The SBA and SSCPA cited the expansion of services offered by CPA firms and the need for these firms to attract the highest quality professionals possible.
Representatives of the SSCPA were reluctant to press this issue and the task force did not pursue the matter further.
This contrasts with the position of the SBA and SSCPA on the 150-hour requirement.
One was the current President of the SSCPA and the other was a past President of the SSCPA.
Public testimony was heard from the current President of the SBA, the Executive Director of the SSCPA, and DORA's Director of Sunrise/Sunset.
The SSCPA's Executive Director and the current President of the SBA again testified against repeal of the 150-hour rule; committee members expressed little interest in discussing the issue and took no action to modify the repeal of the 150-hour requirement as passed by the House.