PA 15-210—SB 631

Public Safety and Security Committee

AN ACT REQUIRING INTERIOR DESIGNERS TO OBTAIN CONTINUING EDUCATION RELATED TO THE STATE BUILDING CODE AND FIRE SAFETY CODE

SUMMARY: This act establishes continuing education requirements for registered interior designers. It requires them, starting when they apply to renew their registration on or after October 1, 2015, to complete at least four hours of continuing education every three years in areas related to the application of the state building and fire safety codes.

Registered interior designers who apply to renew their registration on or after October 1, 2018 must attest to satisfying the continuing education requirements on a form prescribed by the consumer protection commissioner. The applicants must keep attendance records or completion certificates showing compliance for at least three years after completing the requirements and submit the records to the commissioner for inspection within 45 days after he asks for them.

By law, a knowing, willful, and intentional violation of the laws governing registered interior designers is punishable by imprisonment for up to one year, a fine of up to $500, or both (CGS 20-377v).

The act also makes technical changes.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2015

OLR Tracking: VR; ND; MS; BS