Section 16-33C-25

Administration of programs.

(a) In acquiring, investing, reinvesting, exchanging, retaining, selling, and managing property for the benefit of the ABLE Program and ACES Program, the Savings Board, and any person, investment manager or committee to whom the Savings Board delegates any of its investment authority, shall act as trustee and shall exercise the judgment and care under the circumstances then prevailing which persons of prudence, discretion, and intelligence exercise in the management of their own affairs, not in regard to speculation but to permanent disposition of funds, considering the probable income as well as the safety of their capital.

(b) No Savings Board member nor any person, investment manager or committee to whom the Savings Board delegates any of its investment authority who acts within the standard of care set forth in subsection (a) shall be held personally liable for any losses, damages, or claims suffered by the ABLE Program or ACES Program on investments made pursuant to the chapter.

(c) The assets of the ABLE Program and the ACES Program shall be preserved, invested, and expended solely pursuant to and for the purposes of this chapter and shall not be loaned or otherwise transferred or used by the State for any other purpose. A savings agreement, or any other agreement entered into by or on behalf of the ABLE Program or the ACES Program, does not constitute a debt or obligation of the state. A contributor is solely entitled to amounts on deposit in or accrued to the respective savings account.

(d) To the extent necessary to administer the ABLE Program and ACES Program or to comply with federal, state, or local tax reporting requirements, the programs shall obtain all necessary social security numbers and such other data as the Savings Board deems necessary for such purposes, whether from a contributor or from another state agency.

(Act 2015-442, §3.)