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2013 Senate Bill 479: Repeal interior designer registration
  1. Introduced by Sen. Mark Jansen (R) on September 11, 2013, to repeal a law that establishes a government interior designer registry and makes it available to state and local government agencies that impose building permit mandates. To be included on the registry a designer must have passed a test created by a national organization of incumbent interior designers, or be approved by a state board comprised of these incumbent designers. Designers have lobbied to impose a full licensure and regulatory regime on interior designers, with several bills introduced in previous legislatures.
    • Referred to the Senate Regulatory Reform Committee on September 11, 2013.
      • Reported in the Senate on October 15, 2013, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on October 22, 2013. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on October 22, 2013.
  2. Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on October 23, 2013.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on October 23, 2013.
    • Referred to the House Regulatory Reform Committee on October 23, 2013.