2018 New & Pending Legislation

This table lists bills that are pending or acted upon in various state legislatures during 2018
Table updated November 12, 2018

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Missouri – 2015 – SB 172 – Elementary and Secondary Education

missouri300This act requires the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to employ a dyslexia specialist. The dyslexia specialist will assist the department with developing and administering professional development programs no later than the 2016-2017 school year.

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Missouri – 2015 – HB 1255 – Screening for Dyslexia


This bill requires each public school to screen students for dyslexia and related disorders at appropriate times in accordance with rules established by the State Board of Education. The school board of each district and governing board of each charter school must provide for the instruction and accommodation of any student determined to have dyslexia or a related disorder. “Related disorders” are defined as disorders similar to or related to dyslexia, such as developmental auditory imperception, dysphasia, specific developmental dysgraphia, and developmental spelling disability.