STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS
MINUTES – Sub-committee Meeting
October 11, 2011 – 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; Betsie Kimbrough, Deputy Secretary of State; Brian Kane, Deputy Attorney General, and Brandon Woolf, Office of the State Controller, as assisting secretary to the subcommittee.
Also present by invitation were: Mary Marsh, Bureau of Homeland Security; Jarod Dick, Bureau of Homeland Security; David Fulkerson, Division of Financial Management; Joni Booth, Department of Labor; John McAllister, Department of Labor; Rachelle Vance, Department of Health and Welfare; Dan Goicoechea, Office of the State Controller; and Deborah Wonch, Office of the State Controller.
Approval of official minutes for the meeting of the Sub-committee to the Board of Examiners on September 13, 2011.
Resolution: Mr. Kane moved to approve item 1. Ms. Kimbrough seconded the motion. The motion carried on a unanimous voice vote.
2. Bureau of Homeland Security
Discussion: Mr. Dick explained that regarding item 135 a responsible party had not been identified.
Date to Board
HazMat – Suspected Drug Lab
|Suspected drug lab in private residence. (Canyon County)||10/11/2011|
HazMat – White Powder
|Unknown white powder found on roadside. (Boundary County)||10/11/2011|
Mr. Kane asked why the responders earn overtime.
Ms. Marsh answered that regarding the statute, they can only recover overtime or comp time when workers are called in. If they go in their jurisdiction during a regular shift the Bureau cannot cost recover it. But if they go out of jurisdiction they either call people in to respond, which is overtime, or they call people in to manage the station while they leave.
Resolution: Mr. Kane moved to approve item 2 and place it on the consent agenda. Ms. Kimbrough seconded the motion. The motion carried on a unanimous voice vote.
3. Department of Health and Welfare
a. Request that $1,072,100 be reverted to the General Fund.
b. Request that $135,446,900 be transferred from the General Fund to the Cooperative Welfare Fund #0220 during the second quarter of Fiscal Year 2012. In addition, it is also requested that $63,275 be transferred from the Drug Court, Mental Health & Family Court Services Fund #0340 to the Cooperative Welfare Fund #0220 during the second quarter of Fiscal Year 2012.
Discussion: Mr. Hammon stated they have been appropriated. The money is kept in the General Fund until it is moved a bit at a time each quarter.
Resolution: Mr. Kane moved to approve item 3 and place it on the consent agenda. Ms. Kimbrough seconded the motion. The motion carried on a unanimous voice vote.
4. Department of Labor
Request to use Penalty and Interest monies according to Idaho Code 72-1348 for three projects.
Discussion: Mr. McAllister explained the first two projects are related to the approval the Department received last year for $2 million to build an Idaho unemployment insurance automated system to do benefits and tax collections. The second project he explained that the end of September their existing mainframe was getting old, which resulted in migrating all mainframe operations to the Controller’s Office. Their target is 2014 to get their own system built. The third item is buried cable. They will split the cost with Health and Welfare to get it replaced.
Mr. Hammon asked if they were asking for $750,000 per year for three fiscal years.
Mr. McAllister answered in the affirmative for fiscal years 2012, 2013, and 2014.
Mr. Hammon asked for an update on the $2 million program.
Mr. McAllister responded that they received around $1 million in Federal money. The Department will also use their regular grant funds to help build it.
Ms. Kimbrough stated that the chief deputy does not like this item bypassing the legislative appropriation process.
Mr. Kane said he can understand asking for the $750,000 for this year, but why not go through the legislative appropriation process for the other two fiscal years. The Board of Examiners is how business keeps moving between sessions. During a session, requests like this should come before the legislature.
Resolution: Mr. Kane moved to approve item 4. a. and c., and approving 4.b. $750,000 for this fiscal year only. Ms. Kimbrough seconded the motion. The motion carried on a unanimous voice vote.
5. Office of the State Controller
Annual moving expense reports by agency during Fiscal Year 2011.
6. Office of the Attorney General
Notification that Jeffrey Cummings and Deanna N. Pihos in Chicago, Illinois, and Elizabeth J. Eberle in Madison, Wisconsin have been appointed pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409 as Special Deputy Attorneys General for the purpose of representing the State of Idaho in the investigation of refund and settlement negotiations arising out of, and, if necessary, in litigation filed against some or all of the members of the pharmaceutical industry related to the industry’s use of “average wholesale price” drug price methodology
7. State Insurance Fund
a. Estimate of the State Insurance Fund expenses to be paid by sight drafts for the month of August, 2011.
b. Estimate of the Petroleum Clean Water Trust Fund expenses to be paid by sight draft for the month of August, 2011.
Estimated expenditure for workers compensation claim costs, dividends and premium refunds
Funds Expended in August, 2011:
Workers Compensation Claim Costs
Estimated expenditure for Petroleum Clean Water Trust Fund
Funds Expended in August, 2011:
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