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2013 Senate Bill 479: Repeal interior designer registration

Public Act 265 of 2014

  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.
      • 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.
  4. 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.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the Senate on May 27, 2014.
  6. Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on June 12, 2014.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 26, 2014.

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