IIDA Advocacy, Interior Design profession
Q&A with the Interior Design Legislative Coalition of Pennsylvania
February 16, 2016
The Interior Design Legislative Coalition of Pennsylvania (IDLCPA) has been diligently working to promote the Interior Design profession through legislative efforts. IDLCPA introduced legislation in 2016 that would allow for the registration of interior designers in Pennsylvania. Currently, the architecture law prevents interior designers from working to the fullest extent of their abilities. Here, Jennifer Winters, NCIDQ, President of IDLCPA, provides highlights of the organization’s work, her insight into advocating for interior design, and an overview of the new legislation.
Speaking Out on Interior Design Licensure
BY ERIKA TEMPLETON
In between all the chatter about trending color palettes, health product declarations, and workplace evolution, you may have noticed another topic gaining traction among interior design crowds: licensure legislation.
In fact, there’s a good chance you’ve stumbled upon this topic among non-designers, like in the 2014 Huffington Post article, "Arbitrary Interior Design Regulations Hurt Entrepreneurs, Consumers," or The Wall Street Journal’s May 2015 story, "Regulation Run Amok—And How to Fight Back," which asked, "Can’t we rely on the market to deal with incompetent barbers, interior decorators, and manicurists?"
What a beautiful day to...
Senator Yudichak has agreed to be our prime sponsor, we are thrilled to have his time and support on our cause! Senator Yudichak over the years has been a strong supporter of IDLCPA and has attended every Interior Design day at the capitol. His commitment to the students has been evident over the years.
The cold of a Pittsburgh February was temporarily broken up by the heat of the Electric Circus. IDLCPA’s 9th annual Pure Party was held February 5th at the fabulous Warhol Museum. The Andy Warhol inspired 1960/70s club culture was recreated for one night only and enjoyed as much as possible by a group of responsible professionals on a Thursday night.
Have you HEARD the news? IDLCPA’s bill has been INTRODUCED!
Yes, you have heard this before… this time we have powerful senators supporting our bill with 9 senators confirmed as co-sponsors.
Senate Bill SB1060
Interior Design Registration Act
IDPCPA needs YOUR help….
Contact your Senator TODAY and ask
them to become a Co-sponsor!
Strength in numbers…let your voice be heard!
This bill can get passed with your help!
Don’t know how to find your Senator go to this link: http://www.senate.state.pa.us/
Welcome to the official site of the Interior Design Legislative Coalition of Pennsylvania!
Our vision is to advance the interior design profession in Pennsylvania by becoming the next jurisdiction to achieve occupational recognition through professional regulation. IDLCPA is dedicated to pursing the regulated practice of interior design professionals; recognizing the occupation protects and enhances the health, safety and welfare of people occupying interior space.
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