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STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS
MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING
Borah Post Office Building, 204 N. 8th Street, 2nd Floor Courtroom
September 13, 2005


The regular meeting of the State Board of Examiners was called to order at 204 N. 8th Street, Boise, Idaho, at 8:55 a.m. pursuant to Idaho Code §67-2002 and by order of the chair.

The following board members were present: Secretary of State Ben Ysursa; and Attorney General Lawrence Wasden.

State Controller Keith Johnson, secretary to the board, recorded the proceedings of the meeting.


CONSENT AGENDA

Mr. Johnson introduced the items on the consent agenda. Mr. Wasden moved to approve the consent agenda as recommended in its entirety; Mr. Ysursa seconded the motion. The motion carried by unanimous voice vote.

1. Minutes – Approved
Approval of official minutes for the meeting of the Board of Examiners on August 9, 2005.

2. Department of Administration – Approved

    a. Request for recognition of assignment pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1027 from Sunflower Investments to Pomaikai Ekolu.

b. Request for recognition of assignment pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1027 from Ironwood LLC to Keith C. Hewel.

3. Ada County – Approved
a. Request the payment of $7,380.44 be made to the ADA County Sheriff’s Office for costs incurred while transporting prisoners of the Idaho State Correctional Institutions to court appearances for the period of June 1, 2004 through May 31, 2005.
b. Request the payment of $5,256.75 be made to Ada County for costs incurred in the prosecution and/or trial of Idaho State Correctional Institution inmates.

4. Division of Veterans Services – Approved 220 hours for 90 days

    Request that the maximum limit for vacation accrual be lifted for six (6) months for the following person employed at the Idaho Division of Veterans Services:

Joseph S. Bleymaier
Division Administrator PCN 1860
Leave Schedule AA Regular
Vacation Balance (8/26/05) 190.30
FLSA Indicator Executive Exempt

    5. Idaho Commerce and Labor – Approved
      Request authorization by the Board of Examiners to use Penalty and Interest monies under Idaho Code §72-1348 for the following:

    Up to $8,000 for the cost of the Lakes Commission co-location in the department’s Sandpoint local office for fiscal year 2006.
      6. Bureau of Hazardous Materials, Division of Military, Executive Office Of Governor – Approved
        Request for authorization to issue deficiency warrants for reimbursement of response costs pursuant to Idaho Code §39-7110.
        ID #
        Description
        Amount
        Comments
        Date to Board
          2005-1105
        Drug Lab
        707.81
        Possible meth lab found at 1204 N. 7th in Coeur d’Alene, ID on 4/5/05
        8/5/05
          2005-1298
        Diesel Spill
        137.89
        Semi-truck with a split fuel line caused by debris on road, on 4/19/05 near Boise, ID
        8/15/05
          2005-1332
        HazMat
        2363.66
        Overturned tanker truck that spilled used vegetable oil on 4/22/05 in Coeur d’Alene, ID
        8/15/05
          2005-1447
        Chemical Spill
        2301.76
        Unknown chemicals leaking from an unattended semi-trailer on 5/1/05 near New Plymouth ID
        8/15/05
            2005-1450
        Drug Lab
        561.35
        Suspected meth lab found on 5/2/05 at 3818 Schreiber Road in Coeur d’Alene ID
        8/15/05
            2005-1509
        Diesel Spill
        375.50
        Tractor-trailer – 150 gallon saddletank damaged by road debris and leaking on 5/6/05 near Mountain Home, ID
        8/15/05
            2005-1564
        HazMat
        6458.87
        3031.87
        Tractor-trailer overturned by the wind, spilling nitric acid from 55-gallon drum on 5/9/05 in Paul, ID
        8/15/05
            2005-1574
        HazMat
        2789.23
        A live mortar round was found in a shed at 6494 Lincoln St. by a homeowner on 5/9/05 in Bonners Ferry, ID
        8/15/05
        2005-1585
        Drug Lab
        3920.71
        Suspected meth lab found on 5/10/05 at Route 2, Box 137 in Kamiah ID
        8/15/05
        2005-1713
        HazMat
        134.08
        Old H2O softener canisters, 55 gallon drums found buried in soil on 5/17/05 at 106 W. 37th Street in Garden City, ID
        8/15/05
        2005-1735
        Diesel Spill
        673.00
        Traffic accident involving a logging truck resulting in a diesel spill on 5/18/05 just North of Bonners Ferry
        8/15/05
        TOTALS
        $20,423.86
        14,557.21

      7. Military Division – Approved
      a. Request for approval to pay comp-time for emergency professionals who are required to work over 40 hours/week when deployed to support a state or federal disaster. This request is for duration of the existing federal and state disasters and will be reviewed with the Board annually.
      b. Request for authorization to retroactively pay the overtime (comp time) hours worked by emergency professionals who have been deployed to support the one federal and three state disasters.

      Mr. Johnson introduced one item on the regular agenda, not recommended by the subcommittee, due to its submittal to the board following the subcommittee meeting. Mr. Johnson said the federal government recently increased its mileage reimbursement rate from 40.5 cents a mile to 48.5 cents a mile. Mr. Johnson remarked that the board historically followed the federal guideline for state employees and recommended increasing the state mileage reimbursement rate to coincide with the federal reimbursement rate. Mr. Johnson said the recent increase was driven by a huge increase in gasoline costs over the last few weeks.

      Mr. Wasden moved to approve the amendment of the state mileage reimbursement rate to coincide with the federal reimbursement rate. Mr. Ysursa seconded motion. The motion carried on unanimous voice vote

      Discussion: Mr. Ysursa asked what date the change would be effective. Mr. Johnson said it was intended to be effective September 1, 2005, and all travel reimbursements submitted after September 1, 2005, would qualify for reimbursement under the new reimbursement rate.

      Mr. Wasden amended his first motion to include September 1, 2005 as the effective date. Mr. Ysursa seconded the amended motion. The amended motion carried on unanimous voice vote.

      REGULAR AGENDA

      State Travel Policies and Procedures – Federal Mileage Rate Change – Approved

        Request to amend the state travel policy to reflect the change to the federal mileage reimbursement rate effective September 1, 2005 through December 31, 2005. The new rate is 48.5 cents a mile for all business miles driven, up from 40.5 cents a mile; 22 cents a mile for computing deductible moving expenses, up from 15 cents.


      Mr. Johnson introduced the items on the informational agenda.

      INFORMATIONAL AGENDA

      8. Attorney General
      a. Notification that Scot D. Nass of the firm of Paine, Hamblen, Coffin, Brooke & Miller, has been appointed pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409 as a special deputy attorney general for the purpose of representing the State of Idaho in case of Dep’t of Health and Welfare v. Magistrate Div. Of the First Judicial Dist., Case No. CV-2005-0000305.
      b. Notification that Lawrence E. Kirkendall, Attorney at Law, has been appointed pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409 as a special deputy attorneys general for the purpose of representing the State of Idaho in Steele v. Indust. Special Indem. Fund, ISIF Claim No. 2005-1721; I.C. No. 03-012979.

      9. State Insurance Fund

        a. Estimate of the State Insurance Fund expenses to be paid by sight drafts for the month of August 2005.
            Estimated expenditure for workers compensation claim costs, dividends and premium refunds
        $20,000,000.00
          Funds Expended in July
          Workers Compensation Claim Costs
        9,426,479.82
          Dividend
        0
          Commissions
        70,866.96
          Policy Refunds
        297,656.56
          Total
        9,795,003.34

        b. Estimate of the Petroleum Clean Water Trust Fund expenses to be paid by sight draft for the month of August 2005.
            Estimated expenditure for Petroleum Clean Water Trust Fund
        $750,000.00
          Funds Expended in June:
          Payroll
        91,706.63
          Operations
        12,072.81
          Claim Costs
        199,514.29
          Total
        303,293.73


      There being no further business before the board and on motion duly made and seconded, THE MEETING OF THE STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS WAS ADJOURNED at 9:00 a.m.


      __________/s/ Dirk Kempthorne________
      Dirk Kempthorne, Chairman of the Board and
      Governor of the State of Idaho






      __________/s/ Keith Johnson____________
      Keith Johnson, Secretary of the Board and
      Idaho State Controller

      Minutes of State Board of Examiners or the Subcommittee Meetings

      The secretary to the board prepares preliminary minutes as a courtesy for the reader. Preliminary minutes have not been approved by the State Board of Examiners or its subcommittee and do not constitute the official minutes of the meeting. The minutes become official after approval at a subsequent meeting. Should you have any questions regarding these minutes, please contact brdexam@sco.state.id.us or call the Idaho State Controller’s Office at 334-3100.
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