(a) The Legislature hereby finds and declares that, during the period beginning the first day of August, one thousand nine hundred eighty-four, and ending on the thirty-first day of January, one thousand nine hundred eighty-nine, certain overapportionments or overpayments of interest earnings were made by the board of investments to local government participants in the consolidated investment fund local government account.
The Legislature also finds and declares that said participants were not at fault for any losses incurred by the consolidated fund during the aforesaid period, and that the participants were justified in accepting and using the overapportionments or overpayments of interest earnings credited to their accounts.
The Legislature further finds and declares that attempts by the board of investments, the state or any other state officer or agency to recover the overapportionments or overpayments would harm the public good and create economic hardship for local governments, and, therefore, said overapportionments or overpayments ought not to be subject to recovery by the board or any other state officer or agency.
(b) Neither the state, the board of investments nor any other state officer or agency may expend any funds or permit any personnel to seek, or attempt to recover, from participants in the consolidated fund local government account any moneys received by such participants solely as a result of erroneous allocation of interest earnings to the participants' account during the period of time beginning the first day of August, one thousand nine hundred eighty-four, and ending on the thirty-first day of January, one thousand nine hundred eighty-nine, unless authorized to do so by enactment of a separate and specific statute.
(c) This section shall not apply to any attempt by the board, the state or any other state officer or agency to recover moneys due for any other reason.