Chapter 20-1 ORGANIZATION
The Board shall consist of seven members to be appointed by the Governor with the approval of the Senate. Any such appointment made when the Senate is not in session shall be effective until the appointment is acted upon by the Senate. Each member of the Board shall be a resident of this state. Six members of the Board shall be CPAs, all of whom shall hold a license to practice public accountancy issued under Code Section 43-3-18. One Board member shall be appointed from the public at large and shall be an individual to whom neither this state nor any other state has ever issued a certificate, registration, license, or permit to engage in the practice of public accountancy. The Board shall annually elect a chairperson. The public may obtain information and submit requests at the State Accounting Office.
The officers of this Board shall be a Chairperson and Vice Chairperson, who shall be elected from the members at each annual meeting and shall serve for the term of one year or until their successors have been elected and qualified. The Board's Executive Director shall be the secretary of the Board. An annual meeting shall be held for the purpose of electing officers.
The Chairperson shall preside at all meetings and shall perform such other duties as this Board may direct. The Vice Chairperson shall preside in the absence of the Chairperson.
|(1)||Meetings of the Board shall be conducted in accordance with Robert's Rules of Order insofar as they are not incompatible with the laws of this state or its own resolutions as to its conduct.|
|(2)||All meetings of the Board shall be open to the public; provided, however, that the Board may hold executive sessions to conduct interviews or deliberate on matters, with respect to compliance with the Act or violations of the Act by individuals or firms, including consideration of applications for certificates, licenses and registration.|
|(3)||A majority of the Board members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of Board business.|
This Board shall designate the forms necessary for a full and complete record to be kept by its officers.
The Office of the Board ("Office") shall be that of the State Accounting Office.
Section 43-3-8 of the Act provides that the Board may prescribe rules and regulations for the conduct of its affairs and for the administration of the Act. Further regulations or amendments will be adopted or amended in accordance with the provisions of the Georgia Administrative Procedure Act.