Tag Archives: Legislative Tracking System

ALEC’s Impact Seen in States

State Board Report June 2015 In monitoring the legislation introduced this past year, NASBA Director of Legislative and Governmental Affairs John Johnson has seen several states consider a version of the "Occupational Licensing Relief and Job Creation Act," initially proposed by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). The model legislation states: "An individual has a…

Looking for NASBA Key Contacts

State Board Report February 2015 Legislative Support Committee Chair A. Carlos Barrera (TX) urged those at the January Board of Directors meeting to encourage all State Board members, executive directors and NASBA associates who have personal and/or professional relationships with those serving in state and federal legislatures or in the executive branch of state government…

Legislative Trends Being Followed

State Board Report December 2014 What happens in Washington, D.C., can have a profound effect on what happens in each of the states, as more than 26 percent of most states’ budgets come from the federal government, NASBA Director of Legislative and Governmental Affairs John Johnson told the Annual Meeting. “Whenever there is a lack…

2014 State Legislatures Adjourn

State Board Report October 2014 With 10 jurisdictions still technically in regular session (Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Puerto Rico, Guam, and CNMI), and Virginia in special session, of the 235 pieces of “high-priority” legislation potentially impacting the regulation of the accounting profession, which were monitored by NASBA Director of Legislative…

High Priority Bills Become Law

State Board Report July 2014 Of the 223 pieces of “high-priority” legislation potentially impacting the regulation of the accounting profession, which were monitored by NASBA Director of Legislative and Governmental Affairs Director John W. Johnson during the 2014 legislative session, 76 of those bills have already been signed into law. As 26 legislatures work within…

U.S. Virgin Islands Make Waves

State Board Report June 2014 May 16, 2014 was a milestone for accounting legislation that was reached through the collaboration of regulators, professionals and legislators. The last major amendment to Chapter 5 of the U.S. Virgin Islands Accountancy Act was made in 1957. Since that time, there has been a significant evolution of the practice…

CA Bill to Allow Tax ID Instead of SSN

State Board Report June 2014 Use of the federal taxpayer identification number in lieu of a Social Security number for professional licensing was approved by the California Senate in a 32-0 vote on May 8. SB 1159, a bill introduced by California Senator Ricardo Lara, now requires approval by the California Assembly, where it has…

Bridging the Legislative Exclusion Gap

State Board Report March 2014 The legislative process usually leaves Boards of Accountancy looking in from the outside, observed John W. Johnson, NASBA Director of Legislative and Governmental Affairs, at the meeting in Savannah. He explained that in the time that he has been with NASBA he has been working to bridge what he terms…

NASBA Gearing Up for 2014 Sessions

State Board Report December 2013 With 12 jurisdictions in session year-round (District of Columbia, Guam, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and Wisconsin), and another 28 convening in January, NASBA has been monitoring 2013 legislation as well as pre-filed legislation for 2014. In addition, 26 legislatures work…

NASBA Launches Legislative Tracking System

Author: Donny Burkett, CPA, Board Effectiveness and Legislative Support Committee Chair
Posted: April 30, 2013