Education preparation programs; reading specialists, dyslexia. (SB368)

Introduced By

Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest) with support from co-patrons Sen. John Bell (D-Chantilly), Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg), and Sen. David Suetterlein (R-Salem)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

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 HB 1265. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18103163D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/17/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB368)
01/24/2018Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
02/01/2018Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2018Read second time and engrossed
02/06/2018Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2018Placed on Calendar
02/08/2018Read first time
02/08/2018Referred to Committee on Education
02/20/2018Assigned Education sub: Subcommittee #3
02/26/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/28/2018Reported from Education with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2018Committee substitute printed 18107508D-H1
03/02/2018Read second time
03/05/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB368H1)
03/05/2018Read third time
03/05/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18107508D-H1
03/05/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB368H1
03/05/2018Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
03/05/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2018House substitute rejected by Senate (1-Y 39-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2018Reconsideration of House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2018House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2018Title replaced 18107508D-H1
03/08/2018Enrolled
03/08/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB368ER)
03/08/2018Signed by Speaker
03/09/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB368ER)
03/10/2018Signed by President
03/16/2018Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 16, 2018
03/16/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/30/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 588 (effective 7/1/18)
03/30/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0588)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 4 minutes.