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MINUTES
SUB-COMMITTEE MEETING
STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS
July 6, 2000 – 9:00 a.m.
Office of State Controller – 5th Floor Conference Room A

Attending: David Tolman, Office of the Governor, Representing Darrell Manning
        Bridget Vaughan, Office of Attorney General, Representing David High
        Ben Ysursa, Office of Secretary of State
        Keith Johnson, Office of State Controller

Visitors Attending:
        Marty Peterson, University of Idaho
        Keith Hasselquist, State Board of Education
        Tom Wilkerson, Department of Insurance
        Joni Booth, Department of Labor
        Dave Munroe, Bureau of Building Safety
        Marsi Woody, Bureau of Building Safety
        Dorothy Heywood, Bureau of Hazardous Materials

    UNIVERSITY OF IDAHOMarty Peterson; Keith Hasselquist

1. Request is resubmitted for authorization to reimburse moving expenses of up to $15,000.00 for Dr. Larry Forney, Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences and as a Professor Biology, from University of Groningen in The Netherlands, effective August 21, 2000. Payment will be one-third from local funds and two-thirds from state appropriated funds.
      Marty Peterson reported the request for Dr. Forney was considered at the June Board of Examiners meeting and was denied by the members. The University is resubmitting it for further consideration. Marty said Dr. Forney has been appointed chairman of the Department of Biological Sciences, which is an extremely important and highly competitive field. Ben Ysursa mentioned that the Sub-Committee members approved the request at the July 6, 2000 meeting and recommended approval to the Board of Examiners. The Attorney General was concerned with the $15,000 amount and a discussion was held concerning a possible $10,000 cap on moving requests. Keith Johnson said the State Controller’s Office produced some accounting reports because the Attorney General was concerned with escalating amounts. Ben Ysursa made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda contingent upon further clarification from the Attorney General’s Office. Ben said the cap currently is the moving expense regulations and he does not feel you can put a cap on in midstream. He said the moving regulations may have to be revised. David Tolman seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

2. Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses up of $7,500 for Denise Smith, who has been hired as Head of the Department of Food Science and Toxicology in the College of Agriculture, from Michigan. Payment will be from appropriated funds.
      Ben Ysursa made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda. Bridget Vaughan seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.


3. DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCETom Wilkerson, Financial Manager
    Request for authorization to reimburse $1,000 expenses for Penny Wilhelm who must move from Lewiston to Coeur d’Alene when the department moves their Lewiston office to Coeur d’Alene. This would include, but not limited to, utility deposits, appliance hookups, rent deposits and other small miscellaneous expenses. This situation is not covered under the State Moving Policy.
      Tom Wilkerson reported they would like to pay $1,000 to Penny Wilhelm to cover some moving expenses to Coeur d’Alene. He said she is a renter and the moving regulations only cover real estate expenses for home owners. Ben Ysursa said he thought this is a reasonable request and made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda. David Tolman seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

    DEPARTMENT OF LABORJohn McAllister, Deputy Director; and Joni Booth

4. Request for authorization to use Penalty and Interest monies to pay 2000/2001 membership dues to the Interstate Conference of Employment Security Agencies, Inc., pursuant to Idaho Code § 72-1348(b).
      Joni Booth reported they would like to pay the membership dues from the Penalty and Interest Fund. Ben Ysursa said this is a routine request, but noted the amount was not included in the request. Joni stated that was an error and the amount is $18,000 for one year. Ben Ysursa made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda. David Tolman seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

5. Request for authorization to use $20,000 Penalty and Interest monies for construction costs incurred for a project conducted by the Department of Labor Blackfoot Job Service Office as part of a contract between the Department and the Department of Health and Welfare. These expenditures were committed by the Blackfoot Job Service Manager for materials used by at risk youth in a park construction project, but were later determined as unallowable charges to the federal grant that funds the contract. The Department of Labor just recently received rules governing this contract, and the manager responsible has been informed of the mistake.
      Joni Booth reported a Blackfoot Job Service Manager committed to pay expenses on a park construction project, which was later determined as being unallowable charges under the Federal grant. She said they realize an error was made and the manager has been informed of the mistake. Ben Ysursa asked why the rules were not received the same time as the grant money. Joni said the Department of Health and Welfare had the rules governing the grant, but did not forward to the local office. Ben asked what would happen if the request is not approved and Joni said the city is relying on the Department of Labor to pay the bill. She said services for the $20,000 portion have been completed. Ben Ysursa made a motion to defer the request for one month until the full Board members and Deputy Attorney General in the Department of Labor can give enlightenment on the issue. Bridget Vaughan seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.


6. BUREAU OF BUILDING SAFETYDave Munroe, Administrator, and Marsi Woody

    Request for authorization to reimburse moving and real estate expenses in the amount of $16,288.80 for Dave Munroe, Administrator for the Division of Building Safety in moving from Buhl to Boise, Idaho. Mr. Munroe’s Buhl residence recently sold and he is moving to Boise.
      Marsi Woody reported Dave Munroe was appointed by the Governor in March, 1999 and rented an apartment in Boise until his house recently sold in Buhl. He would now like to be reimbursed for his moving and real estate expenses to Boise. Ben Ysursa asked if there was a written agreement with the Governor to pay the expenses because reimbursement for real estate expenses is only allowed for permanent employees who have a minimum of six months service with the state, unless an exception is granted by the Board of Examiners. Keith Johnson asked if this would qualify for a request for an exception and Ben said an exception was not requested in the letter.
      Ben Ysursa made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda pending clarification from the Governor’s Office and Division of Financial Management. Bridget Vaughan seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. This request was pulled from the agenda by the Bureau of Building Safety per David Tolman on Thursday afternoon.


    BUREAU OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALSDorothy Heywood, Program Manager

7. Incident 2000-619 – Request for authorization to issue deficiency warrants in the amount of $2,996.25 for reimbursement of response costs incurred when emergency response teams assisted in a hazardous materials incident at 477000 Hwy 95, Ponderay, Bonner County, Idaho involving a fuel spill on February 23, 2000, pursuant to Idaho Code §39-7110.

8. Incident 2000-899 – Request for authorization to issue deficiency warrants in the amount of $866.13 for reimbursement of response costs incurred when emergency response teams assisted in a CIB drug lab incident in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho on March 15, 2000, pursuant to Idaho Code §39-7110.

9. Incident 2000-904 – Request for authorization to issue deficiency warrants in the amount of $493.88 for reimbursement of response costs incurred when emergency response teams assisted in a CIB drug lab incident in Wallace, Idaho on March 16, 2000, pursuant to Idaho Code §39-7110.

10. Incident 2000-905 – Request for authorization to issue deficiency warrants in the amount of $235.86 for reimbursement of response costs incurred when emergency response teams assisted in a CIB drug lab incident in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho on March 16, 2000, pursuant to Idaho Code §39-7110.

11. Incident 2000-967 – Request for authorization to issue deficiency warrants in the amount of $146.99 for reimbursement of response costs incurred when emergency response teams assisted in a CIB drug lab incident in Boise, Idaho on March 21, 2000, pursuant to Idaho Code §39-7110.

12. Incident 2000-1024 – Request for authorization to issue deficiency warrants in the amount of $559.45 for reimbursement of response costs incurred when emergency response teams assisted in a CIB drug lab incident in Spirit Lake, Idaho on March 26, 2000, pursuant to Idaho Code §39-7110.

13. Incident 2000-1060 – Request for authorization to issue deficiency warrants in the amount of $498.94 for reimbursement of response costs incurred when emergency response teams assisted in a suspected drug lab incident at Shilo Inn, Twin Falls, Idaho on March 31, 2000, pursuant to Idaho Code §39-7110.

14. Incident 2000-1117 – Request for authorization to issue deficiency warrants in the amount of $705.63 for reimbursement of response costs incurred when emergency response teams assisted in a suspected drug lab incident in Cataldo, Idaho on April 5, 2000, pursuant to Idaho Code §39-7110.

15. Incident 2000-1128 – Request for authorization to issue deficiency warrants in the amount of $1,680.35 for reimbursement of response costs incurred when emergency response teams assisted in a suspected drug lab incident in Parma, Idaho on April 6, 2000, pursuant to Idaho Code §39-7110.

16. Incident 2000-1294 – Request for authorization to issue deficiency warrants in the amount of $954.08 for reimbursement of response costs incurred when emergency response teams assisted in a suspected drug lab incident in Pocatello, Idaho on April 21, 2000, pursuant to Idaho Code §39-7110.

17. Incident 2000-1295 – Request for authorization to issue deficiency warrants in the amount of $1,247.88 for reimbursement of response costs incurred when emergency response teams assisted in a suspected drug lab incident in Firth, Idaho on April 21, 2000, pursuant to Idaho Code §39-7110.

18. Incident 2000-1354 – Request for authorization to issue deficiency warrants in the amount of $449.58 for reimbursement of response costs incurred when emergency response teams assisted in a suspected drug lab incident in Post Falls, Idaho on April 27, 2000, pursuant to Idaho Code §39-7110.

19. Incident 2000-1387 – Request for authorization to issue deficiency warrants in the amount of $624.77 for reimbursement of response costs incurred when emergency response teams assisted in a suspected drug lab incident in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho on April 30, 2000, pursuant to Idaho Code §39-7110.

20. Bureau of Hazardous Materials would like to submit this incident but held until the August meeting because payment is anticipated from the spiller.
    Incident 2000-538 – Request for authorization to issue deficiency warrants in the amount of $781.35 for reimbursement of response costs incurred when emergency response teams assisted in a hazardous materials incident at US93 MP 25, Twin Falls County, Idaho involving a spill of naptha soaked charcoal on February 16, 2000, pursuant to Idaho Code §39-7110.

      Dorothy Heywood reported Items 7 and 20 are in a collection process and are to be deferred until the August meeting. Ben Ysursa made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda for Items 8-19. Bridget Vaughan seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. Ben stated the Sub-Committee members should review the Hazardous Materials payment process. Dorothy said they will be giving presentations at the August meeting to determine which one should be presented to the Board of Examiners.

    ATTORNEY GENERAL

21. Notification that Rex Blackburn of the firm of Evans Keane has been appointed as a special deputy attorney general for the purpose of representing the Idaho Department of Commerce in the Nelson v. McNeese, Altig, et al., Case No. CV-99-0532-S-LMB, pursuant to Idaho Code § 67-1409.

22. Notification that David Sasser of the firm of Hamlin & Sasser, has been appointed as a special deputy attorney general for the purpose of representing the Idaho Department of Labor in the matter of Daniel Rodriguez, U.S. Department of Health and Welfare in the Hanson, et al. v. State of Idaho, et al., Case No. CV-PI-9900558D, pursuant to Idaho Code § 67-1409.
      Ben Ysursa made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda. David Tolman seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.


SUB-COMMITTEE
    STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

23. Annual reports from State Board of Education on moving expense reimbursements from Boise State University, University of Idaho, Idaho State University and Lewis Clark State College for the year of 1999.
      Ben Ysursa stated this is the annual information requested from the colleges and universities for moving reimbursements under $5,000 and is for information only. Keith Hasselquist said he would be willing to meet and review the current moving regulations.

24. DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME
    E-Mail from Stephen Barton, Chief, Bureau of Administration, Department of Fish and Game, recommending that the Board of Examiners submit legislation to change the meal allowance rates in Idaho Code § 67-2008 from $20.00 to $30.00 for in-state; and from $30.00 to $45.00 for out-of-state. He also suggests that the legislation include an automatic adjustment to increase the daily rate by the same percentage that classified state employees are changed for each fiscal year.
      Ben Ysursa said the Fiscal Officers group has been reviewing possible per diem rate changes and they might want to come up with recommendations for the Sub-Committee members. Ben said it would require someone to carry the bill through the legislature. The last per diem rate change was July 1, 1990. David Tolman said he is on the Fiscal Officers Group and will discuss this with them.



INFORMATIONAL AGENDA

    STATE INSURANCE FUND

25. Estimate of the State Insurance Fund expenses to be paid by sight drafts for the month of June 2000.
      Estimated expenditure for workers $8,500,000.00
      compensation claim costs, dividends
      and premium refunds

    Funds Expended in May 2000:

      Workers Compensation Claim Costs $ 4,477,210.16
      Dividend (149.55)
      Commissions
      Policy Refunds 181,332.94
      Total $ 4,658,393.55
26. Estimate of the Petroleum Storage Tank Fund expenses to be paid by sight draft for the month of June 2000.

      Estimated expenditures for $750,000.00
      Petroleum Storage Tank Fund
    Fund expended in May 2000:

      Payroll $ 54,640.76
      Operations 48,700.96
      Claim Costs 231,046.14
      Total $334,387.86
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