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 July 3, 2020

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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 November 27, 2020

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

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New Mexico -2019 – SB 398 – Dyslexic Student Early Interventions

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Requires screening and early intervention for dyslexia. Requires each school district to develop and implement a literacy professional development plan that includes structured literacy training by a licensed and accredited or credentialed teacher preparation provider for all elementary school teachers and for training in evidence-based reading intervention for reading interventionists and special education teachers working with students demonstrating characteristics of dyslexia or diagnosed with dyslexia.

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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New Mexico – 2010 – HB 230 – Dyslexic Student Intervention

early identificationAn act relating to special education; requiring interventions for students displaying characteristics of dyslexia. Defines dyslexia and requires schools to provide research-based interventions for all students showing characteristics of dyslexia and experiencing difficulty in learning to read or write.

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New Mexico 2009 SJM 48 – Include dyslexia in disabilities

Requests the public education department to include dyslexia in the state definition of disabilities for the purpose of interpreting the federal individuals with disabilities education act, to identify effective interventions for students with dyslexia and to establish certification criteria for specialists who assist students with dyslexia