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STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS
MINUTES – Sub-committee Meeting
July 8, 2014 – 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; David Fulkerson, 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: Jeff Rylee, Bureau of Homeland Security; Marsi Woody, Idaho State Police; Maj. Rollins, Idaho State Police; Jodi Osborn, Department of Health and Welfare; Josh Whitworth, Office of the State Controller; and Deborah Wonch, Office of the State Controller.

Resolution: Mr. Kane moved to include Department of Health and Welfare’s overtime request on the agenda as item 4.C. Mr. Hurst seconded the motion. The motion carried on a unanimous voice vote.

CONSENT AGENDA

1. Minutes
Approval of official minutes for the meeting of the Sub-committee to the Board of Examiners on June 10, 2014.

Resolution: Mr. Kane 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
2014-00055
Drug Lab
$1,174.39
Response to a drug lab in a residence. (Canyon County)
07/08/2014
2014-00061
Suspected Explosive Device
$838.24
Response to a suspected explosive package outside apartment building. (Kootenai County)
07/08/2014
2014-00068
Explosive Material
$1,582.23
Response to an unknown explosive material/substance in a waterway. (Madison County)
07/08/2014
TOTAL
$3,594.86
Discussion: Mr. Benjamin explained that incident 00061 was responded to by the Spokane bomb squad in Rathdrum. The suspicious package was labeled with “do not open or you will die”. After testing, it turned out to be an empty box. Incident 00068 was found in a park. It was the size of a bar of soap. The person who found it threw it in the water and it fizzed, then exploded. It was detonated by the bomb squad.

Mr. Kane asked what the substance was in the third incident.

Mr. Rylee answered that it was inconclusive. It contained a reactive metal. The man who threw it in the water sustained burns.

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. Military Division
Ratification of military contract for the following project:
NGBID-14-C-0020 for project: OCTC Fire Station Phase II.

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 Health and Welfare
a. Request that $181,565,900 be transferred from the General Fund to the Cooperative Welfare Fund #0220 during the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2015.

b. Request that $64,450 be transferred from the Drug Court, Mental Health & Family Court Services Fund #0340 to the Cooperative Welfare Fund #0220 during the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2015.

c. Request to pay medical staff cash compensation for overtime and on-call hours worked. Cash compensation for overtime and on-call hours worked will not exceed $40,000 for State Hospital North and $60,000 for State Hospital South for FY2015. The request is for the following job classifications:

Pharmacy Services Supervisor
Pharmacist, Clinical
Physician, Psychiatric Specialty
Physician, Medical Clinic – Institution
Physician, Medical Director – Institution
Clinical Specialist (Physicians Assistant)
Nurse, Advanced Practice (Nurse Practitioner)

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

Mr. Benjamin said that item 4.c. was approved last year.

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



5. Idaho State Police
a. Request approval pursuant to Idaho Code 67-5302(20) for the list of grants, projects, and agreements for overtime shifts.

b. Request approval for the payment of overtime during FY2015 for Forensic Lab Managers, Forensic Scientist 2, Forensic Scientist 3, and Forensic Scientist 4 working in the chemistry, toxicology, latent fingerprints, and DNA sections.

Discussion: Mr. Kane asked if state agencies get billed for forensics work.

Maj. Rollins responded no, it is a service ISP provides to agencies. The fingerprints section has the worst backlog right now, and lost one key examiner. It will take a year to hire and fully train someone else.

Mr. Hurst asked how current they can stay with the requests.

Maj. Rollins said that the DNA section just got caught up. Chemistry is 15 days out, fingerprints is 30-60 days out, and toxicology is 30 days. The recent turnover issue makes it difficult.

Resolution: Mr. Kane moved to approve item 5 and place it on the agenda with an updated memo for item 5.b. that includes latent fingerprints. Mr. Hurst seconded the motion. The motion carried on a unanimous voice vote.



INFORMATIONAL AGENDA

6. Office of the Attorney General
a. Notification that Bruce S. Bistline and Philip H. Gordon of the firm of Gordon Law Offices, have been appointed pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409 as Special Deputy Attorneys General for the purpose of representing the State of Idaho, Idaho State Police, in the case of Coeur d’ Alene Dairy Queen v. State Insurance Fund.

b. Notification that Donald W. Lojek of the firm of Lojek Law Offices, Chtd., has been appointed pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409 as Special Deputy Attorney General for the purpose of representing the State of Idaho, Idaho State Police, in the case of Coeur d’ Alene Dairy Queen v. State Insurance Fund.

c. Notification that Bruce S. Bistline and Philip H. Gordon of the firm of Gordon Law Offices, have been appointed pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409 as Special Deputy Attorneys General for the purpose of representing the State of Idaho, Idaho Racing Commission, in the case of Coeur d’ Alene Dairy Queen v. State Insurance Fund.

d. Notification that Donald W. Lojek of the firm of Lojek Law Offices, Chtd., has been appointed pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409 as Special Deputy Attorney General for the purpose of representing the State of Idaho, Idaho Brand Board, in the case of Coeur d’ Alene Dairy Queen v. State Insurance Fund.

e. Notification that Donald W. Lojek of the firm of Lojek Law Offices, Chtd., has been appointed pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409 as Special Deputy Attorney General for the purpose of representing the State of Idaho, Idaho Racing Commission, in the case of Coeur d’ Alene Dairy Queen v. State Insurance Fund.

f. Notification that Bruce S. Bistline and Philip H. Gordon of the firm of Gordon Law Offices, have been appointed pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409 as Special Deputy Attorneys General for the purpose of representing the State of Idaho, Idaho Brand Board, in the case of Coeur d’ Alene Dairy Queen v. State Insurance Fund.

g. Notification that Paul J. Augustine of the firm of Augustine Law Offices, 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 Jose Franco.

h. Notification that Paul J. Augustine of the firm of Augustine Law Offices, 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 Thomas G. Goody.


    7. State Insurance Fund
    a. Estimate of the State Insurance Fund expenses to be paid by sight drafts for the month of
      May, 2014.
          Estimated expenditure for workers compensation claim costs, dividends and premium refunds
      $14,000,000.00
        Funds Expended in May, 2014:
        Workers Compensation Claim Costs
      $12,275,795.05
        Dividends
      0
        Commission
      0
        Policy Refunds
      295,006.65
        Total
      $12,570,801.70
    b. Estimate of the Petroleum Clean Water Trust Fund expenses to be paid by sight drafts for the month of May, 2014.
        Estimated expenditure for Petroleum Clean Water Trust Fund
    $450,000.00
      Funds Expended in May, 2014:
      Payroll
    $51,126.74
      Operations
    28,454.06
      Claim Costs
    51,407.37
      Total
    $130,988.17


    Mr. Hurst moved to adjourn the meeting. Mr. Kane seconded the motion.
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