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MINUTES
STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS
Friday, March 27, 1998 – 8:55 a.m.
JRW East Conference Room

    The regular meeting of the State Board of Examiners was held March 27, 1998 at 8:55 a.m. in the JRW East Conference Room

    Members present:

        Governor Philip E. Batt, Chairman of the Board
        Secretary of State Pete T. Cenarrusa
        Attorney General Alan G. Lance
        State Controller and Secretary of the Board J. D. Williams

    Sub-Committee members present:
        David High, Office of Attorney General
        Darrell Manning, Office of Governor
        H. W. Turner, Office of State Controller
        Ben Ysursa, Office of Secretary of State

    CONSENT AGENDA

    1. BUREAU OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
      Incident #971131 Request for authorization to issue deficiency warrants in the amount of $1,444.64 for reimbursement of response costs incurred in a hazardous substance incident in Star, Idaho on November 12, 1997, pursuant to Idaho Code §39-7110.


    2. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
      Request for authorization for deficiency warrant spending for the following with spending authority to carry forward from FY 1998 to FY 1999:
            Grasshopper Control Program $ 42,000.00
            Mormon Cricket Control Program $ 600.00
            Survey Program for Pests and Diseases $ 77,000.00


    3. BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY
      Request for authorization to pay additional moving expenses in excess of the established policy for the following. This request is for an additional $300.00 for Wanda Lynn Riley and an additional $1,200.00 for Audrey Rule.

        Total Cost Allowable Difference
        Wanda Lynn Riley, Internal Audit $6,800.00 $5,000.00 $1,800.00
        Audrey Rule, Elementary Ed $7,200.00 $5,000.00 $2,200.00


      DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND WELFARE

    4. Request for authorization to pay overtime for David Baker while working on the Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) Implementation Project from January 25, 1998 through March 31, 1998. Permission to pay overtime for other staff members working with this project was approved August 12, 1997.

    5. (a) Request for authorization to continue paying overtime for following staff currently working on the Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) Project. Approval to pay overtime to these individuals was granted and is currently in effect, but will expire on March 31, 1998. This request is for the period April 1, 1998 through October 31, 1998.
              David Baker Billie Schell-Ruby
              Paul Combs Myrna Stobaugh
              Shirley Gardner Eileen Wheeler
              Julie Grunder
      (b) Request for authorization to extend period for removal of vacation caps for the following individuals while they are working on the MMIS Project, until a reasonable period following the completion of the project.
              Paul Combs Billie Schell-Ruby


    6. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
      Request for authorization to use $100,000 from Penalty & Interest monies under Idaho Code §72-1348(b) to complete the State Information Technology Training Pilot. Board of Examiners approval for $100,000 to fund this pilot program was given December 9, 1997. This will bring the total Department of Labor contribution to this project to $200,000.


    7. DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT
      Request for authorization to pay overtime during calendar year 1998 for supervisory and administrative staff for the Idaho Marijuana Eradication Program. Funding will be received from the Drug Enforcement Administration, Forest Service, and Bureau of Land Management.


    8. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION - HELD UNTIL APRIL MEETING
      Request for authorization to extend vacation accrual in excess of the maximum allowable limit for the following employees while working on the new Integrated Financial Management System. Because of the revised implementation date and extended support required, an extension is requested until July 1, 1998. Any excess balances accrued will be liquidated before December 30, 1998.
            Harold Baxter Leonard Campbell
            Kathyren Chase Tom Martin
            S. Steven Hunt Jim Csencsits
            Mary Mangum John Hurst
            Ronald Mangum Laurie McAllister
            Dee Moffat Jeff Kopsa
            Kurtis Smith Ron Stricklin
            Randy Hall David Hall


    9. STATE CONTROLLER’S OFFICE

      Proposed amendment to the Guidelines for the Disposal and Sale of Surplus Personal Property effective March 27, 1998 that will allow items of diminutive value to be transferred to non-profit organizations.
      Add number 5.
        5. Donate items of diminutive value to a charitable organization that qualifies under Section 501(c)(3), Internal Revenue Service. Diminutive value is defined as a value of zero or less than what it would cost to transport the surplus items to the local auction or dumpsite.
      Amend last paragraph:
        If not recyclable and having no further value the property may be disposed of by the agency by shipment to the local refuse dump site.


      OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL

    10. Notification that John C. Craft has been appointed a special deputy attorney general for the purposes of representing the State of Idaho in the Sebelius, et al. v. Alcorn and Reuter, et al., 98CV 197 suit. Pursuant to Idaho Code §41-3314, the Universe Life Insurance Company will be paying all fees and costs and there will be no expense to the State of Idaho.

    11. Notification that Mr. John A. Bailey, Jr., of the firm of Racine, Olson, Nye, Cooper & Budge, has been appointed to represent the State of Idaho in the Ringel v. American Welding Tank, et al., Case No. CV-97-143; Schultz v. American Welding Tank, et al., Case No. CV-97-142; Schiess, et al. v. American Welding Tank, et al., Case No. CV-97-135; and Kaufman, et al. v. American Welding Tank, et al., Case No. CV-97-118, pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409.

    12. Notification that Bradley G. Andrews has been appointed to review proposed regulations for and consult with the Department of Labor, pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409.
    INFORMATIONAL AGENDA

    STATE INSURANCE FUND

    13. Estimate of the State Insurance Fund expenses to be paid by sight drafts for the month of January, 1998.
        Estimated expenditure for workers $70,000,000.00
        compensation claim costs, dividends
        and premium refunds.
      Funds Expended in December 1997:
        Workers Compensation Claim Costs $ 6,488,032.67
        Policy Refunds 302,374.20
        Total $ 6,790,406.87
      14. Estimate of the Petroleum Storage Tank Fund expenses to be paid by sight draft for the month of January, 1998.
          Estimated expenditures for $ 500,000.00
          Petroleum Storage Tank Fund

        Funds expended in December, 1997:
          Payroll $ 50,259.86
          Operations $ 6,623.80
          Continuing Appropriations $ 35,678.50
          PSTF Claim Costs $ 147,881.36
          Total $ 240,443.52


      15. Estimate of the State Insurance Fund expenses to be paid by sight drafts for the month of February, 1998.
          Estimated expenditure for workers $ 6,500,000.00
          compensation claim costs, dividends
          and premium refunds.
        Funds Expended in January 1998:
          Workers Compensation Claim Costs $ 4,668,303.33
          Dividends $54,189,273.60
          Policy Refunds 1,861,158.59
          Total $ 60,718,735.52

      16. Estimate of the Petroleum Storage Tank Fund expenses to be paid by sight draft for the month of February, 1998.
          Estimated expenditures for $ 500,000.00
          Petroleum Storage Tank Fund
          Funds expended in January, 1998:
            Payroll $ 49,111.36
            Operations $ 6,367.01
            Continuing Appropriations $ 2,602.65
            PSTF Claim Costs $ 196,684.39
            Total $ 254,765.41


        Governor Batt questioned the Department of Transportation’s request (#8) to extend vacation accrual in excess of the maximum allowable limit and asked that it be held for further review.

        Motion to approve the Consent Agenda was made by Attorney General Alan G. Lance with the exception of #8, Department of Transportation’s waiver of vacation limits. Secretary of State Pete Cenarrusa seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.

        WHEREUPON THE MEETING OF THE STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS was adjourned, subject to the call of the Chairman.

                                  __________________________________
                                  Governor Philip E. Batt



        ___________________________________
        J. D. Williams, Secretary to the Board
        and State Controller
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