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STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS
MINUTES – Sub-committee Meeting
April 14, 2015 – 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, Office of the Secretary of State; and Brian Benjamin, Office of the State Controller, as assisting secretary to the subcommittee.

Also present by invitation were: Rachelle Vance, Department of Health and Welfare; Lloyd Knight, Department of Agriculture; Jared Stuart, Department of Agriculture; Kelly Nielsen, Department of Agriculture; Debbie Wonch, Office of the State Controller; and Renee Holt, 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 10, 2015.

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



REGULAR AGENDA

2. Department of Administration
a. Request for recognition of assignment according to Idaho Code §67-1027 from Bryce Tracy to J&L Real Properties, LLC. (Idaho State Liquor Division is Lessee.)

b. Request for recognition of assignment according to Idaho Code §67-1027 from Montague-Sauriol, LLC to SMC Properties, LLC. (Idaho Department of Correction is Lessee.)

Resolution: Mr. Kane 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. Department of Health and Welfare
Request that $119,909,900 be transferred from the General Fund to the Cooperative Welfare Fund #0220 during the 4th Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015. In addition, that $64,450 be transferred from the Drug Court, Mental Health & Family Court Services Fund #0340 to the Cooperative Welfare Fund #0220 during the 4th Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015.

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. Department of Environmental Quality
a. Request in accordance to House Bill 615 that $131,600.00 be transferred from the Air Quality Permitting Fund #0186 to the Department of Environmental Quality Fund #0225 during the 4th quarter of Fiscal Year 2015.

b. Request in accordance to House Bill 615 that $289,380.00 be transferred from the Water Pollution Control Fund #0200 to the to the Department Environmental Quality Fund #0225.

c. Request in accordance to House Bill 615 and 645 that $2,453,800.00 be transferred from the General Fund to the Department of Environmental Quality Fund #0225 during the 4th quarter of Fiscal Year 2015.

d. Request in accordance to House Bill 615 and 645 that $314,600.00 be transferred from the Public Water System Supervision Fund #0191 to the Department of Environmental Quality Fund #0225 during the 4th quarter of Fiscal Year 2015.

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



5. Ada County Sheriff’s Office
Request for approval pursuant to Idaho Code §31-2219 and §31-3203, for prisoners sentenced to ISCI and transported to the Ada County Jail upon a Judgment of Conviction or a Return on a Board Warrant for January 2015 through March 2015 in the amount of $3,398.24.

Resolution: Mr. Kane 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. Department of Agriculture
Request approval pursuant to Idaho Code §22-2019 for deficiency warrant spending authority for the following items:

Japanese Beetle Eradication and Surveillance Project: $157,275
Eradication Treatment: $260,000
Survey, Detection and Eradication Programs for Pests and Diseases: $35,000

Total authorization requested for March 1, 2015 through February 28, 2016: $452,275

Discussion: Mr. Knight explained that they are still focused on eradicating beetles at the cemetery off of Warm Springs Road, but are expanding that area. In 2013 they found 3,000 beetles. Last year they found 1,200 beetles. The distribution is such that they will expand the eradication area primarily in the Warm Springs neighborhood. They will always be a year behind on the treatments. The areas are treated once a year, and the insecticide only takes care of that generation of beetles. The effect isn’t normally seen until the following year.

Ms. Revier asked how many more years will this be going on.

Mr. Knight answered two or three.

Mr. Stuart said in the areas that were treated, there has been a 95% reduction of beetles. Last year was the first strong year for trap survey results.

Mr. Benjamin said that the period of time they are requesting for straddles two fiscal years. He asked how that works with deficiency warrant spending.

Mr. Nielsen noted that their request to spend does not really have a correlation to the request for reimbursement to the deficiency warrant that is done through the annual budget process. This request for the BOE is just a request to spend the money. The department tries to give an advance notice of what will be needed, and then they go to the legislature after the fact, and relay what actually occurred.

Mr. Kane asked why the department uses deficiency warrants.

Mr. Knight answered that under the Plant Pest Act, for certain emergencies, Agriculture has the authority to use deficiency warrants. There is a lot of history of using deficiency warrants, which started with the infestation of grasshoppers, and has gone on from there.

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


7. Idaho State Police/Idaho State Racing Commission - Item was removed by agency
Request approval to allow for the pay-off of comp hours accrued by Racing Management Assistant Ardie Noyes.



INFORMATIONAL AGENDA


8. Office of the Attorney General
a. Notification that Ken P. McDuffie of the firm of Nall & Miller, LLP in Atlanta, Georgia, has been appointed pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409 as a Special Deputy Attorney General for the purpose of representing Idaho Department of Correction employee Rona Seigert in the case of Clark v. Sandy, et al.

b. Notification that Paul J. Augustine of the firm of Augustine Law Offices, PLLC, has been appointed pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409 as a Special Deputy Attorney General for the purpose of representing the State of Idaho, Industrial Special Indemnity Fund, in the matter of Clayton Hardin.

c. Notification that Ken P. McDuffie of the firm of Nall & Miller, LLP in Atlanta, Georgia, has been appointed pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409 as a Special Deputy Attorney General for the purpose of representing Idaho Department of Correction employee Rona Seigert in the case of Allison v. Reinke, et al.

9. State Insurance Fund
a. Estimate of the State Insurance Fund expenses to be paid by sight drafts for the month of
    February, 2015.
        Estimated expenditure for workers compensation claim costs, dividends and premium refunds
    $14,000,000.00
      Funds Expended in February, 2015:
      Workers Compensation Claim Costs
    $11,018,001.38
      Dividends
    3,502,071.02
      Commission
    0
      Policy Refunds
    180,495.86
      Total
    $14,700,568.26
b. Estimate of the Petroleum Clean Water Trust Fund expenses to be paid by sight drafts for the month of February, 2015.
      Estimated expenditure for Petroleum Clean Water Trust Fund
$450,000.00
    Funds Expended in February, 2015:
    Payroll
$46,398.00
    Operations
17,807.02
    Claim Costs
78,215.93
    Total
$142,420.95


Mr. Kane moved to adjourn the meeting at 1:41 p.m. Mr. Hurst seconded the motion.
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