On March 14, 2008, Governor Gregoire approved Substitute Senate Bill No. 6604 revising the Public Accountancy Act. The Governor stated:
"Washington businesses will be able to use the right CPA with the right skills without costly delays, whether that CPA resides in Boise or in Spokane. This is a common-sense approach that 13 states across the country have already adopted, and 19 more are considering this year. A more timely and less costly deployment of interstate CPA expertise is in the public's interest as long as this mobility does not diminish the ability of the Washington Board of Accountancy to monitor and sanction out-of-state licensees."
The legislation is effective June 12, 2008. The Board will begin rule-making to implement the revisions to the Act.
Photo courtesy of the Washington State Senate.