WSR 07-10-077

PROPOSED RULES

BOARD OF ACCOUNTANCY


[ Filed May 1, 2007, 11:22 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 07-05-076.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 4-25-510 What is the board's meeting schedule and how are officers elected?

Hearing Location(s): Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center, 17620 Pacific Highway South, SeaTac, WA, on June 15, 2007, at 8:00 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: June 15, 2007.

Submit Written Comments to: Richard C. Sweeney, Executive Director, P.O. Box 9131, Olympia, WA 98507-9131, e-mail webmaster@cpaboard.wa.gov, fax (360) 664-9190, by June 4, 2007.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Cheryl Sexton by June 4, 2007, TTY (800) 833-6384 or (360) 664-9194.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The board proposes adding some flexibility to the rule to allow the board to schedule meetings on dates other than the last Friday of the months of January, April, July, and October.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: 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.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.04.055, 42.30.070.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 18.04.055, 42.30.070.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Primarily the Washington state board of accountancy, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Richard C. Sweeney, CPA, Olympia, Washington, (360) 586-0163.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The proposed rule(s) will not have more than minor economic impact on business.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. The board of accountancy is not one of the agencies required to submit to the requirements of RCW 34.05.328.

May 1, 2007

Richard C. Sweeney, CPA

Executive Director


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 05-01-137, filed 12/16/04, effective 1/31/05)

WAC 4-25-510   What is the board's meeting schedule and how are officers elected?   Regular board meetings begin at 9:00 a.m. on the last Friday of the month in the months of January, April and July or a otherwise determined by the board. The board holds an annual meeting beginning at 9:00 a.m. on the last Friday of October or a otherwise determined by the board.

The board consists of nine members. At the annual meeting the board elects the chair, vice-chair, and secretary from its members. The newly elected officers assume the duties of their offices on January 1 following the annual board meeting. Officers serve a term of one year and can be reelected for one additional term.

Either the chair or a quorum of the board has the authority to call meetings of the board. The chair presides at all meetings. In the event of the chair's absence or inability to act, the vice-chair presides. The board determines other duties of the officers.

The board's meetings are open public meetings conducted pursuant to chapter 42.30 RCW. WAC 4-25-521 provides information on how to contact the board's office for meeting times and locations or additional information regarding the board's activities.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.04.055 and 42.30.070. 05-01-137, 4-25-510, filed 12/16/04, effective 1/31/05; 01-22-036, 4-25-510, filed 10/30/01, effective 12/1/01; 00-11-068, 4-25-510, filed 5/15/00, effective 6/30/00; 99-18-111, 4-25-510, filed 9/1/99, effective 1/1/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.04.055. 93-12-077, 4-25-510, filed 5/27/93, effective 7/1/93.]

Reviser's note: The typographical error in the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appears in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office