C.L. "Butch"
Otter
Governor
Lawerence
Denney
Secretary of
State
Lawrence
Wasden
Attorney
General
Brandon D
D Woolf
State
Controller,
Secretary
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STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS
MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING
700 W. State Street, Boise, Idaho
1st Floor, East Conference Room
May 11, 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: Secretary of State Ben Ysursa, acting chairman; and Attorney General Lawrence Wasden.

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. 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 April 13, 2004.

2. 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 April pursuant to Idaho Code §39-7110.
    ID #
    Description
    Amount
    Comments
    Date to Board
      2004-0134
    Spill
    $11648.88
    Boat sinking, leaking fuel
    4-16-04
      2004-0998
    Hazmat
    1892.10
    Strange odor in mail
    4/21/04
      2004-0707
    Drug Lab
    1039.04
    Meth Lab in residence
    4/22/04
      2004-0615
    Drug Lab
    971.83
    Meth Lab in residence
    4/22/04
      2004-0694
    Drug Lab
    2203.07
    Meth Lab in residence
    4/22/04
      2004-0934
    Oil spill
    761.41
    Oil sheen on lake, unknown spiller
    4-27-04
      2004-0871
    Drug Lab
    1202.52
    Drug lab in trailer
    4-27-04
    Total
    $19718.85
3. Department of Labor – Approved
    Request for approval to use Penalty and Interest monies under Idaho Code 72-1348 for the consolidation of the Departments of Commerce and Labor in the amount of $250,000. The balance in the Penalty and Interest fund is $608,668.24.

4. Department of Fish & Game – Approved
    Request for payment of 221 hours of compensatory time accrued by Mr. Craig Wiedmeier during the design, development and implementation of a mission critical license vendor system. Mr. Wiedmeier is at his maximum vacation limit.

5. Attorney General - Approved
    Request for approval of an authorized list of private sector lawyers to represent the interests of Risk Management.

· REGULAR AGENDA
6. Moving Policy Recommendation – Deferred
    a. The subcommittee recommends keeping the current policy in place for positions with a salary under $100,000, and amending the policy to allow for up to 10% of base salary for positions over $100,000.

    b. The subcommittee recommends that for executive level positions (over $100,000 base salary) the weight limit be removed in the moving policy.

    c. The subcommittee recommends that the changes to the moving policy go into effect prospectively.


Discussion: Mr. Ysursa inquired as to the status of the subcommittee’s study of peer institutions and whether Idaho’s policy is in the same ballpark. Stephen Kenyon from the Controller’s Office responded with information provided by the universities. The typical cost of an executive move is in excess of policy and these are not audited numbers. DFM is conducting a study and will have further recommendations for the board at a later date. Mr. Wasden expressed a desire to see this additional information before setting policy.

Resolution: Mr. Wasden moved to defer item 6 until more information could be collected. Mr. Ysursa seconded the motion. The motion carried with a unanimous voice vote.



7. Boise State University – Approved
    a. Boise State University requests authorization to reimburse moving expenses up to $14,100 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 $10,700 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.


Resolution: Mr. Wasden moved to approve item 7. Mr. Ysursa seconded the motion. The motion carried with a unanimous voice vote.


8. University of Idaho – Approved
    a. Request to reimburse moving expenses of up to $13,000 for Dr. Judith Parrish, Dean for the College of Science to move from the Tucson area to Moscow. Payment of Dr. Parrish’s moving expenses will be from General Education state funds. The annual salary for this position is $145,017.60. This position was previously approved for up to $10,000 on March 11, 2003.

    b. Request to reimburse moving expenses of up to $6,500 for Rick Darnell, Executive Director of the Vandal Scholarship Fund for the Department of Athletics to move from Carlyle, Illinois to Moscow. The annual salary for this position is $65,000. This position was previously approved for up to $5,000 on September 4, 2003.

    c. Request to reimburse moving expenses of up to $18,000 for Timothy White, University of Idaho President to move from Corvallis, Oregon to Moscow, Idaho. Payment of President White’s moving expenses will be from general education state funds. The annual salary for this position is $162,000.


Resolution: Mr. Wasden moved to approve item 8. Mr. Ysursa seconded the motion. The motion carried with a unanimous voice vote.


9. Department of Environmental Quality – Approved
    Request to reimburse moving expenses:
    Position
    Department
    Salary
    Funding Source
    Amount
    Analyst 4
    Waste Management & Remediation Division
    $59,280
    State General Fund
    $9,000

Discussion: Mr. Wasden inquired if this amount was for actual moving expenses. Mr. Kenyon responded in the affirmative.

Resolution: Mr. Wasden moved to approve item 9. Mr. Ysursa seconded the motion. The motion carried with a unanimous voice vote.

10. Department of Agriculture – Approved

    Request for approval for deficiency warrant spending authority for the following:

    a. Mormon Cricket / Grasshopper Control Program in the amount of $250,000

    b. Survey Programs for Pests and Diseases in the amount of $70,000.


Resolution: Mr. Wasden moved to approve item 10. Mr. Ysursa seconded the motion. The motion carried with a unanimous voice vote.

· INFORMATIONAL AGENDA
11. Attorney General

    Notification that Randall A. Peterman of the firm of Moffatt, Thomas, Barrett, Rock & Fields 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 Wheatland Agri-Business and Associated Business Entities – Idaho Department of Agriculture/Commodity Indemnity Account Fund.

12. State Insurance Fund
    a. Estimate of the State Insurance Fund expenses to be paid by sight drafts for the month of April.
        Estimated expenditure for workers compensation claim costs, dividends and premium refunds
    $15,000,000.00
      Funds Expended in March
      Workers Compensation Claim Costs
    $10,354,875.40
      Dividend
    0.00
      Commissions
    2,308,568.95
      Policy Refunds
    337,734.32
      Total
    $13,001,178.67
    b. Estimate of the Petroleum Clean Water Trust Fund expenses to be paid by sight draft for the month of April.
        Estimated expenditure for Petroleum Clean Water Trust Fund
    $750,000.00
      Funds Expended in March:
      Payroll
    $ 57,315.13
      Operations
    1,622.81
      Claim Costs
    157,709.28
      Total
    $216,647.22



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 9:10 a.m.


__________/s/ Ben Ysursa________
Ben Ysursa, Acting Chairman of the Board and
Idaho Secretary of State






__________/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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