WSR 09-18-030

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

BOARD OF ACCOUNTANCY


[ Filed August 25, 2009, 11:20 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 4-25-530 Fees.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.04.105(3), 18.04.065.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: On August 11, 2009, the board awarded a contract to a private entity (CPA examination services (CPAES)) to administer the uniform CPA examination to Washington candidates. The competitively bid contract with CPAES contains a higher fee schedule than that contained in existing WAC 4-25-530. The board's legal counsel has previously opined that the board should amend its fee schedule to conform to the CPAES contract.

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 cheryls@cpaboard.wa.gov.

August 25, 2009

Richard C. Sweeney

Executive Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office