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January-February 2023 Committee on School Finance/Permanent School Fund Item 4

Report on Permanent School Fund Liquid Account and Ratification of Purchases and Sales for the Months of September and October 2022

February 3, 2023


SUMMARY: This item provides an opportunity for the committee and board to receive a status update report on the liquid account and consider approval of the purchases and sales of investments executed in the liquid account for the months of September and October 2022.

STATUTORY AUTHORITY: Texas Constitution, Article VII, §2 and §5; Texas Natural Resources Code (NRC), §51.414, as repealed by SB 1232, 87th Legislature, Regular Session, 2021; and 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 33.

The Texas Constitution, Article VII, §2 and §5 establish the permanent school fund, the assets that comprise the permanent school fund, the bond guarantee program, the available school fund, and authorize the State Board of Education (SBOE) to manage and invest the permanent school fund in accordance with the prudent person standard.

NRC, §51.414, created the Liquid Account within the Permanent School Fund (PSF) to be managed by the SBOE.

19 TAC Chapter 33 codifies administrative rules that provide a statement of investment objectives, policies, and guidelines of the Texas PSF and Bond Guarantee Program as adopted by the SBOE. 

The full text of statutory citations can be found in the statutory authority section of this agenda.

PREVIOUS BOARD ACTION: At the November 2022 meeting, the board approved purchases in the amount of $1,166,571,366 and sales in the amount of $316,668,187 for the PSF Liquid Account for the period July 1, 2022, through August 31, 2022.

Staff Member Responsible:
Holland Timmins, Executive Administrator and Chief Investment Officer, Texas Permanent School Fund