ASID Applauds Colorado's Passing of Interior Design Legislation

Denver, CO, September 16, 2020-The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) have successfully worked with the state of Colorado to advance interior design practice with the passage of Colorado HB1165, which took effect on September 14. 

This critical piece of legislation was signed into law by Governor Jared Polis on April 1, 2020. The amendments featured in Colorado HB1165 acknowledge the impact of interior designers on life safety in the interior built environment, clarifying a previous contradiction. The new law also streamlines the process in Colorado for interior designers submitting construction documents for building permit. 

Under this new law, interior designers wishing to submit interior design plans only must sign their signature, their active NCIDQ number, and their insurance policy number to the plans, making the submittal process less onerous for designers. It also ensures that designers wishing to submit plans have met continuing education requirements mandated by CIDQ, adding additional protections for Coloradoans. By resolving the contradiction concerning life safety, the changes in the law make clear that interior designers are able to impact life safety within the defined scope of interior design practice.

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