Minnesota Board of Accountancy

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What Is a Rule and How Are Rules Made?

An administrative rule is a general statement adopted by an agency to make the law it enforces or administers more specific or to govern the agency's organization or procedure.

An agency may adopt a rule only after the legislature has enacted a law granting this authority to the agency. An agency rule that is adopted under the rulemaking provisions of MN Statutes, Chapter 14, has the force and effect of law. Rulemaking in Minnesota: A Guide explains each step of the rulemaking process in Minnesota.

Office of the Revisor

Administrative rulemaking follows a very specific and transparent process which is outlined in the following document:

 Rulemaking Flow Chart

Receive Notice When the Board Is Engaged in Rulemaking

Use the link below to be added to the Board's rulemaking mailing list and receive updates as they become available.

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Notice of Proposed Rule Changes

(Update on Current Rulemaking Docket)

The Board will publish in the June 12, 2017, issue of the State Register a Dual Notice of Intent to Adopt Rules Without a Public Hearing Unless 25 or More Persons Request a Hearing, And Notice of Hearing if 25 or More Requests for Hearing Are Received.

The proposed rule modifications

  • eliminate the fee for verification of examination/licensure;
  • clarify the education requirements for licensure; and
  • update the Board’s peer review and continuing education requirements.

This package also includes housekeeping updates, such as repealing obsolete rules and updating the dates of documents incorporated by reference.

The full text of the Dual Notice, the proposed language, and the Statement of Need and Reasonableness can be found  below..

Written comments to the rules and/or requests for a hearing must be received in the Board office by 4:30 pm on July 12, 2017. If the Board receives 25 or more requests for a hearing, the hearing will be held July 26, 2017 at 9:30 am.

Direct comments or hearing requests to Andrea Barker at the Board of Accountancy, 85 East Seventh Place, Suite 125, St. Paul, MN 55101; phone: 651-757-1511; fax: 651-282-2644; or email: andrea.barker@state.mn.us. TTY users may call the Board at 800-627-3529.

You may also submit comments to these proposed rule changes through the Minnesota Office of Administrative Hearings e-comments site.

 Proposed Rule Language  Statement of Need and Reasonableness (SONAR)  Dual Notice (Full Text)

Current Rulemaking Docket

A summary of recent and in-process rulemaking as a PDF.

 Rulemaking Docket

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