WSR 98-24-054



[Filed November 25, 1998, 3:04 p.m.]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 4-25-740 CPA certificate and license.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.04.055, 18.04.215.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Part of the agency's fiscal year 1999 rules review, reviewing the rule for effectiveness, clarity, cost, fairness, and need. Board staff has requested that the board consider changing (1) the renewal due date to April 30 rather than March 31 which falls during CPAs' "busy season" and (2) the process for allowing CPAs extra time to complete the renewal requirements, specifically continuing professional education.

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, e-mail

November 17, 1998

Dana M. McInturff, CPA

Executive Director