WSR 99-13-060

PROPOSED RULES

BOARD OF ACCOUNTANCY


[ Filed June 11, 1999, 1:25 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 99-01-005.

Title of Rule: WAC 4-25-510 Board meetings, officers.

Purpose: Procedural rule to govern the conduct of matters before the board.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.04.055.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 42.30.070.

Summary: Provides the time and dates of regular meetings and the annual meeting of the board, notifies the public of the election of officers at the board's annual meeting, and outlines the procedures the board will follow during its meetings.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: RCW 42.30.070 provides that the governing body of a public agency shall by rule provide the time for holding regular meetings.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Dana M. McInturff, CPA, 210 East Union, Suite A, Olympia, (360) 664-9194.

Name of Proponent: Board of Accountancy, governmental.

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

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: The rule advises the public of:

(1) The dates and times the board will hold its regular and annual meetings.

(2) The election of officers at the annual meeting.

(3) When the newly elected officers will assume their duties.

(4) Who has the authority to call meetings of the board.

(5) The board's compliance with the Administrative Procedure Act.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: At the recommendation of the Attorney General's Office, the proposal states the starting and ending times of regular meetings and the annual meeting, removes language that the board "normally" meets on the last Friday of the month and clarifies that the board will meet on the last Friday of the month in the months of January, April, July, and October.

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

RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption. The Board of Accountancy is not one of the agencies required to submit to the requirements of RCW 34.05.328.

Hearing Location: Western Washington University, Viking Addition, Room 461, Bellingham, Washington, on July 29, 1999, at 1:30 p.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Cheryl Sexton by July 22, 1999, TDD (800) 833-6384, or (360) 664-9194.

Submit Written Comments to: Dana M. McInturff, P.O. Box 9131, Olympia, WA 98507-9131, fax (360) 664-9190, by July 27, 1999.

Date of Intended Adoption: July 30, 1999.

June 11, 1999

Dana M. McInturff, CPA

Executive Director

by Cheryl M. Sexton

OTS-3148.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 93-12-077, filed 5/27/93, effective 7/1/93)

WAC 4-25-510
((Board meetings, officers.)) What is the board's meeting schedule and how are officers elected?

((An annual meeting of the board shall be held in December each year.  At least six other meetings shall be held each year, normally in the months of February, April, June, August, October, and November.  Such regular board meetings will normally be on the last Friday of the month, with the exceptions of November and December meetings which shall normally be on the third Friday of the month.  The chair or a quorum of the board shall have the authority to call meetings of the board.  The board shall follow and apply the rules of procedure, chapter 34.05 RCW, as regards to notice and conduct of meetings.

At the annual meeting the board shall elect from among its members the chair, vice-chair, and secretary.  The officers shall assume the duties of their respective offices at the conclusion of the annual meeting at which they were elected.  They shall serve a term of one year, but shall be eligible for reelection for an additional term.

The chair or, in the event of the chair's absence or inability to act, the vice-chair shall preside at all meetings of the board.  Other duties of the officers shall be such as the board may from time to time determine.)) The board meets from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the last Friday of the month in the months of January, April, July and October. Additionally, the board holds an annual meeting, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., on the third Friday of December.

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 at the conclusion of the meeting and serve a term of one year. Officers 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 board complies with the rules of procedure, chapter 34.05 RCW, in regards to notice and conduct of meetings. 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.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.04.055.  93-12-077, 4-25-510, filed 5/27/93, effective 7/1/93.]

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