Category: Florida Interior Design Lawsuit
THE IMPORTANCE OF SELF-REGULATION & THE DECORATOR vs. DESIGNER TITLE MATCH
I have spent a lot of bytes on this blog pointing out the drawbacks of relying on Uncle Sam to validate our professional status via title and practice legislation. Unfortunately we tend to lump our decorator vs. designer identity crisis in with the massive effort to gain regulation that codifies our right to work in…
HOW DO WE REMOVE INTERIOR DESIGN FROM THE DEREGULATION HIT LIST?
Deregulation is the current trend in State Houses across the nation. There are many arguments for and against this effort. I am not here to argue the merits of government regulation or the deregulation thereof. Full disclosure- I support a common sense approach to government regulations and yes some regulation is clearly unnecessary but my…
FLORIDA INTRODUCES BILL TO DEREGULATE INTERIOR DESIGN
UPDATE 4/1- This is not an April fools prank: UPDATE 4/13- Florida HB 7047 Amended to remove the deregulation of Florida Registered Interior Designers. Currently Florida House Bill 7047 and Senate Bill 802 which seek to eliminate all legislation and practice rights regarding Florida Registered Interior Design, and the practice thereof, are working their way…
THE MISINFORMED CONTINUE TO MISINFORM THE PUBLIC REGARDING INTERIOR DESIGN
https://www.facebook.com/instituteforjustice/photos/a.10151222399244815.554360.49059279814/10153007777114815/?type=1&relevant_count=1 This is a facebook page- if you do not have access to facebook then I congratulate you. Just one more reason we (the ID professionals) have got to distance ourselves from this madness.
INTERIOR DESIGN REGULATION- NOT TOO POLITICAL, COMPLICATED OR ABSTRACT
“…..Yet when it comes to taking action to advance the practice, many designers feel overwhelmed. The entire topic can seem too complicated, too political, too abstract. It doesn’t have to be.” Hmmmm….now you tell me. Guess it depends on how you define “too”. http://www.iida.org/resources/content/8/0/7/8/documents/AdvocateIIDA_Brochure_Final_SmallSize.pdf Props to IIDA and the IIDA Northern Pacific Chapter for trying…
Getting RID of ID Regulation Pushback
Or at least minimizing the cries of disenfranchised interior designers. PROFESSIONALINTERIORDESIGNER has been bantering about the blogosphere lately with anybody willing to discuss the issue of interior design regulation. I gotta say it’s a thin crowd. None the less I have been enlightened by the ways in which we as a profession see regulation and,…
California Puts The Brakes on Interior Design Practice Act
Yesterday California Assembly Bill 2482 which would have established a registered interior design practice act was suspended in the Assembly Committee on Business, Professions, and Consumers evidently as a courtesy to allow the bill sponsor, Assemblywoman Fiona Ma a chance to amend and edit the bill to address concerns raised by those opposed to such…
Florida Interior Design Regulation Under Attack on Two Fronts UPDATE
The Institute for Justice petition to reconsider the ruling on Florida’s interior design practice act was denied!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! http://www.supremecourt.gov/Search.aspx?FileName=/docketfiles/11-348.htm Smack Down!
Become a Professional Interior Designer!
Unfortunately for many of us regulation is the only readily apparent answer. As our only public relations effort, regulation of the term and the practice of interior design made sense during the first 30+ years of the ID regulation effort. Had we been successful at ameliorating the term and the practice of “interior design” to…
Florida Interior Design Regulation Under Attack on Two Fronts
In my previous post I noted a renewed effort by Florida’s Legislative branch to deregulate the Florida Registered Interior Design practice act. Now it appears that the Judicial side is heating up at the Supreme Court level. http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNLJ.jsp?id=1202537355092&Does_the_First_Amendment_protect_your_right_to_speak_for_a_living&slreturn=1 PROFESSIONALINTERIORDESIGNER has trouble believing that this petition by the Institute for Justice merits the time and consideration…