Bill Status of SB0343  103rd General Assembly

Short Description:  SCH CD-DYSLEXIA

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Christopher Belt - Elgie R. Sims, Jr. - Robert Peters - Mike Porfirio, Cristina Castro, Michael E. Hastings, Sara Feigenholtz, Suzy Glowiak Hilton and Julie A. Morrison

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/10/2023SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 5/2-3.161
105 ILCS 5/10-20.85 new
105 ILCS 5/34-18.82 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the School Code. Provides that the dyslexia handbook developed by the State Board of Education shall include guidelines on the administration of a universal screener and dyslexia screening, the interpretation of data from these screeners, and the resulting appropriate instruction within a multi-tiered system of support framework. Provides that the State Board of Education shall adopt any rules necessary to ensure that a student will be screened for the risk factors of dyslexia using a universal screener. Sets forth guidelines for developing a universal screening. Sets forth which students are required to be screened. Provides that no later than January 1, 2025, the State Board of Education shall 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. Provides that beginning with the 2024-2025 school year, each school district must screen students in grades kindergarten through 2 for the risk factors of dyslexia using a universal screener approved by the State Board of Education. Provides that if a student is determined to be either at risk or at some risk for dyslexia after the universal screener has been administered, the school district must administer a dyslexia screening of the student. Provides that if a student's dyslexia screening indicates that the student has characteristics of dyslexia, the dyslexia intervention services provided to the student must utilize a structured literacy approach as outlined in the State Board of Education's handbook. Makes other changes.

DateChamber Action
  2/2/2023SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Christopher Belt
  2/2/2023SenateFirst Reading
  2/2/2023SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/6/2023SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
  2/6/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
  2/6/2023SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Robert Peters
  2/7/2023SenateAssigned to Education
  2/15/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael E. Hastings
  2/16/2023SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Mike Porfirio
  2/16/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Sara Feigenholtz
  2/16/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Suzy Glowiak Hilton
  2/27/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  3/10/2023SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments