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 January 17, 2020

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Texas – 2019 – HB 3 – School Funding for Dyslexia

State of Texas

School Funding Bill includes specific allotment for funding of dyslexic students.

Additional funding is provided to support students with Dyslexia. School districts and open-enrollment charter schools will receive a weight of 0.10 multiplied against the Basic Allotment for each student that has been identified as having Dyslexia or a related disorder.

Students may qualify for both SPED and Dyslexia Allotments.

Rhode Island – 2019 – HB 5887 – Right to Read Act

Rhode Island

Creates the Right to Read Act to require certain licensed teachers to be proficient in scientific reading instruction and further require all other licensed teachers to have a cursory knowledge of scientific and structured literacy reading instruction. This act also establishes new provisions addressing the education of children with dyslexia and related disorders

Alabama 2019 – HB 388 – Literacy Act

Map and Seal of Alabama

Relating to public education; to establish the Alabama Literacy Act; to implement steps to improve the reading proficiency of public school kindergarten to third grade students and ensure that those students are able to read at or above grade level by the end of the third grade by monitoring the progression of each student from one grade to another, in part, by his or her proficiency in reading.

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