Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts has signed into law the Interior Design Bidding Bill H. 4303, which establishes the right of designers to bid as the prime contractor on state contracts and recognizes the profession of interior design within the state of Massachusetts. The new law also establishes a defined scope of work for designers, opening up opportunities for qualified design professionals to compete for design work in code-impacted spaces. The new law takes effect in less than 90 days.
“This is a monumental victory not only for members of the American Society of Interior Designers, but also for the profession as a whole,” said ASID Vice President of Government and Public Affairs Don Davis. “This law allows designers to expand their businesses, utilize their skills to make a lasting impact on state-initiated design and construction projects, and to benefit the state’s economy.”
ASID and its members played a pivotal role in advocating for this legislation, which removes unfair restrictions that had prevented Massachusetts interior designers from competing for code-impacted design work in the state.
ASID and its members applaud Gov. Patrick and the Massachusetts Legislature for their support on this issue. For more information on ASID Government and Public Affairs efforts, please contact [email protected].