Public Act 099-0602
HB4352 EnrolledLRB099 15483 NHT 39772 b

    AN ACT concerning education.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Section
2-3.161 as follows:
    (105 ILCS 5/2-3.161)
    Sec. 2-3.161. Definition of dyslexia in rules; reading
instruction advisory group.
    (a) The State Board of Education shall adopt rules that
incorporate, in both general education and special education,
the following an international definition of dyslexia: into
Part 226 of Title 23 of the Illinois Administrative Code.
        Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is
    neurobiological in origin. Dyslexia is characterized by
    difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition
    and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These
    difficulties typically result from a deficit in the
    phonological component of language that is often
    unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the
    provision of effective classroom instruction. Secondary
    consequences may include problems in reading comprehension
    and reduced reading experience that can impede growth of
    vocabulary and background knowledge.
    (b) Subject to specific State appropriation or the
availability of private donations, the State Board of Education
shall establish an advisory group to develop a training module
or training modules to provide education and professional
development to teachers, school administrators, and other
education professionals regarding multi-sensory, systematic,
and sequential instruction in reading. This advisory group
shall complete its work before December 15, 2015 and is
abolished on December 15, 2015.
(Source: P.A. 98-705, eff. 7-14-14; 99-65, eff. 7-16-15; 99-78,
eff. 7-20-15.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 7/22/2016