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2013 Senate Bill 479: Repeal interior designer registration

Public Act 265 of 2014

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.   Official Text and Analysis.
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
Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on October 23, 2013 (same description)
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.
Received in the House on October 23, 2013
Referred to the House Regulatory Reform Committee on October 23, 2013
Reported in the House on May 14, 2014 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on May 21, 2014 To adopt a version of the bill that recognizes the proposed repeal is now House Bill 4378.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on May 21, 2014
Passed 104 to 6 in the House on May 22, 2014 To revise details of state occupational licensing laws to accommodate the repeal of an interior designer registry proposed in House Bill 4378.
Received in the Senate on May 27, 2014
Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on June 12, 2014
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 26, 2014

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