Interior Design Protection Consulting

October 30, 2013

Minnesota Practice Act

roadblockIDPC has been in Minnesota this week, lobbying and testifying against the practice act.  In addition to my testimony on behalf of my six trade association clients, there was also compelling testimony from the NKBA, AIA, IJ, students and an interior design professor.

But our best assistance actually came from the lead-off testimony from the cartel (the president of MIDLAC).  Terrible!!!  She rambled on for 20 minutes, basically saying nothing of importance, not showing any need for the bill, and main point was they’re the only ones in the built environment who isn’t licensed.  Yeesh!  Get over yourself!  That’s not a reason to enact a new law that would put so many designers out of business.

It appeared that most of the Committee agreed with our position — four Representatives questioned the bill sponsor (Rep. Hilstrom) at the end of the hearing, and all questions clearly made it clear they had not been convinced there is a need for licensing.

I think we put this puppy to bed for now, but as usual, I’m sure we’ll see it again next year.

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2 Comments »

  1. Sure wish that we could get Florida to do the right thing, that they should have done 2 years ago and just ignored that they should throw out the entire remainder of the ID license. They are still harassing me and many from doing any commercial work. Have to get an attorney everytime they call to inverstigate because we got a job, someone else would have liked. Any Hope out there or do I just continue to work for my Clients in other states. So Sad Thanks for the good work you try to do…keep America’s talented and hard working on the job! God Bless! Rita Williams

    Comment by RITAWMSME@aol.com — October 30, 2013 @ 4:07 pm |Reply

  2. You said: “I think we put this puppy to bed for now, but as usual, I’m sure we’ll see it again next year.”

    Job security! :))

    Comment by aikidosan — October 31, 2013 @ 12:39 pm |Reply


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