The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) played a pivotal role in ending unfair labor restrictions for interior designers in Massachusetts. Governor Deval Patrick 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 90 days from today.
"This is a monumental victory not only for members of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), but also for the profession as a whole," commented 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."