State Dyslexia Laws

Listed below are current state laws related to dyslexia. You can click on column heads to re-order the list. as needed.

If you know of a specific statute that should be added to the list, please leave a comment below.

You will also find reports and publications issued by various states here:  Resource Links: State Educational Resources.

Table updated May 4, 2021

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State Educational Resources

Mississippi – 2021 – HB 754 – Dyslexia Education

An act to create new section 37-173-16, Mississippi code of 1972, to provide the steps schools must take for the education and care of students with dyslexia and other related disorders; to provide that the department of education shall require school districts to conduct four hours of awareness training for dyslexia and other related disorders to all licensed educators and paraprofessionals responsible for instruction; to provide that standard 1 and standard 2 of the International Dyslexia Association’s “Knowledge and practice standards for teachers of reading” 2018 edition shall be the minimum content used for the dyslexia training; to amend section 37-173-9, Mississippi code of 1972, to delete certain provisions relating to school’s determination of students with dyslexia; and for related purposes.

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 May 7, 2021

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Mississippi – 2019 – HB 150 – Loan Forgiveness for Dyslexia Therapists

An Act To Amend Section 37-106-71, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Authorize Loan Forgiveness To Individuals Providing Instructional Or Clinical Service As A Licensed Dyslexia Therapist In A Public Or Eligible Nonpublic School For The Mississippi Dyslexia Forgivable Loan Program; To Amend Section 37-106-57, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Provide That Awards Granted Under The William Winter Teacher Forgivable Loan Program Shall Be Available To Nontraditional Licensed Teachers Under Certain Conditions; And For Related Purposes.

Mississippi – 2017 – HB 1046 – Dyslexia Therapy Scholarship

Expands eligibility for the Mississippi dyslexia therapy scholarship for students with dyslexia  to include students in grade 1 through grade 12.  Amends Mississippi code to require local school districts to use a dyslexia screener from a list approved by the state board of education.

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 December 25, 2020

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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 November 19, 2019

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