STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS
MINUTES – Sub-committee Meeting
February 11, 2014 – 1:30 p.m.
Joe R. Williams Building, 5th Floor Conference Room A
The regular meeting of the Subcommittee to the State Board of Examiners was called to order at 700 West State Street, Boise, Idaho, at 1:30 p.m. pursuant to Idaho Code §67-2002 and by order of the chair.
The following members were present: Brian Kane, Office of the Attorney General; Jani Revier, Division of Financial Management; Tim Hurst, Secretary of State’s Office; and Brian Benjamin, Office of the State Controller, as assisting secretary to the subcommittee.
Also present by invitation were: Mary Marsh, Bureau of Homeland Security; Brian Oakey, Department of Agriculture; Mike Cooper, Department of Agriculture; David Fulkerson, Division of Financial Management; and Deborah Wonch, Office of the State Controller. CONSENT AGENDA
Approval of official minutes for the meeting of the Sub-committee to the Board of Examiners on January 14, 2014.
Resolution: Mr. Hurst moved to approve item 1 and place it on the consent agenda. Mr. Kane seconded the motion. The motion carried on unanimous voice vote.
2. Bureau of Homeland Security
Discussion: Mr. Benjamin explained that item a. was a manila envelope that was taped to a window in Congressman Labrador’s Coeur d’ Alene office. It was deemed “suspicious” but nothing came up when x-rayed. Incident b. took place during an arrest warrant. It was believed there were explosives in the house.
Date to Board
Unknown / Potential Explosive
|Response to a potentially explosive package / hazardous substance. |
Explosives / HazMat
|Response to an explosives and hazardous materials incident. (ADA COUNTY)|
Resolution: Mr. Hurst moved to approve item 2 and place it on the consent agenda. Mr. Kane seconded the motion. The motion carried on a unanimous voice vote.
3. Department of Agriculture
Request approval pursuant to Idaho Code §22-2019 for deficiency warrant spending authority for the following items:
a. Japanese Beetle Eradication and Surveillance Project: $466,305
b. Survey, Detection and Eradication Programs for Pests and Diseases: $35,000
Total authorization requested for March 1, 2014 through February 28, 2015: $501,305
Resolution: Mr. Cooper explained that last year they treated 95 residences and caught 2,999 Japanese Beetles. The beetle lifecycle is such that they come out of winter as an adult. It will take a while to see how effective the treatment was. Seventeen Boise parks will be treated this year and 200 residences. In late April and in mid-July they will treat lawns and do intensive visual surveillance and treat beetles when seen. Item b. is asking for money to deal with things as they come along.
Mr. Kane asked why this request doesn’t go to the legislature.
Mr. Benjamin stated that the Board gives approval and a deficiency warrant will be issued next year for the cost.
Mr. Cooper said this way, the department will have just the amount of money to get the job done.
Resolution: Mr. Kane moved to approve item 3 and place it on the consent agenda. Mr. Hurst seconded the motion. The motion carried on a unanimous voice vote.
4. 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 Special Deputy Attorney General for the purpose of representing the State of Idaho, Industrial Special Indemnity Fund, in the matter of Dennis Gress.
b. Notification that Daniel A. Miller of the firm of Ludwig, Shoufler, Miller & Johnson, LLP, 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 matter of Arturo Aguilar.
c. Notification that R. David Butler II of the firm of Butler & Looney, PC, in Vale, Oregon, has been appointed pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409 as Special Deputy Attorney General for the purpose of representing the State of Idaho, Department of Health and Welfare, in the probate action of the Estate of Jean Rutherford.
5. 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 December, 2013.
Estimated expenditure for workers compensation claim costs, dividends and premium refunds
Funds Expended in December, 2013:
Workers Compensation Claim Costs
Estimated expenditure for Petroleum Clean Water Trust Fund
Funds Expended in December, 2013:
Mr. Kane moved to end the meeting at 1:50 p.m. Mr. Hurst seconded the motion.