H. B. 113
(By Mr. Speaker, (Mr. Thompson) and Delegate Armstead)
[By Request of the Executive]
[Introduced May 13, 2010; referred to the
Committee on Finance.]
A BILL to
amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by
adding thereto a new section, designated §9-2-9c, relating to
creating a fund for the transfer of moneys from the Attorney
General to the Department of Health and Human Resources.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended
by adding thereto a new section, designated §9-2-9c,
to read as
ARTICLE 2. COMMISSIONER OF HUMAN SERVICES; POWERS, DUTIES AND
§9-2-9c. Behavioral Mental Health Services Fund created.
_____There is created in the State Treasury a special revenue
account to be designated the "Behavioral Mental Health Services
Fund" which is an interest-bearing account that may be invested and
retain all earnings. On or before August 1, 2010, the State Treasurer shall make a one-time transfer of $14,750,000 from Fund
1509 - Consumer Protection Recovery Fund, administered by the
Attorney General, into the Behavioral Mental Health Services Fund.
All moneys transferred to this fund shall be expended in accordance
with the settlement provisions of State of West Virginia v. Eli
Lilly and Company, Inc., United States District Court of the
Eastern District of New York, Civil Action No. 06-CV-5826. Nothing
in this article may be construed to mandate additional funding or
to require any additional appropriation by the Legislature.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to create a fund for the
transfer of moneys pursuant to a settlement agreement with Eli
and designate the allowable expenditures.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from
the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would