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700 W. State Street, Boise, Idaho
1st Floor, East Conference Room
March 9, 2004

The regular meeting of the State Board of Examiners was called to order at 700 West State Street, Boise, Idaho, at 8:49 a.m. pursuant to Idaho Code §67-2002 and by order of the chair.

The following board members were present, constituting all the members: Governor Dirk Kempthorne, chairman of the board; Secretary of State Ben Ysursa; and Attorney General Lawrence Wasden.

Also present by invitation were Liza Carberry, Office of the State Treasurer, and Mike Moore, Bond Council to the State Treasurer.

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

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 Board of Examiners on February 10, 2004.

2. University of Idaho–Approved items 2r. - 2y.
    a-q. Since the Board received these items after the effective date of the new State Moving Policy yet prior to its publication, the subcommittee agreed to apply the new policy granting agency discretion for these moving requests. No board action required.

    r. Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses up to $10,000 for Dr. Jon Van Gerpen. The Subcommittee of the State Board of Examiners had given approval for up to $5,000 for this open position on August 7, 2003. Dr. Van Gerpen will be moving from Ames, Iowa to Moscow and his moving expenses will be paid from local services fund.

    Request for authorization to allow additional reimbursement of moving expenses as cited in the following table. All of these coaches were granted approval for specified amounts by the Subcommittee of the State Board of Examiners on February 3, 2004.

    PCNDepartmentSalaryAdditional AmountTotal Up to Amount
      s. Nick Holt, Head Coach
        t. Jeff Mills, Asst. Coach
        u. Nate Kaczor, Asst. Coach
        v. Joel Thomas, Asst. Coach
        w. Chad Brown, Asst. Coach
        x. Jason Eck, Asst. Coach
      y. James Cregg, Asst. Coach

3. Boise State University–Approved

    Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses up to $15,000 for Dr. Peter Meullner, Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, PCN 2543. Dr. Meullner’s annual salary will be $72,000. Originally this position was approved for $5,000 on November 6, 2003. Dr. Meullner’s family will be relocating from Zurich, Switzerland. An additional $5,000 is requested for moving expenses; an additional $5,000 for airfare. All moving expenses will be paid from the Micron Foundation grant.

4. Bureau of Hazardous Materials, Division of Military, Executive Office of Governor–Approval with item 4e. being forgiven
    Request for authorization to issue deficiency warrants for reimbursement of response costs incurred during February 2004 pursuant to Idaho Code §39-7110.
    ID #
    Date to Board
      a. 2004-0264
    Drug Lab
    Drug Lab breakdown
      b. 2003-5396
    Drug Lab
    Drug Lab breakdown
      c. 2003-4747
    SUV drove into lake
      d. 2003-5129
    Drug Lab
    Drug Lab breakdown
      e. 2003-4477
    Ammonia leaking at ice rink
5. Idaho State Police–Approval for the full 71 hours
    Request for authorization to pay Lt. Jack Catlin a portion of his accrued 71 hours of compensatory time. Lt. Catlin is the sole access as the “controlling agent” for a confidential informant in a major drug trafficking investigation. The department anticipates that Lt. Catlin will continue to accrue additional time and will not be able to take any time off in the near future.

6. Ada County Prosecutor–Approved
    Request for authorization to pay $12,536.61 for the cost of closed cases handled by the Ada County Prosecutor dealing with the prosecution of State Penitentiary inmates for calendar year 2003. Legislative Services Office has audited this claim and recommends payment in the amount of $12,532.61.

7. Idaho Transportation Department–Approved
    Request for recognition of assignment as executed by Assignor Promark, Inc. and Assignee Bitterroot Valley Bank, both of Lolo, Montana, for contractual obligations of the Idaho Department of Transportation, State of Idaho, regarding the assignment of all rights of payment for Projects IMG-0005(123) and IMG-0006(110), District 5 and 6 Pavement Striping, pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1027.

8. Department of Fish and Game–Approved
    Request for a six (6) month extension of the maximum allowable time to sell the primary residence of Lester McDonald, Sportsman Relations Coordinator, Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Mr. McDonald was relocated June 2002 from Council to Nampa and subsequently relocated to McCall June 2003. His has been unable to sell his Council home due to the depressed market and typically slow sales in the winter months. The department hopes this extension will allow Mr. McDonald the opportunity during spring and summer months to sell his home and complete his move to McCall.

9. Office of the State Treasurer–Approved
    Request for approval to issue the Fiscal Year 2004 Tax Anticipation Notes.

Audience with the Board: Liza Carberry, Investment Manager represented Treasurer Ron Crane, requested authorization to issue a tax anticipation note that would not exceed 75% of the anticipated revenue from taxes during fiscal year 2004 in accordance with I.C. 63-3201. The total anticipated revenue from the Tax Commission and the Department of Insurance would be $2,049,150,000 and the note would not exceed $1,536,862,500.

Mike Moore, Bond Council for the Treasurer, presented to the Board a standard resolution authorizing the Treasurer to borrow up to the 75% level, just discussed. He did not anticipate borrowing the full allowable amount and commented that the Treasurer may opt for a second note later. He anticipated the actual issuance to be well below the 75% maximum.

Discussion: Governor Kempthorne inquired if the resolution would be signed immediately? Mr. Moore agreed.

Governor Kempthorne then inquired about the current climate of bond ratings. Mr. Moore replied that it was impossible to speak for ratings agencies. However, Idaho had retained a very high, favorable rating in the past and he anticipated the same this year.

Resolution: Mr. Wasden moved to adopt item 9 granting approval for tax anticipation notes for the year 2004. Mr. Ysursa seconded the motion. The motion carried with a unanimous voice vote.

10. Military Division, Executive Office of the Governor

    Notification of four situational clarifications of State Travel Policy sections covering meals and refreshments for agency meetings, pursuant to February 2004 directive by the Subcommittee of the State Board of Examiners.

11. Attorney General
    Notification that Ronald D. Christian 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 the case of Defendant A [Petitioner] v. Idaho State Bar, Idaho Supreme Court Docket No. 30376.

12. Legislative Services Office
    Notification that the Legislative Audits, Legislative Services Office, has completed a requested review of appropriations, expenditures and records of the Board of Examiners (442) for fiscal years ended June 30, 2001, 2002, and 2003.

13. 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 February 2004.
        Estimated expenditure for workers compensation claim costs, dividends and premium refunds
      Funds Expended in January 2004
      Workers Compensation Claim Costs
      Policy Refunds

    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 February 2004.

        Estimated expenditure for Petroleum Clean Water Trust Fund
      Funds Expended in January 2004:
      Claim Costs

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 8:55 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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