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The Florida 2012 legislative session will begin on January 9, 2012 and as Registered Interior Designers we must be ready for any opposition that may arise. 

Our profession came under attack less than twelve months ago in Florida House Bill 5005, to deregulate certain professions, most notably Registered Interior Designers.  There were many individuals from IDAF, ASID, IIDA and unaffiliated who worked tirelessly on your behalf to protect your rights as a “Design Professional” and to stop this bill from passing. 

This is not about how you use your signing and sealing privileges, or about how much of your work is residential or commercial, but about the rights that we have achieved and hold as Registered Interior Designers.  This is about our profession and the significant and possible negative impacts to our families, friends and businesses.  The losses we have all suffered during the economic downturn will be minute in comparison if we are no longer recognized as Registered Interior Designers or “Design Professionals”.

No matter your party affiliation, we must support those legislators in the House and Senate, who took the time to understand our position and our positive impact on the Florida; economy, commercial projects, the work force and the future of Registered Interior Designers. We must support the Representatives and Senators who spoke on your behalf, had influence on the outcome in 2011 or are key to our future in 2012.

We need your immediate assistance to get the word out to all stake holders,  Registered Interior Designers and the commercial interior design community;  fellow RID’s, clients, employees, and especially our industry rep’s, suppliers, trades and contractors.

Let the 2012 Florida Legislators hear our voice by making a contribution to their campaign funds. Checks should be payable to any of the following campaign funds and mailed to the IDAF office.  In order to meet all fundraising deadlines, your contribution must be received by IDAF by January 3, 2012. Please note “Registered Interior Design” on your checks.

Mail your contributions to:


345 West Palmetto Park Road

Boca Raton, Fl.  33432

*Legislative contributions will be bundled and delivered in order to be more effective.

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My Best for a Joyous Holiday Season,

Douglas Feldman, IDAF President

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