KY HB187 | 2018 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 5-3)
Status: Passed on April 2 2018 - 100% progression
Action: 2018-04-02 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 88)
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #3) [PDF]


Create a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to define "dyslexia" and "qualified dyslexia screening tool"; require the Department of Education to make available a dyslexia toolkit that includes guidance on the instruction of students displaying characteristics of dyslexia; require the Department of Education to collaborate with the Kentucky Collaborative Center for Literacy Development to update professional development for teachers related to dyslexia; require each local board of education to develop policies for identifying and assisting students in kindergarten through grade three with dyslexia and other learning disabilities; require school districts to report data to the Department of Education regarding dyslexia screening and results; require teacher preparation programs to include instruction on dyslexia; require the commissioner of education to select three school districts to serve as dynamic laboratories of learning. Amend KRS 158.305 to revise the definition of "dyslexia"; require local boards of education to develop policies related to the implementation of response-to-intervention; require the Department of Education, in collaboration with the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics, to report to the Interim Joint Committees on Education and Health and Welfare by November 30 of each year regarding school districts' implementation of response-to-intervention.

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AN ACT relating to dyslexia.


Roll Calls

2018-03-22 - Senate - Senate: Third Reading RSN# 628 (Y: 37 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2018-03-22 - House - House: Third Reading RCS# 406 (Y: 87 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 13) [PASS]
2018-03-13 - House - House: Third Reading RCS# 281 (Y: 89 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 11) [PASS]


2018-04-02Housesigned by Governor (Acts, ch. 88)
2018-03-27Housedelivered to Governor
2018-03-27Houseenrolled, signed by President of the Senate
2018-03-27Houseenrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
2018-03-22Housepassed 87-0
2018-03-22HouseHouse concurred in Senate Committee Substitute
2018-03-22Houseposted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute
2018-03-22Housetaken from Rules (H)
2018-03-22Houseto Rules (H)
2018-03-22Housereceived in House
2018-03-22Senate3rd reading, passed 37-0 with Committee Substitute (1)
2018-03-22Senateposted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 22, 2018
2018-03-21Senate2nd reading, to Rules
2018-03-20Senatereported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
2018-03-15Senateto Education (S)
2018-03-14Senatereceived in Senate
2018-03-13House3rd reading, passed 89-0 with Committee Substitute & committee amendment (1-title)
2018-03-12Houseposted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 13, 2018
2018-03-08Houseto Rules (H)
2018-03-08Housetaken from Appropriations & Revenue (H)
2018-02-22Houserecommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (H)
2018-02-21House2nd reading, to Rules
2018-02-20Housereported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1) and committee amendment (1-title)
2018-02-15Houseposted in committee
2018-01-17Houseto Education (H)
2018-01-11Houseintroduced in House

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