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Senate Bill No. 1010

(By Senator Tomblin (Mr. President))

(By Request of the Executive)

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[Introduced May 13, 2010;

referred to the Committee on Finance.]

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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 follows:
ARTICLE 2. COMMISSIONER OF HUMAN SERVICES; POWERS, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES GENERALLY.

§9-2-9c. Behavioral Mental Health Services Fund created.
T
here 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 Lilly
and designate the allowable expenditures.

     This section is new; therefore, strike-throughs and underscoring have been omitted.
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