The Interior Design Legislative Coalition of Pennsylvania (IDLCPA) is a not-forprofit organization committed to advancing the interior design profession through licensing and regulation. IDLCPA was established in the late 1980’s as a statewide coalition. For over two decades the Coalition has worked hard producing two draft bills in the early 1990’s and submitting an exhaustive answer to the Sunrise Evaluation Report required by Pennsylvania legislature in December of 2004. The International Interior Design Association has published the Coalition’s work on the IIDA Knowledge Center, IDLCPA Sunrise Evaluation Report: Defining the Interior Design Profession.
IDLCPA has over 850 members consisting of interior design professionals, students, educators, industry partners, and affiliated professionals. The board has 24 appointed members serving from locations across Pennsylvania.
In 2005, the coalition hired lobbyist Milliron Associates. Working under the guidance of Milliron Associates, IDLCPA submitted an act for interior design licensing in March of 2007. The language was revised in 2008 and a new bill was introduced. After a successful hearing, IDLCPA opted to let the bill die in session and work on crafting new language addressing concerns brought up by opposition groups at the hearing. The new bill is scheduled to be introduced the 2010-2011 legislative session.
The new bill is careful not to regulate or define any interior design services that are currently provided by individuals in the profession or related trades. The new bill provides the ability for interior designers to practice services that are currently restricted by code opening up markets and job opportunities to the profession that are currently not available.
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