Legislation has been introduced in Georgia to give the Georgia State Board of Accountancy its own executive director and staff, along with greater financial and operational autonomy, to bring it in line with other state boards of accountancy.

Georgia Representative David Knight, CPA, introduced the legislation Monday to strengthen the GSBA so it could more effectively protect the state’s citizens and business community. The GSBA met Friday and unanimously approved a resolution in support of House Bill 291, the Public Accountancy Act of 2013.

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