C.L. "Butch"
Otter
Governor
Lawerence
Denney
Secretary of
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Lawrence
Wasden
Attorney
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Brandon D
D Woolf
State
Controller,
Secretary
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STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS
MINUTES – Subcommittee Meeting
April 13, 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; Mike Gilmore, 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; Clayton B. Anderson, Military Division; Greg Wooten, Fish and Game; Jodi Osborn, Health and Welfare; Mark Poppler, Tax Commission; David Fulkerson, Division of Financial Management; Dan Goicoechea, Office of the State Controller; and Deb Wonch, 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 March 9, 2010.

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


    REGULAR AGENDA

    2. Bureau of Homeland Security
    ID #
    Description
    Amount
    Comments
    Date to Board
    2009-00292
    Haz Mat
    $851.26
    Semi-Truck Wrecked and spilled fuel from its saddle tanks. Insurance company is involved.4/6/2010
    2009-00294
    Haz Mat
    $6,831.65
    Fuel tanker driver over filled tank at gas station, causing a fuel mist to settle on truck engine causing an explosion. Insurance company involved.4/6/2010
    2010-00001
    Haz Mat
    $9,327.05
    Semi-Truck wreck (Caused by motorist in car going to fast for conditions), leaking diesel fuel & motor oil, insurance company involved. Recovery in process.4/6/2010
    2010-00003
    Dug lab
    $5,202.61
    Suspected Drug Lab in a private residence. County Prosecutors Office has been asked to help in the recovery efforts.4/6/2010
    TOTAL
    $22,212.57
    Discussion: Mr. Hurst had a question for the 4th item on the list. He asked if it really turned out to be a drug lab, or if it was just a suspected lab.

    Mr. McClaine responded that they had a warrant to search the property. They got to the property before the drugs were made, but they did find supplies present to create meth. They are hoping to be able to add this item to the restitution list.

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


    3. Military Division
    Ratification of previously signed military contracts which were routed via buck slip:
    a. Contract NGBID-10-C-0002 for State of Idaho Military Division project: Barracks Upgrade at Gowen Field

    b. Contract NGBID-10-C-0003 for State of Idaho Military Division project: CIED Classroom Office and Bathrooms

    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. Health and Welfare
      Request that $83,654,205 be transferred from the General Fund to the Cooperative Welfare Fund #0220 during the 4th quarter of Fiscal Year 2010.

      Discussion: Ms. Osborn noted that this transfer should be the last for this fiscal year.

      Mr. Hammon responded that the department has done an excellent job.

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


      5. Ada County
      Request for approval pursuant to Idaho Code 18-2507, for the payment of costs incurred by Ada County for the prosecution of three State Penitentiary inmates in the amount of $18,505.77.

      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. Fish and Game
      Request for an extension in the qualifying time of twenty months for real estate relocation assistance for employee Greg Wooten who responded to an agency initiated request and relocated his home in connection with a job promotion.

      Discussion: Mr. Hurst noted that Mr. Wooten made a good attempt to come down on their selling price.

      Resolution: Mr. Hurst moved to approve item 6 and place it on the consent agenda. Mr. Hammon seconded the motion. The motion carried on a unanimous voice vote.

      7. Tax Commission
      Request pursuant to Idaho Code 63-3067(2) for $15 million to be transferred from the General Fund into the Tax Refund Fund. The new transfer is needed to finish returning overpaid taxes to taxpayers by June 15.

      Discussion: Mr. Poppler explained that they were able to spend the previous transfer of $30 million very quickly. Now they are slowly slowing the process down in order not to bounce a refund check. For an electronic filing, it previously took 10-12 days for a person to receive their tax refund and now it is 30-40 days. If the commission’s forecast is accurate, they will be able to return this $15 million to the General Fund at the end of the fiscal year.

      Mr. Woolf asked when the commission would need the transfer.

      Mr. Poppler said as soon as possible, but no later than May 1st.

      Mr. Goicoechea noted that the Office of the State Controller will be ready to execute the transfer as soon as possible.

      Resolution: Mr. Hammon moved to approve item 7 and place it on the consent agenda with the recommendation to the Office of the State Controller that the transfer be made as soon as possible after the Board takes action. Mr. Hurst seconded the motion. The motion carried on a unanimous voice vote.

      INFORMATIONAL AGENDA

      8. Office of the Attorney General
      a. 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 Habib Sadid/Idaho State University, and to represent any state defendants in the event litigation is commenced against the state in connection with this matter.

      b. Notification that Sheila R. Schwager of the firm of Hawley, Troxell, Ennis & Hawley, LLP, has been appointed pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409 as Special Deputy Attorney General for the purpose of representing the State of Idaho, Idaho Soil Conservation Commission (ISCC), in a bankruptcy proceeding filed by Borrowers participating in the Resource Conservation and Rangeland Development Program administered by the ISCC.

      c. Notification that Michael W. Moore of the firm of Moore & Elia, LLP, has been appointed pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409 as Special Deputy Attorney General for the purpose of representing the State of Idaho, Idaho Transportation Department, before the Idaho Personnel Commission in an appeal from Brian Dean.

      d. Notification that David G. High, Attorney at Law, has been appointed pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409 as Special Deputy Attorney General for the purpose of consulting and advising Director George Bacon, Idaho Department of Lands, in legal matters arising out of the Land Board’s decision with regard to the cottage site rentals.

      e. Notification that Paul Madden of the firm of Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP, in Baltimore, Maryland, has been appointed pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409 as Special Deputy Attorney General for the purpose of consultation, research, and advice on federal tax and regulatory issues related to plan qualification and compliance, as needed and when requested by PERSI.

      f. Notification that V. Rafael Stone of the firm of Foster Pepper, PLLC in Seattle, Washington, has been appointed pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409 as Special Deputy Attorney General for the purpose of representation of PERSI in investment-related transactional matters that include, but are not limited to, PERSI’s private equity and private real estate investments.

      g. Notification that Merlyn W. Clark of the firm of Hawley, Troxell, Ennis & Hawley 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 case of Hon. Lawrence G. Wasden ex rel. the State of Idaho v. Idaho Board of Land Commissioners, et al.

      h. 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 Gene Mills.

      i. Notification that Peter J. Johnson with Johnson Law Group in Spokane, Washington, 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 case of Douglass v. State of Idaho, Department of Transportation.


      9. State Insurance Fund
      a. Estimate of the State Insurance Fund expenses to be paid by sight drafts for the month of February, 2010.
          Estimated expenditure for workers compensation claim costs, dividends and premium refunds
      $18,000,000.00
        Funds Expended in February, 2010:
        Workers Compensation Claim Costs
      $10,327,367.66
        Dividends
      0
        Commissions
      0
        Policy Refunds
      433,927.92
        Total
      $10,761,295.58
      b. Estimate of the Petroleum Clean Water Trust Fund expenses to be paid by sight draft for the month of February, 2010.
          Estimated expenditure for Petroleum Clean Water Trust Fund
      $750,000.00
        Funds Expended in February, 2010:
        Payroll
      $62,379.74
        Operations
      8239.39
        Claim Costs
      84,003.64
        Total
      $154,622.77

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