WSR 07-05-076

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

BOARD OF ACCOUNTANCY


[ Filed February 20, 2007, 3:44 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 4-25-510 What is the board's meeting schedule and how are officers elected?

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.04.055 and 42.30.070.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The annual meeting of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) often falls within days of the board's annual meeting in October creating scheduling conflicts for board members and staff. The board proposes adding some flexibility to the rule to allow the board to schedule meetings, when necessary, on dates other than the last Friday of the months of January, April, July, and October.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Richard C. Sweeney, CPA, Executive Director, Washington State Board of Accountancy, P.O. Box 9131, Olympia, WA 98507-9131, (360) 586-0163, fax (360) 664-9190, e-mail webmaster@cpaboard.wa.gov.

February 20, 2007

Richard C. Sweeney

Executive Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office