HB 20-1165

  • Colorado House Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Feb 28, 2020
  • Passed House Feb 27, 2020
  • Passed Senate Mar 14, 2020
  • Signed by Governor Apr 01, 2020

Interior Design Practice


Under current law, interior design work is exempted from the types of work regulated under the laws governing the practice of architecture. The act modifies the interior design exemption: To remove an inconsistency in the language of that exemption whereby one portion of the exemption requires that interior designers not be engaged in work that affects the life safety of building occupants and another portion of the exemption requires that interior designers engage in their work "with due concern for the life safety of the occupants of the building"; and To amend the language of the first portion of the exemption by limiting the restriction to alterations that are outside the content of interior design documents and specifications filed for the purpose of obtaining building permit approval and retains the language of the second portion of the exemption. Additionally, the act authorizes a city, city and county, or regional building authority to reject a building permit application filed by an interior designer only for a reason provided by law. The act also modifies the eligibility criteria for interior designers by removing references to educational requirements. The national certification requirement that is maintained in the statute itself includes educational requirements. Finally, the act modifies the description of "nonstructural or nonseismic" work that is within an interior designer's scope of practice. (Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

Bill Sponsors (4)


Mar 14, 2020

Feb 27, 2020


Apr 01, 2020

Office of the Governor

Governor Signed

Mar 23, 2020

Office of the Governor

Sent to the Governor

Mar 17, 2020


Signed by the Speaker of the House


Signed by the President of the Senate

Mar 14, 2020


Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Mar 13, 2020


Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments

Mar 11, 2020


Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole

  • Committee-Passage
Business, Labor, & Technology

Feb 28, 2020


Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology

  • Introduction
Business, Labor, & Technology

Feb 27, 2020


House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Feb 24, 2020


House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments

Feb 21, 2020


House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee

Feb 18, 2020


House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole

  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
House Committee of the Whole

Jan 28, 2020


Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor

  • Introduction
Business Affairs & Labor

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Signed Act (04/01/2020) PDF
Final Act (03/17/2020) PDF
Rerevised (03/14/2020) PDF
Revised (03/13/2020) PDF
Reengrossed (02/27/2020) PDF
Engrossed (02/21/2020) PDF
Introduced (01/28/2020) PDF
PA1 (02/19/2020) PDF
Committee Amendment PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note FN1 (02/14/2020) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (08/05/2020) PDF


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