(a) The Legislature finds and declares that the Consolidated Fund should benefit from financial professionals dedicated to and focused on the sound administration, investment and management of the Fund.
(b) The Legislature finds and declares that the State Treasurer currently enters into agreements on behalf of the West Virginia Investment Management Board with political subdivisions and provides reporting services for participants in the Consolidated Fund.
(c) The Legislature finds and declares that the transfer of the Consolidated Fund to the West Virginia Board of Treasury Investments will allow for management of the fund within state government and will encourage better cash management of state moneys.
(d) The Legislature finds and declares that a public body corporate within state government with appropriate governance is the best means of assuring reasonable access to and prudent management and investment of the Consolidated Fund.
(e) The Legislature finds and declares that in accomplishing these purposes, the West Virginia Board of Treasury Investments is acting in all respects for the benefit of the citizens of the state in managing and investing the Consolidated Fund.
(f) The Legislature further finds and declares that it is in the best interests of the state, its citizens and the political subdivisions to create the West Virginia Board of Treasury Investments to manage and invest the Consolidated Fund to: (1) Provide focused investment services for the operating funds of the state and of its political subdivisions; (2) provide better management of all state funds within state government; and (3) allow the West Virginia Investment Management Board to focus on the long-term investment of the trust estates it manages pursuant to article six of this chapter.