STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS
MINUTES – Regular Meeting
April 20, 2010 – 8:55 a.m.
Borah Post Office Building, 204 N. 8th Street, 2nd Floor Courtroom
The regular meeting of the State Board of Examiners was called to order pursuant to Idaho Code §67-2002 and by the order of the chair.
The following board members were present: Secretary of State, Ben Ysursa, and Attorney General Lawrence Wasden. Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter was absent. Controller Donna M. Jones, Secretary to the State Board of Examiners recorded the proceedings of the meeting.
Ms. Jones introduced the consent agenda items.
Mr. Wasden moved to approve the consent agenda. Mr. Ysursa seconded the motion. The motion passed on unanimous voice vote.
1. Minutes - Approved
Approval of official minutes for the meeting of the Board of Examiners on March 16, 2010.
2. Bureau of Homeland Security - Approved
Date to Board
|Semi-Truck Wrecked and spilled fuel from its saddle tanks. Insurance company is involved.||4/6/2010|
|Fuel tanker driver over filled tank at gas station, causing a fuel mist to settle on truck engine causing an explosion. Insurance company involved.||4/6/2010|
|Semi-Truck wreck (Caused by motorist in car going to fast for conditions), leaking diesel fuel & motor oil, insurance company involved. Recovery in process.||4/6/2010|
|Suspected Drug Lab in a private residence. County Prosecutors Office has been asked to help in the recovery efforts.||4/6/2010|
3. Military Division - Recommend approval - Approved
Ratification of previously signed military contracts which were routed via buck slip:
a. Contract NGBID-10-C-0002 for State of Idaho Military Division project: Barracks Upgrade at Gowen Field
b. Contract NGBID-10-C-0003 for State of Idaho Military Division project: CIED Classroom Office and Bathrooms
4. Health and Welfare - Recommend approval - Approved
Request that $83,654,205 be transferred from the General Fund to the Cooperative Welfare Fund #0220 during the 4th quarter of Fiscal Year 2010.
5. Ada County - Approved
Request for approval pursuant to Idaho Code 18-2507, for the payment of costs incurred by Ada County for the prosecution of three State Penitentiary inmates in the amount of $18,505.77.
6. Fish and Game - Approved
Request for an extension in the qualifying time of twenty months for real estate relocation assistance for employee Greg Wooten who responded to an agency initiated request and relocated his home in connection with a job promotion.
7. Tax Commission - Approved and the State Controller’s Office should complete the transfer as soon as possible after the Board takes action.
Request pursuant to Idaho Code 63-3067(2) for $15 million to be transferred from the General Fund into the Tax Refund Fund. The new transfer is needed to finish returning overpaid taxes to taxpayers by June 15.
8. Office of the Attorney General
a. Notification that John A. Bailey, Jr. of the firm of Racine, Olson, Nye, Budge, & Bailey, Chtd., has been appointed pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409 as Special Deputy Attorney General for the purpose of representing the State of Idaho in the matter of Habib Sadid/Idaho State University, and to represent any state defendants in the event litigation is commenced against the state in connection with this matter.
b. Notification that Sheila R. Schwager of the firm of Hawley, Troxell, Ennis & Hawley, LLP, has been appointed pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409 as Special Deputy Attorney General for the purpose of representing the State of Idaho, Idaho Soil Conservation Commission (ISCC), in a bankruptcy proceeding filed by Borrowers participating in the Resource Conservation and Rangeland Development Program administered by the ISCC.
c. Notification that Michael W. Moore of the firm of Moore & Elia, LLP, has been appointed pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409 as Special Deputy Attorney General for the purpose of representing the State of Idaho, Idaho Transportation Department, before the Idaho Personnel Commission in an appeal from Brian Dean.
d. Notification that David G. High, Attorney at Law, has been appointed pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409 as Special Deputy Attorney General for the purpose of consulting and advising Director George Bacon, Idaho Department of Lands, in legal matters arising out of the Land Board’s decision with regard to the cottage site rentals.
e. Notification that Paul Madden of the firm of Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP, in Baltimore, Maryland, has been appointed pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409 as Special Deputy Attorney General for the purpose of consultation, research, and advice on federal tax and regulatory issues related to plan qualification and compliance, as needed and when requested by PERSI.
f. Notification that V. Rafael Stone of the firm of Foster Pepper, PLLC in Seattle, Washington, has been appointed pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409 as Special Deputy Attorney General for the purpose of representation of PERSI in investment-related transactional matters that include, but are not limited to, PERSI’s private equity and private real estate investments.
g. Notification that Merlyn W. Clark of the firm of Hawley, Troxell, Ennis & Hawley has been appointed pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409 as Special Deputy Attorney General for the purpose of representing the State of Idaho in the case of Hon. Lawrence G. Wasden ex rel. the State of Idaho v. Idaho Board of Land Commissioners, et al.
h. Notification that Lawrence E. Kirkendall, Attorney at Law, has been appointed pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409 as Special Deputy Attorney General for the purpose of representing the State of Idaho in the matter of Gene Mills.
i. Notification that Peter J. Johnson with Johnson Law Group in Spokane, Washington, has been appointed pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409 as Special Deputy Attorney General for the purpose of representing the State of Idaho in the case of Douglass v. State of Idaho, Department of Transportation.
9. State Insurance Fund
a. Estimate of the State Insurance Fund expenses to be paid by sight drafts for the month of February, 2010.
b. Estimate of the Petroleum Clean Water Trust Fund expenses to be paid by sight draft for the month of February, 2010.
Estimated expenditure for workers compensation claim costs, dividends and premium refunds
Funds Expended in February, 2010:
Workers Compensation Claim Costs
Estimated expenditure for Petroleum Clean Water Trust Fund
Funds Expended in February, 2010:
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 8:56 a.m.
__________/s/ Ben Ysursa __________________/s/ Donna M. Jones ____________
Ben Ysursa, Chairman of the Board and
Secretary of State for the State of Idaho
Donna M. Jones, Secretary of the Board and
Idaho State Controller
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