HB2001 S ED AMT #1 3-4
The Committee on Education moved to amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:
Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill 2001—A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto two new sections, designated §11‑21‑12m and §11‑21‑25; to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §11‑24‑10a; to amend said code by adding thereto a new article, designated §18‑30A‑1, §18‑30A‑2, §18‑30A‑3, §18‑30A‑4, §18‑30A‑5, §18‑30A‑6, §18‑30A‑7, §18‑30A‑8, §18‑30A‑9, §18‑30A‑10, §18‑30A‑11, §18‑30A‑12, §18‑30A‑13, §18‑30A‑14, §18‑30A‑15, and §18‑30A‑16, all relating generally to creating the West Virginia Jumpstart Savings Program; providing a short title; providing legislative findings; defining terms; requiring the program to be operable by a certain date; creating the West Virginia Jumpstart Savings Board; establishing requirements for board membership, appointment, and procedures; allowing board members to be reimbursed for reasonable expenses; establishing the powers of the board; authorizing the board to promulgate legislative rules; establishing the duties and powers of the Treasurer related to the program; establishing the Jumpstart Savings Trust and Trust Fund and requirements for said fund; establishing the Jumpstart Savings Expense Fund and establishing requirements for said fund; authorizing the board to use financial organizations as program depositories and managers and providing requirements therefor; establishing requirements for opening a Jumpstart Savings account and making deposits to an account; authorizing the Treasurer to make a deposit into a newly opened Jumpstart Savings account when certain conditions are met; providing requirements for distributions from an account; specifying when a distributee is entitled to tax benefits; providing that a change in account beneficiary is not a distribution if the new beneficiary is a family member of the previous beneficiary; providing when expenditures of account distributions are qualified expenses; allowing a personal income tax decreasing modification for certain contributions to an account and allowing said modification to be carried forward over five years; allowing a personal income tax decreasing modification for distributions from an account used for qualified expenses; allowing a personal income tax decreasing modification for a rollover of distributions from a college savings account to a Jumpstart Savings account; allowing a personal income tax decreasing modification for a rollover of distributions from a Jumpstart Savings account to a West Virginia ABLE account; allowing a tax credit against personal income tax or corporate net income tax for certain matching contributions to accounts of employees; providing reporting and auditing requirements for the Jumpstart Savings Program; authorizing certain training and educational entities and employers to share information with the board and the Treasurer related to program participation; exempting certain personal information regarding program participants from disclosure under the state’s Freedom of Information Act; limiting liability of the Treasurer, the board, and the state related to the program; and requiring the board to promulgate certain legislative rules.