TITLE 22. EXAMINING BOARDS

PART 22. TEXAS STATE BOARD OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTANCY

CHAPTER 511. ELIGIBILITY

SUBCHAPTER B. CERTIFICATION BY EXAMINATION

22 TAC §511.22

The Texas State Board of Public Accountancy adopts an amendment to §511.22, concerning Initial Filing of the Application of Intent, without changes to the proposed text as published in the October 4, 2019, issue of the Texas Register (44 TexReg 5743) and will not be republished.

The amendment to §511.22 clarifies the Board's new fingerprinting requirements and deletes the reference to good moral character, to track the changes made to the Act effective September 1, 2019 and replaces it with "lacks a history of dishonest or felonious acts."

No comments were received regarding adoption of the amendment.

The amendment is adopted under the Public Accountancy Act (Act), Texas Occupations Code, §901.151 which provides the agency with the authority to amend, adopt and repeal rules deemed necessary or advisable to effectuate the Act.

No other article, statute or code is affected by the adoption.

The agency certifies that legal counsel has reviewed the adoption and found it to be a valid exercise of the agency's legal authority.

Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on November 14, 2019.

TRD-201904241

J. Randel (Jerry) Hill

General Counsel

Texas State Board of Public Accountancy

Effective date: December 4, 2019

Proposal publication date: October 4, 2019

For further information, please call: (512) 305-7842


22 TAC §511.27

The Texas State Board of Public Accountancy adopts an amendment to §511.27, concerning Good Moral Character Evidence from Foreign Residents, without changes to the proposed text as published in the October 4, 2019 issue of the Texas Register (44 TexReg 5744) and will not be republished.

The amendment to §511.27 deletes the references to good moral character to track the changes made to the Act effective September 1, 2019, and replaces it with "a lack of a history of dishonest or felonious acts."

No comments were received regarding adoption of the amendment.

The amendment is adopted under the Public Accountancy Act (Act), Texas Occupations Code, §901.151 which provides the agency with the authority to amend, adopt and repeal rules deemed necessary or advisable to effectuate the Act.

No other article, statute or code is affected by the adoption.

The agency certifies that legal counsel has reviewed the adoption and found it to be a valid exercise of the agency's legal authority.

Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on November 14, 2019.

TRD-201904242

J. Randel (Jerry) Hill

General Counsel

Texas State Board of Public Accountancy

Effective date: December 4, 2019

Proposal publication date: October 4, 2019

For further information, please call: (512) 305-7842


SUBCHAPTER H. CERTIFICATION

22 TAC §511.161

The Texas State Board of Public Accountancy adopts an amendment to §511.161, concerning Qualifications for Issuance of a Certificate, without changes to the proposed text as published in the October 4, 2019 issue of the Texas Register (44 TexReg 5745) and will not be republished.

The amendment to §511.161 deletes the reference to good moral character to track the changes made to the Act effective September 1, 2019 and advises applicants that the Board will be reviewing applicants' criminal history records in order to ensure that licensees possess the integrity necessary to provide accounting services to the public.

No comments were received regarding adoption of the amendment.

The amendment is adopted under the Public Accountancy Act (Act), Texas Occupations Code, §901.151 which provides the agency with the authority to amend, adopt and repeal rules deemed necessary or advisable to effectuate the Act.

No other article, statute or code is affected by the adoption.

The agency certifies that legal counsel has reviewed the adoption and found it to be a valid exercise of the agency's legal authority.

Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on November 14, 2019.

TRD-201904243

J. Randel (Jerry) Hill

General Counsel

Texas State Board of Public Accountancy

Effective date: December 4, 2019

Proposal publication date: October 4, 2019

For further information, please call: (512) 305-7842


22 TAC §511.162

The Texas State Board of Public Accountancy adopts an amendment to §511.162, concerning Application for Issuance of the Certificate by Exam After Completion of the CPA Examination, without changes to the proposed text as published in the October 4, 2019 issue of the Texas Register (44 TexReg 5746) and will not be republished.

The amendment to §511.162 deletes the reference to good moral character to track the changes made to the Act effective September 1, 2019, and advises applicants that the Board will be reviewing applicants' criminal history records in order to ensure that licensees possess the integrity necessary to provide accounting services to the public.

No comments were received regarding adoption of the amendment.

The amendment is adopted under the Public Accountancy Act (Act), Texas Occupations Code, §901.151 which provides the agency with the authority to amend, adopt and repeal rules deemed necessary or advisable to effectuate the Act.

No other article, statute or code is affected by the adoption.

The agency certifies that legal counsel has reviewed the adoption and found it to be a valid exercise of the agency's legal authority.

Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on November 14, 2019.

TRD-201904244

J. Randel (Jerry) Hill

General Counsel

Texas State Board of Public Accountancy

Effective date: December 4, 2019

Proposal publication date: October 4, 2019

For further information, please call: (512) 305-7842


CHAPTER 512. CERTIFICATION BY RECIPROCITY

22 TAC §512.4

The Texas State Board of Public Accountancy adopts an amendment to §512.4, concerning Application for Certification by Reciprocity, without changes to the proposed text as published in the October 4, 2019, issue of the Texas Register (44 TexReg 5747) and will not be republished.

The amendment to §512.4 deletes the reference to good moral character to track the changes made to the Act effective September 1, 2019, and advises applicants that the Board will be reviewing applicants' criminal history records in order to ensure that licensees possess the integrity necessary to provide accounting services to the public.

No comments were received regarding adoption of the amendment.

The amendment is adopted under the Public Accountancy Act (Act), Texas Occupations Code, §901.151 which provides the agency with the authority to amend, adopt and repeal rules deemed necessary or advisable to effectuate the Act.

No other article, statute or code is affected by the adoption.

The agency certifies that legal counsel has reviewed the adoption and found it to be a valid exercise of the agency's legal authority.

Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on November 14, 2019.

TRD-201904245

J. Randel (Jerry) Hill

General Counsel

Texas State Board of Public Accountancy

Effective date: December 4, 2019

Proposal publication date: October 4, 2019

For further information, please call: (512) 305-7842


CHAPTER 519. PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE

SUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL PROVISIONS

22 TAC §519.7

The Texas State Board of Public Accountancy adopts an amendment to §519.7, concerning Misdemeanors that Subject a Licensee or Certificate Holder to Discipline by the Board, without changes to the proposed text as published in the October 4, 2019, issue of the Texas Register (44TexReg 5749) and will not be republished.

The amendment to §519.7 identifies the types of criminal offenses that could subject a licensee to disciplinary action and why they are necessary to protect the public.

No comments were received regarding adoption of the amendment.

The amendment is adopted under the Public Accountancy Act (Act), Texas Occupations Code, §901.151 which provides the agency with the authority to amend, adopt and repeal rules deemed necessary or advisable to effectuate the Act.

No other article, statute or code is affected by the adoption.

The agency certifies that legal counsel has reviewed the adoption and found it to be a valid exercise of the agency's legal authority.

Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on November 14, 2019.

TRD-201904246

J. Randel (Jerry) Hill

General Counsel

Texas State Board of Public Accountancy

Effective date: December 4, 2019

Proposal publication date: October 4, 2019

For further information, please call: (512) 305-7842


SUBCHAPTER B. COMPLAINTS AND INVESTIGATIONS

22 TAC §519.21

The Texas State Board of Public Accountancy adopts an amendment to §519.21, concerning Investigations, without changes to the proposed text as published in the October 4, 2019, issue of the Texas Register (44 TexReg 5751) and will not be republished.

The amendment to §519.21 eliminates the requirement for quarterly notifications made to the parties on the status of complaint investigations. Another rule provides that parties will be notified of substantial developments in a complaint investigation.

No comments were received regarding adoption of the amendment.

The amendment is adopted under the Public Accountancy Act (Act), Texas Occupations Code, §901.151 which provides the agency with the authority to amend, adopt and repeal rules deemed necessary or advisable to effectuate the Act.

No other article, statute or code is affected by the adoption.

The agency certifies that legal counsel has reviewed the adoption and found it to be a valid exercise of the agency's legal authority.

Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on November 14, 2019.

TRD-201904247

J. Randel (Jerry) Hill

General Counsel

Texas State Board of Public Accountancy

Effective date: December 4, 2019

Proposal publication date: October 4, 2019

For further information, please call: (512) 305-7842


22 TAC §519.29

The Texas State Board of Public Accountancy adopts an amendment to §519.29, concerning Voluntary Surrender of Certificate, without changes to the proposed text as published in the October 4, 2019, issue of the Texas Register (44 TexReg 5753) and will not be republished.

The amendment to §519.29 notifies applicants of the Board's requirement for the fingerprints of applicants and licensees and the review of their criminal history records to assure the public's protections.

No comments were received regarding adoption of the amendment.

The amendment is adopted under the Public Accountancy Act (Act), Texas Occupations Code, §901.151 which provides the agency with the authority to amend, adopt and repeal rules deemed necessary or advisable to effectuate the Act.

No other article, statute or code is affected by the adoption.

The agency certifies that legal counsel has reviewed the adoption and found it to be a valid exercise of the agency's legal authority.

Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on November 14, 2019.

TRD-201904248

J. Randel (Jerry) Hill

General Counsel

Texas State Board of Public Accountancy

Effective date: December 4, 2019

Proposal publication date: October 4, 2019

For further information, please call: (512) 305-7842


SUBCHAPTER E. POST BOARD ORDER PROCEDURES

22 TAC §519.95

The Texas State Board of Public Accountancy adopts an amendment to §519.95, concerning Reinstatement, without changes to the proposed text as published in the October 4, 2019, issue of the Texas Register (44 TexReg 5754) and will not be republished.

The amendment to §519.95 helps to make applicants and the public aware of the Board's fingerprinting process and the review of applicants' criminal history record.

No comments were received regarding adoption of the amendment.

The amendment is adopted under the Public Accountancy Act (Act), Texas Occupations Code, §901.151 which provides the agency with the authority to amend, adopt and repeal rules deemed necessary or advisable to effectuate the Act.

No other article, statute or code is affected by the adoption.

The agency certifies that legal counsel has reviewed the adoption and found it to be a valid exercise of the agency's legal authority.

Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on November 14, 2019.

TRD-201904249

J. Randel (Jerry) Hill

General Counsel

Texas State Board of Public Accountancy

Effective date: December 4, 2019

Proposal publication date: October 4, 2019

For further information, please call: (512) 305-7842