Legislation Information

Background: 

In the United States, authority for regulating most forms of economic activity emerges from legislation at either the local, state or federal level. This includes regulation that impacts the design industry. ASID’s legislative policy supports regulation that expands practice opportunities while not limiting, restricting or preventing the practice of Interior Design.

ASID Legislative Policy: 

ASID believes that legal recognition of our profession is best achieved through the enactment of legislation that:

  • Does not limit, restrict or prevent the practice of Interior Design.
  • Does not limit, restrict of prevent anyone from using the title “Interior Design” or “Interior Designer”.
  • Allows state-qualified Interior Designers to use the title “registered”, “certified” or “licensed” interior designer.
  • Allows state-qualified Interior Designers to perform additional services related to the practice of Interior Design as applicable governing jurisdictions deem appropriate for state-qualified Interior Designers to perform.

ASID supports the efforts of individuals to become recognized as certified, registered or licensed Interior Designers through the passage of state legislation. We urge chapters and coalitions to advocate for legislation that places no restriction on the use “Interior Designer” but does allow a pathway to creating expanded practice opportunities including full stamping, signing and permitting privileges.

National Action: 

Read about the “ALLOW Act” and how it is a threat to the profession of Interior Design and those who practice it. Write your US Senator, and tell them to support Interior Designer’s and NOT cosponsor the ALLOW Act.

Local Action: 

The Oregon Chapter of ASID supports the legislative efforts of Interior Design Collaborative – Oregon (IDC-Oregon) the state coalition pursuing efforts to establish professional recognition in Oregon. If you are interested in learning more about IDC-Oregon or getting more involved with legislative efforts for Interior Designer’s in Oregon, visit idc-oregon.org. Also see upcoming IDC-Oregon’s events here!