success! the language in hb2649 in regard to "lighting designer" is going to be changed per request from the governer's office. thanks to all folks who made efforts toward the cause. i substantiated this claim myself by calling robert deuell's office.
i have substantiated this with the Deuell and Smith Office. William Callegari's office states that they are in conversation now about the bill's "lighting design" language. I am waiting a return phone call from the Averitt office.
it's not on paper yet but all reports are looking positive.