BILL NO. 43
3rd Session, 61st General Assembly
60 Elizabeth II, 2011
Interior Designers Act
The Honourable Ross Landry
Minister of Justice
First Reading: April 28, 2011
Second Reading: May 5, 2011
Third Reading: May 10, 2011 (LINK TO BILL AS PASSED)
This Bill narrows the scope of practice of interior designers to match limitations on the scope of practice of architects.
1 (1) Section 3 of Chapter 6 of the Acts of 2003, the Interior Designers Act, is amended by adding immediately after subsection (1) the following subsection:
(a) "assembly occupancy" means the occupancy or the use of a building, or part thereof, by a gathering of persons for civic, political, travel, religious, social, educational, recreational or like purposes, or for the consumption of food or drink;
(b) "building area" means the greatest horizontal area of a building above grade within the outside surface of exterior walls or within the outside surface of exterior walls and the centre line of firewalls;
(d) "business and personal services occupancy" means the occupancy or use of a building, or part thereof, for the transaction of business or the rendering or receiving of professional or personal services;
(e) "high hazard industrial occupancy" means an industrial occupancy containing sufficient quantities of highly combustible and flammable or explosive materials that, because of their inherent characteristics, constitute a special fire hazard;
(g) "medium hazard industrial occupancy" means an industrial occupancy in which the combustible content is more than 50 kilograms per square metre or 1,200 megajoules per square metre of floor area and not classified as high hazard industrial occupancy;
(i) "residential occupancy" means the occupancy or use of a building, or part thereof, by persons for whom sleeping accommodation is provided but who are not harboured or detained to receive medical care or treatment or are not involuntarily detained.
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