STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS
MINUTES - SUBCOMMITTEE MEETING
700 W. State Street, Boise, Idaho
5th Floor, Conference Room A
October 5, 2006
The regular meeting of the Subcommittee to the State Board of Examiners was called to
order at 700 West State Street, Boise, Idaho, at 9:00 a.m. pursuant to Idaho Code §67-2002
and by order of the chair.
The following members were present: Brad Foltman, Governor's Office; Chuck
Goodenough, Office of the Secretary of State; David High, Office of the Attorney
General; and Patrick Hodges, Office of the State Controller, as assisting secretary to the
Also present by invitation were: Lorrie Pond, Bureau of Hazardous Materials; Susan
Lowman-Thomas, Divison of Veterans Services; and Deborah Finkbeiner, Office of the
Approval of official minutes for the meeting of the Subcommittee to the Board of
Examiners on September 7, 2006.
Resolution: Mr. Goodenough moved to approve item 1. Mr. Foltman seconded
the motion. The motion carried on a unanimous voice vote.
2. Department of Health and Welfare
Request to transfer $128,646,500.00 from the General Fund to the Cooperative
Welfare Fund #0220 during the second quarter of FY07.
Resolution: Mr. High moved to place item 2 on the consent agenda. Mr. Goodenough
seconded the motion. The motion carried on a unanimous voice vote.
3. Bureau of Homeland Security, Division of Military, Executive Office of
ID #, Description, Amount, Comments, Date to Board
Incident off Pleasant Valley Road in Boise, involving possible unexploded military ammunition
sticking out of the ground. Unknown responsible party.
Incident at BSU in Boise, involving possible crystallized Picric Acid found in a lab.
Incident at Summerhill and Pierce Park in Boise, involving a suspected drug lab.
Incident at 205 W. 38th, #1 in Garden City, involving a suspected drug lab.
Incident on Highway 195 near Bonners Ferry where some old and unstable fireworks were
found along side the road and needed safe destruction. Unknown responsible party.
Discussion: Mr. Goodenough asked Ms. Pond what kind of military ammunition was
Ms. Pond answered that it was a large military round, most likely an 8" round discovered
in the desert by hunters.
Mr. Goodenough was surprised by the $1,800 claim for old firecrackers.
Ms. Pond responded that the firecrackers were very old and unstable. The County
Coordinator found a box of them alongside the road and put them in his vehicle. The next
day the bomb squad came out to detonate the firecrackers.
Resolution: Mr. Goodenough moved to place item 3 on the consent agenda for
approval. Mr. Foltman seconded the motion. The motion carried on a unanimous voice
4. Division of Veterans Services
Request that the Division be allowed to pay Division Administrator for David E.
Brasuell's moving expenses related to motel expense while meeting with the Governor
and looking for lodging. The amount of this lodging is $300.00 and covers these dates:
August 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, and 15, 2006.
Discussion: Mr. Foltman said the letter lines out the procedure and intent, yet when he
looked at the proposal agreement, he questioned how the $5,000.00 was arrived at.
Ms. Lowman-Thomas explained that it was a draft agreement at this point, and that the
Division of Veterans Services could probably change the number.
Mr. Foltman said that because Mr. Brasuell's salary is more than $50,000.00 per year,
assuming that on January 1 his position continues on to become a permanent
arrangement, he would not be limited to the $5,000.00 under regular moving policies. The
amount would be more than that.
Ms. Lowman-Thomas said that was correct. Mr. Brasuell is honored to be asked by the
Governor to come meet with him on August 2nd to speak about the Division
Administrator position. Mr. Brasuell is at inactive status with the Department of
Corrections while he is serving as Administrator. Should he be appointed by the new
Governor as Administrator, then he will comply with the regular policies. Currently he is
incurring ongoing expenses at $575.00 per month for his Boise apartment as he travels
back and forth.
Mr. Foltman said it is a very unusual set of circumstances with employee status. He
agrees it is a reasonable and good approach due to the uncertainty as to Mr. Brasuell's
working status on January 1.
Resolution: Mr. Foltman moved to place item 4 on the consent agenda for approval. Mr.
Goodenough seconded the motion. The motion carried on a unanimous voice vote.
Notification that EideBailly will audit the basic financial statements of the Legislative
Services Branch for the year ended June 30, 2006, pursuant to Idaho Code §67-2027.
6. Attorney General
a. Notification that Frances R. Stern, with the firm of Frances R. Stern Law Office, has been appointed pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409 as a Special Deputy Attorney General for the purpose of representing the Idaho Department of Health & Welfare, Child Support Services in child support enforcement actions on an ongoing basis.
b. Notification that Frank J. Dykas, of the firm Dykas, Shaver & Nipper, LLP, has been appointed pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409 as Special Deputy Attorney General for the purpose of reviewing and determining the Idaho Department of Lands' obligations under the Protean software license agreement in connection with Technology's Intellectual Property Claims.
7. State Insurance Fund
a. Estimate of the State Insurance Fund expenses to be paid by sight drafts for the
month of September, 2006.
Estimated expenditure for workers
compensation claim costs, dividends and
premium refunds: $25,000,000.00
Funds Expended in August, 2006
Workers Compensation Claim Costs: $10,258,358.05
Policy Refunds: 608,632.18
b. Estimate of the Petroleum Clean Water Trust Fund expenses to be paid by sight
draft for the month of September, 2006.
Estimated expenditure for Petroleum Clean
Water Trust Fund: $750,000.00
Funds Expended in August, 2006:
Claim Costs: 183,324.53
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