Interior Design affects every space we encounter. To explore how design legislation protects the health, safety, and welfare of the public and how it helps consumers make informed choices, please take a moment to watch this important message.
Thanks to NCIDQ there is now an interactive video that will help to explain to your legislator, family and friends just what a Registered Interior Designer is trained to do. It is a model floor plan that by zooming in and clicking on one of the numbers, will tell you the applicable building codes that an Interior Designer would use in that location of the building. It is a great educational tool for students, the public, our legislators and even our families who do not understand what Interior Designers do! Please take a moment to share it with your friends and family!
IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter Legislative Update
Texas Association for Interior Design
The Texas Association for Interior Design speaks as a single unified voice on legislative issues which affect the business of interior design in Texas – www.supporttaid.org
As many of you have heard, the Texas sunset staff has officially published their report containing statutory and management recommendations to the Sunset Commission concerning the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners. They have, unfortunately, recommended deregulation of Registered Interior Designers. This is a recommendation only, and will be reviewed and decided on by the actual commission after our public hearing on November 13th. All information presented to the Commission at the public hearing, whether submitted orally or in writing, is reviewed and compiled for consideration.
This is why, more than ever, we need to speak as a single unified voice.
The Texas Association for Interior Design represents all the business and legislative aspects of the Interior Design Industry in Texas, and is working around the clock to prepare for the public hearing and to send that unified message. They are recommending you show your support by attending the hearing. You do not need to be a RID to attend, or to voice your support for the continuing regulation of interior designers. Bring your family, friends, clients, and co-workers so that they too can show their support for you and all registered interior designers. TAID will also be sending out suggested wording if you wish to comment on the report via email. Please wait for this important information so that ASID, IIDA, and TAID will have the unified voice we seek. Become a member of TAID or re-new your membership today! Lobbyists do not work for free, and at this time funding is not available to hire one. If you are an existing member please consider a monetary donation to help in this time of need. IIDA will continue to support TAID and keep you informed as this process moves along.
Inda Hahn, RID, IIDA, LEED AP
IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter
VP of GRA – Texas
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For More Information Contact
Laura Tribble Ransom | VP of GRA – Oklahoma
Inda Hahn | VP of GRA – Texas