To establish licensure for commercial interior design professionals, whose work impacts the health, safety, and welfare of the public in the state of Oregon.
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Inka Bajandas with DJC Oregon newspaper recently wrote about IDC-Oregon’s efforts with state legislation. Bajandas spoke with Legislative Director, Ellen Cusick about IDC-Oregon’s current status: “Efforts to create a state-approved licensing program for interior designers have stalled while advocates revamp proposed legislation in hopes that it will be more palatable to Oregon lawmakers. A bill… Read more »
Most have already heard about the article written this last month by Hilary Gowins in the Huffington Post. For those who have not, here is the link to her article called “Arbitrary Interior Design Regulations Hurt Entrepreneurs, Consumers” A rebuttal from IIDA on educating the public and Huffington Post, “A recent Huffington Post Blog entry… Read more »
Announced on American Society of Interior Designers’ website on August 21st, 2014: Washington, D.C. | Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts has signed into law the Interior Design Bidding Bill H. 4303, which establishes the right of designers to bid as the prime contractor on state contracts and recognizes the profession of interior design within the state… Read more »
A glimpse into IIDA’s recent blog post: Recently, we changed our name from “Government and Regulatory Affairs” to “Advocacy.” The IIDA Oregon Advocacy Committee (VP of Advocacy, Roberta Pennington, IIDA and Chair of Advocacy, Bethanne Mikkelsen, IIDA) will be your IIDA representative on the Interior Design Collaborative-Oregon’s (IDC-OR) board as well as inform you of… Read more »
IDC Members, Our hearing with the Ways & Means General Government committee is set for 8:30am tomorrow, February 27th! After a recent and successful senate committee hearing, we received some constructive feedback that has led to the revision of SB1521 (the proposed bill regulating the practice of commercial interior design in Oregon). The amendment includes… Read more »