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STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS
MINUTES – Sub-committee Meeting
April 12, 2011 – 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 1:40 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; Brian Benjamin, Deputy Attorney General, and Brandon Woolf, Office of the State Controller, as assisting secretary to the subcommittee.

Also present by invitation were: Mark Poppler, State Tax Commission; Rachelle Vance, Health and Welfare; Bob Geddes, State Tax Commission; Dustin Hurst, Idaho Reporter; Dan Goicoechea, Office of the State Controller; and Deborah Wonch, Office of the State Controller.

CONSENT AGENDA

1. Minutes
Approval of official minutes for the meeting of the Sub-committee to the Board of Examiners on March 8, 2011.

Resolution: Mr. Hammon moved to approve item 1. Mr. Hurst 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 Glenn Dale Ranches, Inc. to G+ Ranches, Inc.

    Discussion: Mr. Hurst noted that they entered the lease with Celia Gould before she was employed with the state.

    Mr. Hammon commented he did not think there was a specific rule about leasing to corporations that have state employees as officers.

    Mr. Benjamin said he was unaware of any rule preventing the state to enter a lease agreement with a state employee who owns a corporation.

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


    3. Department of Health and Welfare
    Request that $75,030,800 be transferred from the General Fund to the Cooperative Welfare Fund #0220 during the fourth quarter of Fiscal Year 2011. In addition, it is also requested that $63,275 be transferred from the Drug Court, Mental Health & Family Court Services Fund #0340 to the Cooperative Welfare Fund #0220 during the fourth quarter of Fiscal Year 2011.

    Discussion: Mr. Hammon asked Ms. Vance if they have accounted for the supplementals.

    Ms. Vance answered that they have not yet. The department will send another letter to catch up for the May meeting.

    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. Tax Commission
    Request approval of additional moving expenses for Commissioner Geddes.

    Discussion: Mr. Hammon stated he did not have anything more to ask or to be changed.

    Mr. Hurst stated that he has a problem putting the item on the regular agenda and said he would like for the item to be placed on the consent agenda.

    Mr. Hammon noted he was fine with it being on the consent agenda as well.

    Mr. Geddes commented that the Attorney General requested him to submit a write-up explaining his moving schedule. He stated that his move was the most cost effective to the state, even though the self-move required more travel.

    Resolution: Mr. Hammon moved to approve the exception and place it on the consent agenda. Mr. Hurst seconded the motion.

    Discussion: Mr. Benjamin noted he was more comfortable with this item being placed on the regular agenda for the Board to consider and approve, as it is an exception to the policy.

    Mr. Hurst commented that the consent agenda is fine. The Board has the authority to make exceptions. Mr. Geddes saved the state money by not hiring movers.

    Mr. Hammon noted that the policy allows for an employee to hire this out as a more expensive alternative with a professional moving company. Even with the exceptions, he still saved the state money.

    Mr. Benjamin said he agrees the state is being saved money in the overall scheme, but the policy requires employees to do it at the most economical means. One of the items is specifically not reimbursable by the policy. He stated that he is not willing to put it on the consent agenda.

    Resolution: Mr. Benjamin made a substitute motion to place item 4 on the regular agenda. There was no second. The motion failed.

    The motion for placing item 4 on the consent agenda carried with two ayes (Mr. Hurst and Mr. Hammon) and one no (Mr. Benjamin).

    INFORMATIONAL AGENDA

    5. Office of the Attorney General
    a. Notification that Paul J. Augustine of the firm of Augustine 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 matter of Terri L. Armour.

    b. Notification that Mary V. York of the firm of Holland & Hart, LLP, has been appointed pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409 as Special Deputy Attorney General for the purpose of representing the Idaho Transportation Department in legal matters concerning Sackett Contracting and Excavating.

    c. Notification that Mary V. York of the firm of Holland & Hart, LLP, has been appointed pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409 as Special Deputy Attorney General for the purpose of representing the Idaho Transportation Department in legal matters concerning Ascorp Inc., dba Debco Construction.

    d. Notification that Mary V. York of the firm of Holland & Hart, LLP, has been appointed pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409 as Special Deputy Attorney General for the purpose of representing the Idaho Transportation Department in legal matters concerning Central Paving Company for the I-84, Vista Avenue Interchange Project.

    e. Notification that John A. Bailey, Jr. of the firm of Racine, Olson, Nye, Budge & Bailey, Chtd., 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 Sadid v. Idaho State University.


    6. State Insurance Fund
    a. Estimate of the State Insurance Fund expenses to be paid by sight drafts for the month of February, 2011.
        Estimated expenditure for workers compensation claim costs, dividends and premium refunds
    $18,000,000.00
      Funds Expended in February, 2011:
      Workers Compensation Claim Costs
    $10,581,270.59
      Dividends
    0
      Commissions
    0
      Policy Refunds
    598,785.05
      Total
    $11,180,055.64
    b. Estimate of the Petroleum Clean Water Trust Fund expenses to be paid by sight draft for the month of February, 2011.
        Estimated expenditure for Petroleum Clean Water Trust Fund
    $750,000.00
      Funds Expended in February, 2011:
      Payroll
    $64,122.60
      Operations
    7,648.36
      Claim Costs
    75,728.62
      Total
    $147,499.58

    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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