The Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA), Indianapolis, Ind., has announced its opposition to Massachusetts Senate Bill 1813, which is currently under review by the Massachusetts State Senate. CEDIA believes that the legislation, subtitled “An Act Relative to the Licensing of Telecommunications Professionals,” would negatively affect CEDIA members in its current form.

CEDIA objects to the proposed bill, which could be subject to a vote on the state house floor by late 2005, because it does not include appropriate representation for the state’s residential electronic systems professionals. Darren Reaman, CEDIA’s public policy manager, said the association is not opposed in general to licensing of residential electronic systems businesses. But, Reaman said, it objects strongly to the fact that the proposed Massachusetts Senate Bill 1813 does not allow a seat on the review board for a CEDIA representative.

CEDIA members in Massachusetts can locate their state senator and representative by city and town, along with their contact information, by visiting: CEDIA encourages all members based in the state to read the linked bill and forward comments to