Education preparation programs; reading specialists, dyslexia. (HB1265)

Introduced By

Del. Ben Cline (R-Amherst) with support from co-patron Del. David Reid (D-Loudoun)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Education preparation programs; reading specialists; dyslexia. Requires each education preparation program offered by a public institution of higher education or private institution of higher education that leads to a degree, concentration, or certificate for reading specialists to include a program of coursework or other training in the identification of and the appropriate interventions, accommodations, and teaching techniques for students with dyslexia or a related disorder. The bill requires such programs to (i) include coursework in the constructs and pedagogy underlying remediation of reading, spelling, and writing and (ii) require reading specialists to demonstrate mastery of an evidence-based, structured literacy instructional approach that includes explicit, systematic, sequential, and cumulative instruction. This bill is identical to SB 368. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18103455D
01/10/2018Referred to Committee on Education
01/17/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1265)
01/19/2018Assigned Education sub: Subcommittee #3
01/29/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
01/31/2018Reported from Education with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2018Committee substitute printed 18106288D-H1
02/02/2018Read first time
02/05/2018Read second time
02/05/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18106288D-H1
02/05/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1265H1
02/06/2018Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/06/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/07/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1265H1)
02/15/2018Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2018Committee substitute printed 18107215D-S1
02/16/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2018Read third time
02/19/2018Reading of substitute waived
02/19/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18107215D-S1
02/19/2018Committee substitute reconsidered (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2018Committee substitute rejected 18107215D-S1
02/19/2018Floor substitute printed 18107296D-S2 (Newman)
02/19/2018Substitute by Senator Newman agreed to 18107296D-S2
02/19/2018Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute HB1265S2
02/19/2018Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1265S2)
02/21/2018Placed on Calendar
02/21/2018Senate substitute agreed to by House 18107296D-S2 (99-Y 0-N)
02/21/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1265ER)
02/26/2018Signed by Speaker
02/27/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1265ER)
02/28/2018Signed by President
03/02/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 2, 2018
03/02/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 9, 2018
03/09/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 282 (effective 7/1/18)
03/09/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0282)