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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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.

Texas – 2019 – SB 2075 – School Compliance

State of Texas

Relating to public school compliance with dyslexia screening, reading instrument requirements, and a requirement that a school district notify certain parents or guardians of a program providing students with reading disabilities the ability to borrow audiobooks free of charge.

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Texas – 2019 – HB 2847 – Prohibition of Unlicensed Dyslexia Services

State of Texas

Update: The Dyslexia Amendment has been removed from HB 2847 during the Senate Committee Hearing Process. The Senate Committee Substitute and the Conference Committee report no longer contain any provisions that would impact or change dyslexia services or licensing in Texas.

HB 3244 2847 as currently previously written would have outlawed the provision of private services for dyslexia of any kind except by persons licensed as multisensory structured language education (MSLE) therapists. We are strongly opposed to any law that would impose unprecedented state licensing requirements on providers of services for dyslexia. Fortunately these provisions were removed from the final version of the bill.

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Texas – 2017 – HB 1886 – Dyslexia Specialist in Schools

State of TexasRelating to dyslexia screening and testing in public schools, the employment of dyslexia specialists by regional education service centers, the development of a list of training opportunities for educators regarding dyslexia, and transition planning for students enrolled in a special education program.

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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