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32-702. Arizona state board of accountancy; membership; administrative duties; compensation
A. The Arizona state board of accountancy is established to administer and enforce this chapter.
B. The board consists of seven members who are residents of this state and who are appointed by the governor as follows:
1. Five members who currently hold valid certificates issued pursuant to this chapter. At least three of these members must be in active public practice as certified public accountants. No more than one of these members may be from the same firm. If a member's certificate is on probation, revoked or suspended, the member's appointment automatically terminates and the position becomes vacant.
2. Two public members who do not hold a certificate issued pursuant to this chapter but who have professional or practical experience in using accounting services and financial statements and who are qualified to make judgments about the qualifications and conduct of persons and firms subject to this chapter.
C. The term of office of members of the board is five years, beginning and ending on July 3, except that the governor may remove any member for neglect of duty or other just cause. The governor shall fill vacancies by appointment for the unexpired term. A person who has served a complete term is not eligible for reappointment for a period of one year.
D. The board shall annually elect a president, secretary and treasurer from among its members. The president, secretary or treasurer may sign and approve claims filed against the board of accountancy fund to pay expenses incurred under this chapter.
E. The board shall have a seal that shall be judicially noticed.
F. The board shall retain or provide for retention of the following according to its retention schedule pursuant to section 41-151.19:
1. All documents under oath that are filed with the board.
2. Records of its proceedings.
G. Each member of the board or member of an accounting and auditing, tax, peer review, law, certification or continuing professional education committee appointed by the board pursuant to section 32-703, subsection B, paragraph 10 is eligible for compensation of one hundred dollars for each day or part of a day spent, plus reimbursement for the member's actual and necessary expenses incurred, in discharging the member's official duties.