BILL SUMMARY for HB09-1104
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS AFFAIRS AND LABOR
|Votes: View--> ||Action Taken: |
|Move to postpone House Bill 09-1104 indefinitely. ||PASS|
10:16 AM -- House Bill 09-1117
Representative Rice announced that House Bill 09-1117 by Representative Frangas concerning the authority to recapture unearned compensation given to persons in a publicly traded business entity's governance would be laid over until February 17 upon adjournment.
10:17 AM -- House Bill 09-1104
Representative Hullinghorst, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 09-1104 concerning the regulation of certified interior designers. This bill creates a certification program for interior designers. Persons desiring to practice the profession must be certified by the director of the Division of Registrations in the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), and show documentation that they have:
- a degree in interior design;
- at least two years of professional experience; and
- passed the qualification test used by the National Council for Interior Design Qualifications.
Only persons who meet the requirements and obtain a certification from the division are permitted to use the title "Certified Interior Designer." In addition, the bill:
- defines the scope of practice for a certified interior designer;
- provides the DORA with the ability to set fees and schedule renewals of certifications;
- establishes the grounds for disciplinary proceedings;
- authorizes the department to take disciplinary actions, including letters of admonition or cease and desist orders; and
- authorizes the department to impose fines up to $5,000, and require that a certified interior designer obtain additional training.
A certified interior designer who is a shareholder, member, or partner of an interior design firm is liable for any employee misconduct unless the firm maintains professional liability insurance. The bill sets minimum qualifying standards for the insurance policy. The bill is repealed July 1, 2020.
Representative Hullinghorst advised the committee that she would like to postpone the bill indefinitely. She talked about some issues with the bill that have not been worked out. Representative Hullinghorst stated that the bill was drafted before the sunrise report was conducted by the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies and that caused some problems and that she would like to bring the bill back in the future..
10:20 AM -- Al Fink, representing the National Kitchen and Bath Association, testified against the bill. He said if the bill is to return next year he would like both sides to be notified. Representative Soper urged both sides to sit down and talk between now and next session.
|TIME: || 10:23:34 AM|
|MOTION:||Move to postpone House Bill 09-1104 indefinitely. The motion passed 11-0.|
Final YES: 11 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS
Representative Rice wanted advised the committee that Thursday, February 19, is the deadline for House committees to report remaining House bills. He stated that if the committee does not complete the scheduled bills on Tuesday, February 17 upon adjournment, House committee room 0111 is reserved for Wednesday morning at 7:00 a.m. to hear any remaining bills from Tuesday. Similarly, if the committee does not complete the scheduled bills on Wednesday, February 18, House committee room 0111 is reserved for Thursday morning at 7:00 a.m. to hear any remaining bills from Wednesday. The committee adjourned.