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2012 Senate Bill 1325: Impose licensure on interior designers
  1. Introduced by Sen. Judy Emmons (R) on September 25, 2012, to impose licensure and regulation on interior designers, with annual license fees, a six-year apprenticeship mandate, testing requirements to standards established by a board of incumbent designers, and more. The bill is part of a legislative package comprised of Senate Bills 1325 to 1327.
    • Referred to the Senate Regulatory Reform Committee on September 25, 2012.


Re: 2012 Senate Bill 1325 (Impose licensure on interior designers )  by Mike Hignite on January 10, 2013 

 Idiotic restraint of trade.  Six year apprenticeship?  For interior design?  A test developed by existing interior designers?

None of these ideas make any sense, unless you are already an interior designer trying to eliminate competition.

I don't favor any licensure for any job at all, but at least have a public safety rationale behind it.  If you want to license a doctor because he may kill you, maybe, but how many fatalities have occurred due to bad interior design?

2012 Senate Bill 1325 (Impose licensure on interior designers )  by admin on January 10, 2013 
Introduced in the Senate on September 25, 2012

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