The Illinois Registered Design Practitioners Act, which allows licensure for registered design practitioners to stamp and seal drawings for nonresidential projects, has been introduced in the Illinois General Assembly. Illinois SB1270 was introduced to the General Assembly by State Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford (D-4th District). In addition to expanding the rights of registered interior designers in the state, the bill also establishes a Registered Design Practitioner Licensing Board.
“We fully support the efforts of Sen. Kimberly Lightford in introducing this bill, which recognizes interior designers as qualified professionals practicing in code-impacted spaces in Illinois,” says ASID CEO Randy Fiser. “This legislation will help interior designers expand their design businesses, and in turn, will bolster the economy in Illinois.”
The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is working closely with the Illinois Interior Design Coalition and the ASID Illinois chapter to push this bill through the legislature.