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STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS
MINUTES–REGULAR MEETING
700 W. State Street, Boise, Idaho
1st Floor, East Conference Room
February 10, 2004


The regular meeting of the State Board of Examiners was called to order at 700 West State 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, constituting all the members: Lt. Governor Jim Risch, acting chairman of the board; Secretary of State Ben Ysursa; and Attorney General Lawrence Wasden.

Also present by invitation were Dave High and Steve Kenyon.

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


· CONSENT AGENDA
Mr. Risch itemized 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 subcommittee meeting of the Board of Examiners on January 13, 2004.

2. Bureau of Hazardous Materials, Division of Military, Executive Office of Governor–Approved to omit item 2f, hold item 2g, and approve items 2a-e and items 2h-k for total of $10,669.85
    Request for authorization to issue deficiency warrants for reimbursement of response costs incurred during January 2004 pursuant to Idaho Code §39-7110.
    ID #
    Description
    Amount
    Comments
    Date to Board
      a. 2003-4530
    Drug Lab
    $1421.19
    Drug lab breakdown
    1/12/04
      b. 2003-4791
    Drug Lab
    1760.57
    Drug lab breakdown
    1/23/04
      c. 2004-0181
    Drug Lab
    2466.59
    2 drug labs, 1 at a house, 1 in a vehicle. Same responsible party
    1/23/04
      d. 2003-4431
    Hazmat
    106.30
    Two cleaners, Ammonia & Chlorine, mixed causing a toxic cloud
    1/27/04
      e. 2003-4153
    Hazmat
    2890.90
    Mercury spill at Minidoka Hospital
    1-27-04
      f. 2003-4336
    Spill
    337.98
    Truck wreck / fuel spill
    1/27/04
    HOLD g. 2003-4477
    Hazmat
    (1535.96)
    Ammonia leaking at ice rink
    1-28-04
      h. 2003-4943
    Drug Lab
    287.52
    Drug Lab Breakdown
    1-29-04
      i. 2003-5206
    Drug Lab
    1358.82
    Drug Lab Breakdown
    1-30-04
      j. 2004-0180
    Drug Lab
    274.54
    Drug Lab Breakdown
    2/2/04
      k. 2004-0261
    Drug Lab
    103.42
    Drug Lab in Vehicle
    2-2-04
    Total
    $12,543.79
    $10,669.85
· REGULAR AGENDA
3. State Controller’s Office–Approved
    Request for board approval to amend State Moving Policy and adopt a new State Real Estate Relocation Policy. These policy drafts have been reviewed over the past months by several agencies: DHR; DFM; DEQ; IDPR; IDL; IDFG; and ITD. The FPAC committee reviewed the final drafts and submitted recommendations for final revisions. All recommendations and comments have been incorporated into these final drafts and a summary sheet included citing changes in the policy documents. The subcommittee modified passages in the draft moving policy in sections II, IIIA4, IIIB4, IIID, and the service agreements in the draft moving and real estate policies; and requested approval by the Board with these revisions.

Audience with the Board: Mr. Kenyon noted the primary changes in the policies: (1) agency directors authorized to grant moving expense reimbursement up to 10% of base salary or $5,000, which ever is less; (2) clarify issues related to real estate relocation; and (3) revise service agreement forms.

Resolution: Mr. Ysursa moved to approve the State Moving Policy and State Real Estate Relocation Policy as revised by the subcommittee. Mr. Wasden seconded the motion. The motion carried with a unanimous voice vote.

4. Board of Examiners–Approved

    Notification of budget issues and request for FY04 and FY05 of the State Board of Examiners. The subcommittee reviewed the budget problems and recommended that the Board request the legislature to adopt legislation providing authority to issue deficiency warrants regarding both Ada County’s services and the cases of Section 1983 attorney’s court fees awarded by federal courts.

Audience with the Board: Mr. Johnson explained that the Board of Examiners received claims to pay costs for state inmate transportation and prosecution from the county. The claims vary tremendously and often payment is delayed waiting for legislative appropriation.

Mr. High further explained the Section 1983 attorney’s court fees from federal court rulings and the courts refusal to wait for legislative appropriation to pay a bill.

Discussion: Mr. Risch asked if the intent was to request legislation to grant deficiency warrant authority to the Board of Examiners for both county and federal claims. Mr. High agreed.

Resolution: Mr. Wasden moved to support legislation to change the appropriate statutes regarding county inmate transportation and prosecution claims and to grant deficiency warrant authority to the State Board of Examiners for these claims and for federal court awarded Section 1983 attorney’s court fees. Mr. Ysursa seconded the motion. The motion carried with a unanimous voice vote.

· INFORMATIONAL AGENDA
5. Attorney General

    Notification that Mick Hodges of the firm of Peterson, Hodges & Harper has been appointed pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409 as a special deputy attorney general for the purpose of representing the Bureau of Child Support for the State of Idaho.

6. College and University Annual Moving Reports
    Notification to the Board of the annual moving reports of the state college and universities.

7. State Controller’s Office
    Notification of closure of a rotary fund for the Outfitters and Guides effective January 21, 2004.

8. State Insurance Fund
    a. Notification of the State Insurance Fund estimate of expenses to be paid by sight drafts and prior month’s disbursements for January 2004.
        Estimated expenditure for workers compensation claim costs, dividends and premium refunds
    $15,000,000.00
      Funds Expended in December 2003
      Workers Compensation Claim Costs
    9,142,508.84
      Dividend
    0
      Commissions
    2,341,489.94
      Policy Refunds
    179,773.42
      Total
    $11,663,772.20
    b. Notification of the State Insurance Fund estimate of the Petroleum Clean Water Trust Fund expenses to be paid by sight draft and the funds expended in the prior month of January 2004.
        Estimated expenditure for Petroleum Clean Water Trust Fund
    $750,000.00
      Funds Expended in December 2003:
      Payroll
    58,221.52
      Operations
    44,502.10
      Claim Costs
    61,780.55
      Total
    $164,504.17



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 9:05 a.m.


___________/s/ Jim Risch_________
Jim Risch, Acting 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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