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SB 580: Dyslexia


Dyslexia; Requiring public schools to screen all students in kindergarten through grade 3 for dyslexia within a certain timeframe; requiring public school students with a substantial deficiency in reading to be placed in an intensive remedial intervention program; requiring public schools to have at least one person on staff with specified certification in reading instruction for students with dyslexia; establishing the Dyslexia Task Force within the Department of Education; requiring the task force members to be appointed by the Commissioner of Education; requiring the task force to consist of nine members having certain backgrounds, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2021
Last Action: 4/30/2021 Senate - Died in Education
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Education (ED)
  2. Appropriations Subcommittee on Education (AED)
  3. Appropriations (AP)

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    1/12/2021 Senate • Filed
    1/21/2021 Senate • Referred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations -SJ 76
    3/2/2021 Senate • Introduced -SJ 76
    4/30/2021 Senate • Died in Education

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  • SB 580, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 1/12/2021 at 12:59 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 225 Dyslexia Trabulsy Similar Last Action: 4/30/2021 H Died in Early Learning & Elementary Education Subcommittee

    Citations - Statutes (21)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    11.45 Definitions; duties; authorities; reports; rules. Page 17 (pdf)
    39.0016 Education of abused, neglected, and abandoned children; agency agreements; children having or suspected of having a disability. Page 18 (pdf)
    414.1251 Learnfare program. Page 22 (pdf)
    1001.2151 Page 2 (pdf)
    1002.01 Definitions. Page 23 (pdf)
    1002.20 K-12 student and parent rights. Page 24 (pdf)
    1002.3105 Academically Challenging Curriculum to Enhance Learning (ACCEL) options. Page 24 (pdf)
    1002.33 Charter schools. Page 25 (pdf)
    1002.385 The Gardiner Scholarship. Page 27 (pdf)
    1002.42 Private schools. Page 29 (pdf)
    1002.43 Private tutoring programs. Page 29 (pdf)
    1003.01 Definitions. Page 4 (pdf)
    1003.03 Maximum class size. Page 30 (pdf)
    1003.21 School attendance. Page 30 (pdf)
    1003.26 Enforcement of school attendance. Page 15 (pdf)
    1003.4282 Requirements for a standard high school diploma. Page 32 (pdf)
    1003.52 Educational services in Department of Juvenile Justice programs. Page 32 (pdf)
    1003.575 Assistive technology devices; findings; interagency agreements. Page 33 (pdf)
    1006.07 District school board duties relating to student discipline and school safety. Page 34 (pdf)
    1008.24 Test administration and security; public records exemption. Page 36 (pdf)
    1012.2315 Assignment of teachers. Page 36 (pdf)

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