Certified public accountants; time for filing complaints with Board of Accountancy, etc. (HB1959)

Introduced By

Del. Jackson Miller (R-Manassas)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Board of Accountancy; time for filing complaints. Provides that a complaint against a CPA or CPA firm must be received by the Board of Accountancy (i) within three years of the act, omission, or occurrence giving rise to the alleged violation or (ii) where the regulant has misrepresented, concealed, or omitted any information material to the establishment of a violation, within two years of the date of discovery of the misrepresentation, concealment, or omission. Public information obtained from any source by the Executive Director or agency enforcement staff may serve as the basis for a written complaint against a CPA or CPA firm. The bill also provides that the Board may initiate an investigation of a regulant within two years of the filing of criminal charges against the regulant if such charges involve matters that, if found to be true, would also constitute a violation of the regulations or laws of the regulant's profession enforced by the Board. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101307D
01/09/2013Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/14/2013Assigned GL sub: #4 Professions/Occupations and Administrative Process
01/15/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/17/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1959)
01/17/2013Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2013Read first time
01/22/2013Read second time
01/22/2013Amendments by Delegate Miller agreed to
01/22/2013Engrossed by House as amended HB1959E
01/22/2013Printed as engrossed 13101307D-E
01/23/2013Read third time and passed House (98-Y 0-N)
01/23/2013VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
01/24/2013Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/30/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1959E)
02/11/2013Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendment (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2013Read third time
02/14/2013Reading of amendment waived
02/14/2013Committee amendment agreed to
02/14/2013Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/14/2013Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2013Placed on Calendar
02/18/2013Senate amendment agreed to by House (98-Y 1-N)
02/18/2013VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1959ER)
02/21/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1959ER)
02/21/2013Signed by Speaker
02/22/2013Signed by President
03/13/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 297 (effective 7/1/13)
03/13/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0297)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 6 minutes.