CHAPTER 12. PUBLIC MONEYS AND SECURITIES.

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

(a) Subject to a liquidity determination, the West Virginia Board of Treasury Investments shall make a revolving loan available to the West Virginia Economic Development Authority in an amount of up to $200 million. The revolving loan shall be used 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 §31-15-20 of this code which authorizes a $150 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 50 percent of the West Virginia Economic Development Authority’s weighted average interest rate for outstanding loans in the Business and Industrial Development Loan Program authorized by §31-15-7 of this code. The rate may not be lower than 1.50 percent and must be reset on July 1 of each year. 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.

(b) 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.

(c) 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.

(d) 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.

(e) 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.

(f) 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.

(g) Notwithstanding any other provision of this code to the contrary, the West Virginia Economic Development Authority shall pay to the West Virginia Board of Treasury Investments the entire outstanding balance of the revolving loan authorized by this section within 30 days of the deposit of sufficient funds for such repayment in the Economic Development Project Fund created in §31-15-23a of this code. Upon repayment of the outstanding loan balance, the revolving loan authorized by this section shall terminate and no additional loan moneys shall be made available to the West Virginia Economic Development Authority pursuant to this section.

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