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STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS
MINUTES – Regular Meeting
Tuesday, April 12, 2005 – 8:55 a.m.
Borah Post Office Building, 2nd Floor Courtroom, 204 N. 8th Street

The regular meeting of the State Board of Examiners was called to order at 204 N. 8th Street, Boise, Idaho, at 9:05 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; Attorney General Lawrence Wasden; and Secretary of State Ben Ysursa.

State Controller Keith Johnson, secretary to the board, was present per conference call. Patrick Hodges recorded the proceedings of the meeting.


CONSENT AGENDA

Patrick Hodges introduced the items on the consent agenda as recommended by the Subcommittee to the Board of Examiners. 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 March 8, 2005.

2. Department of Administration – Approved
Request for recognition of assignment pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1027 from Sollie R. Callender to Keith A. Weeks.


3. Department of Health and Welfare – Approved
Request for approval to transfer $85,591,800.00 from the General Fund to the Cooperative Welfare Fund #0220.

4. Idaho Department of Lands – Approved
Request for approval to pay “non-covered” temporary employees for overtime.

5. Idaho Commission on the Arts – Disapproval Approved
Request for approval to reimburse the cost of two non-reimbursable items.

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 incurred during March pursuant to Idaho Code §39-7110.

ID #
Description
Amount
Comments
Date to Board
    2004-5331
Bomb Hoax
225.39
Bomb with a timing device in Harrison, ID – 12/23/04
3/29/05
    2004-5400
Biohazard
1278.35
Envelope leaking white powder in Idaho Falls, ID – 12/29/043/29/05
TOTALS
1503.74
7. 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 January 1, 2005. The new rate is 40.5 cents a mile for all business miles driven, up from 37.5 cents a mile in 2004; 15 cents a mile for computing deductible moving expenses, up from 14 cents in 2004.

REGULAR AGENDA

Mr. Hodges introduced item 8 on the regular agenda.

8. Idaho Transportation Department – Approved
Request for approval for an additional relocation cost of $2,000 for the hiring of a new employee.

Discussion: Mr. Ysursa said the moves are within the moving expense allowance guidelines and as long as that remains the case the extra $2,000 should be allowed.

Resolution: Mr. Ysursa moved to approve the regular agenda; Mr. Wasden seconded the motion. The motion carried by unanimous voice vote.

Mr. Hodges introduced the items on the informational agenda.

INFORMATIONAL AGENDA

9. State Moving Policy and Procedures – Moving Reimbursements
10. Attorney General
a. Notification that Elaine Eberharter-Maki of the firm of Eberharter-Maki & Tappen 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 State Department of Education – Idaho Virtual Academy.

b. Notification that Frank J. Dykas of the firm of Dykas, Shaver & Nipper 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 Department of Correction/ National Consortium for Offender Management System.

c. Notification that Richard A. Skinner of the firm of Skinner Fawcett 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 Bond Counsel for the Idaho Water Resources Board – Water Resource Development Revenue Bonds Series 2005 (United Water Idaho, Inc. Project).

d. Notification that David Zaslowsky of the firm of Baker & McKenzie 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 M & M Packaging, Inc. v. Kole, et al., U.S District Court, Southern District of New York, Case No. 04-CV-9532; State File No. 2005-0501-001.

e. Notification that Lawrence E. Kirkendall, Attorney at Law 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 Danny Bailey v. Ind. Special Indem. Fund, ISIF Claim No. 2004-1661; I.C. No. 00-033031.

f. Notification that Lawrence E. Kirkendall, Attorney at Law 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 Carl Waters v. Ind. Special Indem. Fund, ISIF Claim No. 2004-1681; I.C. No. 00-034629.

g. Notification that Jeffrey M. Wilson of the firm of Wilson & McColl, Chtd. 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 Herbenson, et al. v. State of Idaho, Dep’t of Transp., Case No. CV-OC-0409106.

11. State Controller’s Office
Notification of closure of rotary fund 0861 for the Idaho State Historical Society effective April 1, 2005.

12. State Insurance Fund
a. Estimate of the State Insurance Fund expenses to be paid by sight drafts for the month of March 2005.

      Estimated expenditure for workers compensation claim costs, dividends and premium refunds
$20,000,000.00
    Funds Expended in February 2005
    Workers Compensation Claim Costs
$8,695,667.96
    Dividend
0
    Commissions
32,782.46
    Policy Refunds
744,326.87
    Total
$9.472,777.29

b. Estimate of the Petroleum Clean Water Trust Fund expenses to be paid by sight draft for the month of March 2005.
      Estimated expenditure for Petroleum Clean Water Trust Fund
$750,000.00
    Funds Expended in February 2005:
     
    Payroll
$61,601.68
    Operations
51,076.22
    Claim Costs
282,448.89
    Total
$395,126.79



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 9:07 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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