Implement the revisions to the Act - Due to the revisions to the Public Accountancy Act by Substitute Senate Bill No. 6604 that enhanced the mobility of CPAs, the Board must thoroughly review all of its rules for statutory authority and adopt, amend, or repeal rules to align 27 rules with the Public Accountancy Act.
- Results of Rules-Hearing
On July 18, 2008, the Board adopted the proposed rules with minor changes to WAC 4-25-410, WAC 4- 25-540, WAC 4-25-622, WAC 4-25-626, WAC 4-25-660, WAC 4-25-747, WAC 4-25-753 and WAC 4-25-910.
- Where may I find the changes to the rule?
The Code Reviser will publish the Board's rule-making filing on September 17, 2008, on the Washington State Register.
- When will the changes take effect?
The changes will become effective September 25, 2008.
Expedited Revisions - Five of the Board's rules reference WAC 4-25-756 that the Board repealed effective September 25, 2008. The Board must now amend these five rules to remove the repealed reference: WAC 4-25-782, 791, 792, 793, and 795.
These rules are being proposed under an expedited rule-making process that will eliminate the need for the agency to hold public hearings, prepare a small business economic impact statement, or provide responses to the criteria for a significant legislative rule. If you object to this use of the expedited rule-making process, you must express your objections in writing and they must be sent to:
Richard C. Sweeney, CPA, Executive Director
Washington State Board of Accountancy
PO Box 9131, Olympia, WA 98507-9131
FAX: (360) 664-9190
and received by December 22, 2008.
Where may I find the proposed changes to the rules
A complete copy of the Board's Expedited Rule Making Filing is available from the Washington State Register.
If no objections are filed with the Board, the rules will become effective January 22, 2009.
Comprehensive Review of All Board Rules - The Board began the process of a comprehensive review of all of its rules by filing a Preproposal Statement of Inquiry (CR-101) with the Code Reviser.
If the review goes as planned, the Board anticipates having a complete set of proposed revisions for public input and hearing.
More information to come...