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H 4434 General Bill, By Clary, Elliott, Cogswell, Collins, Henderson-Myers, Felder, Pope, Taylor, Ott, Thayer, Govan, Cole and King
Similar (H 3414)
Summary: Dyslexia
    A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 5 TO CHAPTER 33, TITLE 59 SO AS TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS, TO REQUIRE THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO PROVIDE A UNIVERSAL SCREENING TOOL FOR USE BY LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO SCREEN STUDENTS IN KINDERGARTEN THROUGH SECOND GRADE FOR CHARACTERISTICS OF DYSLEXIA BEGINNING WITH THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR; TO PROVIDE SPECIFIC ABILITIES THAT THE SCREENING TOOL MUST MEASURE; TO PROVIDE THAT PARENTS AND OTHER CERTAIN PARTIES MAY REQUEST THIS DYSLEXIA SCREENING FOR A STUDENT; TO REQUIRE LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO CONVENE SCHOOL-BASED PROBLEM-SOLVING TEAMS TO ANALYZE SCREENING DATA AND PROGRESS MONITORING DATA TO ASSIST TEACHERS IN PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTING APPROPRIATE INSTRUCTION AND EVIDENCE-BASED INTERVENTIONS FOR ALL STUDENTS; TO REQUIRE DYSLEXIA-SPECIFIC INTERVENTIONS FOR STUDENTS INDICATED BY SCREENINGS TO HAVE CHARACTERISTICS OF DYSLEXIA; TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT TO PROVIDE RELATED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES FOR EDUCATORS; TO REQUIRE THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO PROMULGATE CERTAIN RELATED REGULATIONS; AND TO CREATE A DYSLEXIA ADVISORY COUNCIL TO ADVISE THE DEPARTMENT IN MATTERS RELATING TO DYSLEXIA.
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12/13/17House Prefiled
12/13/17House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works
01/09/18House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 111)
01/09/18House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 111)
01/11/18House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Felder
02/06/18House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Pope
02/07/18House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Taylor
02/13/18House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Ott
02/15/18House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 50)
02/20/18 Scrivener's error corrected
02/20/18House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Thayer
02/21/18House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Govan, Cole, King
02/21/18House Amended (House Journal-page 37)
02/21/18House Requests for debate-Rep(s). Loftis, Hill, Magnuson
02/21/18House Read second time (House Journal-page 37)
02/21/18House Roll call Yeas-106 Nays-2 (House Journal-page 42)
02/22/18House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 11)
02/22/18Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 8)
02/22/18Senate Referred to Committee on Education (Senate Journal-page 8)
02/22/18 Scrivener's error corrected
03/15/18Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Education (Senate Journal-page 13)
03/16/18 Scrivener's error corrected
04/17/18Senate Committee Amendment Amended and Adopted (Senate Journal-page 16)
04/17/18Senate Amended (Senate Journal-page 16)
04/17/18Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 16)
04/17/18Senate Roll call Ayes-38 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 16)
04/18/18 Scrivener's error corrected
04/24/18Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments (Senate Journal-page 17)



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