AB 2192 has passed the Assembly floor on its third reading and has now moved onto the Senate. The Rules Committee is waiting for assignment to the appropriate Policy Committee.
It is critical that we defeat the bill in the Senate with our letters and faxes. More information will follow when the Policy Committee is selected.
AB 2192 (Melendez) is a bill sponsored by the AIA California Council, which in its original form allowed for a peer review/self-certification system for architectural approval of plans. This process would circumvent the current program approval of plans by local building departments which is the channel used by interior designers. The peer review system in this bill as amended covers residential interior design work identified under the CA Architects Practice Act.