STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS
MINUTES– Regular Meeting
August 16, 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 8:55 a.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; Secretary of State, Ben Ysursa,
and Attorney General, Lawrence Wasden. Donna M. Jones, Secretary to the Board of Examiners, was absent.
Patrick Hodges recorded the proceedings of the meeting.
Patrick Hodges introduced the consent agenda items. Mr. Wasden moved to approve the consent agenda.
Mr. Ysursa seconded the motion. The motion carried on a unanimous voice vote.CONSENT AGENDA
Approval of official minutes for the meeting of the Subcommittee to the Board of
Examiners on July 5, 2007.
2. Department of Administration --Approved
a. Request for recognition of assignment pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1027 from
Cherry Plaza Associates, LLC to Holly Plaza, LLC.
b. Request for recognition of assignment pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1027 from
31 North to Mountain Vista Properties, LLC.
3. Bureau of Homeland Security, Division of Military, Executive Office
of Governor --Approved
Date to Board
|Incident at Old Town in Bonner County where two cases of old and unstable dynamite was found. DEQ approved safe detonation. Responsible party is unknown.|
|Accident on I-15, milepost 119 Southbound involving a tractor trailer with a ruptured saddle fuel tank spilling approximately 150 gallons of diesel into the median.|
|Incident at 105 Bridge in sandpoint involving an unknown substance leaking from an underground tank.|
|Incident at 12632 N. Yellowstone Highway in Ucon, involving 21 explosive devices that were removed from a residence and rendered safe by disassembly of the devices by bomb squad.|
|Incident at 3700 North 1400 East in Buhl involving a tractor trailer rollover. Delac Feed Whey, diesel fuel, Hydraulic oil and motor oil was spilled into a ditch.|
|Incident at 47392 E. Highway 200 in Hope involving a barrel of an unknown substance that was found abandoned on a dock.|
|Incident at 11214 N. Yellowstone Highway in Ucon, involving a suspected pipe bomb found on a ditch bank. Responsible party is uknown.|
4. Military Division --Approved
a. Request for approval pursuant to Idaho Code §72-928 for payment of workers’ compensation
claims for members of the Idaho National Guard resulting while the soldier was on duty in the
amount of $2,283.87
b. Request for approval pursuant to Idaho Code §67-5329(3) for continuance of cash compensation
of overtime earned by Military Division emergency professionals deployed in federally and state declared disasters.
5. Ada County --Approved
a. Request for approval pursuant to Idaho Code §31-2219, and Idaho Code §31-3203, for prisoner sentenced to ISCI
and transported by the Ada County Sheriff upon a Judgment of Conviction or a return on a Board Warrant for June 1, 2006
though May 31, 2007.
Mileage at $.40 per mile -- $4,714.20
Mileage at $.25 per mile -- $5,328.96
TOTAL OF CLAIM: $10,043.16
b. Request for approval pursuant to Idaho Code §18-2507 for a bill for the closed cases handled by
the Ada County Prosecutor dealing with the prosecution of State Penitentiary inmates.
TOTAL OF CLAIM: $5,221.71
6. Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee
Notification that JFAC co-chairs support overtime approval from the Board of Examiners and will support a
supplemental appropriation request to cover reasonable overtime costs for Water Resources employees
that cannot be absorbed in the current budget through salary savings.
Discussion: Gov. Otter said that he has instructed all agency heads that if they anticipate a supplemental
request, the Board should be notified before the agency Okays anything so that he can then notify the
chairmen of the JFAC.
7. State Insurance Fund
a. Estimate of the State Insurance Fund expenses to be paid by sight drafts for the
month of April, 2007.
8. Department of Correction
b. Estimate of the Petroleum Clean Water Trust Fund expenses to be paid by sight draft for the
Estimated expenditure for workers compensation claim costs, dividends and premium refunds
Funds Expended in April, 2007
Workers Compensation Claim Costs
month of April, 2007.
Estimated expenditure for Petroleum Clean Water Trust Fund
Funds Expended in April, 2007:
Update from Director Reinke on plans for private and out-of-state prison monitoring.
Discussion: Mr. Reinke recounted some site visits to the facility in Val Verde last October. It is owned
and operated by the Geo Corporation. The gym is the only place where inmates can see the sky. There
is very little movement in the facility with inmates, so there are also few escapes. There have been two
suspicious deaths in the building, but the site is being evaluated and monitored closely. Next month there
will be 120 inmates leaving Idaho and going to the CCA facility in Sayer, Oklahoma. By Christmas the
other 120 inmates will be there as well. Overall, by December, Idaho inmates will be in three facilities
in the Southwest: two in Texas and one in Oklahoma. In 6-8 weeks they will start moving inmates into
the Del Rio facility from the Dickens facility. The virtual prison is a method being implemented and
modeled after Washington State’s system. The inmates will be managed closely, and will have
the same management and level of care out of state as they do in state.
Mr. Wasden asked what the estimate of the shortage of beds will be.
Mr. Reinke answered that Idaho will be about 5,500 beds short in the next ten years. One project the
Department is working on right now is private prison legislation. The Department has requested that key
legislators, along with GEO and the Corrections Corporation of America get together and develop legislation
to entice contractors to build a 2,100 bed facility in Idaho. The Department is developing research toward
alternatives to incarcerations. BSU and U of I will be helping with the research.
Gov. Otter asked if this was the only facility site that had deaths.
Mr. Houston answered that it was. Two inmates died from conditions that preceded them arriving to
the facility. Two other deaths are a mystery. The CDC has checked the air quality, facility, practices, and
public hospitals, but have not found a conclusion as of yet.
Gov. Otter noted that the Board would welcome an update when the Department reaches a critical
decision making point, sometime around November or December.
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 9:25 a.m.
__________/s/ C.L. “Butch” Otter________
C.L. “Butch” Otter, Chairman of the Board and
Governor of the State of Idaho
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