Michigan’s Interior Design Title Act is Challenged

CORRECTION APRIL 16, 2013 THE MICHIGAN BILL PASSED THE HOUSE BUT WAS SENT TO COMMITTEE BY THE MICHIGAN SENATE- BASED ON MY LIMITED KNOWLEDGE OF THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS I BELIEVE THIS MEANS THE ISSUE IS DEAD FOR THIS SESSION. NONE THE LESS IT IS INDICATIVE OF THE EFFORT TO REPEAL AND DEREGULATE INTERIOR DESIGN NATIONWIDE. LESSON LEARNED?

You heard it here first folks.  Chalk one up in the ‘L’ column.

http://michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=156705

Not a good start to the 2013 legislative season.

P.S. Evidently Michigan’s ID legislation was simply a voluntary registry;

Interior Designers Regulation

Agency: Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

The State Occupational Code (PA 299 of 1980, as amended) does not restrict or regulate the practice of interior design. Listing as an interior designer is NOT to be considered a registration, certification or licensure by the State of Michigan. A person need not be listed to practice interior design. Listed interior designers may not practice architecture, professional engineering or professional surveying unless also licensed in the appropriate profession.

from ( http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-35299_61343_35414_60647_40920-139767–,00.html )

Not like we lost a full practice act or enforceable title act…..but then it is a step backwards IMO. 

And here is more anti-regulation news from Texas;

“……And what, exactly, is the public danger of an interior or landscape design gone wrong?”

http://www.statesman.com/news/news/state-regional-govt-politics/once-government-gets-involved-professions-are-diff/nW25f/

Ahh yes one step forward several leaps backward.

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