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Apr 22, 2022 By IIDA HQ
Spring Advocacy Brief: 2022
Our IIDA Advocacy teams work to advance our profession through voluntary registration, and legal recognitions—catch up with the latest news from our chapters
By IIDA HQ Apr 22, 2022
Published in Advocacy

Advocacy teams from across the country update us on the wins and ongoing efforts in their states. IIDA advocates work tirelessly in partnership with other organizations, lobbyists, and legislators to support advancement in design excellence, legislation, leadership, accreditation, and community outreach to increase the value and understanding of interior design.

CALIFORNIA

Northern California Chapter
VP of Advocacy Laura Taylor, IIDA, and Assistant VP of Advocacy Adam Newton, Assoc. IIDA

Southern California Chapter
Co-VP of Advocacy Christine Peter, IIDA, and Co-VP of Advocacy Nicole Dehlin-Grant, IIDA

We're currently undergoing sunset review of existing interior design regulation. IIDA is requesting a one-year extension for the oversight committee to study solutions to the long-term issues of building departments not accepting the stamps of Certified Interior Designers, current certification not requiring the NCIDQ exam for commercial interior designers, regulation of interior designers by a private board rather than a state board, and commercial interior designers not being included in the state’s definition of “design professional”

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ILLINOIS

Illinois Chapter
VP of Advocacy, Morgan Maples, IIDA

Bill Name: HB4715 Registered Interior Design
Sponsor:
Rep. Margaret Croke
This bill provides interior designers in the state of Illinois stamp and seal privileges and other professional accommodations. It was notably passed without opposition, in both Houses, and is now just waiting for Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker’s signature.

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NEBRASKA

Great Plains Chapter
VP of Advocacy, Jessica Doolittle, IIDA

Bill Name:
Interior Design Voluntary Registration Act (LB250, AM43)
Sponsor:
Senator Megan Hunt (will likely be a different sponsor next year)
For the first time, the bill creates a professional definition and defined the scope of interior design in the state of Nebraska. Interior designers would have stamp and seal privileges and would have two seats on the State of Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects.

Currently in talks with AIA Nebraska to move them to a neutral position with the acceptance of bill language from the recent Iowa bill.

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