The Board of Directors of the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) recently approved the allocation of $750,000 in funds to oppose interior design title and practice act legislation during fiscal year 2008. This figure is in addition to previously budged funds that were approved for the Association's budget in October 2007.

"The members of our Association are deeply concerned about the attempts by a handful of interior designers throughout the country who are seeking to restrict the ability of persons in the built environment to perform interior design services and limit the right of the public to choose the designer who best suits their needs and budget" stated Edward S. Nagorsky, General Counsel and Director of Legislative Affairs of NKBA. "There is a concerted effort on the part of a select few designers who insist that everyone seeking to practice interior design attend their approved schools and pass their selected exam, all without any demonstration that the continued practice of interior design by those who can not or choose not to take their test and go to their schools is in anyway harmful to the public."

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