennesseeAccommodations for dyslexia on licensing exams1/29/19EnactedHB 252Legiscan2019-05-09 / Pass
Pub. Ch. 243
TennesseeAccommodations for dyslexia on licensing exams2/5/19EnactedSB 759Legiscan2019-05-09 / Pass
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 243
TennesseeTiered Dyslexia Intervention2/5/19Pending SB 760LegiscanLegislature in Recess until January 14, 2020
TexasDyslexia Therapist Licensing (Removed)4/24/19Enacted as amended to remove dyslexia therapy prohibitionsHB 2847Texas Legislature06/14/2019 Enrolled; Effective on 9/1/19
TexasAudiobooks Notice3/8/19Failed: Died in CommitteeSB 2185Legiscan2019-5-17 / Adjourned Sine Die
TexasMonitoring School Compliance with Dyslexia Screening1/30/19Failed (Similar to SB 2075)HB 1199Legiscan2019-5-17 / Adjourned Sine Die
TexasDyslexia to qualify for compensatory educational services3/8/19Failed: Passed House onlyHB 1632Legiscan2019-5-17 / Adjourned Sine Die
TexasAllotment to Schools for Dyslexic Students3/4/19Failed: Died in CommitteeHB 2961Legiscan2019-5-17 / Adjourned Sine Die
TexasDyslexia Therapy License Requirement3/8/19Failed: Died in CommitteeHB 3244Legiscan2019-5-17 / Adjourned Sine Die
TexasSchool compliance with dyslexia screening requirements 3/7/19EnactedSB 2075Legiscan2019-06-04 - - Effective immediately
TexasDyslexia to qualify for compensatory educational services2/27/19Failed: Died in CommiteeSB 1241Legiscan2019-5-17 / Adjourned Sine Die
TexasReport on dyslexia prevalence among incarcerated2/27/19Failed: No Action Taken in CommiteeHB 2540Legiscan2019-5-17 / Adjourned Sine Die
UtahExtends Reading Disabilities Intervention Program12/28/18EnactedSB 37Legiscan2019-03-22 Governor Signed in Lieutenant Governor's office for filing
VermontDyslexia Screening, teacher training2/26/19PendingHB 406LegiscanLegislature in Recess until 1/7/2020
WisconsinDyslexia Guidebook3/22/19Passed House; Pending in SenateAB 110Legiscan2019-08-13 Senate Public hearing held
WisconsinEmploying State Dyslexia Specialist2/28/19PendingAB 50Legiscan2019-03-18 - Fiscal estimate received
WyomingK-3 reading assessment and intervention 1/28/19EnactedSB 297Legiscan2019-02-28 Assigned Chapter Number 155

4 thoughts on “2019 New & Pending Legislation”

  1. Is there a map for legislation somewhere? I thought there was an orange map showing the number of laws or potential legislature but I can’t seem to find the link now. Please let me know. Thank you!

    • We don’t have an interactive map feature on this site — and never have had one, so I think the orange map you are thinking of must have been on another site. However, we have information stored on fully searchable tables — for all laws currently on the books in all states you can go to https://www.dyslegia.com/state-dyslexia-laws/

      Then each year we create a new table for pending legislation, such as the one you see for 2019 on this page.

      If you search for a particular state — for example, “New Jersey” — then the table will very quickly filter out results from other states. The filtering takes place very quickly as you type into the search box on the top of the table.

      There are some other websites that do have clickable maps — here is one that seems to give good information: https://improvingliteracy.org/state-of-dyslexia

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