IIDA VP of Advocacy, Krista Easterly, here on behalf of the hardworking IIDA Advocacy Team.

We are gearing up for a busy fall and winter as our Bills in the Massachusetts State House are beginning to take action. As a refresher, the two Bills we are seeking to have passed are:

Where we are:

Our Bills are sitting in the Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure waiting to be reviewed and approved by an Executive Session of the same Committee. If they are approved in this Session, they will move on to the Ways and Means Committee. In July we had a productive hearing with the JCCPPL where a group of individuals from IIDA, ASID and CIDQ testified about the importance of our bills and how the lack of an option for a path to licensure for Interior Designers is limiting the career growth for many individuals in our industry and is creating road blocks for progress. Over the coming months we will be calling on YOU to pitch in and help us out in these efforts. We will need letters of support written and we will ask that you reach out to your local legislatures when the time is right to ask them to support our Bills on your behalf.

Please stay tuned for updates!

Krista Easterly, IIDA

IIDA New England VP of Advocacy