IL HB4406 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly


Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 9-3)
Status: Introduced on January 29 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-06-23 - Rule 19(b) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
Pending: House Rules Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


Amends the School Code. Provides for dyslexia screening guidelines and rules. Requires the State Board of Education to employ at least 5 dyslexia specialists or dyslexia therapists with a minimum of 5 years of field experience in screening, identifying, and treating dyslexia and related disorders to provide technical assistance and training. Provides that, beginning with the 2020-2021 school year, each school district must screen students in grades kindergarten through second (and in higher grades under certain circumstances) for the risk factors of dyslexia using a universal screener approved by the State Board. Sets forth what the screening must include. Provides for additional screening for a student who is determined to be at risk, or at some risk, for dyslexia to determine if a student has the characteristics of dyslexia. Requires the use of a multi-tiered system of support framework if screening indicates that a student has some risk factors for dyslexia or has the characteristics of dyslexia. Sets forth provisions concerning exceptions to screening, dyslexia intervention services, and reporting. Effective July 1, 2020.

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2020-06-23HouseRule 19(b) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
2020-05-22HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary Edly-Allen
2020-03-13HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman
2020-03-05HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
2020-03-05HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anne Stava-Murray
2020-02-25HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee
2020-02-18HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller
2020-02-18HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood
2020-02-18HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Jonathan Carroll
2020-02-18HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan Carroll
2020-02-18HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Charles Meier
2020-02-18HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Charles Meier
2020-02-18HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Yehiel M. Kalish
2020-02-13HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Bob Morgan
2020-02-04HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Keith P. Sommer
2020-01-29HouseReferred to Rules Committee
2020-01-29HouseFirst Reading
2020-01-29HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Lindsay Parkhurst

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
105510-20.73New CodeSee Bill Text
10552-3.161Amended CodeCitation Text
105534-18.66New CodeSee Bill Text

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