Florida Senate Votes to Protect Registered Interior Designers

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Don Davis, Director, Government and Public Affairs, ASID, (202) 675-2344 ddavis@asid.org
Autumn Conrad, Public Relations Manager, ASID, (202) 675-2341 aconrad@asid.org

House Bill 5005 Defeated in Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 9, 2011) | On Friday, May 6 the Florida Senate defeated H.B. 5005, the “Deregulating of Professions and Occupations” bill, by a vote of 32-6.

“We are pleased the Florida Senate took the time necessary to thoughtfully consider the negative implications of eliminating commercial interior design registration,” said Don Davis, ASID Director of Government and Public Affairs. “The Senate’s decision to vote down H.B. 5005 is in the best interest of Floridians and the state’s economy.”

The Senate’s decision to vote down H.B. 5005 will allow Florida’s more than 2,800 registered interior designers to continue in their current practice.

About ASID:
The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is a community of people—designers, industry representatives, educators and students—committed to interior design. Through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building and outreach, the Society strives to advance the interior design profession and, in the process, to demonstrate and celebrate the power of design to positively change people’s lives. Its more than 36,000 members engage in a variety of professional programs and activities through a network of 48 chapters throughout the United States and Canada. www.asid.org

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