OLR Bill Analysis

sHB 5307 (as amended by House “A”)*

AN ACT CONCERNING REGISTERED INTERIOR DESIGNERS.

SUMMARY:

This bill allows anyone who has obtained an interior designer's registration certificate or an architect's license from the Department of Consumer Protection to display or use any sign or seal to indicate that he or she is a registered interior designer in the state. By law, he or she may display or use any words, letters, figures, title, advertisement, or other devices to indicate registration.

The bill removes the requirement that a registered interior designer exhibit his or her certificate at the request of any interested party.

The bill requires registered interior designers to include their registration certificate number in any advertisement. Current law bans that practice. The bill also allows designers to include the number in any written communication.

*House Amendment “A” allows rather than requires registered interior designers to include the certificate number on written communications.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2012

COMMITTEE ACTION

General Law Committee

Joint Favorable Substitute

Yea

17

Nay

0

(03/13/2012)