2021 New & Pending Legislation

This table lists bills that are pending or being acted upon in various state legislatures during 2021.  The table includes a global search utility, allowing search by state, keyword, status, or bill number. 

Table updated November 20, 2021

For a searchable table of US State laws on dyslexia enacted or amended in previous years, see our page, State Dyslexia Laws.

StateBill TitleBill IDStatusCurrentXRefTracking Last Action
AlabamaLiteracy: postponing third grade retentionSB 94VetoedGovernor's StatementLegiscan2021-05-27 Vetoed by Governor
AlabamaLiteracy: postponing third grade retentionSB 4IntroducedIn CommitteeLegiscan2021-10-29 Senate Rereferred to Committee on Finance and Taxation General Fund
AlaskaEarly Literacy and Reading InterventionHB 164IntroducedHouseLegiscan2021-04-07 House REFERRED TO EDUCATION
ArizonaSchool Promotion & IEPHB 2063Failed to PassAdjourned Sine DieLegiscan2021-03-24
To Senate Appropriations Committee
ArizonaDyslexia ScreeningHB 2137FailedAdjourned Sine DieLegiscan2021-01-20
[Hearing: Jan 26 @ 2:00 pm]
To House Appropriations Committee
ArizonaAppropriation; dyslexia and literacy servicesSB 1292FailedAdjourned Sine DieLegiscan2021-02-17
Senate third reading FAILED voting: (15-15-0-0)
ArizonaLiteracy; dyslexia screeningSB 1403FailedAdjourned Sine DieLegiscan2021-04-26
House Committee of the Whole action: Retained on the Calendar
ArizonaEarly LiteracySB 1572EnactedChapter 434Legiscan | Arizona Legislature2021-07-09
Governor Signed
ArkansasArkansas Child Academic Opportunity Scholarship And Grant ActHB 1371FailedAdjourned Sine DieLegiscan2021-10-15 House Died on House Calendar at Sine Die Adjournment
ArkansasSupport Dogs for Dyslexic Child WitnessesHB 1497PassedGovernorLegiscan2021-04-20
Correctly enrolled and ordered transmitted to the Governor's Office.
ArkansasSpecialized Dyslexia InstructionSB 660FailedAdjourned Sine DieHB 1891Legiscan2021-10-15 / Fail
Died in Senate Committee at Sine Die adjournment.
ArkansasDyslexia GuidanceHB 1901FailedAdjourned Sine DieLegiscan2021-10-15 / Fail
Died in House Committee at Sine Die Adjournment
ArkansasSpecialized Dyslexia InstructionHB 1891EnactedDetailsSB 669Legiscan2021-04-29 / Pass
Notification that HB1891 is now Act 1016
CaliforniaDyslexia ScreeningSB 237Passed SenateAssemblyLegiscan2021-06-10
To Assembly Education Committee
CaliforniaTeacher credentialing: reading instructionSB 488EnactedBill TextLegiscan2021-10-08 / Pass
Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 678, Statutes of 2021.
Connecticut Implement Dyslexia Task Force FindingsSB 439IntroducedSenateLegiscan2021-01-27 Senate Referred to Joint Committee on Education
Connecticut Implement Dyslexia Task Force FindingsSB 713IntroducedSenateLegiscan2021-01-29 Senate Referred to Joint Committee on Higher Education and Employment Advancement
Connecticut Implement Dyslexia Task Force FindingsHB 6517EnactedPublic Act 21-168Legiscan | Connecticut General Assembly2021-07-12
Signed by the Governor
Connecticut Right to Read & Opportunity GapsHB 6620IntroducedHouseLegiscan2021-05-10 House Favorable Report, Tabled for the Calendar, House
District of ColumbiaDyslexia Screening And Prevention PilotCouncil Bill 230150EnactedAct A23-0548Legiscan2021-01-01 Council Act A23-0548 Published in DC Register Vol 68 and Page 00115
FloridaDyslexia ScreeningSB 580FailedDied in CommitteeHB 225Legiscan2021-03-02
To Senate Education Committee
FloridaDyslexia ScreeningHB 225 FailedDied in CommitteeSB 580Legiscan2021-03-02
1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
FloridaStudent LiteracySB 1898SubstitutedDetailsHB 7011Legiscan2021-04-26
Laid on Table, refer to CS/HB 7011
FloridaStudent LiteracyHB 7011EnactedDetailsLegiscan2021-05-06
Chapter No. 2021-9
FloridaEarly LearningHB 419Enacted DetailsLegiscanChapter No. 2021-10
Florida Coordinated Dyslexia ScreeningSB 1282Substituted DetailsHB 419Legiscan2021-04-26
Laid on Table, refer to CS/CS/HB 419
IllinoisDyslexia ScreeningHB 3324IntroducedHouseLegiscan2021-04-12
To House Rules Committee
IllinoisCorrections - Dyslexia ScreeningHB 3579IntroducedHouseLegiscan2021-03-27 House Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
IllinoisDyslexia Screening & SupportSB 2936IntroducedSenateLegiscan2021-10-19 / Intro
To Senate Assignments Committee
IllinoisDyslexia Screening and SupportHB 4202IntroducedHouseLegiscan2021-11-02 House Filed with the Clerk
KansasEligibility for At-Risk ServicesSB 173IntroducedIn RecessLegiscan2021-03-05
Senate Withdrawn from Committee on Federal and State Affairs and re-referred to Committee of the Whole
KentuckyRead to Succeed ActSB 115Died in CommitteeAdjourned Sine DieLegiscan2021-02-26
To House Committee On Committees Committee
KentuckyServices for twice exceptional studentsHB 371IntroducedHouseLegiscan2021-02-04 House to Committee on Committees (H)
LouisianaDyslexia ReportingHB 170EnactedAct 419Louisiana State Legislature | Legiscan2021-06-21 House Signed by the Governor. Becomes Act No. 419.
Louisiana Early LiteracySB 222EnactedAct 438Legiscan2021-06-21 Signed by the Governor.
MarylandEarly Literacy and Dyslexia PracticesSB 126Died in CommitteeAdjourned Sine DieHB 237; SB 575Legiscan2021-01-06 Senate Hearing 1/27 at 11:00 a.m.
MarylandEarly Literacy and Dyslexia PracticesHB 237Died in CommitteeAdjourned Sine DieLegiscan2021-02-17 Senate Referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MichiganPrescreening for dyslexiaSB 380IntroducedSenateLegiscan2021-04-22 Senate Referred To Committee On Education And Career Readiness
MichiganTeacher Certification - DyslexiaSB 382IntroducedSenateLegiscan2021-04-22 Senate Referred To Committee On Education And Career Readiness
MichiganDyslexia Resource GuideSB 383IntroducedSenateLegiscan2021-04-22 Senate Referred To Committee On Education And Career Readiness
MichiganTeacher Certification - DyslexiaSB 381IntroducedSenateLegiscan2021-04-22 Senate Referred To Committee On Education And Career Readiness
MinnesotaRequiring teacher prepration to include dyslexia instructionSF 220IntroducedSenateLegiscan2021-01-25
To Senate Education Finance and Policy Committee
MinnesotaReading Proficiency HF 651IntroducedIn RecessSF 1898Legiscan2021-02-04 House Introduction and first reading, referred to Education Policy
MinnesotaEducation ImprovementHF 1081IntroducedIn RecessLegiscan2021-03-22
To House Education Finance Committee
Minnesota Reading ProficiencySF 1898Introduced In RecessHF 651Legiscan2021-03-08 Senate Referred to Education Finance and Policy
Mississippi Meeting Needs of Dyslexic StudentsSB 2308FailedLegiscanDied in Committee
Mississippi Amendments to Dyslexia LawsSB 2307FailedLegiscan2021-03-02 House Died In Committee
Mississippi School Education StepsHB 754EnactedDetailsLegiscan2021-04-09
Approved by Governor
Mississippi Educator Dyslexia Awareness ActHB 426FailedLegiscanDied in Committee
MissouriReading Success PlanHB 312Died in CommitteeAdjourned Sine DieAdjourned Sine DieLegiscan2021-03-04 / Intro
To House Elementary And Secondary Education Committee
MissouriReading Success PlanHB 368Died in CommitteeAdjourned Sine DieAdjourned Sine DieLegiscan2021-04-26
Voted Do Pass (H)
MissouriRepeal of Obsolete or Expired ProvisionsHRB 1Died in CommitteeAdjourned Sine DieAdjourned Sine DieLegiscan2021-04-08 / Engross
Second read and referred: Governmental Accountability and Fiscal Oversight(S)
MissouriRepeal of Obsolete or Expired ProvisionsSRB 216Died in CommitteeAdjourned Sine DieAdjourned Sine DieLegiscan2021-03-04
Voted Do Pass S Governmental Accountability and Fiscal Oversight Committee
MissouriReading Success PlanSB 54FailedAdjourned Sine DieLegiscan2021-05-10
Informal Calendar S Bills for Perfection w/SCS
New JerseyState Dyslexia WebsiteAB 2868IntroducedAssemblyLegiscan2020-02-20 Assembly Introduced, Referred to Assembly Health Committee
New MexicoDyslexia & Gifted EducationSB 289FailedAdjourned Sine DieLegiscan2021-03-17
HEC: Reported by committee with Do Pass recommendation
New YorkDyslexia ScreeningAB 1380IntroducedAssemblySB 7418Legiscan2021-01-08 Assembly referred to education
New YorkDyslexia Task ForceSB 441IntroducedSenateAB 2185Legiscan2021-11-16 / Intro
New YorkIncarceration - Dyslexia Screening and IntervenionSB 307IntroducedSenateLegiscan2021-01-06 Senate REFERRED TO CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION
New YorkSchool Intervention and Special CurriculumAB 556IntroducedAssemblyLegiscan2021-01-06 Assembly referred to education
New YorkEstablishes Schools for DyslexiaAB 838IntroducedAssemblyLegiscan2021-01-06 Assembly referred to education
New YorkSchool Intervention and Special CurriculumSB 1926 (same as AB 556) IntroducedAssemblyLegiscan 2021-01-16 - Introduced & Referred to Committee
New YorkDyslexia Task ForceAB 2185IntroducedAssemblySB 441Legiscan2021-01-14 Assembly referred to education
New YorkIncarceration - Dyslexia Screening and InterventionAB 2062IntroducedSenateSB 307Legiscan2021-02-22
To Senate Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee
New YorkDyslexia ScreeningAB 2283IntroducedSenateAB 2283Legiscan2021-05-24 Assembly held for consideration in education
New YorkTeacher Training in DyslexiaSB 1285IntroducedSenateLegiscan2021-05-24
To Senate Education Committee
New YorkDyslexia ScreeningSB 1293IntroducedSenateAB 2283Legiscan2021-05-24
To Senate Education Committee
New YorkDefinition of Learning Disabilities & DyslexiaAB 7199IntroducedAssemblyLegiscan2021-04-29 Assembly referred to education
New YorkDyslexia Screening and EducationSB 7418IntroducedSenateAB 1380Legiscan2021-10-04 Senate REFERRED TO RULES
New York Tiered Eligibility for Disability ServicesSB 5079IntroducedSenateLegiscan2021-02-23 - REFERRED TO DISABILITIES
North DakotaDyslexia Specialist Teacher CredentialsHB 1131EnactedDetailsLegiscan | North Dakota Legislature2021-04-05 House Signed by Governor 04/01
OhioEducational Testing and RetentionHB 73IntroducedHouseLegiscan2021-02-10 House Refer to Committee: Primary and Secondary Education
OklahomaDyslexia HandbookHB 2223PassedGovernorLegiscan2021-04-28
Approved by Governor 04/28/2021
OklahomaDyslexia HandbookHB 1769FailedAdjourned Sine DieLegiscan2021-02-02
To House Common Education Committee
OregonStandardized Testing K-2SB 596FailedAdjourned Sine DieLegiscan2021-06-26 Senate In committee upon adjournment.
PennslyvaniaScience of Reading SupportHB 2045IntroducedHouseLegiscan2021-11-15 / Intro
Laid on the table
PennsylvaniaServices for DyslexiaHB 1783IntroducedHouseLegiscan2021-08-12 House Referred to EDUCATION
PennsylvaniaCriminal Justice: Learning Disability Needs AssessmentHB 2030IntroducedHouseLegiscan2021-10-28 House Referred to JUDICIARY
Rhode IslandDyslexia ScreeningHB 5314IntroducedHouseLegiscan2021-02-24
To House Education Committee
Rhode IslandDyslexia ScreeningHB 5317IntroducedHouseLegiscan2021-03-23 House Committee recommended measure be held for further study
Rhode IslandHealth Insurance for Neuropsych examHB 5904IntroducedHouseLegiscan2021-03-16
To House Corporations Committee
Rhode IslandOrton-Gillingham Public SchoolsHB 5840IntroducedHouseLegiscan2021-03-31
To House Education Committee
Rhode IslandCharter School for DyslexiaHB 5839IntroducedHouseLegiscan2021-04-07
To House Education Committee
South CarolinaEarly literacy and numeracy screeningHB 3613Passed HouseIn RecessLegiscan2021-02-03 / Engross
To Senate Education Committee
TennesseeIEPs for DyslexiaHB 751IntroducedIn RecessSB 1158Legiscan2021-03-30
Taken off notice for cal in s/c Education Instruction Subcommittee of Education Instruction
TennesseeExpands Individualized Education Act for DyslexiaSB 1158IntroducedIn RecessHB 751Legiscan2021-02-22
To Senate Education Committee
Tennessee Literacy Success ActSB 7003 EnactedDetailsPub. Ch. 3Legiscan | Tennessee General Assembly2021-02-03
Signed by Governor.
Tennessee Dyslexia Advisory Council - Annual Report School Funds for TechnologyHB 795EnactedTennessee Code Annotated, Title 49SB 1377Legiscan2021-05-05
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 276
Tennessee Dyslexia Advisory Council - Annual Report School Funds for TechnologySB 1377EnactedTennessee Code Annotated, Title 49HB 795LegiscanPub. Ch. 276 05/05/2021
TexasImproved Teacher TrainingSB 180FailedAdjourned Sine DieHB 159Legiscan2021-04-30 Senate Committee report printed and distributed
TexasReport on literacy among prison inmatesHB 265Died in CommitteeAdjourned Sine DieLegiscan2021-02-25
To House Corrections Committee
TexasImproved Teacher TrainingHB 159PassedGovernorSB 180Legiscan2021-05-24
Sent to the Governor
TexasVideoconferencing - Dyslexia TherapistsSB 467Died in CommitteeAdjourned Sine DieLegiscan2021-03-09 Senate Referred to Business & Commerce
TexasDyslexia Screening & Parental RightsHB 3870FailedAdjourned Sine DieSB 1693Legiscan2021-03-24 House Referred to Public Education
TexasDyslexia Screening & Parental RightsSB 1693Died in CommitteeAdjourned Sine DieHB 3870Legiscan2021-03-26 Senate Referred to Education
TexasEligibility for Special Education ServicesHB 3880Failed (Legislature adjourned before final bill passage)Adjourned Sine DieSB 1694Legiscan2021-05-28
House appoints conferees-reported
TexasEligibility for Special Education ServicesSB 1694Died in CommitteeAdjourned Sine DieHB 3880Legiscan2021-05-03
To Senate Education Committee
TexasTeacher Continuing EducationHB 3804See SB 1267Adjourned Sine DieSB 1267Legiscan2021-04-06
[Hearing: Apr 6 @ 8:00 am]
To House Public Education Committee
TexasTeacher Continuing EducationSB 1267EnactedBill Text as PassedHB 3804Texas Legislature Bill Page | Legiscan 2021-06-18 Signed by the Governor
TexasRemote Services by Licensed Dyslexia PractitionersHB 1990Died in CommitteeAdjourned Sine DieSB 434Legiscan2021-03-15 / Intro
To House Public Health Committee
TexasRemote Services by Licensed Dyslexia PractitionersSB 434Died in CommitteeAdjourned Sine DieHB 1990Legiscan2021-03-09 Senate Referred to Business & Commerce
TexasData Reporting - At Risk & Students with Dyslexia HB 4262Died in CommitteeAdjourned Sine DieLegiscan2021-03-29
To House Public Education Committee
TexasRemote Dyslexia ServicesSB 40Passed GovernorLegiscan2021-05-20
Sent to the Governor
US CongressDyslexia Pilot ProgramHB 2023IntroducedHouseLegiscan2021-03-18 House Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.
VermontDyslexia ScreeningSB 75IntroducedSenateLegiscan2021-02-10 Senate Read 1st time & referred to Committee on Education
VermontDyslexia ScreeningHB 375IntroducedHouseLegiscan2021-03-09 House Read First Time and Referred to the Committee on Education
VirginiaReading Diagnostic Tests Grades K-1HB 332Passed HouseSenateLegiscan 2020-02-27 - Continued to 2021 in Education and Health (14-Y 0-N 1-A)
VirginiaSchool Reading Intervention ServicesHB 1865EnactedDetailsLegiscan | Virginia Legislature2021-03-18
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 167 (effective 7/1/21)
VirginiaIEP RequirementsHB 2299EnactedDetailsLegiscan2021-03-30 / Pass
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 451 (effective 7/1/21)
VirginiaIEP RequirementsSB 1288EnactedDetailsLegiscan2021-03-30 / Pass
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 452 (effective 7/1/21)
West VirginiaDyslexia & Dyscalculia Assessment HB 2824Died in CommitteeAdjourned Sine DieLegiscan2021-03-02 House To House Education
WisconsinReading Readiness AssessmentsSB 454VetoedEvers Vetoes Education Bill (AP)Legiscan2021-11-05 Senate Report vetoed by the Governor on 11-5-2021
WisconsinReading Readiness AssessmentsAB 446IntroducedAssemblyLegiscan2021-10-26 / Intro
Laid on the table