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STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS
MINUTES – Subcommittee Meeting
March 9, 2010 – 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: Wayne Hammon, Division of Financial Management; Tim Hurst, Deputy Secretary of State; Steve Olsen, Deputy Attorney General, and Brandon Woolf, Office of the State Controller, as assisting secretary to the subcommittee.

Also present by invitation were: Mark McClaine, Bureau of Homeland Security; Mary Halverson, Bureau of Homeland Security; David Fulkerson, Division of Financial Management; Marsi Woody, Idaho State Police; Col. Jerry Russell, Idaho State Police; Mike Cooper, Department of Agriculture; Kelly Nielsen, Department of Agriculture; Laura Steffler, State Treasurer’s Office; Mark Poppler, Tax Commission; Jodi Osborn, Department of Health and Welfare; Scott Phillips, Office of the State Controller; Brandon Woolf, Office of the State Controller; Dan Goicoechea, Office of the State Controller.

CONSENT AGENDA

1. Minutes
Approval of official minutes for the meeting of the Subcommittee to the Board of Examiners on February 9, 2010.

Resolution: Mr. Hammon moved to approve item 1. Mr. Hurst seconded the motion. The motion carried on a unanimous voice vote.


REGULAR AGENDA

2. Bureau of Homeland Security
ID #
Description
Amount
Comments
Date to Board
    2009-00274
Haz Mat/Mercury Spill
$876.88
Mercury spill at an apartment complex, insurance may be involved. Recovery is in progress.3/2/2010
2009-00277
Drug Lab
$5,889.70
Possible meth production chemicals. Respective County Prosecutors have been contacted regarding possible addition to responsible parties’ restitution list if convicted.
3/2/2010
2009-00278
Drug Lab
$1,684.30
Suspected meth lab in a private residence. Respective County Prosecutors have been contacted regarding possible addition to responsible parties’ restitution list if convicted.
3/2/2010
TOTAL
$8,450.88
Discussion: Mr. McClaine noted that the total amount was incorrect and informed the committee of the updated number.

Resolution: Mr. Hammon moved to approve item 2 and place it on the consent agenda. Mr. Hurst seconded the motion. The motion carried on a unanimous voice vote.


3. Health and Welfare
Request that the transfer of funds from the General Fund to the Cooperative Welfare Fund #0220 be amended for the month of March from the amount previously approved by the Board of Examiners. The amended amount is reported below:
    January 4, 2010
    February 1, 2010
    March 1, 2010
    TOTAL
$ 34,530,800
34,205,160
32,867,685
$101,603,645
    Discussion: Ms. Osborn noted this was an update due to actions taken by JFAC.

    Resolution: Mr. Hammon 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. Idaho State Police
    Request approval pursuant to Idaho Code 67-5302(20) to add Emmert International to the already approved list of grants, projects, and agreements for overtime shifts.

    Discussion: Mr. Hammon inquired whether this project had been approved previously.

    Col. Russell responded that it was a different project.

    Mr. Olsen noted that it was a different project similar to the one that had already been approved last year.

    Resolution: Mr. Hurst moved to approve item 4 and place it on the consent agenda. Mr. Hammon seconded the motion. The motion carried on a unanimous voice vote.


    5. Department of Agriculture
    Request approval pursuant to Idaho Code 22-2019 for deficiency warrant spending authority for the following items:
    a. Potato Cyst Nematode (PCN) Survey, Detection and Eradication Programs
    $12,500

    b. Survey, Detection and Eradication Programs for Pests and Diseases
    $75,000

    Total authorization requested for March 1, 2010 through February 29, 2011:
    $87,500

    Discussion: (Two pieces of supplemental information were distributed: a report and updated numbers)

    Mr. Hammon asked how much the Department spent in deficiency warrants last year.

    Mr. Cooper responded that they asked for about $300,000, and spent approximately $130,000.

    Mr. Hammon sought confirmation that this was not related to deficiency warrants for Quagga mussels.

    Mr. Cooper noted that this matter is not related to the mussels.

    Mr. Olsen inquired about the mussel program activity.

    Mr. Cooper responded that more details about the program are included near the end of the supplemental report. The program inspected about 18,000 boats last year and discovered one case of infestation. It was eradicated prior to reaching Idaho’s waters.

    Resolution: Mr. Hammon moved to approve item 5 and place it on the consent agenda. Mr. Hurst seconded the motion. The motion carried on a unanimous voice vote.


    6. Office of the State Treasurer
    Request for advanced approval pursuant to Idaho Code 3263 to issue the Fiscal Year 2011 Tax Anticipation Notes with an amount not to exceed $1,690,290,000.

    Discussion: Mr. Hammon noted this was a standard request, and the information presented in the Treasurer’s letter seemed to be in order.

    Mr. Olsen asked if this was a mechanism for the state to temporarily borrow operating capital.

    Ms. Steffler responded affirmatively.

    Mr. Hammon explained how the Treasurer’s Office anticipates cash needs and borrows the minimum amount necessary to meet the funding need.

    Mr. Fulkerson noted this year that the state borrowed $500 million, and last year borrowed $600 million.

    Resolution: Mr. Olsen moved to place item 6 on the regular agenda. Mr. Hurst seconded the motion. The motion carried on a unanimous voice vote.
        INFORMATIONAL AGENDA

        7. Office of the Attorney General
        a. Notification that Mary V. York and Murray D. Feldman of the firm of Holland & Hart, LLP, have been appointed pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409 as Special Deputy Attorneys General for the purpose of aiding in the response to the Notice of Violation received from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in regards to the matter of Idaho Department of Transportation/ Jim Byrne Slough Br. To Pagan.

        b. Notification that Mary V. York and Murray D. Feldman of the firm of Holland & Hart, LLP, have been appointed pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409 as Special Deputy Attorneys General for the purpose of aiding in the response to the Notice of Violation received from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in regards to the matter of Idaho Department of Transportation/Gannett Road to Silver Creek Bridge.

        c. Notification that Maj. Lora Rainey Breen of Gardner Law Office has been appointed pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409 as Special Deputy Attorney General for the purpose of representing the State of Idaho Military Division in contract matters.

        d. Notification that Lawrence E. Kirkendall, Attorney at Law, 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 Maria Madero.

        8. State Insurance Fund
        a. Estimate of the State Insurance Fund expenses to be paid by sight drafts for the month of January, 2010.
            Estimated expenditure for workers compensation claim costs, dividends and premium refunds
        $18,000,000.00
          Funds Expended in January, 2010:
          Workers Compensation Claim Costs
        $10,260,426.62
          Dividends
        13,905,132.69
          Commissions
        0
          Policy Refunds
        495,695.93
          Total
        $24,661,255.24
        b. Estimate of the Petroleum Clean Water Trust Fund expenses to be paid by sight draft for the month of January, 2010.
            Estimated expenditure for Petroleum Clean Water Trust Fund
        $750,000.00
          Funds Expended in January, 2010:
          Payroll
        $62,660.94
          Operations
        191,540.23
          Claim Costs
        237,353.40
          Total
        $491,554.57

        Discussion: Mr. Mark Poppler of the Tax Commission expressed his appreciation for the Board’s quick response to the funding shortfall for the Commission’s refund account.

        A meeting agenda will be available at the Idaho State Controller’s Office, 700 West State Street, Boise, Idaho, two (2) working days before the meeting.

        If you have questions or would like to arrange auxiliary aides or services for persons with disabilities, please contact the Idaho State Controller’s Office at (208) 334-3100. Accommodations for auxiliary aides or services must be made no less than five (5) working days in advance of the meeting.

        The CONSENT AGENDA addresses routine items the board may approve without discussion.

        The REGULAR AGENDA addresses policy and program items the board may wish to discuss prior to making a decision.

        The INFORMATION AGENDA provides information only.

        The agendas are subject to change and the Board may move an item from one agenda to another.

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