2021 Legislative Session

Decoding Dyslexia Virginia chooses one day a year, during the current legislative session, to come together in Richmond to visit legislators in their offices to educate them on dyslexia by sharing our stories in order to direct their attention toward students with dyslexia in Virginia. We share resources and ask them to support our dyslexia legislation.

Virtual Advocacy Day Here

5 Tips for Legislative Advocacy

2021 SESSION LIVE STREAM LINKS

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Dyslexia Legislation Support

Contact Your Senate and House Representatives

Call and/or email your delegate and your senator to let them know that dyslexia is important to your family and you would like them 'co-sponsor our bills and vote YEA when the time comes'. Attach a copy of the DDVA Mission Statement and your family's story (if you have it summarized).

House Session:

What you need to know:

We will need to watch the agendas/dockets for those meetings to make sure they will be reviewing and hearing comments on the bills we are supporting.  We are watching for our bills to be announced. This link will track the movement of our House bills and will identify when the next committees will review them.

House Education Docket     Committee LiveStream Links Here

Senate Session:

 

What you need to know:

We will need to watch the agendas/dockets for those meetings to make sure they will be reviewing and hearing comments on the bills we are supporting. We are watching for our bills to be announced. This link tracks the movement of our Senate bills and will identify when the next committee will review them.

Senate Health and Education Docket            Committee LiveStream Links Here

 

Watch for ACTION ALERTS ON FACEBOOK! The entire 2021 legislative session is virtual.

Contact the Full House and Full Senate

Call and/or email all of the House Members and all of the Senate Members to let them know that dyslexia is important to your family and you would like them 'co-sponsor our bills and vote YEA when the time comes'.

2021 Dyslexia Bill Updates

Delegate Karrie Delaney's HB1865 has been unanimously reported from the Full Senate Health and Education Committee!

 

Use this link to access the LIVESTREAM to watch a recording of the meeting!!

https://virginia-senate.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=3

 

Let's thank the members of the committee for their support...advocacy tips and tools can be found here:

 

https://www.decodingdyslexiavirginia.org/copy-of-2020-virginia-legislative-s

 

On to 3 readings on the Senate floor and a full Senate vote after the third reading!

HB1947 'failed to report' out of the House Education SOL and SOQ subcommittee meeting.  The bill will not move forward.   Please take a moment to send a quick thank you to Delegate Davis  (DelGDavis@house.virginia.gov) for being the patron of this bill.  You are welcome to watch the LIVESTREAM LINK to view the recording using the tabs on the left.