There is hereby created the accountancy board, consisting of nine members appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate. Eight of the members shall be certified public accountants of whom:
(A) At least two shall be in active public accounting practice in public accounting firms having offices only in this state;
(B) At least two shall be in active public accounting practice in public accounting firms having offices in at least one-half of the states;
(C) At least two shall not be engaged in the public practice of accounting. One member of the board shall be a representative of the general public who has never had any direct relationship with the accounting profession except as a user of the services of accountants from time to time. Not more than one member shall be affiliated with the same accounting firm, and all members of the board shall be citizens of the United States and residents of the state. Terms of office shall be for seven years, each term commencing on the twenty-first day of October and ending on the twentieth day of October. Each member shall hold office from the date of his appointment until the end of the term for which he was appointed. Any member appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of the term for which his predecessor was appointed shall hold office for the remainder of such term. Any member shall continue in office subsequent to the expiration date of his term until his successor takes office, or until a period of sixty days has elapsed, whichever occurs first. No person who has served one complete seven-year term shall be eligible for reappointment. The governor may, after hearing, remove any member of the board for neglect of duty or other just cause.
Effective Date: 04-16-1993 .