Legislation & Advocacy
March 2010 – ASID praised as “man in the arena”
An industry publication, Office Insight, recently applauded the Florida court decision in the article titled “Interior Design: Victorious in Florida”. The court ruling was handed down in early February upholding the interior design practice act. Brad Powell, author of the mentioned article, has credited ASID for its legislative efforts. “ASID has kept its mind open and, fighting the slings and arrows of sometimes outrageous fortune and accusations, has emerged the victor and deserves the gratitude of the profession as a whole.”
To read the article in its entirety, click on the attached document. For more information on the Florida lawsuit visit our website www.asid.org and click on the tab legislation & advocacy. If you have any questions or comments please contact the Government and Public Affairs department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 2010 – Victory in Virginia
Interior design professionals claimed a legislative victory this week in Virginia. Both houses of the state legislature have passed Senate Bill 1265 , shattering the glass ceiling that previously prevented designers from sitting on the board of directors at their firm. This bill opens new doors for designers in Virginia and recognizes interior design as a separate and distinct profession on equal footing with architects, engineers, and other design professionals. Certified interior designers will now be able to contribute even more to the growth of the industry through their individual firms.
The bill is currently awaiting the signature of Governor McDonald.
ASID offers our congratulations to all interior designers in Virginia on this victory.
Q&A on Legislation?
Protecting interior designers’ right to practice is at the forefront of the ASID Government and Public Affairs agenda. Mobilizing members and students to advocate for the future of the interior design profession starts with providing the right tools and resources. Below are those resources currently available online. If you need any additional materials please do not hesitate to contact the Government and Public Affairs Department at email@example.com or call (202) 546-3480.
(IDCA) Interior Design Coalition of Arizona
The Interior Design Legislative Coalition of Arizona (IDCA) is a not-for profit lobbying body committed to advancing the interior design profession through voluntary registration. IDCA was established in the late 1980’s as a statewide coalition. Interior Design Coalition of Arizona -firstname.lastname@example.org