2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 70. Schools
§70-3970.5. Board duties.

Universal Citation: 70 OK Stat § 70-3970.5 (2018)

The Board of Trustees of the Oklahoma College Savings Plan shall:

1. Develop and implement the program in a manner consistent with this act through the adoption of guidelines and procedures;

2. Retain professional services, if necessary, including accountants, auditors, consultants and other experts;

3. Seek rulings and other guidance, if necessary, from the United States Department of the Treasury, the Internal Revenue Service, and the Oklahoma Attorney General 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;

5. Interpret, in policies, guidelines and procedures, the provisions of the Oklahoma College Savings Plan Act broadly in light of its purpose and objectives;

6. Develop a schedule of application fees and other necessary fees and charges in connection with any agreement, contract or transaction relating to the program that are sufficient to offset the administrative and staffing costs associated with the implementation and administration of this program;

7. Select the financial institution or institutions to act as the depositories and managers of the program accounts in accordance with this act. For purposes of selecting such institutions and managers, the Board shall be exempt from the Oklahoma Central Purchasing Act. The Board shall develop a competitive process by which the institutions and managers will be selected;

8. Develop procedures to assist in the administration and implementation of this act. Any guidelines or procedures affecting existing or potential participants in the Oklahoma College Savings Plan may only be implemented after reasonable notice to the public and a public hearing in a manner similar to requirements of the Administrative Procedures Act; and

9. Have the authority to implement affinity programs for plan participants.

Added by Laws 1998, c. 366, § 5, eff. July 1, 1998. Amended by Laws 1999, c. 142, § 2, emerg. eff. May 3, 1999; Laws 2006, c. 178, § 3, eff. Nov. 1, 2006.

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