Welcome to CLCID:
CLCID is a legislative coalition that represents the entire Interior Design profession on issues that are important to our members and their practice.
WE SERVE AS THE VOICE FOR THE CALIFORNIA INTERIOR DESIGN PROFESSION!
- Representing the interests of ALL California's Interior Designers.
- Monitoring and submitting legislation and developing long-term legislative strategic plans that protect the Interior Design Profession.
- Protecting public health, safety and welfare.
- Forming grass roots efforts as needed.
A Professional Interior Designer take Experience (time) and Education.
- Know the Codes and Regulations for California,
- Take the IDEX Exam and become a Certified Interior Designer (CID),
- Become Certified in the area that you want to specialize in: Commercial, Hospitality, Kitchen and Bath, Residential, etc...
- Keep up with the Legislation than can affect your business.
URGENT ACTION REQUIRED
HELP STOP AB2192
Letters are needed immediately to stop the passage of Assembly Bill AB2192.
This bill is a solution in search of a problem.
AB2192 (Melendez) a bill sponsored by the AIA California Council, which in its original form allowed for a peer review/self-certification system for architectural approval of plans, circumventing the current program approval of plans by local building departments. The peer review system in this bill covers commercial and residential interior design work identified under the CA Architects Practice Act.
The proposed legislation are likely steps toward the elimination of existing exemptions that allow non-licensed architects, designers and engineers to design and submit building plans for nonstructural and non-seismic construction permits.
On May 7, it was moved to a vote heard on May 28 and was passed by the assembly.
On June 11, the bill was assigned to the Transportation & Housing Committee to for a vote.
The hearing date is set for Tuesday June 24, 2014.
• SB2192 will cause confusion for the consumer by leading consumers to believe architects are more qualified because they can provide a more expedited permit review.
• The majority of residential interior design work is done by professionals other than architects.
• California would be one of a few states to consider the implementation of a peer review process.
WHAT IS OUR NEXT STEP?
Letters, Letters, Letters
We did not have an opportunity to influence the bill on the floor, but we will have our best opportunity when the bill is heard in the second house (Senate). We will be working with other opposition groups to strategize and coordinate testimony.
A letter campaign targeting constituents of the members of the Senate policy committee will be most effective.
Things move quickly and unexpectedly in Sacramento.
Call and write them today.
There is strength in numbers. Stay informed, connected, and educated. Share this with other professionals and encourage others to join.
INTERIOR DESIGN ORGANIZATIONS UNITE IN OPPOSITION of SB2192
All Interior Design Organizations are in agreement to oppose this Legislation.