WSR 03-01-102

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

BOARD OF ACCOUNTANCY


[ Filed December 17, 2002, 2:47 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, 18.04.105(3).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The uniform certified public accountant (CPA) examination is moving to a computerized-based format. The board anticipates that the costs of offering the exam in a computerized-based format will differ significantly from the paper-pencil examination.

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, 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 danam@cpaboard.wa.gov.

December 16, 2002

Dana M. McInturff, CPA

Executive Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office