CHAPTER 12. PUBLIC MONEYS AND SECURITIES.

§12-6C-11. Legislative findings; loans for industrial development; availability of funds and interest rates.

(a) The Legislature finds and declares that the citizens of the state benefit from the creation of jobs and businesses within the state; that business and industrial development loan programs provide for economic growth and stimulation within the state; that loans from pools established in the Consolidated Fund will assist in providing the needed capital to assist business and industrial development; and that time constraints relating to business and industrial development projects prohibit duplicative review by both the board and West Virginia Economic Development Authority Board.

(b) The West Virginia Board of Treasury Investments shall make available, subject to a liquidity determination, in the form of a revolving loan, up to $175 million from the Consolidated Fund to loan the West Virginia Economic Development Authority for business or industrial development projects authorized by §31-15-7 of this code and to consolidate existing loans authorized to be made to the West Virginia Economic Development Authority pursuant to this section and pursuant to §31-15-2 of this code which authorizes a $175 million revolving loan and §31-18B-1 et seq. of this code which authorizes a $50 million investment pool: Provided, That the West Virginia Economic Development Authority may not loan more than $15 million for any one business or industrial development project. The revolving loan authorized by this subsection shall be secured by one note at a variable interest rate equal to the 12-month average of the board’s yield on its West Virginia Money Market pool. The rate shall be set on July 1 and adjusted annually on the same date. The maximum annual adjustment may not exceed one percent. Monthly payments made by the West Virginia Economic Development Authority to the board shall be calculated on a 120-month amortization. The revolving loan is secured by a security interest that pledges and assigns the cash proceeds of collateral from all loans under this revolving loan pool. The West Virginia Economic Development Authority may also pledge as collateral certain revenue streams from other revolving loan pools which source of funds does not originate from federal sources or from the board.

 (c) The outstanding principal balance of the revolving loan from the board to the West Virginia Economic Development Authority may at no time exceed 103 percent of the aggregate outstanding principal balance of the business and industrial loans from the West Virginia Economic Development Authority to economic development projects funded from this revolving loan pool. The independent audit of the West Virginia Economic Development Authority financial records shall annually certify that 103 percent requirement.

(d) The interest rates and maturity dates on the loans made by the West Virginia Economic Development Authority for business and industrial development projects authorized by §31-15-7 of this code shall be at competitive rates and maturities as determined by the West Virginia Economic Development Authority Board.

(e) Any and all outstanding loans made by the West Virginia Board of Treasury Investments, or any predecessor entity, to the West Virginia Economic Development Authority are refundable by proceeds of the revolving loan contained in this section and the board shall make no loans to the West Virginia Economic Development Authority pursuant to §31-15-20 of this code or §31-18B-1 et seq. of this code.

(f) The directors of the West Virginia Board of Treasury Investments shall bear no fiduciary responsibility with regard to any of the loans contemplated in this section.

(g) Inspection of records. — Within 30 days of receiving a written request from the board, the authority shall provide the board with the opportunity to inspect and copy any records in the custody of the authority related to any loan issued by the board to the authority or any loan from the authority to a third party funded by a loan issued by the board. Records to be made available pursuant to this subsection include, but are not limited to, accounting records, loan applications, loan agreements, board minutes, audit reports, and transaction records. Records of the authority held from time to time by the board pursuant to this subsection that are exempt from disclosure pursuant to the provisions of §31-15-22 of this code or §29B-1-1 et seq. of this code shall remain so while held by the board.

§12-6C-11. Legislative findings; loans for industrial development; availability of funds and interest rates.