2021 New Laws Enacted

This table lists new laws related to dyslexia that were enacted in 2021.  The table includes a global search utility, allowing search by state, keyword, status, or bill number. 


Table updated November 8, 2021


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

StateSubjectBill TextCode SectionsHistory
ArizonaEarly LiteracyChapter 434 (SB 1572)Arizona Code: Amendments to Chapter 15, Articles 211, 501.01, 701, 704Legiscan | Arizona Legislature
ArkansasSpecialized Dyslexia InstructionAct 1016 (HB 1891)Arkansas Code, New Section 6-41-612 Legiscan | Arkansas Legislature
CaliforniaTeacher credentialing: reading instructionChapter 678, Statutes of 2021 (SB 488)California Education Code: Amend Sections 44252.6, 44259, 44283, 44468; add Sections 44259.6, 44259.7, 44283.3, 44320.3; repeal Section 44268.5Legiscan | California Legislature
ConnecticutImplement Dyslexia Task Force FindingsPublic Act 21-168 (HB 6517)Legiscan | Connecticut General Assembly
District of ColumbiaDyslexia Screening And Prevention PilotCouncil Bill 230150Law L23-0191Legiscan | DC Council
FloridaStudent LiteracyChapter 2021-9 (HB 7011)Florida Code, multiple amendments to sections 1001-1012Legiscan | Florida Senate
FloridaEarly LearningChapter 2021-10 (HB 419)Multiple amendments to Florida CodeLegiscan | Florida House
LouisianaDyslexia ReportingAct 419 (HB 170)New R.S. 17:392.1(F)Louisiana State Legislature | Legiscan
LouisianaEarly LiteracyAct 438 (SB 222}Amend R.S. 17:24.9, Add R.S. 17:24.10 and 3996(B)(59) and (60); Repeal R.S. 17:24.11 and 182Legiscan | Lousiana Legislature
MississippiSchool Education StepsHB 754Mississippi Code 37-173-9 (amended); 37-173-16 (added)Legiscan | Mississippi Legislature
North DakotaDyslexia Specialist Teacher CredentialsHB 1131North Dakota Century Code 15.1-02-16 (amended)Legiscan | North Dakota Legislature
TennesseeLiteracy Success ActPub. Ch. 3 (SB 7003)Amends Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 49, Chapter 1; Title 49, Chapter 5 and Title 49, Chapter 6Legiscan | Tennessee General Assembly
TexasTeacher Continuing EducationSB 1267Amends and adds multiple sections to Texas Education CodeTexas Legislature Bill Page | Legiscan
VirginiaSchool Reading Intervention ServicesHB 1865Amends and reenacts § 22.1-253.13:1 of the Code of Virginia, Chapter 167Legiscan | Virginia Legislature
VirginiaIEP RequirementsChapter 451 (HB 2299)Virginia Code Chapter 22, Article 1, Sections 214, 214.4, 215, 25.13:4, 298.1Legiscan | Virginia Legislature
VirginiaIEP RequirementsChapter 452 (SB 1288)Code of Virginia: amend §§ 22.1-214, 22.1-215, 22.1-253.13:4, and 22.1-298.1; add §22.1-214.4Legiscan | Virginia Legislature

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