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.

 Subscribe to rulemaking email list

Notice of Proposed Rule Changes

(Update on Current Rulemaking Docket)

The Board published 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.

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

The Board received the required 25 minimum requests for a hearing on Rule Package Revisor ID Number R-04392. A hearing was held on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at 9:30 am in Suite 295, Golden Rule Building, 85 E. 7th Place, St. Paul, Minnesota 55101.

Hearing Exhibits Exhibit M: Board Testimony at Hearing

The Board is required to submit to the administrative law judge a post-hearing response to issues raised at the meeting and in comments. A copy of the response is below:

 Hearing Response  Hearing Response Correction

The administrative law judge has submitted his report. The Board will review the judge’s recommendations and follow the administrative rule procedures for adopting the final language.

 ALJ Report

Current Rulemaking Docket

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

 Rulemaking Docket

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