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AB2192 * WHAT DOES OUR FUTURE HOLD?
It is with great concern for the future of our profession that we look at the affects of Assembly Bill AB2192.
On May 28, this bill was moved from the Assembly to the Senate for a vote. On June 11, it was assigned to the Senate committee for Transportation and Housing and is nowSB2192. This committee is Chaired by Senator Mark DeSaulnier of the 7th District.
AB2192 (Melendez) is 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.
• 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. This bill is a solution in search of a problem.
In a Letter from Assembly member Kevin Mullin to local Interior Designer Lilley Yee, in response to her letter in opposition to this legislation, Mullin stated:
“This bill was voted on and passed by the Assembly on May 28, 2014. It is currently in Senate awaiting assignment. I voted for this bill on the Assembly Committee on Local Government on May 7, 2014 and on the Assembly Floor on May 28, 2014.
Thank you again for sharing your input with me. Although I regret that we are unable to agree on the merits of this legislation, I hope you will continue to contact me regarding state issues of concern to you.”
It is clear that our Government Representatives must hear our voices.
WHAT IS OUR NEXT STEP?
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AB2192 Sample Letter To Chair of H&D
AB2192 Sample Letter To Member of H&D
INTERIOR DESIGN ORGANIZATIONS UNITE IN OPPOSITION of SB2192
All Interior Design Organizations are in agreement to oppose this Legislation.
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