STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS
MINUTES – Regular Meeting
July 21, 2015 – 8:55 a.m.
State Capitol, Senate Hearing Room WW55, Lower Level, West Wing,
700 W. Jefferson St., Boise, Idaho
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: Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter, Attorney General Lawrence Wasden by phone, and Secretary of State Lawerence Denney. State Controller Brandon Woolf recorded the proceedings of the meeting.
Mr. Woolf introduced the consent agenda items.
Mr. Wasden moved to approve the consent agenda. Mr. Denney seconded the motion. The motion passed on a unanimous voice vote.
1. Minutes - Approved
Approval of official minutes for the meeting of the Board of Examiners on June 16, 2015.
2. Department of Administration – Approved
a. Request for recognition of assignment according to Idaho Code §67-1027 from PH Properties, to Keppel Three, LLC. Lessee is Idaho Department of Administration.
b. Request for recognition of assignment according to Idaho Code §67-1027 from John Taft to Gary Arthur. Lessee is Idaho Department of Labor.
3. Office of the Secretary of State – Approved
Request approval pursuant to Idaho Code §73-212 for the annual distribution list for the Idaho Code and its supplements.
4. Department of Health and Welfare – Approved
a. Request that $184,952,900 be transferred from the General Fund to the Cooperative Welfare Fund #0220 during the 1st Quarter of Fiscal Year 2016. In addition, that $64,450 be transferred from the Drug Court, Mental Health & Family Court Services Fund #0340 to the Cooperative Welfare Fund #0220 during the 1st Quarter of Fiscal Year 2016.
b. Request to pay medical staff cash compensation for overtime and on-call hours worked. Cash compensation for overtime and on-call hours worked will not exceed $40,000 for State Hospital North and $60,000 for State Hospital South for FY2016. The request is for the following job classifications:
Pharmacy Services Supervisor
Physician, Psychiatric Specialty
Physician, Medical Clinic – Institution
Physician, Medical Director – Institution
Clinical Specialist (Physicians Assistant)
Nurse, Advanced Practice (Nurse Practitioner)
5. Idaho State Police – Approved
a. Request pursuant to Idaho Code §67-5302 (20) for approval to pay for overtime shifts for the CH2M-WG, Idaho, LLC (CWI) INL overtime contract for extra traffic and safety enforcement for the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) site.
b. Request pursuant to Idaho Code §67-5302 (20) for approval for overtime shifts for extra traffic and safety enforcement for the Coeur d’Alene Ironman Competition.
c. Request approval for the payment of overtime during FY2016 for Forensic Lab Managers, Quality Manager, Forensic Scientist 2, Forensic Scientist 3, and Forensic Scientist 4, employees working in the chemistry, firearms, toxicology and DNA sections.
6. Office of the State Treasurer – Approved
Request approval pursuant to Idaho Code§ 67-1210 and §67-3524 for the annual investment fee to be charged to state agencies for fiscal year 2016. The investment administrative fee would increase from .037% to .057%.
7. Office of the Attorney General – Approved
Request approval for the payment of attorney’s fees, costs, and expenses in Watters v. Otter in the amount of $137,361.75 plus interest. It is requested to be submitted to The Constitutional Defense Council for payment from the fund created under Idaho Code §67-6301.
8. Revised State Travel Policy and Procedures
The revised policy will be voted on at the August 18 meeting.
Discussion: Mr. Woolf commented that this is a new draft of the State Travel Policy and Procedures to review. His office will be sending a memo informing all state fiscal officers. One update to the policy would be to update the in-state per diem rate, as it has not been changed since 2001. He noted that this item would be on next month’s regular agenda for approval.
9. Office of the Attorney General
a. Notification that Paul J. Augustine of the firm of Augustine Law Offices, PLLC, has been appointed pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409 as a Special Deputy Attorney General for the purpose of representing the State of Idaho , Industrial Special Indemnity Fund, in the matter of David Hogmire.
b. Notification that Robert B. Burns of the firm of Parsons Behle & Latimer, has been appointed pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409 as a Special Deputy Attorney General for the purpose of representing the Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI), in the case of Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho v. Emerald Assets, L.P.
10. State Insurance Fund
a. Estimate of the State Insurance Fund expenses to be paid by sight drafts for the month of
b. Estimate of the Petroleum Clean Water Trust Fund expenses to be paid by sight drafts for the month of May, 2015.
Estimated expenditure for workers compensation claim costs, dividends and premium refunds
Funds Expended in May, 2015:
Workers Compensation Claim Costs
Estimated expenditure for Petroleum Clean Water Trust Fund
Funds Expended in May, 2015:
Mr. Wasden moved to adjourn the meeting. Mr. Denney seconded the motion.
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 8:59 a.m.
__________/s/ C.L. “Butch” Otter__________________/s/ Brandon Woolf ____________
C.L. “Butch” Otter, Chairman of the Board and
Governor of the State of Idaho
Brandon Woolf, Secretary of the Board and
Idaho State Controller