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MINUTES
STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS
July 10, 2001 – 8:55 a.m.
JRW East Conference Room


Members Attending:
      Governor Dirk Kempthorne, Chairman of the Board
      Secretary of State Pete Cenarrusa
      Attorney General Al Lance
      State Controller and Secretary of the Board J. D. Williams

Sub-Committee Members Attending:
      Ben Ysursa, Office of Secretary of State
      David High, Office of Attorney General
      Keith Johnson, Office of State Controller

CONSENT AGENDA

1. DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE
    Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses up to $8,600 for James Just, bank examiner, from Sandpoint, Idaho. This would be paid from dedicated funds.
    UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO

2. Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses up to $10,000 for Steve Beckley, Executive Director for Student Benefits, Health and Wellness, effective June 24, 2001, from Lone Tree, Colorado to Moscow, Idaho. This will be from appropriated state funds.

3. Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses up to $7,000 for Dr. James Lorenzen, Associate Professor for the Department of Plant, Soil, and Entomological Science in the College of Agriculture, effective August 1, 2001, from Fargo, North Dakota, to Moscow, Idaho. This will be from appropriated state funds.

4. Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses up to $9,000 Dr. Armando McDonald, Association Professor for the College of Natural Resources, Department of Forest Products, effective December 3, 2001, from Rotorua, New Zealand to Moscow, Idaho. This will be from non-appropriated state funds.

5. Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses up to $10,000 for Dr. Robert Hiromoto, Chair, for the Department of Computer Science in the College of Engineering, effective July 1, 2001, from San Antonio, Texas to Moscow, Idaho. This will be from non-appropriated state funds.

6. Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses up to $7,000 for Dr. Vivek Utgikar, Assistant Professor for the College of Engineering, effective June 24, 2001, from Fairfield, Ohio to Idaho Falls, Idaho. This will be from non-appropriated state funds.


    BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY

7. Request for authorization to reimburse additional moving expenses of $2,000.00 (initial expenses of $5,000.00 were approved 12/2000) for Dr. Amitabha Das, Associate Professor for the Electrical-Computer Engineering. Dr. Das is relocating from Singapore.

8. Request for authorization to reimburse additional moving expenses of $661.58 (initial expenses of $5,000.00 were approved 12/2000) for Xio "Scott" Qiao., Postdoctoral Fellow for the Electrical Engineering. Scott is relocating from Ontario, Canada.

9. Request for authorization to reimburse additional moving expenses of $4,750.00 (initial expenses of $5,000.00 were approved 12/2000) for Dr. John Owens, Vice President Research. Dr. Owens is relocating from Auburn, AL.

10. PUBLIC EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT SYSTEM

    Request for authorization to raise the vacation accrual cap for three key fiscal employees until December 31, 2001 while implementing the transmittal phase of the Galena System.
                Barbara Weirick Financial Unit Supervisor
                Debbie Buck Financial Technician
                Sue Zweifel Financial Technician
    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND WELFARE
11. Request for authorization to pay vacation hours accrued above the maximum accrual allowed so that caps can be restored for the following employees. The vacation caps were removed with Board approval when they were assigned to work on the Electronic Benefits Transfer and Welfare Reform projects.
                    Brad Baird 281.2
                    Pam Wiley 174.6


    IDAHO STATE POLICE

12. Request for authorization to extend allowable time for reimbursement of home sale and moving expenses for Sergeant Ismael Gonzales who was promoted in July 1999 and was directed to move to Idaho Falls. He has been unsuccessful in his efforts to sell his home, has engaged several different realtors, and reduced his asking price by $20,000.

13. Request for authorization to pay overtime to the following employees working under the guidelines of the Crime Scene Response Unit Grant (Byrne grant 00-BYRN-81-FL-1 and 01-BYRN-81-FL-180), which runs from July 1, 2001 to June 30, 2002 with $45,318 federal funds available. The total amount including state match is $65,009.
                  Senior and Principal Criminalist(2)
                  Criminalist/Lab Supervisor(s)
                  Latent Fingerprint Examiner Supervisor
                  DNA Technical Leader


    DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

14. Request for approval for additional deficiency warrant spending authority in the amount of $300,000 for the 2001 Grasshopper Control Program. The Board of Examiners approved $150,000 for Grasshopper Control on February 13, 2001. Additional deficiency warrant spending is requested as follows:
            Funding approved by FY 2001 150,000
            Additional funding Requested 300,000
            Operating expenses $300,000
            Total to Date 450,000

    DIVISION OF VETERANS SERVICES

15. Request for authorization to lift the vacation cap for six months for Elfreide Meek, Registered Nurse. Ms. Meek’s vacation cap was lifted in January for six months because of the ongoing nursing shortages, and she has been unable to take sufficient time off during this six-month period to reduce her vacation balance. This will give her another six months for her to use her vacation.

16. Request for authorization to pay 340.5 hours compensatory time to Patrick Duane Teague, Veterans Services Program Supervisor, accrued because of a number of conditions including the change in funding source from general funds to Medicaid payment, and the untimely vacancy of two veterans service officer positions.

17. OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL
    Request for approval of a Ground Lease between the State of Idaho, acting through the Lava Hot Springs Foundation, and lessee, pursuant to Idaho Code §67-4002.
18. DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME
    Request for authorization to pay 472.7 hours compensatory time for Gary Rasco, Project Manager on seven major projects for the department. This is for hours earned through June 8, 2001 to be paid on July 20, 2001.


    BUREAU OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

Bureau of Hazardous Materials Report for June 2001
ID #Description
Amount
Comments
Taken to boe
19. 2001-1645Boxed Drug Lab brought to police station
$436.88
Responsible party unknown
yes
20. 2001-0430Drug Lab
$373.67
Meth Lab in Trash
yes
21. 2001-0612Drug Lab
$243.77
yes
22. 2001-0608Drug Lab
$1,078.73
yes
23. 2001-0676Drug Lab
$281.29
yes
24. 2001-0761Drug Lab
$489.30
drug lab on fire
yes
25. 2001-0833Drug Lab
$241.72
yes
26. 2001-0859Drug Lab
$1,230.59
2.3 mi off hwy95/cnty rd 4
yes
27. 2001-0739Drug Lab
$875.12
yes
28. 2001-0871Drug Lab
$974.53
yes
29. 2001-1014Drug Lab
$334.75
yes
30. 2001-1083Drug Lab
$5,233.60
Responsible party unknown
yes
31. 2001-1085two 55 gal drums in alley, unk substance
$487.63
Responsible party unknown
yes
32. 2001-1241Drug Lab
$570.74
open field w/ lab trash on ground
yes
33. 2001-1162Drug Lab
$242.47
yes
34. 2001-1928Drug Lab
$1,539.88
Abandoned drug items in field
yes
yes
TOTALS
$14,634.67
yes


35. ADA COUNTY PROSECUTOR
    Request for reimbursement of closed cases handled by the Ada County Prosecutor dealing with the prosecution of State Penitentiary inmates through December 31, 2000 in the amount of $6,404.37 and January 12, 2001 in the amount of $533.37 for a total of $6,937.71. Legislative Services Office has audited this claim, found one exception in the amount of $58.15, and recommends payment of $6,995.86.


36. RATIFICATION OF APPROVAL
    Ratification of June 14, 2001 Board of Examiners approval of death benefit payments to the families of Corporals James Moulson and Phillip Anderson, who were killed in the line of duty on January 3, 2001 in Eden, Idaho, pursuant to Idaho Code §67-2028.

    OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL

37. Notification that R. Michael Southcombe of the firm of Elam & Burke has been appointed as a special deputy attorney general for the purpose of representing the State of Idaho in the Idaho State Department of Agriculture Matters relating to claims against Commodity Indemnity Account Program (CIAP), resulting from failure of Jefferson Grain & Seed, Inc., pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409.

38. Notification that R. Michael Southcombe of the firm of Elam & Burke has been appointed as a special deputy attorney general for the purpose of representing the State of Idaho in the Idaho State Department of Agriculture Matters relating to claims against Commodity Indemnity Account Program (CIAP), resulting from failure of Residential AG, Inc, fdba Curry Bain Co., Inc. – U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Idaho, Case No. 0140510, pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409.

39. Notification that Steven K. Tolman of Tolman Law Offices, has been appointed as a special deputy attorney general for the purpose of representing the State of Idaho in the Brown, et al. v. Walton, et al., Case No. CV-01-1388, pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409.

40. Notification that Richard E. Hall of Hall, Farley, Oberrecht & Blanton has been appointed as a special deputy attorney general for the purpose of representing the State of Idaho in the Barlow v. Univ. of Idaho, et al., Case No. CV-01-00054, pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409.



41. OFFICE OF SECRETARY OF STATE
    Request for approval of the 2001 Idaho Code Annual Distribution List, pursuant to Idaho Code §73-212.

    agency
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number_of_copies
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ADA COUNTY
49
ADAMS COUNTY
7
ADMINISTRATION, DEPT. OF
6
AGING, IDAHO OFFICE ON
1
AGRICULTURE, DEPT. OF
5
ALABAMA SUPREME COURT LIBRARY
1
ARIZONA DEPT OF LIBRARY & ARCHIVES
1
ATTORNEY GENERAL, OFFICE OF
44
BANNOCK COUNTY
33
BAR, IDAHO STATE
1
BEAR LAKE COUNTY
6
BENEWAH COUNTY
10
BINGHAM COUNTY
13
BLAINE COUNTY
12
BLIND, IDAHO COMMISSION OF THE
1
BOISE COUNTY
6
BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
16
BONNER COUNTY
20
BONNEVILLE COUNTY
8
BOUNDARY COUNTY
6
BUILDING SAFETY, DIVISION OF
7
BUTTE COUNTY
4
CAMAS COUNTY
41
CANYON COUNTY
8
CARIBOU COUNTY
14
CASSIA COUNTY
6
CLARK COUNTY
11
CLEARWATER COUNTY
1
COLLEGE OF SOUTHERN IDAHO
1
COLORADO SUPREME COURT LIBRARY
1
COMMERCE, DEPT OF
1
CONNECTICUT STATE LIBRARY
5
CONTROLLER, OFFICE OF THE
14
CORRECTION, DEPT OF
6
CUSTER COUNTY
1
DAIRY PRODUCTS COMMISSION
1
DEAF AND BLIND, SCHOOL FOR THE
1
DELAWARE STATE LAW LIBRARY
1
DENTISTRY, BOARD OF
1
DISASTER SERVICES
1
DIVISION OF VETERANS SERVICES
1
EDUCATION, STATE BOARD OF
1
EDUCATION, STATE DEPT OF
5
ELMORE COUNTY
15
ENDOWMENT FUND INVESTMENT BOARD
1
ENGINEERS & LAND SURVEYORS, BOARD OF
1
ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY, DIVISION OF
7
FINANCE, DEPT OF
2
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, DIVISION OF
5
FISH & GAME, DEPT OF
8
FLORIDA SUPREME COURT LIBRARY
1
FRANKLIN COUNTY
8
FREMONT COUNTY
4
GEM COUNTY
10
GOODING COUNTY
10
GOVERNOR, OFFICE OF THE
4
HAWAII SUPREME COURT LAW LIBRARY
1
HEALTH & WELFARE, DIV OF MANAGEMENT SERVICES
32
HEALTH DISTRICTS, CENTRAL
1
HEALTH DISTRICTS, CONFERENCE OF ID'S SEVEN PUBLIC
1
HEALTH DISTRICTS, DISTRICT SEVEN
1
HEALTH DISTRICTS, NORTH CENTRAL
1
HEALTH DISTRICTS, PANHANDLE
2
HEALTH DISTRICTS, SOUTHEASTERN
1
HEALTH DISTRICTS, SOUTHWESTERN
1
HUMAN RESOURCES, DEPT OF
2
HUMAN RIGHTS, COMMISSION ON
1
IDAHO COUNTY
9
IDAHO STATE LIBRARY
2
IDAHO STATE POLICE
26
IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY
3
INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION
5
INSURANCE FUND, STATE
2
INSURANCE, DEPARTMENT OF
3
IOWA STATE LAW LIBRARY
1
JEFFERSON COUNTY
7
JEROME COUNTY
14
JUVENILE CORRECTION CENTER
1
JUVENILE CORRECTIONS, DEPT OF
1
KANSAS SUPREME COURT LAW LIBRARY
1
KENTUCKY STATE LAW LIBRARY
1
KOOTENAI COUNTY
40
LABOR, DEPT OF
6
LANDS, DEPT OF
5
LATAH COUNTY
15
LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING
1
LAW LIBRARY, IDAHO SUPREME COURT
43
LEGISLATIVE AUDITOR
2
LEGISLATIVE BUDGET OFFICE
3
LEGISLATIVE SERVICES
12
LEGISLATURE, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
25
LEGISLATURE, SENATE
18
LEMHI COUNTY
8
LEWIS COUNTY
13
LEWIS-CLARK STATE COLLEGE
5
LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, OFFICE OF
1
LINCOLN COUNTY
8
LIQUOR DISPENSARY
1
LOCAL HIGHWAY TECHNICAL ASSIST. COUNCIL(LHTAC)
1
MADISON COUNTY
9
MAINE LAW & LEG REFERENCE LIBRARY
1
MEDICINE, STATE BOARD OF
1
MILITARY DIVISION
1
MINIDOKA COUNTY
12
MINNESOTA STATE LAW LIBRARY
1
MISSISSIPPI STATE LAW LIBRARY
1
MISSOURI SUPREME COURT LIBRARY
1
MONTANA STATE LAW LIBRARY
1
NEBRASKA STATE LIBRARY
1
NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE LIBRARY
1
NEW MEXICO LAW LIBRARY
1
NEZ PERCE COUNTY
17
NORTH CAROLINA SUPREME COURT
1
NORTH DAKOTA SUPREME COURT LIBRARY
1
NORTH IDAHO COLLEGE LIBRARY
2
NURSING, STATE BOARD OF
1
OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE BUREAU
1
ONEIDA COUNTY
5
OWYHEE COUNTY
8
PARKS & RECREATION, DEPT OF
2
PAYETTE COUNTY
9
PEACE OFFICERS STANDARDS & TRAINING ACADEMY
1
PERFORMANCE EVALUATION, OFFICE OF
2
PHARMACY, IDAHO STATE BOARD OF
1
POWER COUNTY
7
PROFESSIONAL-TECHNICAL EDUCATION
1
PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION
9
PUBLIC WORKS CONTRACTORS LIC BD
1
REAL ESTATE COMMISSION
1
RETIREMENT SYSTEM, PUBLIC EMPLOYEES
2
RHODE ISLAND STATE LAW LIBRARY
1
SECRETARY OF STATE, IDAHO
4
SHOSHONE COUNTY
15
SOUTH CAROLINA LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
1
SOUTH DAKOTA SUPREME COURT LIBRARY
1
TAX APPEALS, BOARD OF
1
TAX COMMISSION, IDAHO STATE
18
TETON COUNTY
6
TRANSPORTATION, DEPT OF
12
TREASURER, OFFICE OF THE STATE
1
TWIN FALLS COUNTY
27
UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO
33
UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO LIBRARY
1
STATE OF UTAH LAW LIBRARY
1
VALLEY COUNTY
10
VERMONT STATE LIBRARY
1
VIRGINIA STATE LAW LIBRARY
1
VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION
1
WASHINGTON COUNTY
10
WASHINGTON STATE LAW LIBRARY
1
WATER RESOURCES, DEPT OF
4
WYOMING STATE LIBRARY
1
ALASKA LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE LIBRARY
1


    Attorney General Al Lance made a motion to recommend approval of the Consent Agenda. Secretary of State Pete T. Cenarrusa seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
    Attorney General Al Lance stated that the Board approved the death benefit payments to the families of officers killed in the line of duty and payments were delivered. A letter was sent to IRS requesting federal taxation clarification and IRS has indicated it is necessary to pay federal taxes. Taxes were deducted from the death benefit payments. The Attorney General is researching the possibility of amending the statute next legislative session so future payments will not require payment of federal taxes.


INFORMATIONAL AGENDA
    STATE INSURANCE FUND

42. Estimate of the State Insurance Fund expenses to be paid by sight drafts for the month of June 2001.
      Estimated expenditure for workers $10,000,000.00
      compensation claim costs, dividends
      and premium refunds

    Funds Expended in May 2001:

      Workers Compensation Claim Costs $ 6,554,138.11
      Dividend -0-
      Commissions 9,449.95
      Policy Refunds 172,414.99
                          Total $ 6,736,003.05

43. Estimate of the Petroleum Storage Tank Fund expenses to be paid by sight draft or the month of June 2001.

      Estimated expenditures for $750,000.00
      Petroleum Storage Tank Fund
    Fund expended in May 2001:

      Payroll $ 45,555.15
      Operations 25,043.08
      Claim Costs 302,596.63
      Total $ 373,194.86



WHEREUPON THE MEETING OF THE STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS was adjourned, subject to the call of the Chairman.

                          _______________________________________
                          Governor Dirk Kempthorne
                          Chairman of the Board


_____________________________________
J. D. Williams, Secretary to the Board
and State Controller
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