REFERENCE TITLE: appropriations; dyslexia screening and education





State of Arizona

House of Representatives

Fifty-fourth Legislature

Second Regular Session




HB 2781


Introduced by

Representatives Pawlik: Bolding, Butler, Chávez, DeGrazia, Epstein, Espinoza, Fernandez, Hernandez A, Jermaine, Lieberman, Peten, Powers Hannley, Rodriguez, Salman, Sierra, Teller, Tsosie, Senators Alston, Bowie, Dalessandro





Appropriating monies to the department of education.





Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:

Section 1.  Appropriations; department of education; dyslexia screening and education; exemption; intent

A.  The following sums are appropriated from the state general fund in fiscal year 2020-2021 to the department of education for following purposes:

1.  $280,000 and three FTE positions to hire a dyslexia specialist, an early literacy specialist and a move-on-when-reading specialist.

2.  $990,000 in onetime funding for statewide educator training.

3.  $65,000 in onetime funding for data collection.

B.  The appropriations made in subsection A of this section are exempt from the provisions of section 35-190, Arizona Revised Statutes, relating to lapsing of appropriations.

C.  The legislature intends that the appropriation made in subsection A, paragraph 1 of this section be considered ongoing funding in future years.