The change is in response to written comments submitted by the staff of the Joint Administrative Procedures Committee and a discussion and vote on the rule at a meeting of the Board held on September 18, 2009. The rule shall now read as follows:
61H1-20.008 Generally Accepted Accounting Standards.
Non-issuer ((non-issuers are (1) all entities who are not issuers as that term is defined by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, and (2) entities who audits are not required by Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) rules to be conducted in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB)) generally accepted auditing standards shall be deemed and construed to mean auditing standards generally accepted in the United States of America in effect as of June 30, 2009, including, but not limited to, general, field work and reporting standards approved and adopted by the membership of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), available from the AICPA’s Resource Online at www.cpa2biz.com or by telephonic request at 1(888)777-7077). A certified public accountant shall not permit his/her name to be associated with financial statements in such a manner as to imply that he/she is acting as an independent certified public accountant unless he/she has complied with the applicable generally accepted auditing standards and departures from such standards must be justified by those who do not follow them. Issuer (issuer means an issuer (as defined in section 3 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C.78c)), the securities of which are registered under section 12 of that Act (15 U.S.C. 781), or that is required to file reports under section 15(d) (15 U.S.C. 780(d)), or that files or has filed a registration statement that has not yet become effective under the Securities Act of 1933 (15 U.S.C. 77a et seq.), and that it has not withdrawn), generally accepted auditing standards shall be deemed and construed to mean auditing and attest standards generally accepted in the United States of America in effect as of July 1, 2009 as published by the PCAOB and available at its website at www.pcaob.org.
Rulemaking Authority 473.304, 473.315 FS. Law Implemented 473.315 FS. History–New 12-4-79, Amended 3-16-81, 7-6-82, 12-9-82, 7-27-83, 3-22-84, 7-2-85, Formerly 21A-20.08, Amended 9-23-86, 5-22-88, 4-8-90, 4-21-91, Formerly 21A-20.008, Amended 10-19-94, 9-30-97, 9-29-02,________.
THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE IS: Veloria Kelly, Division Director, Board of Accountancy, 240 N.W. 76th Dr., Suite A, Gainesville, Florida 32607