(a) The West Virginia Board of Treasury Investments is created as a public body corporate and established to provide prudent fiscal administration, investment and management for the Consolidated Fund.
(b) Any appointment to the Board is effective immediately upon appointment by the Governor with respect to voting, constituting a quorum, receiving expenses and all other rights and privileges of the Director position. A trustee of the West Virginia Investment Management Board other than the Governor, State Treasurer or State Auditor is not eligible to serve as a Director of the Board.
(c) The Board shall consist of five members, as follows:
(1) The Governor, the State Treasurer and the State Auditor or their designees. They shall serve by virtue of their offices and are not entitled to compensation under the provisions of this article. The Governor, State Treasurer and State Auditor or their designees are subject to all duties, responsibilities and requirements of the provisions of this article; and
(2) Two persons appointed by the Governor subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.
(d) Of the two persons appointed by the Governor, one shall be a certified public accountant with experience in finance, investing and management, and one shall be an attorney with experience in finance, investing and management.
(e)(1) Initial appointment of the appointed directors shall be for the following terms:
(A) One member shall be appointed for a term ending the June 30, 2007; and
(B) One member shall be appointed for a term ending June 30, 2009.
(2) Except for appointments to fill vacancies, each subsequent appointment shall be for the term ending the thirtieth day of June of the fourth year following the year the preceding term expired. A Director may be reappointed. In the event a vacancy occurs it shall be filled by appointment for the unexpired term. A Director whose term has expired shall continue in office until a successor has been duly appointed and qualified. No appointed member of the Board may be removed from office by the Governor except for official misconduct, incompetency, neglect of duty, gross negligence, misfeasance or gross immorality.
(f) All directors shall receive reasonable and necessary expenses actually incurred in discharging director's duties pursuant to this article.
(g) The Board shall hold quarterly meetings. Board bylaws may provide for calling and holding additional meetings. Representatives of participants and members of the public may attend any meeting held by the Board, except during those meetings or part of meetings closed by the Board as permitted by law. Attendees shall observe standards of decorum established by board policy.
(h) The Board shall annually adopt a fee schedule and a budget reflecting fee structures for the year.
(i) The Board chairman may appoint committees as needed, including, but not limited to, an investment policies committee to discuss drafting, reviewing or modifying written investment policies. Each committee shall seek input from participants before reporting its recommendations to the Board. The Board may meet with any or all committees during any of its meetings.
(j) Any meeting of the Board may be closed upon adoption of a motion by any Director when necessary to preserve the attorney-client privilege, to protect the privacy interests of individuals, to review personnel matters or to maintain confidentiality when confidentiality is in the best interest of the participants.