IDEAL- UT, Lobbyist
Prestige Government Relations & Consulting Group, LLC
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Commercial Interior Design Certification Bill Passes Utah Legislature, Awaiting Governor's Signature
Salt Lake City, Ut. — Wednesday, March 9, 2016, the Utah State Legislature passed SB117, Commercial Interior Design Certification Modifications, which creates a voluntary state certification for interior designers to practice their profession in specific commercial occupancies above 3,000 square feet independently. The bill, sponsored by Senator Luz Escamilla (D-01) and Representative Mike Schultz (R-12) in the House, remedies limitations of practice for commercial interior designers in the state and received overwhelming bi-partisan support throughout the process.
IDEAL for Utah, the coalition which brought SB117 to the legislature, wishes to thank all those who participated in the lengthy process and applauds stakeholder efforts that made it possible to reach such an equitable solution for so many in the design community.
Commercial Interior Designers graduating from our state universities and colleges are now able to become certified to expand their current scope of practice to specific commercial spaces where they have been unable to practice due to outdated state restrictions. SB117 does not impact residential design and is a voluntary state certification.
IDEAL for Utah encourages anyone interested in attaining more information about the bill to contact Amy Coombs, IDEAL for Utah’s lobbyist. IDEAL for Utah encourages community attendance at any IDEAL for Utah advocacy meetings.