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Texas CPA Profession Celebrates 100 Years


TSBPA recognized on the Texas House floor
TSBPA's Assistant Presiding Officer, J. Coalter Baker, CPA, Austin; Presiding Officer, Thomas G. Prothro,
CPA, Tyler; along with TSCPA's Chair, Mark Lee, CPA, Houston; and Chair-Elect, Allyson Baumeister,
CPA, CGMA, Fort Worth; were recognized on the House floor for the presentation of House Resolution 183.

 

The Texas Legislature approved two resolutions on Tuesday, January 27 to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the professional practice of accounting in Texas and to honor the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy (TSBPA) and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA). More than 250 CPAs visited the Capitol to commemorate the special historical event.

House Resolution 183 was presented by certified public accountant and TSCPA member, Rep. John Otto (R-Dayton) and states that "... the House of Representatives of the 84th Texas Legislature hereby commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants and extend to their officers and members sincere best wishes for continued success with their important work."

Senate Resolution 18 was offered by CPA and TSCPA member Sen. Charles Perry (R-Lubbock) and also extended best wishes stating, "For the last century, the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants have served the accounting profession and the people of Texas with distinction; it is truly fitting that they receive special recognition for their many contributions to the public good."

VIDEO: Watch the Texas Senate Resolution
The reading of the Resolution starts at 04:30 mark.

VIDEO: Watch the Texas House of Representatives Resolution
The reading of the Resolution starts at the 29:20 mark.