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75-4209. Investment accounts; types; procedures; requirements; alternatives authorized; limitations; director of investments to invest and reinvest moneys; rules and regulations. (a) The director of investments may invest and reinvest state moneys eligible for investment which are not invested in accordance with K.S.A. 75-4237, and amendments thereto, in the following investments:

(1) Direct obligations of, or obligations that are insured as to principal and interest by, the United States of America or any agency thereof and obligations and securities of the United States sponsored enterprises which under federal law may be accepted as security for public funds, on and after the effective date of this act moneys available for investment under this subsection shall not be invested in mortgage-backed securities of such enterprises and of the government national mortgage association, except that any such mortgage-backed securities held prior to the effective date of this act may be held to maturity;

(2) repurchase agreements with a bank or a primary government securities dealer which reports to the market reports division of the federal reserve bank of New York for direct obligations of, or obligations that are insured as to principal and interest by, the United States government or any agency thereof and obligations and securities of United States government sponsored enterprises which under federal law may be accepted as security for public funds;

(3) commercial paper that does not exceed 270 days to maturity and which has received one of the two highest commercial paper credit ratings by a nationally recognized investment rating firm; and

(4) corporate bonds which have received one of the two highest ratings by a nationally recognized investment rating firm.

(b) When moneys are available for deposit or investments, the director of investments may invest in SKILL act projects and bonds pursuant to K.S.A. 74-8920, and amendments thereto, and in state agency bonds and bond projects.

(c) When moneys are available for deposits or investments, the director of investments may invest in preferred stock of Kansas venture capital, inc., under terms and conditions prescribed by K.S.A. 74-8203, and amendments thereto, but such investments shall not in the aggregate exceed a total amount of $10,000,000.

(d) When moneys are available for deposits or investments, the director of investments may invest in loans pursuant to legislative mandates, except that not more than the greater of 10% or $140,000,000 of the state moneys shall be invested.

(e) Interest on investment accounts in banks is to be paid at maturity, but not less than annually.

(f) Investments made by the director of investments under the provisions of this section shall be made with judgment and care, under circumstances then prevailing, which persons of prudence, discretion and intelligence exercise in the management of their own affairs, not for speculation, but for investment, considering the probable safety of their capital as well as the probable income to be derived.

(g) Investments under subsection (a) or (b) or under K.S.A. 75-4237, and amendments thereto, shall be for a period not to exceed four years, except that linked deposits authorized under the provisions of K.S.A. 2-3703 through 2-3707, and amendments thereto, shall not exceed a period of 10 years; agricultural production loan deposits authorized under the provisions of K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 75-4268 through 75-4274, and amendments thereto, shall not exceed a period of eight years and housing loan deposits authorized under K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 75-4276 through 75-4282, and amendments thereto, shall not exceed a period of five years or 20 years, as applicable pursuant to K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 75-4279, and amendments thereto.

(h) Investments in securities under paragraph (1) of subsection (a) shall be limited to securities which do not have any more interest rate risk than do direct United States government obligations of similar maturities. For purposes of this subsection, "interest rate risk" means market value changes due to changes in current interest rates.

(i) The director of investments shall not invest state moneys eligible for investment under subsection (a), in the municipal investment pool fund, created under K.S.A. 12-1677a, and amendments thereto.

(j) The director of investments shall not invest moneys in the pooled money investment portfolio in derivatives. As used in this subsection, "derivatives" means a financial contract whose value depends on the value of an underlying asset or index of asset values.

(k) Moneys and investments in the pooled money investment portfolio shall be invested and reinvested by the director of investments in accordance with investment policies developed, approved, published and updated on an annual basis by the board. Such investment policies shall include at a minimum guidelines which identify credit standards, eligible instruments, allowable maturity ranges, methods for valuing the portfolio, calculating earnings and yields and limits on portfolio concentration for each type of investment. Any changes in such investment policies shall be approved by the pooled money investment board. Such investment policies may specify the contents of reports, methods of crediting funds and accounts and other operating procedures.

(l) The board shall adopt rules and regulations to establish an overall percentage limitation on the investment of moneys in investments authorized under paragraph (3) of subsection (a), and within such authorized investment, the board shall establish a percentage limitation on the investment in any single business entity.

History: L. 1967, ch. 447, § 13; L. 1975, ch. 453, §4; L. 1976, ch. 393, § 1; L. 1982, ch. 362, § 4; L. 1992, ch. 146, § 14; L. 1993, ch. 207, § 6; L. 1994, ch. 105, § 4; L. 1995, ch. 194, § 2; L. 1996, ch. 254, § 17; L. 1997, ch. 180, § 23; L. 2000, ch. 82, § 15; L. 2000, ch. 159, § 11; L. 2008, ch. 115, § 9; L. 2008, ch. 150, § 8; L. 2010, ch. 84, § 2; L. 2012, ch. 158, § 1; July 1.

Revisor's Note:

Section was also amended by L. 2000, ch. 101, § 8, but that version was repealed by L. 2000, ch. 159, § 14.

Section was also amended by L. 2008, ch. 43, § 1, but that version was repealed by L. 2008, ch. 150, § 8.



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