WISCONSIN PRACTICE LEGISLATION AND FLORIDA DEREGULATION UPDATE

PROFESSIONALINTERIORDESIGNER has been so focused on Wisconsin’s effort to gain permitting privileges that I lost sight of the renewed deregulation effort in Florida. First for those of you who are interested in such things here are the links to the bills mentioned; https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2019/proposals/reg/sen/bill/sb303 https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2020/474 The Wisconsin bill and the effort to get it through the […]

IT’S THE MESSAGE PEOPLE!

Unfortunately for us, the public perception of interior design is far different than the reality of code-regulated or commercial interior design.  So when we stand before a lawmaker or policy maker and we ask them to consider creating a law that regulates the practice of “interior design”, or we are forced to defend existing interior design laws from deregulation efforts, our message is less than cogent and convincing.

FLORIDA HB 27 AND THE EFFORT TO DEREGULATE CODE REGULATED INTERIOR DESIGN- 2019 EDITION

UPDATE 5/9/2019 The effort to deregulate the practice of interior design in the State of Florida has been unsuccessful.  In other words Florida Registered Interior Designers have won their fight to remain independent of other licensed building design professionals. Below is my original post on the subject. I have noticed an uptick in views over […]

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 […]

ASID Counters Claims of Racial Bias In the Interior Design Profession

Wow……..the anti-ID regulationists finally played the race card. ASID’s counter statement is well written. Let’s hope it is well read.

https://www.asid.org/content/asid-defends-interior-designer-capital-hill
All that said, the licensed design professions have struggled to increase racial diversity. We acknowledge this and from my experience there is, and has been, a concerted effort to address this issue. To claim that we are conspiring to limit access to the profession due to race is simply politically correct race baiting in reverse.

Ain’t politics fun?

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.

WILL WE EVER BE ABLE TO UNRING THIS BELL?

The effort to roadblock the ID regulation efforts is in full swing this Spring. Seems the Interior Design Protection Council received an infusion of funding to allow her to present her case to a U.S. Congressional Subcommittee;

Refer to agenda here;

http://smallbusiness.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=369299

Here is her testimony….I am still looking for an audio/visual file….

http://smallbusiness.house.gov/uploadedfiles/3-26-2014_morrow_testimony.pdf

READ IT AN WEEP.

Based on what I hear of our professional domain’s willingness and ability to silence this noise we may need several boxes of tissue.