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An urgent news release issued by the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) sent late Tuesday evening alerts its members that the Texas Legislature is scheduled to vote today on Texas House Bill 2649. The proposed legislation relates to the regulation and practice of engineering and lighting design. Specifically, Sections 3, 5, and 6 restricts the practice of lighting design only to licensed engineers, architects, engineers, landscape architects, and interior designers. The bill makes no recognition of the National Council on Qualifications for Lighting Professions exam or individuals who have passed this exam and received the Lighting Certified (LC) designation. If passed, the proposed legislation would go into effect on Sept. 1, 2009.