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STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS
MINUTES – Regular Meeting
January 19, 2010 – 8:55 a.m.
Borah Post Office Building, 204 N. 8th Street, 2nd Floor Courtroom

CONSENT AGENDA

1. Minutes - Approved
Approval of official minutes for the meeting of the Board of Examiners on December 15, 2009.


2. Bureau of Homeland Security - Approved
ID #
Description
Amount
Comments
Date to Board
    2009-00227
Haz Mat/Mercury Spill
$26,180.87
Mercury spill at apartment complex, insurance company involved. In the process of collecting.1/5/2010
TOTAL
$26,180.87

3. Ada County - Approved
Request for approval pursuant to Idaho Code 18-2507, for the payment of costs incurred by Ada County for the prosecution of State Penitentiary inmates in the amount of $1,052.08.

    5. Department of Labor - Approved
    Request approval to use Penalty and Interest monies under Idaho Code 72-1348 for the following:

    a. $3,200 for the purchase of (one time cost) and $524 annually for software maintenance for the Department of Labor’s share of the Department of Administration’s purchase of Fire Eye security software.

    b. Up to $1.6 million for the Industrial Administration Building to improve energy efficiency and reduce operating costs.

    c. Up to $37,790 annually for 3 years for the Veterans Serving Veterans Americorp grant and up to $75,000 for the Serve Idaho administrative grant.


    REGULAR AGENDA

    4. Office of the State Controller and Department of Labor - Approved
    Request pursuant to Idaho Code Section 67-1026, to offset vendor payments against seizure eligible Department of Labor Accounts. If approved, it is recommended that it be effective until specifically rescinded by the Board.

    Discussion: Mr. Dan Goicoechea from the State Controller’s Office explained that the Department of Labor came to the Controller’s Office about this issue because of the State Controller’s authority under statute 67-1026. It allows the Controller’s Office to work with the Department of Labor to hold additional payments from entities who have not paid unemployment taxes and who owe the state money. Payments would be held from those entities until they have settled their debts with the state. He stated that it seems from a common sense perspective that the state ought not to be sending money to folks who owe the state money.

    Mr. Michael Johnson from the Department of Labor noted that on the most current run, it would involve about $2.1 million that would be eligible for offset under this program.

    Resolution: Mr. Ysursa moved to approve item 4. Gov. Otter seconded the motion. The motion carried on a unanimous voice vote.


    INFORMATIONAL AGENDA

    6. Office of the Attorney General
    a. Notification that David G. High, Attorney at Law, has been appointed pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409 as special deputy attorney general for the purpose of providing legal assistance to the State of Idaho, Office of the State Controller, as it conducts a system-wide referendum set forth in Section 218(d)(3) of the Social Security Act pertaining to coverage for firefighters who became members of PERSI as allowed by Idaho Code §59-1532.

    b. Notification that Alan R. Harrison of Alan R. Harrison Law, PLLC, has been appointed as Special Deputy Attorney General for the purpose of representing the State of Idaho, Idaho Transportation Department, in any appeal from a hearing officer’s decision filed pursuant to the authority of Idaho Code §18-8002A, Automatic License Suspension Program.

    c. Notification that Michael J. Kane of the firm of Kane & Associates, PLLC, has been appointed as special deputy attorney general for the purpose of representing the State of Idaho, Idaho Transportation Department, in any appeal from a hearing officer’s decision filed pursuant to the authority of Idaho Code §18-8002A, Automatic License Suspension Program. in the case of Lowe v. Idaho Transportation Department.

    d. Notification that Edwin L. Litteneker, Attorney at Law, has been appointed as special deputy attorney general for the purpose of representing the State of Idaho, Idaho Transportation Department, in any appeal from a hearing officer’s decision filed pursuant to the authority of Idaho Code §18-8002A, Automatic License Suspension Program.

    e. Notification Stephen J. Muhonen of the firm of Racine, Olson, Nye, Budge & Bailey, Chtd., has been appointed as special deputy attorney general for the purpose of representing the State of Idaho, Idaho Transportation Department, in any appeal from a hearing officer’s decision filed pursuant to the authority of Idaho Code §18-8002A, Automatic License Suspension Program.

    f. Notification that Susan K. Servick, Attorney at Law, has been appointed as special deputy attorney general for the purpose of representing the State of Idaho, Idaho Transportation Department, in any appeal from a hearing officer’s decision filed pursuant to the authority of Idaho Code §18-8002A, Automatic License Suspension Program.

    g. Notification that Timothy J. Stover of the firm of Worst, Fitzgerald & Stover, PLLC, has been appointed as special deputy attorney general for the purpose of representing the State of Idaho, Idaho Transportation Department, in any appeal from a hearing officer’s decision filed pursuant to the authority of Idaho Code §18-8002A, Automatic License Suspension Program.

    h. Notification that Deputy Attorney General Chris N. Topmiller, has been permitted to accept additional outside employment at the College of Western Idaho in an educational program conducted under the supervision of the State Board of Education. Mr. Topmiller will teach two courses in criminal justice at the college one evening per week and on Saturday starting the 2010 Spring Semester.

    i. Notification that Larry E. Prince, of the firm of Holland & Hart, LLP, has been appointed as special deputy attorney general for the purpose of representing the State of Idaho, Board of Land Commissioners, in the case of Tamarack Resort, LLC.

    j. Notification that Merlyn W. Clark, of the firm of Hawley, Troxell, Ennis & Hawley, LLP, has been appointed as special deputy attorney general for the purpose of representing the State of Idaho in the case of Syringa v. Dep’t of Admin.

    k. Notification that Peter C. Erbland, of the firm of Paine Hamblen, LLP, has been appointed as special deputy attorney general for the purpose of representing the State of Idaho in the case of Crick v. State of Idaho.


    7. State Insurance Fund
    a. Estimate of the State Insurance Fund expenses to be paid by sight drafts for the month of November, 2009.
        Estimated expenditure for workers compensation claim costs, dividends and premium refunds
    $18,000,000.00
      Funds Expended in November, 2009:
      Workers Compensation Claim Costs
    $10,848,432.44
      Dividend
    0
      Commissions
    0
      Policy Refunds
    439,269.84
      Total
    $11,287,702.28
    b. Estimate of the Petroleum Clean Water Trust Fund expenses to be paid by sight draft for the month of November, 2009.
        Estimated expenditure for Petroleum Clean Water Trust Fund
    $750,000.00
      Funds Expended in November, 2009:
      Payroll
    $62,971.65
      Operations
    24,522.33
      Claim Costs
    43,159.34
      Total
    $130,653.32

    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 9:01 a.m.

    __________/s/ C.L. “Butch” Otter________
    C.L. “Butch” Otter, Chairman of the Board and
    Governor of the State of Idaho
    __________/s/ Donna M. Jones ____________
    Donna M. Jones, Secretary of the Board and
    Idaho State Controller

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    The REGULAR AGENDA addresses policy and program items the board may wish to discuss prior to making a decision.

    The INFORMATION AGENDA provides information only.

    The agendas are subject to change and the Board may move an item from one agenda to another.

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