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STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS
MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING
Borah Post Office Building, 204 N. 8th Street, 2nd Floor Courtroom
August 9, 2005


The regular meeting of the State Board of Examiners was called to order at 204 N. 8th Street, Boise, Idaho, at 8:57 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; Secretary of State Ben Ysursa; 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 July 12, 2005.


    2. Idaho State Police – Approved
      Request for authorization by the Board of Examiners to pay the accrued comp time for the following employees involved with the investigation of the Groene murder and kidnapping investigations in the Coeur d’Alene area beginning in May and continuing through early this month.

    Captain Clark Rollins ISP Investigations 78 hours

    Captain Wayne Longo ISP Patrol 80 hours

    Anne Nord ISP Forensics Lab Manager 43 hours



    3. Idaho Commerce and Labor – Recommend Approval to allow Commerce and Labor to expend the current balance of the Penalty and Interest Fund with the expectation of returning to the board for approval of the remaining amount. – Approved
      Request authorization by the Board of Examiners to use Penalty and Interest monies under Idaho Code §72-1348(b) for the following:

    Up to $1,200,000 for construction of the department’s Idaho Falls local office building.
      4. Bureau of Hazardous Materials, Division of Military, Executive Office Of Governor – Approved
        Request for authorization to issue deficiency warrants for reimbursement of response costs pursuant to Idaho Code §39-7110.
        ID #
        Description
        Amount
        Comments
        Date to Board
          2005-1306
        Suspected biohazard
        $190.65Suspicious letter that was taken to Boise Fire by a postal inspector – in Boise, on 4/20/058/1/05
          2005-0850
        Drug Lab
        $1,579.66A suspected LSD lab was discovered in Post Falls on 3/16/058/1/05
          2005-0837
        Drug Lab
        $729.11A suspected Meth lab was discovered in Coeur d’Alene on 3/14/058/1/05
          2005-0680
        HazMat
        $1,432.36Cans of water based paint and lacquer thinner were breached & leaking due to a structure fire at a paint storage unit in Sandpoint on 2/28/058/1/05
              2005-0438
        Drug Lab
        $546.32A suspected Meth lab was discovered in Bonners Ferry on 2/8/058/1/05
          2005-0353
        Drug Lab
        $795.67A suspected Meth lab was discovered in Sandpoint on 1/31/058/1/05
          2005-0333
        Spill
        $1,120.34A 1999 Nissan truck slid off Schweitzer Mtn Rd and land in Schweitzer Creek, which emitted 10 gallons of gasoline into the creek. This occurred in Sandpoint on 1/29/058/1/05
              2005-0201
        Spill
        $556.02An overturned semi tractor that resulted in an oil and diesel spill. This occurred near Coeur d’Alene on 1/17/058/1/05
        2005-0173
        Drug Lab
        $1,128.71A suspected Meth lab was discovered in Post Falls on 1/16/058/1/05
        TOTALS
        $4,478.10

      5. Military Division – Item 5a. – Approved. Recommend hold item 5b one month, pending analysis by the Department of Human Resources and the State Controller’s Office. – Approved
      a. Request for approval of payment of worker’s compensation claims for members of the Idaho National Guard, resulting while the soldier was on duty in the amount of $5,308.80.
      b. Request for approval to pay cash of overtime for 23 state administrative and professional employees who are supporting the statewide response and recovery operations of the disasters declared by the governor.

      Mr. Johnson introduced the items on the informational agenda.

      INFORMATIONAL AGENDA

      6. Attorney General
      a. Notification that Mary V. York of the firm of Holland & Hart 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 Waterfront Property Management, LLC, et al. v. State of Idaho, et al., Case No. CV-2004-01817, District Court of the First Judicial District of the State of Idaho, in and for the County of Bonner; and North Idaho Community Action Network v. U.S. Dep’t of Transp., et al., Civil No. 05-273-N-EJL, United States District Court, District of Idaho.
      b. Notification that Charles Barnhill, Jr. of the firm of Miner, Barnhill & Galland in Madison, Wisconsin, and Robert S. Libman of the firm of Miner, Barnhill & Galland in Chicago, Illinois have been appointed pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409 as a special deputy attorneys general for the purpose of representing the State of Idaho in the investigation of refund and settlement negotiations arising out of, and, if necessary, in a litigation filed against some or all of the members of the pharmaceutical industry related to the industry’s use of “average wholesale price” drug price methodology.
      c. Notification that C. Clayton Gill 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 Department of Agriculture/Farmers Merchant LLC and Wheatland Agri-Business, Inc.
      d. Notification that Ken Salinger, Scott Lewis, and Ruth Dowling with the firm of Palmer & Dodge in Boston, Massachusetts have been appointed pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409 as a special deputy attorneys general for the purpose of representing the State of Idaho in its capacity as one of the “Settling States” under the Tobacco Litigation master Settlement Agreement of November 23, 1998 (‘MSA”) in connection with the Significant Factor Determination for 2003 mandated by the MSA.

      7. State Insurance Fund

        a. Estimate of the State Insurance Fund expenses to be paid by sight drafts for the month of July 2005.
            Estimated expenditure for workers compensation claim costs, dividends and premium refunds
        $20,000,000.00
          Funds Expended in June
          Workers Compensation Claim Costs
        8,805,274.24
          Dividend
        4,534.09
          Commissions
        2,841,780.73
          Policy Refunds
        345,086.70
          Total
        11,996,675.76
        b. Estimate of the Petroleum Clean Water Trust Fund expenses to be paid by sight draft for the month of July 2005.
            Estimated expenditure for Petroleum Clean Water Trust Fund
        $750,000.00
          Funds Expended in June:
             
          Payroll
        63,611.85
          Operations
        7,109.98
          Claim Costs
        50,860.97
          Total
        121,582.80



      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 8:58 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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