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IIDA & ASID FL Deregulation bill update
(July 1, 2020 - Tallahassee, FL) — The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and IIDA have successfully advocated on behalf of interior designers in the state of Florida as the Deregulation of Professions & Occupations Bill was signed into law on June 30, 2020 by Governor Ron DeSantis. Together with the support of the state’s design community and colleague organizations, such as the Council for Interior Design Qualification (CIDQ), ASID and IIDA ensured the inclusion of compromise language that maintains the integrity of the interior design profession and the safety of the public through a newly formed state interior design voluntary registry. Further, the reform encourages entry and continuation in the profession, in keeping with Governor DeSantis’ wish to streamline occupational regulations in the state.
“We are thrilled to have worked with our counterparts at IIDA and others in the Florida design community to promote commercial interior design business rights,” says Gary Wheeler, FASID, Interim CEO of ASID. “The Act’s acknowledgment of interior designers not only affords them the rights and privileges worthy of their studies, experience, and businesses but also guarantees the safety of public building clients and occupants for whom they design. We’re grateful to the Governor, Senator Ben Albritton, Representative Blaise Ingoglia, and the entire Florida Legislature for recognizing the power design—and designers—have to impact lives.”
Under the new law, the reasonable and more narrowly tailored regulation of commercial interior designers will continue. The reform’s primary change is the establishment of a registration, which will replace a mandatory license, for commercial interior designers who wish to practice independently with use of their own construction document stamp. It further clarifies that state regulation is not required to perform all forms of interior design and interior decorator services. These changes will go into effect on July 1, 2020.
Thank you to our valued members and industry partners for their unfailing support and defense of the Interior Design Profession. If you have any questions regarding the Deregulation of Professions & Occupations Bill, please reach out to the IIDA FLC Advocacy team:
VP of Advocacy, Robert Edgar (email@example.com)
Director of Advocacy, David Loos (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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