Senate Bill No. 564
(By Senator Buckalew)
[Introduced February 16, 1998; referred to
the Committee on Government Organization
A BILL to amend and reenact section two, article ten-d, chapter
five of the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred
thirty-one, as amended, relating to the appointment of the
executive secretary of the consolidated public retirement
board by the governor.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That section two, article ten-d, chapter five of the code of
West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended,
be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 10D. CONSOLIDATED PUBLIC RETIREMENT BOARD.
§5-10D-2. Chairman and vice chairman; executive secretary;
employees; treasurer; legal advisor; actuary.
(a) The secretary of the department of administration shall
call the first meeting of the consolidated public retirement board no later than the fifteenth day of January, one thousand
nine hundred ninety-one.
(b) The board shall elect from its own number a chairman and
The board shall appoint an executive secretary of the
retirement systems. The executive secretary shall be appointed
by the governor, by and with the advice and consent of the
Senate. The executive secretary shall serve at the will and
pleasure of the governor. The executive secretary shall be the
chief administrative officer of all the systems and he or she
shall not be a member of the board. He or she shall perform such
duties as are required of him or her in this article and as the
board from time to time delegates to him or her. The
compensation of the executive secretary shall be fixed by the
board subject to the approval of the governor secretary of the
department of administration. The executive secretary shall,
with the approval of the board of trustees, employ such
administrative, technical and clerical employees as are required
in the proper operation of the systems.
(d) Notwithstanding the provisions of section two, article
three of this chapter, the board shall employ and be represented
by an attorney licensed to practice law in the state of West
Virginia who is not a member of any of the retirement systems administered by the board.
(e) An actuary, employed by the state or the board pursuant
to section four of this article, shall be the actuarial
consultant to the board.
(f) Prior to the first day of July, one thousand nine
hundred ninety-one, the expenses of the board for the
administration of the teachers' defined contribution retirement
system created pursuant to article seven-b, chapter eighteen of
this code shall be paid by the teachers retirement system created
pursuant to article seven-a of said chapter.
(NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to authorize the
appointment of the executive secretary of the consolidated
retirement board by the Governor, with the advice and consent of
the state Senate.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken
from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language
that would be added.)