SB408 HFIN AMT 3-9                                         JHJ


    Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for S. B. 408 –- “A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §33-16G-1, §33-16G-2, §33-16G-3, §33-16G-4, §33-16G-5, §33-16G-6, §33-16G-7, §33-16G-8 and §33-16G-9, all relating generally to the establishment of a West Virginia Health Benefit Exchange; setting forth purpose; defining terms; providing for the establishment of the West Virginia Health Benefit Exchange; establishing the governing board of directors; providing for membership on the board of directors; setting forth meeting requirements of the board of directors; allowing the board of directors to hire an executive director and appropriate staff; exempting employees from classified service; providing for an annual report by the board of directors; setting forth the functions of the board; outlining the board’s duties and authority; providing for the response of the board in the event of reduction of federal funding or legislative or judicial invalidation of federal act; authorizing emergency and legislative rulemaking; establishing a special revenue account; training; purchasing exemption; and authorizing assessment of fees.”