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 September 13, 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and Learning2/22/19Died: Retitled and Replaced with provisions unrelated to educationAB 1703Legiscan2019-09-06 Withdrawn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
ConnecticutImplementation of statewide reading program; required grade 3 retention3/7/19Failed in CommitteeSB 1019LegiscanAdjourned Sine Die
ConnecticutDyslexia Task Force3/13/19EnactedSB 1067Legislan2019-06-28 / Pass
Signed by the Governor
Connecticut Dyslexia Advisory Council1/23/19Failed in CommitteeSB 195LegiscanAdjourned Sine Die
Connecticut Dyslexia Task Force1/25/19Failed in CommitteeHB 6224LegiscanAdjourned Sine Die
District of ColumbiaDyslexia Screening And Prevention Pilot2/19/19PendingCouncil Bill 230150Legiscan2019-02-22
Notice of Intent to Act on B23-0150 Published in the DC Register
GeorgiaSchool dyslexia screenings1/17/19PendingHB 40Legiscan2019-04-02
Legislature in Recess until January 2020
GeorgiaIdentification of Children with Dyslexia1/30/19EnactedSB 48Legiscan2019-07-01
Effective Date / Act 134
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 teacher training1/14/19Pending: Senate E-12 Finance and Policy CommitteeSF 114LegiscanLegislature 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
MinnesotaDyslexia Screening Requirement1/31/19Pending: Senate E-12 Finance and Policy CommitteeSF 651LegiscanLegislature in Recess until February 11, 2020
MinnesotaFunding for teacher dyslexia training2/4/19Pending: Senate E-12 Finance and Policy CommitteeSF 772LegiscanLegislature 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 screening required2/21/19Pending: House Education Policy CommitteeHB 1412LegiscanLegislature in Recess until February 11, 2020
MinnesotaDyslexia Specialist Duties Modified1/24/19Pending: House Education Policy CommitteeHF 329LegiscanLegislature in Recess until February 11, 2020
MinnesotaDyslexia screening required2/21/19Pending: House Education Policy CommitteeHB 1496LegiscanLegislature in Recess until February 11, 2020
MinnesotaTeacher preparation, dyslexia1/17/19Pending: Senate E-12 Finance and Policy CommitteeSF 196LegiscanLegislature in Recess until February 11, 2020
MinnesotaDyslexia teacher training1/14/19Pending: Senate E-12 Finance and Policy CommitteeSF 123LegiscanLegislature in Recess until February 11, 2020
MinnesotaDyslexia Instruction for teachers2/21/19Pending: House Education Policy CommitteeHB 1494LegiscanLegislature in Recess until February 11, 2020
MinnesotaRequired Dyslexia Instruction in Teacher Training1/24/19Pending: House Education Policy CommitteeHF 328LegiscanLegislature 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
MissouriFunding for Dyslexia Scholarships1/8/19Failed in Committee (Reported: Do Not Pass)HB 476LegiscanAdjourned Sine Die
MissouriReading Intervention Policy1/9/19Failed in CommitteeSB 73LegiscanAdjourned 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 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 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 MexicoDyslexic Student Early Interventions1/29/19EnactedSB 398Legiscan 2019-03-14 - Signed by Governor - Chapter 256
New YorkRequired interventions for dyslexia5/8/19PendingSB 5608Legiscan2019-05-08 Senate REFERRED TO EDUCATION
New YorkRequired Dyslexia Interventions4/12/19PendingAB 7210Legiscan2019-04-12 Assembly referred to education
New YorkMandatory K-2 Dyslexia ScreeningSame as AB 5259PendingSB 4341Legiscan2019-03-07 Senate REFERRED TO EDUCATION
New YorkMandatory Dyslexia Screening2/8/19PendingAB 5259Legiscan2019-03-05 / Intro
To Assembly Education Committee
New YorkRequired teacher training in dyslexia1/28/19PendingSB 2675Legiscan2019-01-28 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 teacher training2/4/19Failed in CommitteeHB 1141LegiscanAdjourned Sine Die
OklahomaFirst grade screening; teacher training2/4/19Failed in CommitteeHB 1326LegiscanAdjourned Sine Die
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
Rhode IslandPayment for Teacher Training2/14/19Died in CommitteeHJR 5386LegiscanAdjourned Sine Die
Rhode IslandTeacher training in reading disabilities1/10/19WithdrawnH 5071Legiscan2019-02-06
Withdrawn at sponsor's request
Rhode IslandDyslexia Screening2/27/19Failed in CommitteeSB 401LegiscanAdjourned Sine Die
Rhode IslandRequired School Screening and Services for Dyslexia2/14/19Failed in CommitteeHB 5426LegiscanAdjourned Sine Die
Rhode IslandRight to Read Act3/21/19EnactedHB 5887Legiscan2019-07-08 / Pass
Signed by Governor
Rhode Island Dyslexia Screening & Treatment3/14/19PendingSB 543Legislan2019-03-14 Senate Introduced, referred to Senate Education
TennesseeAccommodations for dyslexia on licensing exams2/5/19EnactedSB 759Legiscan2019-05-09 / Pass
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 243
TennesseeAccommodations for dyslexia on licensing exams1/29/19EnactedHB 252Legiscan2019-05-09 / Pass
Pub. Ch. 243
TennesseeTiered Dyslexia Intervention2/5/19Pending SB 760LegiscanLegislature in Recess until January 14, 2020
TennesseeRequired School Services for Dyslexia1/29/19PendingHB 253LegiscanLegislature in Recess until January 14, 2020
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
TexasAudiobooks Notice3/8/19Failed: Died in CommitteeSB 2185Legiscan2019-5-17 / Adjourned Sine Die
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
TexasDyslexia Therapist Licensing (Removed)4/24/19Enacted as amended to remove dyslexia therapy prohibitionsHB 2847Texas Legislature06/14/2019 Enrolled; Effective on 9/1/19
TexasMonitoring School Compliance with Dyslexia Screening1/30/19Failed (Similar to SB 2075)HB 1199Legiscan2019-5-17 / 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

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