LD 231 LR 159(04)
An Act To Ensure That Schoolchildren with Dyslexia Receive the Assistance Needed
Fiscal Note for Senate Amendment " " to Committee Amendment "A"
Sponsor: Sen. Hamper of Oxford
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
State Mandate - Exempted
FY 2015-16 FY 2016-17 Projections  FY 2017-18 Projections  FY 2018-19
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund ($73,004) ($101,793) ($105,418) ($109,188)
General Fund ($73,004) ($101,793) ($105,418) ($109,188)
State Mandates
Required Activity Unit Affected Local Cost
Requires school administrative units to screen certain students for dyslexia. School Moderate statewide
Pursuant to the Mandate Preamble, the two-thirds vote of all members elected to each House exempts the State from the constitutional requirement to fund 90% of the additional costs.
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This amendment eliminates the General Fund appropriations in the bill that funded a dyslexia coordinator position within the Department of Education.  According to the department, LD 1019, the 2016-2017 Biennial Budget, as enacted by the Legislature, includes a federally funded Education Specialist III position as part of a reorganization of the Special Services Team which can be used for the dyslexia coordinator and the General Fund position included in this bill will not be needed.