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STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS
MINUTES – SUBCOMMITTEE MEETING
700 W. State Street, Boise, Idaho
5th Floor, Conference Room A
March 9, 2006

The regular meeting of the Subcommittee to the State Board of Examiners was called to order at 700 West State Street, Boise, Idaho, at 9:00 a.m. pursuant to Idaho Code §67-2002 and by order of the chair.

The following members were present: Brad Foltman, Governor’s Office; Chuck Goodenough, Office of the Secretary of State; Dave High, Office of the Attorney General; and Patrick Hodges, Office of the State Controller, as assisting secretary to the subcommittee.

Also present by invitation were Bryn Field, Brandon Woolf, State Controller’s Office; Lorrie Pond, Bureau of Hazardous Materials; Marti Peterson, University of Idaho.

Note: The tape recording from this subcommittee meeting did not work, therefore, minutes were taken from the assistant to the subcommittee’s written notes.

CONSENT AGENDA

1. Minutes

    Approval of official minutes for the meeting of the Subcommittee to the Board of Examiners on February 9, 2006.

Discussion: Mr. Foltman said Nordman was misspelled on item 7.

Resolution: Mr. Foltman moved to approve item 1 with the Nordman spelling correction. Mr. High seconded the motion. The motion carried on a unanimous voice vote.

REGULAR AGENDA

2. Department of Administration

    Request for recognition of assignment pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1027 from Hillcrest Shopping Center, LLC to FPA Hillcrest Associates, LLC.

Discussion: Mr. Goodenough asked for a summary of recognition of assignments. Mr. High said a one-page letter would be sufficient.

Resolution: Mr. High moved to approve item 2. Mr. Foltman seconded the motion. The motion carried on a unanimous voice vote.

3. State Treasurer’s Office
Request for approval to issue the Fiscal Year 2007 Tax Anticipation Notes.

Resolution: Mr. High moved to place item 3 on the Regular Agenda. Mr. Goodenough seconded the motion. The motion carried on a unanimous voice vote.

4. Bureau of Hazardous Materials, Division of Military, Executive Office Of Governor – Lorrie Pond

    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
      2005-4224
    Drug Lab
    1,206.51
    Suspected drug lab found at 1467 Ironhorse Circle, in Post Falls. Incident date: 10/12/05
    2/10/06
      2005-4234
    BioHazard
    1,987.27
    Incident at Motel 6, 291 W. Burnside in Pocatello. A hotel maid found an envelope which was suspected to be anthrax. Incident date: 10/13/05
    2/10/06
      2005-4251
    Drug Lab
    1,251.36
    Suspected drug lab found at 23644 N. Hwy 41 in Rathdrum, Idaho. Incident date: 10/14/05
    2/10/06
      2005-4367
    HazMat
    154.24
    Incident at Hwy 95 and Hwy 53, north of Hayden, ID, involving an overturned semi leaking diesel and asphalt oil. Incident date: 10/21/05
    2/10/06
          2005-4565
    HazMat
    1,543.75
    Incident at MP 184.5 Hwy. 95, 10 miles South of Riggins, involving a truck that hit a rock, left highway and landed upside down in the Little Salmon River. Incident date: 11/2/05
    2/10/06
          2005-4588
    Drug Lab
    786.76
    Suspected drug lab found at 703 N 13th St., in Coeur d'Alene. Incident date: 11/4/05
    2/10/06
      2005-4700
    HazMat
    1,442.23
    Incident at 275 West 300 South in Jerome, involving a white powder that had been spilled on roadway (ended up being Sodium Bicarbonate). Incident date: 11/10/05
    2/10/06
      2005-4782
    HazMat
    2,014.67
    Incident at 1100 East 1950 South in Bliss, involving approximately 200 lbs of a White Crystal Substance found on road. Incident date: 11/14/05
    2/10/06
    2005-4863
    HazMat
    4,579.04
    Incident on Hwy. 20 & 33 at mp 99 in Madison County, involving a chemical spill on highway from a truck with a leak. Incident date: 11/21/05
    2/10/06
    2005-4875
    HazMat
    5,786.88
    Incident at US 20 MP 398.8, at Henry's Lake, involving an Overturned Semi (Super Tanker) on side spilling Magnesium Chloride (Liquid de-icer). Incident date: 11/22/05
    2/10/06
    TOTALS
    $20,752.71
Audience with Board: Lorrie Pond provided the board with additional information on item 2005-3049, regarding an incident in Nordman, Idaho. Ms. Pond said Nordman had one land line and state business was conducted from that phone. Ms. Pond told the board that the explosives found at the deceased man’s property were detonated responsibly, but the name of the auctioneers who found the explosives were unknown.

Discussion: Mr. Foltman said it was a flaw in procedure that a contact person was missing from the report, and emphasized the importance of accurate record keeping.

Resolution: Mr. High moved to approve item 4. Mr. Goodenough seconded the motion. The motion carried on a unanimous voice vote.

INFORMATIONAL AGENDA

5. State Controller’s Office

    Notification of closure of rotary fund 0803 for the Department of Administration effective March 1, 2006.


6. State Department of Education
    Notification that the State Department of Education granted permission according to Idaho Code §59-512 for Jana Jones, Chief Deputy Superintendent, to teach an Intermediate Statistics in Educational Research at Boise State University.


7. State Moving Policy and Procedures
    Attached are materials gathered for the Subcommittee to the Board of Examiners to help additional discussion on the effectiveness of the State Moving Policy. This information has been gathered from the IRS and GSA Web sites:

    IRS Standard Mileage Rates
    http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151226,00.html

    IRS Publication 521
    http://www.irs.gov/publications/p521/ar02.html

    GSA Privately Owned Vehicle Mileage Reimbursement Rates http://www.gsa.gov/Portal/gsa/ep/contentView.do?contentId=9646&contentType=GSA_BASIC

    GSA Relocation Policy Guide
    http://www.gsa.gov/Portal/gsa/ep/contentView.do?programId=9299&channelId=-13224&ooid=10359&contentId=14886&pageTypeId=8203&contentType=GSA_BASIC&programPage=%2Fep%2Fprogram%2FgsaBasic.jsp&P=MTT

    Discussion: Mr. Foltman said the IRS policy does not always fit in line with the state’s needs, so it can’t be looked to in order to find solutions for all the aspects of the state’s moving policy. Mr. Foltman said, based on feedback from surveys, there did not seem to be a major need to change the moving policy at this time, but the distance aspect should be factored into the moving policy in the long run.

    Mr. High asked Marti Peterson to tell the board how the universities are affected by the current policy.

    Mr. Peterson said the University of Idaho does not have complaints with the way the process is working, but they would like the board to be open to exceptions that merit additional reimbursements, especially exceptions regarding increased fuel surcharge costs. Mr. Peterson proposed the idea of allowing agencies flexibility to transfer between appropriations to solve the problem of increased moving costs.

    Mr. Foltman said critical issues should be brought before the board, but for the most part, the moving policy is working.

    Mr. Goodenough said he liked the discussion on privately owned vehicles in the GSA Relocation Policy Guide and said that anyone who is looking for exceptions from the board would be looked at more favorably if they first looked to the feds guidelines and standards to solve their problems.


8. Attorney General
a. Notification that Hollis Mercer, Attorney at Law, 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 Dutton v. Indust. Special Indem. Fund, ISIF Claim No. 2005-1752; IC#04-503496; Brockman v. Indust. Special Indem, Fund, ISIF Claim No. 2005-1747; IC#04-515-307; Carvalho v. Indust. Special Indem. Fund, ISIF Claim No. 2005-1751; IC#04-503496; Hensley v. Indust. Special Indem Fund, ISIF Claim No. 2005-1754; IC #04-640 and 04-1448.
b. Notification that Joel M. Ressier, Chief Deputy Attorney General for the Office of the Attorney General of Pennsylvania, has been appointed pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409 as a special deputy attorney general for the purpose of representing Attorney General Lawrence G. Wasden, in his official capacity as Attorney General of the State of Idaho in Cutting Edge Enter., Inc. v. The Nat’l Assoc. of Attorneys General, et al., S.D.N.Y. Civil Action No. 06 CV 667 (GBD).
c. Notification that Canyon County Prosecuting Attorney David L. Young, and Deputy Prosecuting Attorneys Charles L. Saari and Scott D. Spears, have been appointed for the purpose of representing the Honorable Ronald J. Wilper in U.S. Amateur Boxing Fed’n et al. v. Wilper, et al., Idaho Supreme Court Docket No. 32553.
d. Notification that Mitchell W. Brown of the firm of Racine, Olson, Nye, Budge & Bailey, Chtd., has been appointed pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409 as a special deputy attorney general for the purpose of reviewing applicable law and Department policies on wildlife crossing state highways for the Idaho Transportation Department.
e. Notification that Anne Goodwin Crump of the firm of Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth in Arlington, Virginia has been appointed pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409 as a special deputy attorney general for the purpose of providing counsel and representation to Idaho Public Television with regard to matters before or related to the Federal Communications Commission. This appointment will expire on February 21, 2007, or at such earlier date as determined by this office.
f. Notification that Hollis Mercer, Attorney at Law, 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 Mohrman v. Indust. Special Indem. Fund, IC# 03-007709, ISIF# 2005-1758; Garcia v. Indust. Special Indem. Fund, IC# 02-523960, ISIF# 2005-1761; Dutton v. Indust. Special Indem. Fund, IC# 04-503496, ISIF# 20051752 Brockman v. Indust. Special Indem. Fund, IC# 04-515-307, ISIF# 2005-1747; Carvalho v. Indust. Special Indem. Fund, IC# 04-503496, ISIF# 2005-1751

    9. State Insurance Fund
      a. Estimate of the State Insurance Fund expenses to be paid by sight drafts for the month of February 2006.
          Estimated expenditure for workers compensation claim costs, dividends and premium refunds
      $25,000,000.00
        Funds Expended in January 2006
        Workers Compensation Claim Costs
      $8,279,269.09
        Dividend
      $7,595,526.00
        Commissions
      85,280.95
        Policy Refunds
      $448,031.00
        Total
      $16,408,107.04

      b. Estimate of the Petroleum Clean Water Trust Fund expenses to be paid by sight draft for the month of February 2006.
          Estimated expenditure for Petroleum Clean Water Trust Fund
      $750,000.00
        Funds Expended in January 2006:
        Payroll
      $63,684.77
        Operations
      $191,764.02
        Claim Costs
      $167,556.31
        Total
      $423,005.10


    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 9:26 a.m.





    __________/s/ Keith Johnson____________
    Keith Johnson, Secretary of the Board and
    Idaho State Controller


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