Blog - Category Archives: State Legislation

Interior Design Licensing Still Being Sought


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 proposed… Read More »

New Law Expands Interior Design Practice Rights in Massachusetts


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 »

Seven Things You Need to Know about Advocacy

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 »

Success in Salem: Capitol Day 2013

Capitol Day 2013 was an enormous success! This year’s efforts were effective and focused, helping to move toward our goal of obtaining commercial interior design licensing. On February 22nd, a group of over 20 professionals, students, and educators met with a number of legislators to state their case and gather information from legislators about any concerns or… Read More »