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2013 House Bill 4378: Repeal interior designer registration

Public Act 193 of 2014

Introduced by Rep. Andrea LaFontaine (R) on March 6, 2013 To repeal a law that establishes a government interior designer registry and makes it available to state or local government agencies. To be included on the registry a designer must have passed a test created by a national organization of incumbent interior designers. This organization has sought repeatedly in this state to impose a full licensure and regulatory regime on interior designers, with several bills introduced in previous legislatures.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Regulatory Reform Committee on March 6, 2013
Reported in the House on March 19, 2013 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on March 20, 2013 To adopt a version of the bill that strips out a provision removing language from the current statute which "allows" interior designers provide design services (explicit government permission is generally not required to practice a non-licensed occupation in this country).
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on March 20, 2013
Passed 110 to 0 in the House on March 21, 2013 To repeal a law that establishes a government interior designer registry and makes it available to state or local government agencies. To be included on the registry a designer must have passed a test created by a national organization of incumbent interior designers. This organization has sought repeatedly in this state to impose a full licensure and regulatory regime on interior designers, with several bills introduced in previous legislatures.
Received in the Senate on April 9, 2013
Referred to the Senate Regulatory Reform Committee on April 9, 2013
Reported in the Senate on May 13, 2014 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on May 27, 2014
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on May 27, 2014
Passed 27 to 10 in the Senate on June 2, 2014 To repeal a law that establishes a government interior designer registry and makes it available to state or local government agencies.
Moved to reconsider by Sen. Arlan Meekhof (R) on June 2, 2014 The vote by which the bill was passed.
The motion passed by voice vote in the Senate on June 2, 2014
Received in the Senate on June 2, 2014
Passed 29 to 9 in the Senate on June 2, 2014 To repeal a law that establishes a government interior designer registry and makes it available to state or local government agencies. To be included on the registry a designer must have passed a test created by a national organization of incumbent interior designers. This organization has sought repeatedly in this state to impose a full licensure and regulatory regime on interior designers, with several bills introduced in previous legislatures.
Received in the House on June 3, 2014
Passed 102 to 6 in the House on June 5, 2014 To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 21, 2014

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