2020 New & Pending Legislation

This table lists bills that are pending or being acted upon in various state legislatures during 2020.  The table includes a global search utility, allowing search by state, key word, status, or bill number. 
Table updated May 29, 2020

StateBill TitleIntroducedStatusBill IDTrackLast Action
AlabamaRepeal Mandatory Retention Law3/5/20PendingSB 269Legiscan2020-03-05 Senate Read for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Education Policy
ArizonaDyslexia screening & education5/19/20PendingHB 2781Legiscan2020-05-19 House Assigned to House RULES Committee
ArizonaSchools; dyslexia; screening5/19/20PendingHB 2372Legiscan2020-05-19 House Assigned to House RULES Committee
ArizonaSchools; dyslexia; literacy2/5/20PendingSB 1544Legiscan2020-02-18 Senate Senate ED Committee action: Do Pass, voting: (6-1-2-0)
ArizonaLiteracy; Dyslexia; Screening2/3/20Passed SenateSB 1491Legiscan2020-05-19 / Engross
To House Appropriations Committee
CaliforniaSpecial Ed: Dyslexia Testing2/21/20PendingSB 1174Legiscan2020-03-18
To Senate Education Committee
ColoradoDyslexia Pilot Program Report Date5/27/20pendingHB 1402Legiscan2020-05-27 House Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
ColoradoCriminal Justice System: Dyslexia Services2/20/20FailedSB 180Legiscan2020-05-26 / Fail
Senate Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely
ConnecticutExpanded reading instruction program2/27/20PendingHB 5380Legiscan2020-02-28
[Hearing: Mar 6]
To Joint Education Committee
District of ColumbiaDyslexia Screening And Prevention Pilot2/19/19PendingCouncil Bill 230150Legiscan2020-02-18 / Intro
Committee Report Filed
FloridaPrison Reform: Dyslexia Screening and Services12/19/19FailedHB 1017Legiscan2020-03-14
Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
FloridaDyslexia Screening1/6/20FailedSB 1438Legiscan2020-03-14 / Fail
Died in Appropriations Subcommittee on Education
GeorgiaSpecial Needs Scholarship2/18/20Passed SenateSB 386Legiscan2020-03-13 House House Second Readers
GeorgiaSchool dyslexia screenings1/17/19Pending: House EducationHB 40Legiscan 2019-01-29 - House Second Readers
IllinoisDyslexia screening & therapists
1/29/20PendingHB 4406Legiscan2020-05-22 /
To House Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee
IowaK-12 Dyslexia Education1/28/20PendingHF 2148Legiscan2020-01-28 House Introduced, referred to Education. H.J. 146.
IowaDyslexia Education2/11/20Passed SenateSF 2235 / SF 2356Legiscan2020-05-05 /
Fiscal note
KansasExceptional child academic improvement act
2/21/2020PendingHB 2725Legiscan2020-02-21 House House Referred to Committee on Federal and State Affairs
KentuckyReading Instruction & Interventions2/25/20FailedSB 214Legiscan2020-04-15/ Legislature adjourned sine die
KentuckyReading Instruction & Interventions2/25/20FailedHB 488Legiscan2020-04-15/ Legislature adjourned sine die
LouisianaRevises Definition of Dyslexia5/15/20PassedHB 871Legiscan2020-05-29 Senate Reported without Legislative Bureau amendments. Read by title and passed to third reading and final passage.
LouisianaCreates Dyslexia Commission2/28/20PendingHB 542Legiscan2020-03-09
To House Education Committee
LouisianaDyslexia Screening and Intervention2/27/20Replaced by HB 871HB 391 Legiscan2020-05-15 / Intro
Becomes HB 871.
MarylandDyslexia Handbook1/31/20FailedSB 575Legiscan2020-03-18 | Legislature Adjourned Sine Die
MarylandDyslexia Handbook1/30/20FailedHB 718Legiscan2020-03-18 | Legislature Adjourned Sine Die
MinnesotaReading proficiency and screening 2/27/20PendingSF 3653Legiscan2020-02-27 Senate Referred to E-12 Finance and Policy
MinnesotaReading proficiency, retention3/4/20PendingHF 4065Legiscan2020-03-09
To House Education Policy Committee
MississippiSchool Dyslexia Services1/14/20FailedSB 2019Legiscan2020-03-03 Senate Died In Committee
MississippiSchool Services for Dyslexia2/17/20FailedSB2868Legiscan2020-03-03 Senate Died In Committee
MississippiMississippi Dyslexia Therapy Scholarship Changes2/5/20FailedHB 579Legiscan2020-03-03
Died In Committee
MissouriReading Success Plans2/27/20PendingSB 1061Legiscan2020-05-01 Senate Second Read and Referred S Education Committee
MissouriReading Success Plans2/4/20PendingSB 966Legiscan2020-03-10
To Senate Education Committee
MissouriLiteracy and Reading Deficiencies2/27/20PendingHB 2650Legiscan2020-05-15 / Intro
To House Elementary And Secondary Education Committee
MissouriLiteracy and Reading Deficiencies2/27/20PendingHB2671Legiscan2020-05-15 / Intro
To House Elementary And Secondary Education Committee
MissouriReading Success Plan2/13/20PendingHB 2470Legiscan2020-03-10
To House Elementary And Secondary Education Committee
MissouriReading Success Plan1/8/20PendingHB 1336Legiscan2020-02-20 / Intro
To House Elementary And Secondary Education Committee
New HampshireChanges Dyslexia Screening Date1/8/20Killed in CommitteeSB454Legiscan2020-01-30 / Intro
Inexpedient to Legislate, Motion Adopted, Voice Vote === BILL KILLED ===; 01/30/2020; Senate Journal 2
New JerseyState Dyslexia Website2/20/20PendingAB 2868Legiscan2020-02-20 Assembly Introduced, Referred to Assembly Health Committee
New MexicoStatewide Early Reading Development1/21/20FailedSB 74Legiscan2020-02-20 | Legislature Adjourned Sine Die
New YorkMandatory K-2 Dyslexia ScreeningSame as AB 5259PendingSB 4341Legiscan2020-01-08 / Intro
To Senate Education Committee
New YorkDyslexia Screening of Incarcerated5/23/19PendingAB 7822Legiscan2020-01-08 Assembly referred to correction
New YorkLiteracy Curriculum3/7/19PendingAB 6450Legiscan2020-01-08 Assembly referred to education
New YorkMandatory Dyslexia Screening2/8/19PendingAB 5259Legiscan2020-01-08 / Intro
To Assembly Education Committee
New YorkRequired interventions for dyslexia5/8/19PendingSB 5608Legiscan2020-01-08 / Intro
To Senate Education Committee
New YorkDyslexia Task Force11/25/19PendingAB 8786Legiscan2020-01-08 / Intro
To Assembly Education Committee
New YorkRequired teacher training in dyslexia1/28/19PendingSB 2675Legiscan2020-01-08 / Intro
To Senate Education Committee
New YorkLiteracy Curriculum3/7/19PendingSB 4342Legiscan2020-01-08 Senate REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION
New YorkDyslexia Task ForceSame as AB 8786PendingSB 7093Legiscan2020-01-08 Senate REFERRED TO EDUCATION
New YorkRequired Dyslexia Interventions4/12/19PendingAB 7210Legiscan2020-01-08 / Intro
To Assembly Education Committee
New YorkDyslexia Screening of Incarcerated10/21/19PendingSB 6787Legiscan2020-01-08 Senate REFERRED TO CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION
New York Disability / Definition of Dyslexia5/9/19PendingAB 7536Legiscan2020-01-08 / Intro
To Assembly Education Committee
New York Establishes schools for dyslexic students in large city districts3/27/19PendingAB 6911Legiscan2020-01-08 / Intro
To Assembly Education Committee
OhioDyslexia Screening Program3/12/19PendingSB 102Legiscan2019-03-21 / Intro
To Senate Education Committee
OhioScreening and Intervention for Children12/4/19PendingHB 436Legiscan2019-12-10 House Refer to Committee: Health
OhioProfessional Development for Screening9/17/19PendingSB 200Legiscan2019-10-09 Senate Refer to Committee: Education
OklahomaDyslexia Handbook2/3/20Passed HouseHB 2889Legiscan2020-03-16
To Senate Education Committee
OklahomaSchool Literary Specialists2/3/20Passed HouseHB 3446Legiscan2020-04-06
To Senate Education Committee
OklahomaRequired Dyslexia screening2/2/20PrefiledHB 3329Legiscan2020-02-04
To House Rules Committee
OklahomaRequired dyslexia therapist hiring2/2/20PrefiledHB 3325Legiscan2020-02-19
To House Rules Committee
OklahomaTeacher training in dyslexia2/2/20Passed HouseHB 3320Legiscan2020-04-06
To Senate Education Committee
OklahomaAnnual Dyslexia Awareness Training Workplace Safety Training
2/2/20Failed (Dyslexia Provisions Removed)HB 3143Legiscan2020-02-26 House CR; Do Pass, amended by committee substitute Common Education Committee
OklahomaDyslexia Screening Act of 20202/3/20EnactedHB 2804Legiscan2020-05-22 / Pass
Approved by Governor 05/19/2020
Rhode IslandState Certified Orton-Gillingham School3/5/20Pending HB 7967Legiscan2020-03-05 House Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.
Rhode IslandDyslexia Advocacy license plates 2/26/20PendingHB 7886
Legiscan2020-02-26 House Introduced, referred to House Special Legislation
Rhode IslandRequired Dyslexia screening2/26/20PendingHB 7907Legiscan2020-02-26 House Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.
South CarolinaEarly Screening Requirements1/14/20PendingHB 4761Legiscan2020-02-27
To Senate Education Committee
South CarolinaReading Intervention1/24/19Passed SenateSB 419Legiscan2020-03-11
To House Education and Public Works Committee
South DakotaDefine Dyslexia1/30/20EnactedHB 1175Legiscan | SD Legislature2020-03-11
Signed by the Governor on March 11, 2020
TennesseeTiered Dyslexia Intervention2/5/19Pending SB 760Legiscan2019-03-27 Senate Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate Education Committee
TennesseeLiteracy Instruction Requirements2/3/20PendingHB 2229Legiscan2020-05-28 House Rec. for pass. if am., ref. to Government Operations Committee
TennesseeLiteracy Instruction Requirements2/3/20PendingSB 2160Legiscan2020-05-27 / Intro
[Hearing: Jun 3 @ 10:00 am]

Placed on Senate Education Committee calendar for 6/3/2020
TennesseeExtend Dyslexia Advisory Board1/21/20Same as SB 1670 (enacted)HB 1748Legiscan2020-03-26
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 544
TennesseeExtend Dyslexia Advisory Board1/16/20EnactedSB 1670Legiscan2020-03-26
Pub. Ch. 544
US CongressDyslexia Screening Pilot Program3/2/20PendingHB 6051Legiscan2020-03-02 House Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.
VermontDyslexia Screening, teacher training2/26/19PendingHB 406Legiscan2019-02-26 House Read First Time and Referred to the Committee on Education
VermontStructured Literacy Teaching1/14/20PendingHB 668Legiscan2020-03-13
[Hearing: Mar 13]
To House Appropriations Committee
VirginiaImproving Dyslexia Intervention1/8/20EnactedSB 904Legiscan | Virginia State Legislature2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 584 (effective 7/1/20)
VirginiaReading Diagnostic Tests Grades K-11/1/20Passed HouseHB 332Legiscan2020-02-27
To Senate Education and Health Committee
WashingtonImplementation of Early Screening1/3/20Passed SenateHB 2290Legiscan2020-03-12 House Returned to Senate Rules 3.
WashingtonStatewide implementation of early screening 12/20/19Passed SenateSB 6101Legiscan2020-03-12 / Engross
Returned to Senate Rules 3.
West VirginiaDyslexia & Dyscalculia Assessment2/11/20FailedHB 4843Legiscan2020-03-07 | Legislature Adjourned Sine Die
WisconsinDyslexia Guidebook3/22/19EnactedAB 110Legiscan2020-02-06
Published 2-6-2020
WisconsinReading Readiness Assessments11/22/19FailedSB 578Legiscan2020-04-01
Failed to pass pursuant to Senate Joint Resolution 1
WisconsinOnline Dyslexia Awareness Training11/8/19FailedSB 552Legiscan2020-04-01
Failed to pass pursuant to Senate Joint Resolution 1
WisconsinRequired employment of dyslexia specialist11/22/19FailedSB 579Legiscan2020-04-01
Failed to pass pursuant to Senate Joint Resolution 1
WisconsinPrograms to identify and address pupils with dyslexia in public schools11/22/19FailedSB 571Legiscan2020-04-01
Failed to pass pursuant to Senate Joint Resolution 1
WisconsinEmploying State Dyslexia Specialist2/28/19FailedAB 50Legiscan2020-04-01 / Fail
Failed to pass pursuant to Senate Joint Resolution 1
WisconsinScreening correctional inmates for dyslexia.11/8/19FailedSB 553Legiscan2020-04-01
Failed to pass pursuant to Senate Joint Resolution 1
WisconsinScreening correctional inmates for dyslexia.11/15/19FailedAB 602Legiscan2020-04-01 / Fail
Failed to pass pursuant to Senate Joint Resolution 1
WisconsinRequired employment of dyslexia specialist12/2/19FailedAB 635Legiscan2020-04-01 / Fail
Failed to pass pursuant to Senate Joint Resolution 1
WisconsinPrograms to identify and address pupils with dyslexia in public schools11/15/19FailedAB 604Legiscan2020-04-01 / Fail
Failed to pass pursuant to Senate Joint Resolution 1
WisconsinReading Readiness Assessments12/2/19FailedAB 632Legiscan2020-04-01 / Fail
Failed to pass pursuant to Senate Joint Resolution 1
WisconsinOnline Dyslexia Awareness Training11/15/19FailedAB 601Legiscan2020-04-01 / Fail
Failed to pass pursuant to Senate Joint Resolution 1

2 thoughts on “2020 New & Pending Legislation”

  1. Fascinating, but rather useless! I scrolled to Kentucky, saw pending legislation, and couldn’t get beyond that. I would have liked to have been able to click on the proposed bills and learned more about them .

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    • You can — just click on the link in the “tracking” column — every bill has a link to the relevant bill on the Legiscan website!
      However, the Kentucky Legislature is now adjourned — so these bills did not pass. You can still click on the links for more information, though.

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