Aug 09, 2021 By IIDA HQ
Summer Advocacy Brief: 2021
Catch up on what our IIDA Advocacy chapter teams have been doing—bills that have passed and those still on the floor for votes.
By IIDA HQ Aug 09, 2021
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IIDA rounded up advocacy news from across the country—several of our chapters shared updates on recent wins and ongoing efforts in their states. We’re grateful for our IIDA advocates for all the tireless work they do to support advancement in design excellence, legislation, leadership, accreditation, and community outreach to increase the value and understanding of interior design.

Massachusetts House Bill 381

An Act relative to advancing the profession of commercial interior design.

Primary Sponsor: Representative Patricia Haddad (D)
Cosponsor: Representative James Murphy (D)
Cosponsor: Representative: Elizabeth Malia (D)
Cosponsor: Representative Hannah Kane (R)

Most recent activity: July Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure hearing. More details here

Wisconsin Senate Bill 344

An Act registration and the scope of practice of interior designers and granting rule-making authority.


Primary Sponsor Senator Dale Kooyenga [R]
Primary Sponsor Senator LaTonya Johnson [D]
Primary Sponsor Senator Duey Stroebel [R]
Primary Sponsor Senator Howard Marklein [R]
Primary Sponsor Senator Kelda Roys [D]

Most recent activity:
May General Assembly Committee on Government Operations, Legal Review and Consumer Protection hearing. More details here

Pennsylvania House Bill 1258

The General Assembly of Pennsylvania

An Act providing for the registration of interior designers; imposing powers and duties on the Bureau of Consumer Protection; establishing the Registered Interior Design Account; imposing penalties; and for abrogation of regulations.

Primary Sponsor Representative Kathleen C. Tomlinson

Most recent activity:
Referred to Consumer Affairs. More details here

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