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SB-1159 Accountancy: inactive license.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 03/20/2018 04:00 AM
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Amended  IN  Senate  March 19, 2018

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 1159


Introduced by Senator Moorlach

February 14, 2018


An act to amend Section 5017.1 5058.2 of the Business and Professions Code, relating to professions and vocations.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 1159, as amended, Moorlach. California Board of Accountancy: meetings: minutes. Accountancy: inactive license.
Existing law provides for the licensure and regulation of the practice of accountancy by the California Board of Accountancy, which is within the Department of Consumer Affairs. Existing law requires all meetings of the board to be open and public, except as specified. Existing law requires the board to post, within 10 days of the board’s approval, the finalized minutes from its meetings on its Internet Web site where they are required to remain for at least 3 years. the holder of an inactive license, when using the title “certified public accountant” or any other reference that would suggest that the person is licensed by the board, as specified, to place the term “inactive” immediately after that designation.

This bill would require, instead, that the board maintain minutes of its meeting on its Internet Web site for 5 years.

This bill would exempt the holder of an inactive license who is a current member of the California State Legislature or of the United States Congress and who is not engaged in the practice of public accountancy from that requirement.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 5058.2 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

5058.2.
 The holder of an inactive license issued by the board pursuant to Section 462, when lawfully using the title “certified public accountant,” the CPA designation, or any other reference that would suggest that the person is licensed by the board on materials such as correspondence, Internet Web sites, business cards, nameplates, or name plaques, shall place the term “inactive” immediately after that designation. The holder of an inactive license who is a current member of the California State Legislature or of the United States Congress and who is not engaged in the practice of public accountancy, as defined in Section 5051, is exempt from this requirement.

SECTION 1.Section 5017.1 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:
5017.1.

The board shall post, within 10 days of board approval, the finalized minutes from meetings of the board that are open and public pursuant to Section 5017 on the board’s Internet Web site. The minutes shall remain on the board’s Internet Web site for at least five years. Providing a link on the Internet Web site to the minutes shall satisfy this requirement.