HB2837 S FIN AMT
The Committee on Finance moved to amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:
Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2837--A Bill to repeal §12-1-12c of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; to repeal §12-6B-1, §12-6B-2, §12-6B-3 and §12-6B-4 of said code; to amend and reenact §5-10B-13 of said code; to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §5-10B-14; to amend and reenact §12-1-3, §12-1-8 and §12-1-11 of said code; to amend and reenact §12-2-2 and §12-2-3 of said code; to amend and reenact §12-3A-3 of said code; to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §12-4-17; to amend and reenact §12-5-4 of said code; to amend and reenact §12-6A-1, §12-6A-2, §12-6A-3, §12-6A-4 and §12-6A-5, §12-6A-6 and §12-6A-7 of said code; to amend and reenact §12-6C-7 and §12-6C-9 of said code; to amend and reenact §33-3-14d of said code; and to amend and reenact §36-8-13 of said code, all relating to the state treasurer's office; authorizing the deferred compensation plan to accept qualified domestic relations orders; authorizing Roth accounts within the deferred compensation plan in accordance with the Internal Revenue Code; authorizing financial institutions to offer products in addition to certificates of deposit; updating references to investing authorities to include the Board of Treasury Investments; raising the amount of eligible deposits from $100,000 to the amount insured by a federal agency; providing requirements to be eligible depositories; providing for conflicts of interest for applicants and employees of the Treasurer's office in connection with financial institutions; authorizing depositories to submit reports in an electronic format; changing the requirement that deposits are required within 24 hours to one business day; changing the report to the Legislative Auditor for accounts outside the treasury from quarterly to an annual report; authorizing the Treasurer to determine the competitive bidding of banking, investment and related goods and services required for treasury operations; authorizing the Treasurer to develop procedures for storing, retaining and disposing of records for his or her office; ensuring the director of the division of archives and history receives records with historical value; clarifying that the Treasurer is responsible for earnings received on securities, not just interest; consolidating the debt capacity division into the debt management division; providing legislative findings to acknowledge the importance of monitoring the debt of the state and its spending units; continuing division of debt management as the central information source for debt issued by the state and its spending units; defining debt to include debentures, lease purchases, mortgages, securitizations and other types of obligations with specific amounts owed and payable on demand or on determinable dates; defining debt impact report, moral obligation bond, net tax supported debt and tax supported debt; defining spending unit; eliminating requirement for developing a long-term debt plan; authorizing the division to continuously evaluating debt and debt service requirements of the state and its spending units; authorizing the division to issue a debt impact report if requested by the Governor, Senate President or House of Delegates Speaker and that the report shall not restrict the Governor, Legislature or spending unit; requiring the division to monitor continuing disclosure requirements and post-issuance compliance issues; eliminating requirement that the debt management division provide staff for the debt capacity division; providing for reporting by the division and the spending units; requiring the division to prepare and issue the debt capacity report; authorizing the Treasurer to promulgate the rules in certain circumstances; altering the bond required for the Board of Treasury Investments from $50 million to at least $10 million, as set by the board; updating language pertaining to rating agencies to nationally recognized statistical rating organizations; permitting pools with weighted average maturity or duration of 366 days or more to invest in investment grade corporate debt securities; authorizing investments in money market and other fixed income funds; providing that securities falling out of compliance with the Code do not have to be sold if the investment manager and investment consultant recommend retention; satisfying amounts due to and from policemen's and firemen's pension and relief funds and the Teachers Retirement System; authorizing transfer of moneys from the Unclaimed Property Trust Fund for payment to policemen's and firemen's pension and relief funds.