ASID Announces Passing of California Senate Bill 308

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Washington, D.C. (Sept. 25, 2013) | The American Society of Interior Designers today announced  California Senate Bill 308 (Lieu) passed through the State Legislature on a unanimous bi-partisan vote, and was signed by Governor Brown (D) on Sept. 23, 2013. This bill extends the Interior Design Law for four more years to Jan. 1, 2018.

This is an important victory for Certified Interior Designers in California because the passage of SB 308 guarantees that interior designers in the state will retain the right to practice to the fullest extent of their abilities. The amended section 5805 of SB 308 requires that the California Council for Interior Design Certification (CCIDC) adhere to the Bagley-Keene Act. This means CCIDC will be required to hold meetings and hearings in a public forum to make its governance process transparent.

ASID’s leadership in the design community has played an essential role in passing seven pieces of legislation in 2013. The Government and Public Affairs (GPA) department at ASID continues to work to ensure that legislation benefits interior design professionals who work in a codes-based building environment.


About ASID

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is a community of people — designers, industry representatives, educators and students — committed to interior design. Through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building and outreach, the Society strives to advance the interior design profession and, in the process, to demonstrate and celebrate the power of design to positively change people's lives. Its more than 30,000 members engage in a variety of professional programs and activities through a network of 48 chapters throughout the United States and Canada.