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STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS
MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING
700 W. State Street, Boise, Idaho
1st Floor, East Conference Room
June 14, 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; and Secretary of State Ben Ysursa.

Also present by invitation were Jon Sowers, Department of Corrections; and Jo Ellen Dinucci, Boise State University.

Steve Kenyon, acting 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; Governor Kempthorne 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 May 11, 2004.

2. Department of Administration – Approved
    a. Request for approval for department to enter into an agreement with USDA Farm Service Agency, Aerial Photography Field Office to allow for a common statewide dataset to be collected to be used by multiple state agencies.

    b. Request for Recognition of Assignment from Sunhill Properties to Cole Village LLC.

    c. Request for Recognition of Assignment from Helmuth and Jennie Zivers to Michael Hulsey, c/o James Koon & Associates.


3. University of Idaho – Approved
    a. Request to reimburse moving expenses of up to $10,000 for Dr. Rick L. Edgeman, who has been hired as the Chair in the Department of Statistics for the College of Science. Dr. Edgeman’s salary is $86,112. He will be moving from Washington, D.C. to Moscow, Idaho. Payment of Dr. Edgeman’s moving expenses will be from general education state funds.

    b. Request to reimburse moving expenses of up to $10,000 for Dr. Jay Kenton, who has been hired as Vice President for Finance and Administration. Dr. Kenton’s salary is $155,001.60. He will be moving from Beaverton, Oregon to Moscow, Idaho. Payment of Dr. Kenton’s moving expenses will be from general education state funds.

    c. Request to reimburse moving expenses of up to $7,500 for Dr. John Tracy, who has been hired as Director of the Idaho Water Resources Research Institute. Dr. Tracy’s salary is $134,992.00. He will be moving from Reno, Nevada to Boise, Idaho. Payment of Dr. Kenton’s moving expenses will be from general education state funds.


4. Idaho State Police – Approved
    Request for approval to pay 41 hours of compensatory time for Lt. Jack Catlin. Federal funds may be used if paid within thirty (30) days of accrual. It is expected that Mr. Catlin will continue to accrue compensatory time over the next few months.

5. Division of Veterans Services – Approved
    Request to lift vacation maximum accrual for Randall Horn for a period of six months. At the time of this request Mr. Horn had accrued 236.7 vacation hours.

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 May pursuant to Idaho Code §39-7110.
    ID #
    Description
    Amount
    Comments
    Date to Board
      2004-0318
    Spill
    $0
    Partially submerged tugboat leaking fuel -
    Received payment
    4/17/04
      2004-0340
    Drug Lab
    4180.16
    Multiple responders needed for drug lab bust
    4/17/04
      2004-1012
    Drug Lab
    1784.00
    All day event
    4/17/04
      2004-1217
    Drug Lab
    608.20
    Drug lab in residence
    4/17/04
      2004-0431
    Spill
    5012.11
    Boat sinking at Dworshak marina
    5/25/04
      2004-0506
    Spill
    0
    Vehicle accident –
    Received payment
    5/25/04
      2004-0542
    Spill
    212.50
    Diesel spill at truck stop
    5/25/04
      2004-1409
    Hazmat
    2297.12
    Unknown substance in 3 backpacks
    5/25/04
      2004-1332
    Biohazard
    227.90
    White powder in a box
    5/25/04
      2004-0407
    Spill
    0
    Truck rollover spilling fuel –
    Received payment
    6-3-04
    Total
    $14,321.99
7. Lottery Commission – Approved 58 hours
    Request for approval to pay 116 hours of compensatory time for Jill Shepard, Promotion Events Manager. Ms. Shepard’s rate of pay is $13.60 per hour and is PCN 20956.

8. Department of Correction – Commended
    The Department of Correction diligently followed board policy regarding moving expenses to be reimbursed to the state if employee left before agreed upon time, and because of this diligence the state has received a check for $6,246.62.

Discussion: Mr. Kenyon reported that the subcommittee made a special recommendation for the Department of Correction to be given commendation for its diligence in following board policy. Governor Kempthorne inquired as to where this money goes. Mr. Sowers responded that it would go back to the department. Governor Kempthorne stated that the department is entitled to these funds.

· REGULAR AGENDA
9. Boise State University – Approved

    Request to reimburse moving expenses of up to $15,000 for Dr. Janet Hampikian, who has been hired as Professor, Materials Science Engineering. Dr. Janet Hampikian’s salary is $95,000.00. The Hampikian family will be moving from Atlanta, Georgia to Boise, Idaho. Payment of the Hampikian’s moving expenses will be $5,000 from general education state funds and $10,000 from the Micron Technology Foundation Grant. In addition, Dr. Hampikian’s husband, Dr. Greg Hampikian, has been hired as an Associate Professor of Biology. Dr. Greg Hampikian’s salary is $58,000.

Discussion: Governor Kempthorne stated that it was his hope that the subcommittee would be able to come up with a solution to moving policy questions that would allow agencies and the universities to be competitive while ensuring accountability. Ms. Dinucci stated that Micron Technology Foundation donated $2,000,000 to start a new department. She stated that the salary offered was low and that laboratories would need to be moved. Mr. Foltman stated the subcommittee is trying to craft a policy that allows agencies and the universities to hire the people needed while keeping fiscal responsibility intact. Governor Kempthorne stated that he encouraged the subcommittee to craft a policy that allows what Mr. Foltman expressed. Mr. Ysursa inquired how far down the line the policy was. Mr. Foltman stated the subcommittee was hopeful to have a draft of policy that would be ready for the board to review in the near future. Mr. Ysursa stated that information from comparable institutions should be included in researching this policy.

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

· INFORMATIONAL AGENDA
10. Attorney General

    Notification that Eugene A. Ritti of the firm of Hawley, Troxell, Ennis & Hawley 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 Record Steel & Constr., Inc. v. State of Idaho.

    Notification that Keely E. Duke of the firm of Hall, Farley, Oberrecht & Blanton 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 Wood v. Idaho Dep’t of Correction, et al.

    Notification that Thomas J. Mortell of the firm of Hawley, Troxell, Ennis & Hawley 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 Comprehensive Advocacy, Inc., et al. v. Univ. of Idaho, et al.


11. State Controller’s Office
    Notification of closure of a rotary fund 0820 for Public Health District 6 effective May 12, 2004.

    Notification of closure of a rotary fund 0845 for the Division of Building Safety effective May 13, 2004.

    Notification of closure of a rotary fund 0880 for the Office of Secretary of State effective May 13, 2004.

    Notification of closure of a rotary fund 0822 for the Bureau of Occupational Licenses effective May 13, 2004.


12. State Insurance Fund
    a. Estimate of the State Insurance Fund expenses to be paid by sight drafts for the month of May.
        Estimated expenditure for workers compensation claim costs, dividends and premium refunds
    $15,000,000.00
      Funds Expended in April
      Workers Compensation Claim Costs
    $ 9,717,487.20
      Dividend
    126.00
      Commissions
    26,231.11
      Policy Refunds
    267,033.99
      Total
    $10,010,878.30
    b. Estimate of the Petroleum Clean Water Trust Fund expenses to be paid by sight draft for the month of May.
        Estimated expenditure for Petroleum Clean Water Trust Fund
    $750,000.00
      Funds Expended in April:
         
      Payroll
    $ 57,984.66
      Operations
    50,613.05
      Claim Costs
    124,408.06
      Total
    $ 233,005.77


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 9:12 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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