PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 4-30-022 What is the board's meeting schedule and how are officers elected?, 4-30-050 What are the requirements concerning records and clients confidential information?, and 4-30-134 What are the CPE requirements for individuals?
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.04.055, 42.30.070, 18.04.390 (4)(b), 18.04.405(1), 18.04.215(5).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: WAC 4-30-022, to increase the number of terms a board officer may serve.
WAC 4-30-050, to clarify that licensees who prepare federal income tax returns in accordance with IRS rules do not violate the client confidentiality.
WAC 4-30-134, to allow licensees the option of taking an AICPA based ethics course or the current Washington rules ethics course on subsequent license renewals.
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, Executive Director, Washington State Board of Accountancy, P.O. Box 9131, Olympia, WA 98507-9131, phone (360) 586-0163, fax (360) 664-9190, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 14, 2012
Richard C. Sweeney, CPA