Bill

SB 2075

86(R) - 2019
Senate Education
House Public Education
Senate Education
House Public Education

Vote Recommendation

Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral

Author(s)

Angela Paxton

Co-Author(s)

Judith Zaffirini

Sponsor(s)

Rick Miller

Bill Caption

Relating to public school compliance with dyslexia screening, reading instrument requirements, and a requirement that a school district notify certain parents or guardians of a program providing students with reading disabilities the ability to borrow audiobooks free of charge.

Fiscal Notes

Estimated Two-year Net Impact to General Revenue Related Funds for SB2075, Committee Report 1st House, Substituted: a negative impact of ($913,714) through the biennium ending August 31, 2021.

The bill would make no appropriation but could provide the legal basis for an appropriation of funds to implement the provisions of the bill.

Bill Analysis

SB 2075 would direct the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to audit and monitor school districts to ensure they are complying with state law to screen and treat students for dyslexia and related disorders. The TEA would also be required to identify problems school districts have complying with state law and to develop plans to help schools that are in noncompliance. 

Additionally, this bill would require the State Library and Archives Commission to provide audiobooks free of charge to students who have dyslexia or a related disorder. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action remains neutral on SB 2075 which does not affect our liberty principles.

Organizations Supporting

Coalition of Texans with Disabilities
Disability Rights Texas
League of Women Voters of Texas
The Arc of Texas