I’m glad to see that, once again, the General Assembly is doing its best to keep Hoosiers safe from the scourge of unregistered interior designers. House Bill 1063 introduced by Representatives Hinkle, Torr, and Micon, makes it a Class B misdemeanor to designate one’s self as a registered interior designer. It also makes a person ineligible to register as an interior design if the person has a civil judgment entered against them for negligently practicing interior design.
This is at least Representative Hinkle’s second attempt at regulating interior designers. He tried to get this one through last year as HB 1434. Maybe there is a vital public policy interest being served here, but to me it just sounds silly. Is negligent interior design really such a threat to Hoosiers that we have to get the government involved?