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     Idaho Statutes

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33-5402.  State college savings program board — College savings program — Powers and duties. There is hereby created the state college savings program board. The board shall consist of the state treasurer or his designee who shall serve as chair, the governor or designee, the state controller or designee, the attorney general or designee, the superintendent of public instruction or designee, and the secretary of state or designee. A quorum shall be necessary to transact business. Members of the board shall be compensated by their appointing entity. The state college savings program board shall:
(1)  Develop and implement the program in a manner consistent with this chapter through the adoption of rules, guidelines and procedures;
(2)  Retain professional services, if necessary, including accountants, auditors, consultants and other experts;
(3)  Seek rulings and other guidance from the United States department of the treasury, the internal revenue service and the state tax commission relating to the program;
(4)  Make changes to the program required for the participants in the program to obtain the federal income tax benefits or treatment provided by section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended;
(5)  Interpret, in rules, policies, guidelines and procedures, the provisions of this chapter broadly in light of its purpose and objectives;
(6)  Charge, impose and collect administrative fees and service charges in connection with any agreement, contract or transaction relating to the program;
(7) Select the depositories and act as or select managers of the program in accordance with this chapter;
(8)  Enter into contracts, within the limit of funds available therefor, acquire services and personal property, and do and perform any acts that may be necessary in the administration of the program. As a board comprised of elected officials, the board shall be exempt from the provisions of the procurement statutes and shall not be an agency as defined in section 67-9203, Idaho Code;
(9)  Establish, in its discretion, a trust or other method of segregating the funds of participants in the program from the general funds of the state, the funds of the board and the funds of the members of the board;
(10) Administer the program and any trust established by the board as instrumentalities of the state under section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, and the federal securities law, including the securities act of 1933, as amended, the trust indenture act of 1939, as amended, and the investment company act of 1940, as amended;
(11)  Employ and at its pleasure discharge an executive director and such other employees necessary in the administration of the program. Employees of the board shall be nonclassified exempt employees pursuant to the provisions of chapter 53, title 67, Idaho Code.

[33-5402, added 2000, ch. 213, sec. 1, p. 574; am. 2008, ch. 275, sec. 2, p. 784; am. 2013, ch. 110, sec. 2, p. 260; am. 2016, ch. 289, sec. 9, p. 810.]

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