Public Chapter 33

SENATE BILL NO. 1498

By Crutchfield

Substituted for: House Bill No. 1068

By Rhinehart, Kent, Halteman Harwell, West

AN ACT To amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 62-2-101; Section 62-2-105; Section 62-2-106; Section 62-2-201; Section 62-2-202; Section 62-2-203; Section 62-2-204; Section 62-2-301; Section 62-2-302; Section 62-2-304; Section 62-2-307; Section 62-2-308; Section 62-2-902 and Section 62-2-906, for the sole purpose of correcting and validating references to the title "registered interior designer" or the term "registered interior design".

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:

SECTION 1. The use of the title "registered interior designer" in Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 62-2-101, and the implied amendment thereof by Chapter 113 of the Public Acts of 1995, are hereby validated and confirmed.

SECTION 2. The use of the title "registered interior designer" in Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 62-2-105(b)(1), and the implied amendment thereof by Chapter 113 of the Public Acts of 1995, are hereby validated and confirmed.

SECTION 3. The use of the title "registered interior designer" in Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 62-2-106(a), and the implied amendment thereof by Chapter 113 of the Public Acts of 1995, are hereby validated and confirmed.

SECTION 4. The use of the title "registered interior designer" in Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 62-2-201(a)(2) and (a)(4), and the implied amendment thereof by Chapter 113 of the Public Acts of 1995, are hereby validated and confirmed.

SECTION 5. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 62-2-201(a)(2), is amended by deleting the title "interior designer" in the second sentence thereof and substituting the title "registered interior designer".

SECTION 6. The use of the title "registered interior designer" in Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 62-2-202(a), and the implied amendment thereof by Chapter 113 of the Public Acts of 1995, are hereby validated and confirmed.

SECTION 7. The use of the title "registered interior designer" in Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 62-2-203(a) and the title "registered interior designers" in Section 62-2-203(d), and the implied amendment thereof by Chapter 113 of the Public Acts of 1995, are hereby validated and confirmed.

SECTION 8. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 62-2-204(c), is amended by deleting the title "interior designer" and substituting the title "registered interior designer".

SECTION 9. The use of the title "registered interior designer" in Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 62-2-301, and the implied amendment thereof by Chapter 113 of the Public Acts of 1995, are hereby validated and confirmed.

SECTION 10. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 62-2-301(a), is amended by deleting the words "registered interior design" and substituting the words "or use the title registered interior designer" after the words and punctuation "engineering, or landscape architecture".

SECTION 11. The use of the titles "registered interior designer" or "registered interior designers" in Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 62-2-302(a)(4) and (b)(3), and the implied amendment thereof by Chapter 113 of the Public Acts of 1995, are hereby validated and confirmed.

SECTION 12. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 62-2-302(b)(3), is amended by deleting the words "registered interior design" and substituting the title "registered interior designer".

SECTION 13. The use of the title "registered interior designer" in Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 62-2-304, and the implied amendment thereof by Chapter 113 of the Public Acts of 1995, are hereby validated and confirmed.

SECTION 14. The use of the title "registered interior designer" in Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 62-2-307(f), and the implied amendment thereof by Chapter 113 of the Public Acts of 1995, are hereby validated and confirmed.

SECTION 15. The use of the title "registered interior designer" in Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 62-2-308(a)(1), (a)(2), and (a)(3), and the implied amendment thereof by Chapter 113 of the Public Acts of 1995, are hereby validated and confirmed.

SECTION 16. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 62-2-308(a)(1)(B), is amended by deleting the words "registered interior design" and substituting the words "in the use of the title 'registered interior designer'".

SECTION 17. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 62-2-308(a)(1)(F), is amended by deleting the words "registered interior design" and substituting the words "use the title registered interior designer".

SECTION 18. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 62-2-902(2), is amended by deleting the words "professional interior designer" and substituting the title "registered interior designer".

SECTION 19. The use of the title "registered interior designer" in Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 62-2-902(2) and Section 62-2-906(a), and the implied amendment thereof by Chapter 113 of the Public Acts of 1995, are hereby validated and confirmed.

SECTION 20. The staff of the Tennessee Code Commission is hereby authorized and requested to make any other necessary revisions to the title or term "interior designer" or "interior design" when such reference was obviously affected by the "registered interior designer" provisions of Chapter 113 of the Public Acts of 1995, and such changes are hereby validated and confirmed.

SECTION 21. The provisions of this act shall take effect upon becoming a law, the public welfare requiring it, but shall apply to any use of or reliance on such changes which occurred after April 19, 1995, the effective date of Chapter 113 of the Public Acts of 1995, and, accordingly, it is the legislative intent that all "registered interior designer" title changes shall be retroactive to April 19, 1995.