CHAPTER 15. PUBLIC SAFETY.

§15-5-24. Disaster Recovery Trust Fund; disbursement of funds.

(a) There is hereby created a special trust fund which shall be designated and known as the West Virginia Disaster Recovery Trust Fund to be administered by the State Resiliency Officer. The recovery fund shall consist of: (i) Any appropriations, grants, gifts, contributions, or revenues received by the recovery fund from any source, public or private; and (ii) all income earned on moneys, properties, and assets held in the recovery fund. When any funds are received by the State Resiliency Officer from any source, they shall be paid into the recovery fund, and shall be disbursed and otherwise managed in the manner set forth in this article. The recovery fund shall be treated by the Auditor and Treasurer as a special revenue fund and not as part of the general revenues of the state.

(b) All moneys, properties, and assets acquired by the State of West Virginia in the disaster recovery fund shall be held by it in trust for the purposes of carrying out its powers and duties and shall be used and reused in accordance with the purposes and provisions of this article. Such moneys, properties, and assets shall at no time be commingled with other public funds. Disbursements from the recovery fund shall be made only upon the written requisition of the Governor, the State Resiliency Officer, on behalf of and authorized by the Governor, or as set forth in §15-5-4b of this code. If no need exists for immediate use or disbursement, moneys, properties, and assets in the recovery fund shall be invested or reinvested by the State Resiliency Officer as provided in this article.

Bill History For §15-5-24

1990 Second Special Session
Senate Bill 15