WSR 98-19-045

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

BOARD OF ACCOUNTANCY

[Filed September 11, 1998, 3:44 p.m.]



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

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.04.065.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The board contracted in December 1995 with a private entity, CPA Examination Services (CPAES), to provide the Uniform CPA Examination to Washington candidates. The contract with CPAES expires on May 1, 1999. CPAES has stated the current fees are insufficient and CPAES will not continue to contract with Washington state at the current rates. The board recognizes the need to adjust the rates due to inflation and increased examination administration costs.

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 writing to Dana M. McInturff, Executive Director, Washington State Board of Accountancy, P.O. Box 9131, Olympia, WA 98507-9131, (360) 664-9194, fax (360) 664-9190.

September 11, 1998

Dana M. McInturff

Executive Director

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Washington State Code Reviser's Office