(a) "Debt" means bonds, notes, certificates of participation, certificate transactions, capital leases and all other forms of securities and indebtedness.
(b) "Debt impact statement" means a signed statement from the treasurer which shall include such information and be in such form, as determined by the division, for the Legislature or the governor to make an informed decision concerning the issuance of debt by the state or its spending units.
(c) "Division" means the debt capacity advisory division established in this article.
(d) "Net tax supported debt as a percentage of assessed valuation" means the net tax supported debt, as determined by the division, divided by the most recently available estimated assessed valuation of all taxable property in the state by the West Virginia department of tax and revenue.
(e) "Net tax supported debt as a percentage of personal income" means the net tax supported debt, as determined by the division, divided by the most recently available personal income figures for the state by the West Virginia bureau of employment programs.
(f) "Net tax supported debt per capita" means the state's net tax supported debt, as determined by the division, divided by the most recently available population estimate for the state by the United States department of commerce.
(g) "Spending unit" means any of the state's agencies, boards, commissions, committees, authorities, or other of its entities with the power to issue debt and secure such debt, but not including local political subdivisions of the state.
(h) "Tax supported debt" means: (1) All obligations of the state or any spending unit to which the state's full faith and credit is pledged to pay directly or by guarantee (provided that any such guaranteed obligations shall be included only to the extent any such obligations are in default); and (2) all obligations of the state or any agency or authority thereof extending beyond one year with respect to the lease, occupancy or acquisition of property which are incurred in connection with debt financing transactions, including, but not limited to, certificates of participation, and which are payable from taxes, fees, permits, licenses and fines imposed or approved by the Legislature.
Tax supported obligations do not include: (1) Any obligations of the West Virginia housing development fund, the economic development authority, the hospital finance authority, the West Virginia parkway authority, the West Virginia public energy authority, the West Virginia solid waste management board, and the West Virginia water development authority; (2) revenue anticipation notes or bonds of the state; or (3) any obligations to the extent that the debt service with respect thereto is reasonably expected to be offset, as determined by the division, by lease payments, user fees, federal grants or other payments from some source other than the general fund. Such payments shall be used expressly for the purpose of paying debt service.
(i) "Treasurer" means the treasurer of the state of West Virginia.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2012 1st Special Session