STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS
MINUTES – Regular Meeting
July 10, 2007– 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 at 204 N. 8th Street, Boise, Idaho,
at 8:55a.m. pursuant to Idaho Code §67-2002 and by the order of the chair.
The following board members were present: Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter; and Secretary of State, Ben Ysursa.
State Controller Donna M. Jones, secretary to the board, recorded the proceedings of the meeting. Attorney
General Lawrence Wasden was present via telephone.
1. Minutes - Approved
Approval of official minutes for the meeting of the Subcommittee to the Board of Examiners
on June 12, 2007.
2. Department of Administration - Approved
Request for recognition of assignment pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1027 from Ted Coey to the
Robinson 2000 Trust, as to a 50% interest, and Genan Family Limited Partnership, as to a 50% interest
as tenants in common.
3. Secretary of State - Approved
Request for consideration of the Idaho Code distribution list pursuant to Idaho Code §73-212.
4. Health and Welfare - Approved
Request to transfer $136,985,500.00 from the General Fund to the Cooperative Welfare
Fund #0220 during the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2008.
5. Bureau of Homeland Security, Division of Military, Executive Office of
Governor - Approved
Date to Board
|Incident at 3572 Sanders Road in St. Maries involving a suspected meth lab.|
|Incident at 1540 Old Priest River Road in Old Town involving a suspected meth lab.|
|Incident at St. Lukes in Meridian where a man walked in claiming that a meth lab had exploded on him.|
|Incident at the Kamiah Police Department where a box of vials labeled Malaria, Diptheria and other bio hazardous materials were dropped off. Responsible party unknown at this time.|
6. Department of Correction - Approved
Request for a declaration of emergency to relocate Idaho inmates currently housed in a contract
facility located in Texas to another facility in Texas and to move additional Idaho inmates from Idaho to
the latter contract facility. The request is made pursuant to Section 6 of the Department of Correction’s
Fiscal Year 2008 appropriation bill, House Bill 293.
Discussion: Mr. Wasden asked Mr. Reinke if the State is at a critical point with too few beds.
Mr. Reinke answered that yes, there are not enough beds, and the State is in need to move inmates around.
It will take a reasonable amount of time to slow the growth of corrections down.
Mr. Ysursa asked if the issue was whether the Board of Examiners declares it an emergency situation.
Mr. Reinke noted that was correct, and said from a budget standpoint, it is a good move.
Governor Otter asked Mr. Reinke to tell the Board what the plan is to improve the contract.
Mr. Reinke said that they would like to pattern the contract after Washington State’s system and their
virtual prison plan of monitoring inmates at the jails. He said they would look within the divisions to come up with an answer.
Governor Otter said he agreed to go forward with the request, but that the Department of Corrections
should come back before the Board for the next meeting and give a quarterly report.
Resolution: Mr. Ysursa moved to approve item 6. Mr. Wasden seconded the motion. The motion
carried on a unanimous voice vote.
7. Attorney General
a. Notification that Merlyn W. Clark of the firm of Hawley, Troxell, Ennis and Hawley, LLP, 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 the case of Kress, et al. v. opple-Trout, et al., United States District Court for the District of Idaho.
b. Notification that Joanne M. Kibodeaux, of the firm of Kibodeaux Law Office, Boise, Idaho, has been appointed pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409 as a Special Deputy Attorney General for the purpose of representing the State of Idaho Department of Health & Welfare, Child Support Services in child support enforcement actions on an ongoing basis.
c. Notification that Chad W. Gulstrom, of the firm of Gulstrom & Henson, PC, Nampa, Idaho, has been appointed pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409 as a Special Deputy Attorney General for the purpose of representing the State of Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Child Support Services in child support enforcement actions on an ongoing basis.
d. Notification that George F. Galland, Jr., of the firm of Miner, Barnhill & Galland, P.C., in Chicago, Illinois, 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 the cases filed against members of the pharmaceutical industry related to the industry’s use of “average wholesale price” drug price methodology.
e. Notification that Karen Cordy of the Bankruptcy Counsel for the National Association of Attorneys General, has been appointed pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409 as a Special Deputy Attorney General for the purpose of representing the interests of the State of Idaho in the cases of In re Liberty Brands, LLC, United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.
f. Notification that Patricia Molteni, of the Tobacco Project Counsel for the National Association of Attorneys General, has been appointed pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409 as a Special Deputy Attorney General for the purpose of representing the interests of the State of Idaho in the cases of In re Liberty Brands, LLC, United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.
8. State Insurance Fund
a. Estimate of the State Insurance Fund expenses to be paid by sight drafts for
the month of May, 2007.
Estimated expenditure for workers compensation claim costs, dividends and premium refunds
Funds Expended in May, 2007
Workers Compensation Claim Costs
b. Estimate of the Petroleum Clean Water Trust Fund expenses to be paid by sight draft
for the month of May, 2007.
Estimated expenditure for Petroleum Clean Water Trust Fund
Funds Expended in May, 2007:
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 9:04 a.m.
__________/s/ C.L. “Butch” Otter________
C.L. “Butch” Otter, Chairman of the Board and
Governor of the State of Idaho
__________/s/ Donna M. Jones ____________
Donna M. Jones, Secretary of the Board and
Idaho State Controller
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