It provides such positive PR for the profession.
I don’t know what Louisiana’s ID regulation renewal cycle is but if it comes up under Gov. Jindal’s watch you can expect the IJ/IDPC will the first ones on his door step demanding rescission of that state’s ID practice regulation. Given the debacle with floral arrangers, and now casket makers, (of which we are evidently de facto brethren) you can expect lot’s more of these wacky comparisons. While on the outside regulating the practice of Interior Design seems like a reasonable thing the more you drill down to sort out the definitions, roles and responsibilities the murkier the whole idea becomes.
ID regulation will not educate the public (and our policy makers) as to the value of our services. We must do that- and we need to do it before we embarrass ourselves out of existence.