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STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS
MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING
700 W. State Street, Boise, Idaho
1st Floor, East Conference Room
April 13, 2004


The regular meeting of the State Board of Examiners was called to order at 700 West State Street, Boise, Idaho, at 9:00 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 Peggy Davis, Relocation Specialist, Boise State University.

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


· CONSENT AGENDA
Mr. Johnson introduced the items on the consent agenda. Mr. Ysursa moved to approve the consent agenda as recommended in its entirety; Mr. Wasden 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 9th, 2004.

2. Department of Health & Welfare – Approved
    Request for $67,858,700.00 be transferred from the General Fund to the Cooperative Welfare Fund #0220 during the fourth quarter of Fiscal Year 2004. The original appropriations of $375,858,700.00 have been adjusted by Senate Bill 1429 which was a negative supplemental of $15,000,000.00. This negative supplemental has been reported as a monthly reduction of $5,000,000.00 per month for the fourth quarter.

    April 1, 2004 $ 20,374,100.00

    May 3, 2004 25,110,800.00

    June 1, 2004 22,373,800.00

    TOTAL $ 67,858,700.00

    For planning purposes, it is expected that transfers from the General Fund to the Cooperative Welfare Fund during Fiscal Year 2004 will be as follows:

    First Quarter $104,158,700.00

    Second Quarter 95,906,900.00

    Third Quarter 92,886,500.00

    Fourth Quarter 67,858,700.00


3. Ada County Sheriff’s Office – Approved
    Request payment for reimbursement of costs incurrent in the transport of ISCI prisoners by the Ada County Sheriff upon a Judgment of Conviction or a return on a Board Warrant for calendar year 2003. Legislative Services Office has audited this claim and recommends payment in the amount of $7,622.48, the full amount of the claim.

4. Bureau of Hazardous Materials, Division of Military, Executive Office Of Governor – Approved (except for duplicate item c.)
    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
      a. 2003-5119
    Spill
    1427.20
    Car into CDA river
    3/11/04
      b. 2003-4882
    Spill
    9674.25
    Canopy at marina collapsed causing 4 boats to sink
    3/11/04
      c.2003-5119
    Spill
    1427.20
    Car drove into River
    3-15-04
      d. 2004-0620
    Drug Lab
    763.98
    Drug lab in Vehicle
    3-15-04
      e. 2004-0496
    Drug Lab
    810.63
    Drug lab in Vehicle
    3-15-04
      f. 2004-0510
    Drug Lab
    707.59
    Drug lab
    3-15-04
      g. 2004-0354
    Drug Lab
    348.44
    Drug Lab
    3-25-04
      h. 2004-0837
    Hazmat
    1485.53
    Package w/ unknown liquids left at intersection in Notus
    3/26/04
      i. 2004-0512
    Drug Lab
    289.36
    Drug Lab
    3-26-04
    Total
    16,934.18
    15,506.98
5. Military Division – Approved
    Pursuant to IC 72-928 the military division requests approval for payment of workers’ compensation claims for members of the Idaho National Guard, resulting while the soldier was on duty in the amount of $5,220.81.

1. 6. Southwest District Health – Approved
    Request for cash payment of 100 hours of overtime for Karen Carloy, Southwest District Health Nurse Practitioner, FLSA code “P-professional.” There are two Nurse Practitioners assigned to Southwest District Health. One has been unable to work since October 16, 2003 due to a serious illness. Allowing Karen to use all of her compensatory time off balances would add to the patient appointment backlog. The Health District has hired a temporary Nurse Practitioner to fill the void caused by the absence of the seriously ill employee.

7. Department of Labor – Approved
    Request for approval to use Penalty and Interest monies under Idaho Code 72-1348 for payment to the State Tax Commission in the amount of $4,736.55 for overpayment of state withholding tax refunds.

· REGULAR AGENDA
8. Boise State University–Peggy Davis, Relocation Specialist – Deferred for 1 month for subcommittee to review policy
    a. Boise State University requests authorization to reimburse moving expenses up to $20,000 for the position of Provost, PCN 1102. This position was originally approved for $5,000 on February 5, 2004. The annual salary for this position is $141,104.

    b. Boise State University requests authorization to reimburse moving expenses up to $20,000 for the position of Dean of the Department of Education, PCN2246. This position was originally approved for $5,000 on February 5, 2004. The annual salary for this position is $107,635.


Audience with the Board: Peggy Davis, Relocation Specialist, Boise State University expressed the need to be competitive when recruiting for high-level positions.

Discussion: Governor Kempthorne expressed his desire to be competitive and fill positions with the best candidate possible. Mr. Kempthorne then asked, in jest, if at a salary of $141,000 members of the Board of Examiners were able to apply. Ms. Davis suggested that the university would welcome it.

Secretary Ysursa inquired as to other recent high-level positions being filled and the dollar amounts of those moves as compared to the ones now before the board. Ms. Davis answered that similar positions were filled for under the $20,000 amount. She also stated that moving these more established professionals is more expensive.

Governor Kempthorne asked State Controller Keith Johnson for any insight he had in this matter. Mr. Johnson recommended that the board give Boise State University a resolution and assign the subcommittee to review and make a recommendation on the moving policy.

Governor Kempthorne inquired if there is an immediate need for this resolution or if it could wait for one month while the subcommittee reviewed the moving policy? Ms. Davis believed it could wait for the next meeting of the board.

Resolution: Mr. Wasden moved to delay item 8 for one month and assign the subcommittee to review this matter and make recommendations for the travel policy. Mr. Ysursa seconded the motion. The motion carried with a unanimous voice vote.



· INFORMATIONAL AGENDA
9. Attorney General
    Notification that John J. McMahon, 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 Leon Neuenschwander v. PERSI.

    Notification that B. Newel Squyres of the firm of Holland & Hart 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 of Idaho ex rel. Hartung v. Old Standard Life Ins. Co.

    Notification that Larry E. Prince of the firm of Holland & Hart 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 In re Metropolitan Mortgage & Securities Co., Inc. and In re Summit Secruities, Inc.


10. Per Diem Travel Reimbursement – Federal Rate Change
    The Standard Federal CONUS rate of $31.00 became effective October 1, 2003. Travel Express automatically updates to this amount for out of state travel. In state per diem travel is currently set at $30.00.

11. State Controller’s Office
    Notification of closure of a rotary fund for the Department of Labor/DDS effective March 26, 2004.

12. State Insurance Fund
    a. Estimate of the State Insurance Fund expenses to be paid by sight drafts for the month of March.
        Estimated expenditure for workers compensation claim costs, dividends and premium refunds
    $15,000,000.00
      Funds Expended in February
      Workers Compensation Claim Costs
    $7,598,251.84
      Dividend
    91.52
      Commissions
    65,548.93
      Policy Refunds
    281,024.08
      Total
    $7,944,916.37
    b. Estimate of the Petroleum Clean Water Trust Fund expenses to be paid by sight draft for the month of March.
        Estimated expenditure for Petroleum Clean Water Trust Fund
    $750,000.00
      Funds Expended in February:
         
      Payroll
    $ 56,701.77
      Operations
    335,155.84
      Claim Costs
    101,291.68
      Total
    $493,149.29


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 9:15 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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