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WEST VIRGINIA CODE
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WVC 18 B- 18 A- 3 §18B-18A-3. West Virginia Research Trust Fund.
(a) There is created in the State Treasury a special fund to be known as the West Virginia Research Trust Fund which shall consist of any appropriations of moneys to the fund made by the Legislature, all earnings from investment of the fund and any unmatched portion of state moneys returned by a state institution of higher education.

(b) Expenditures from the trust fund shall be made for the purposes set forth in this article and are not subject to separate appropriation by the Legislature. Any balance, including accrued investment earnings on any unmatched portion of state moneys returned by a state institution of higher education in the trust fund at the end of each fiscal year shall not expire to the General Revenue Fund, but shall remain in the trust fund and be expended as provided by this article.

(c) In accordance with the provisions of section eight of this article, the commission shall make available seventy percent of moneys in this account to match qualified donations and qualified pledges to West Virginia University and thirty percent of the moneys to match qualified donations and qualified pledges to Marshall University.

(d) Investment earnings accruing in the account may be expended by the commission to provide matching research funds to state colleges in accordance with the provisions of section ten of this article.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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