MD HB237 | 2021 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Engrossed on February 16 2021 - 50% progression, died in committee
Action: 2021-02-17 - Referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Pending: Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Requiring the State Department of Education to establish, by October 1, 2021, a stakeholder advisory group to develop a reading and dyslexia handbook to guide local school systems in the implementation of best practices for early literacy and dyslexia; requiring a completed handbook be made available to the public by June 1, 2022; requiring the identification of tools and materials to address the needs of at-risk and struggling students with dyslexia; requiring the Department to update the handbook every 3 years; etc.

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State Department of Education - Early Literacy and Dyslexia Practices - Guidance and Assistance


Roll Calls

2021-02-16 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 130 N: 0 NV: 2 Abs: 8) [PASS]


2021-02-17SenateReferred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
2021-02-16HouseThird Reading Passed (130-0)
2021-02-11HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2021-02-11HouseFavorable with Amendments {175067/1 Adopted
2021-02-10HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Ways and Means
2020-12-22HouseHearing 1/20 at 1:30 p.m.
2021-01-13HouseFirst Reading Ways and Means

Same As/Similar To

SB126 (Crossfiled) 2021-01-06 - Hearing 1/27 at 11:00 a.m.


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Education1101(n/a)See Bill Text
Education4136(n/a)See Bill Text
Education8420(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments