§ 28-42-77. Treasurer of interest fund Bond Investments.
(a) The general treasurer shall be custodian and treasurer of the interest fund. The general treasurer shall have custody of all moneys belonging to the fund and not otherwise held, deposited, or invested pursuant to chapters 42 44 of this title.
(b) The general treasurer shall give bond conditioned on the faithful performance of his or her duties as custodian and treasurer of the fund, in a form prescribed by statute and approved by the attorney general, and in an amount specified by the director and approved by the governor. All premiums upon bonds required pursuant to this section when furnished by an authorized surety company or by a duly constituted governmental bonding fund shall be paid from the moneys in the employment security administration account. The general treasurer shall deposit the moneys in his or her custody subject to the provisions of chapters 42 44 of this title.
(c) The general treasurer, as the custodian of the fund, shall hold, invest, transfer, sell, deposit, and release those moneys, properties, or securities in a manner approved by the director in accordance with chapters 42 44 of this title; provided, that those moneys shall be invested in the classes of securities legal for the investment of public moneys of this state, and the investment shall at all times be so made that all the assets of the interest fund shall always be readily convertible into cash when needed for the expenditures specified in § 28-42-76. All investment earnings derived from interest fund balances shall be deposited into a restricted receipt account within the general fund and shall be exempt from the provisions of § 35-4-27. These funds are to be used solely to pay for administrative expenses of the department of labor and training.
(P.L. 1985, ch. 282, § 5; P.L. 2000, ch. 55, art. 21, § 3.)