Nebraska – 2017- LB 645 – Add dyslexia for purposes of special education

Adds dyslexia to special education statute.  Defines dyslexia as a  a specific learning disability that (a) is neurobiological in origin, (b) is characterized by difficulties with accurate or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities, (c) typically results from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and effective classroom instruction, and (d) has secondary consequences that may include problems in reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that may impede growth of vocabulary and background knowledge;

2018 New & Pending Legislation

The table below lists bills that are pending or acted upon in various state legislatures during 2018

StateSessionBill TitleBill IDIntroducedSession EndStatusLast Action
Alaska2017-2018Dyslexia Task ForceSB 27; HB 641/25/174/15/18HB64 SB 27Passed House; pending in Senate Education Committee
D.C.2017-2018Dyslexia and Other Reading Disabilities Screening and Prevention Pilot ProgramDC 2200791/24/1712/31/18Bill HistoryNotice of Intent to Act Published
Florida2018Comprehensive reading plans and interventionsSB 130612/19/173/9/18Legiscan SummarySenate Education Committee
Illinois2017-2018Funds for Dyslexia ScreeningHB 5071/23/175/31/18Legiscan summaryHouse Rules Committee
Indiana2018Dyslexia Provisions in IEPSB 02171/4/183/14/18Legiscan summaryHearing: Jan 24 @ 1:30 pm -Senate Education and Career Development Committee
Massachusetts2017-2018Definition of DyslexiaHB 3301/23/171/2/19Bill HistoryJoint Education Committee
Massachusetts2017-2018Relative to DyslexiaSB 3131/23/171/2/19Legiscan SummaryJoint Education Committee
Massachusetts2017-2018An Act relative to students with dyslexia.SD 1498, SB 2941/23/171/2/19Bill HistoryJoint Education Committee
Massachusetts 2017-2018Dyslexia Definition & Educational GuidelinesHB 28723/20/171/2/19Bill HistoryJoint Education Committee
Mississippi2018School District Dyslexia CoordinatorHB 251/2/184/1/18Legiscan SummaryHouse Education Committee
Mississippi2018Requirements for private schools participating in Dyslexia Scholarship ProgramHB 10181/12/184/1/18Legiscan SummaryHouse Education Committee
Missouri2018K-3 Reading Intervention ProgramHB 141712/4/175/18/18Legiscan SummarySecond Reading
Nebraska2017-2018Interim Dyslexia StudyLR 2225/10/174/2/18Bill HistoryLegislature Education Committee
New Jersey2016-2017State Dyslexia websiteSB 1333, AB 30192/11/161/9/18Bill HistorySenate Education Committee
New Jersey2016-2017DOE Pilot Program for assistive technologyAB 50236/19/171/9/18Legiscan SummaryEducation Committee
New York2017-2018Required Certification of Dyslexia TeachersAB 1480; SB 25341/12/176/20/18AB 1480 Status; SB 2534 statusAssembly Education Committee / Senate Education Committee
New York2017-2018Dyslexia DefinitionSB 5867; AB 76395/3/176/20/18Legiscan SB 5867 | AB 7639Senate Education Committee
New York2017-2018Pilot program, Dyslexia screening and InterventionAB 7086; SB 27674/4/176/20/18AB 7086 - SB 2767Assembly Education Committee / Senate Education Committee
New York2017-2018Tiered Services for Learning DisabiltiesAB 501, SB36301/9/176/20/18Legiscan A501 | Legiscan S 3630Assembly Mental Health Committee; Senate Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee
North Carolina2017-2018Kindergarten Screening for DyslexiaSB 4183/29/176/30/18 Bill HistorySenate Rules and Operations of the Senate Committee
Oklahoma2018Modifies definition of learning difficultiesSB 9291/4/18 5/25/18Oklahoma LegislaturePrefiled
Pennsylvania2017-2018Definition including dyslexiaHB 12714/4/1711/30/18Legiscan summaryHouse Education Committee
Pennsylvania2017-2018Dyslexia Intervention Pilot ProgramSB 7766/16/1711/30/18Legiscan summarySenate Education Committee
Rhode Island2018Professional Development for Reading DisablitiesHB 70071/3/186/30/18Legiscan summaryHouse Health, Education and Welfare Committee
South Carolina2017-2018Universal ScreeningHB 443412/13/175/10/18Legiscan SummaryHouse Education and Public Works Committee
South Carolina2017-2018Teacher Certification and Read to Succeed ActHB 34153/22/175/10/18Legiscan SummaryHouse Education and Public Works Committee
South Carolina2017-2018Universal Screening HB 34141/11/175/10/18Legiscan SummaryHouse Education and Public Works Committee
Virginia2018Reading Specialist -Dyslexia HB 16812/22/173/10/18Legiscan SummaryCommittee Referral Pending
Virginia2018Teacher Education - Dyslexia CourseworkSB 3681/9/183/10/18Legiscan SummaryPrefiled
Washington2017-2018Dyslexia- definition and early screeningSB 61621/10/183/8/18Legiscan summaryHearing: Jan 23 @ 1:30 pm - Senate Committee on Early Learning - Public Hearing 1/18/18

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2017 New & Pending Legislation

The table below lists bills that introduced or acted upon in various state legislatures during 2017:

StateSessionBill TitleBill IDIntroducedSession EndStatusOutcome
Alaska2017-2018Dyslexia Task ForceSB 27; HB 641/25/175/17/17HB64 SB 27Carries over to 2018
Arizona2017Defines DyslexiaSB 11311/18/174/28/17Bill HistoryPassed
Arizona2017Dyslexia Handbook; DefinitionHB 22021/17/174/28/17Bill HistoryPassed
Arkansas2017Dyslexia Screening and InterventionSB 7081/19/175/5/17Bill HistoryPassed - Act 1039
Connecticut2017Required Training for Special Education TeachersHB 72543/9/176/7/17Bill HistoryPassed; Public Act No. 17-3
D.C.2017-2018Dyslexia and Other Reading Disabilities Screening and Prevention Pilot ProgramDC 2200791/24/1712/31/18Bill HistoryCarries over to 2018
Illinois2017-2018Funds for Dyslexia ScreeningHB 5071/23/178/31/17Legiscan summaryHouse Rules Committee; carries over to 2018
Kentucky2017Dyslexia Screening & InterventionHB 3072/10/173/30/17Bill HistoryDied in Committee (Rules)
Maryland2017Dyslexia Education Pilot Program Advisory BoardHB 12642/10/174/19/17Legiscan suimmaryDied in Committee (Ways and Means)
Massachusetts2017-2018An Act relative to students with dyslexia.SD 1498, SB 2941/23/171/2/19Bill History
Massachusetts2017-2018Relative to DyslexiaSB 3131/23/171/2/19Legiscan Summary
Massachusetts2017-2018Definition of DyslexiaHB 3301/23/171/2/19Bill History
Massachusetts 2017-2018Dyslexia Definition & Educational GuidelinesHB 28723/20/171/2/19Bill History
Minnesota2017-2018Dyslexia and literacy specialist requiredHB 6681/30/175/22/17Bill History
Replaced by HF 2 (Omnibus Education Bill)
Minnesota2017-2018Omnibus Education Finance BillHF 2 (90th Legislature 1st Special Session)5/23/175/25/17Bill HistoryPassed: Dyslexia Specalist Provisions in 120B.122
Minnessota2017-2018
Dyslexia and literacy specialist employmentSB 4531/27/175/22/17Bill HistoryReplaced by HF 2 (Omnibus Education Bill)
Mississippi2017
Dyslexia CoordinatorHB 4211/5/174/2/17Bill HistoryDied in Committee
Mississippi2017 Dyslexia Therapy Scholarship HB 1034, HB 1036, HB 10461/16/174/2/17Bill HistoryPassed
Mississippi2017Hinds County Dyslexia Therapy Pilot ProgramHB 10471/3/174/2/17Bill HistoryDied in Committee
Mississippi2017Dyslexia Forgivable Loan ProgramHB 9121/6/173/29/17Bill HistoryDied on Calendar
Mississippi 2017Dyslexia ScreeningsHB 4431/5/174/2/17Bill HistoryDied in Committee
Nebraska2017-2018Interim Dyslexia StudyLR 2225/10/174/2/18Bill History
Nebraska2017-2018Add dyslexia for purposes of special educationLB 6451/18/174/2/18Bill HistoryPassed ( Section 79-1118.01 (6) Reissue Revised Statutes of Nebraska)
New Jersey2016-2017Pilot Program Assistive TechnologyAB 32442/22/161/9/18Bill HistoryWitdrawn
New Jersey2016-2017DOE Pilot Program for assistive technologyAB 50236/19/17Legiscan SummaryEducation Committee
New Jersey2016-2017State Dyslexia websiteSB 1333, AB 30192/11/161/9/18Bill History
New York2017-2018Dyslexia Guidance MemorandumA 8262; S 658106/02/1712/31/17Bill StatusPassed and signed by Governor
New York2017-2018Pilot program, Dyslexia screening and InterventionAB 7086; SB 27674/4/1712/31/17AB 7086 - SB 2767Carries over to 2018
New York2017-2018Required Certification of Dyslexia TeachersAB 1480; SB 25341/12/1712/31/17AB 1480 Status; SB 2534 statusCarries over to 2018
North Carolina2017-2018Students with Dyslexia and DyscalculiaHB 1492/21/179/9/17Bill
History
Passed & Signed by Governor
North Carolina2017-2018Kindergarten Screening for DyslexiaSB 4183/29/179/9/17Bill HistoryCarries over to 2018
Oklahoma2017Dyslexia HandbookHB 20082/6/175/26/17Legiscan summaryPassed; Approved by Governor 5/15/2017
Oregon2017Screening Tests for DyslexiaSB 10033/2/177/10/17Bill HistoryPassed; ORS 326.726 a
Pennsylvania2017-2018Definition including dyslexiaHB 12714/4/1711/30/17Legiscan summaryHouse Education Committee
Pennsylvania2017-2018Dyslexia Intervention Pilot ProgramSB 7766/16/1711/30/17Legiscan summaryEducation Committee
Rhode Island2017Dyslexia Certificate FundingHJR 60754/5/177/14/17Bill HistoryDied In Committee
South Carolina2017-2018Universal ScreeningHB 34141/11/176/9/17Bill HistoryCarries over to 2018
South Carolina2017-2018Teacher Certification and Read to Succeed ActHB 34153/22/76/9/17Legiscan SummaryCarries over to 2018
Texas2017Dyslexia Therapist Licensing RequirementHB 11311/18/175/29/17Bill HistoryDied in Committee
Texas2017Dyslexia TestingHB 18862/14/20175/29/17Bill HistoryPassed
Virginia2017Dyslexia Advisor in Public SchoolsSB 7591/22/162/25/17Bill HistoryDied in Committee
Virginia2017Required District Reading Specialist with Dyslexia TrainingHB 2395; SB 15161/18/172/25/17Bill HistoryPassed
West Virginia2017Education & Assessment, Dyslexia and DyscalculiaHB 30233/14/174/8/17Bill HistoryDied in Committee

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