STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS
MINUTES – Regular Meeting
December 21, 2010 – 8:55 a.m.
State Capitol Building, Senate and House Auditorium
Lower Level, West Wing Room WW02
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, and Secretary of State Ben Ysursa. Controller Donna M. Jones, Secretary to the State Board of Examiners recorded the proceedings of the meeting.
Ms. Jones introduced the consent agenda items.
Resolution: Mr. Wasden moved to approve the consent agenda. Mr. Ysursa seconded the motion. The motion carried on a unanimous voice vote.
1. Minutes - Approved
Approval of official minutes for the meeting of the Board of Examiners on November 16, 2010.
2. State Tax Commission - Approved
Request approval for a vehicle to be permanently assigned to consulting appraiser Greg Himes.
3. Department of Labor - Approved
Request approval pursuant to Idaho Code 72-1348 to use Penalty and Interest monies for:
- Up to $59,500 to replace windows in the Pocatello Office.
- $200,000 for State fiscal year 2012 Wage and Hour costs.
- $2,000,000 for the rewrite of the unemployment insurance Tax and Benefit systems.
Discussion: Mr. Roger Madsen explained that for the first item, the windows in the Pocatello office make the building very hot and is expensive to keep the temperatures down in the summer. As for the second item, he commented that they would like to keep the Wage and Hour program intact. The third item he explained that the program system is over thirty years old. Because of the tax and benefit system, support is needed from the Board of Examiners in the amount of $2 million to help supplement an $18 million federal grant. The United States Department of Labor contacted Idaho first of the western states last year to help lead this consortium. The $18 million is nowhere near enough for the planning and designing of this system and so with these other three states Idaho is trying to get together enough money to continue with the architecture and implementation which will take around three years.
Mr. Ysursa asked what the balance of the fund is.
Mr. Madsen answered it was around $4 million.
Resolution: Mr. Ysursa moved to approve item 3 and complemented Mr. Madsen on his reputation and the fine job his department does. Mr. Wasden seconded the motion. The motion carried on a unanimous voice vote.
4. Idaho State Police - Approved
Request approval to use ONL shifts for law enforcement overtime.
Discussion: Col. Jerry Russell explained that they are seeking approval to use ONL overtime to be used for a flagging service for Emmert International as they are moving heavy loads along I-84 for Idaho Power. The 21 loads will occur between now and July of 2011.
Mr. Wasden said his understanding was that the Department of Transportation has already approved the permits to make these moves along the highway but what the Board is doing is approving the overtime associated with the projects.
Gov. Otter noted that the State Police is actually asking to collect money from Emmert and use the money to pay ONL overtime.
Mr. Ysursa commented that the Board of Examiners does not make the decision on whether permits are granted for the actual loads.
Resolution: Mr. Ysursa moved to approve item 4. Mr. Wasden seconded the motion. The motion carried on a unanimous voice vote.
5. Office of the State Controller
Notification of closure of rotary fund 0888 for the Deaf and Blind, effective November 5, 2010.
6. Department of Fish and Game
a. Notification that James Joseph Teare has sold his home and has been reimbursed his allowable relocation expenses.
b. Update on the relocation extension of Greg Wooten.
7. Office of the Attorney General
a. Notification that M. Jay Meyers of the firm of Meyers Law Office, PLLC, has been appointed pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409 as Special Deputy Attorney General for the purpose of representing the State of Idaho, Industrial Special Indemnity Fund, in the matters of Thomas C. Millard and Jock Jones.
b. Notification that Anne-Marie Kelso, Prosecuting Attorney with the Payette County Prosecutor’s Office, has been appointed pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409 as Special Deputy Attorney General for the purpose of representing the State of Idaho in the matter of Frank and Victoria Shelley Real Property Forfeiture.
8. State Insurance Fund
a. Estimate of the State Insurance Fund expenses to be paid by sight drafts for the month of October, 2010.
b. Estimate of the Petroleum Clean Water Trust Fund expenses to be paid by sight draft for the month of October, 2010.
Estimated expenditure for workers compensation claim costs, dividends and premium refunds
Funds Expended in October, 2010:
Workers Compensation Claim Costs
Estimated expenditure for Petroleum Clean Water Trust Fund
Funds Expended in October, 2010:
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 9:10 a.m.
__________/s/ C. L. “Butch” Otter __________________/s/ Donna M. Jones ____________
C. L. “Butch” Otter, Chairman of the Board and
Governor for the State of Idaho
Donna M. Jones, Secretary of the Board and
Idaho State Controller
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