STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS
MINUTES– Subcommittee Meeting
December 13, 2007– 9:00 a.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 9:01 a.m. pursuant to Idaho Code §67-2002 and by order of the chair.
The following members were present: David Fulkerson, Division of Financial Management; Chuck Goodenough,
Deputy Secretary of State; Steve Olsen, Deputy Attorney General; and Patrick Hodges, Office of the State Controller, as assisting secretary to the subcommittee.
Also present by invitation were: Lorrie Pond, Bureau of Homeland Security; Brandon Woolf, Office of the State Controller; and Deborah Wonch, Office of the State Controller.
Approval of official minutes for the meeting of the Subcommittee to the Board of Examiners on
November 8, 2007.
Resolution: Mr. Goodenough moved to approve item 1. Mr. Fulkerson seconded the motion. The motion carried on a unanimous voice vote.
2. State Controller
Request to amend the state travel policy to reflect the change to the federal mileage rate beginning January 1, 2008. The current rate is 48.5 cents per mile driven for business purposes. The updated rate is 50.5 cents per mile driven for business purposes.
Discussion: Mr. Hodges commented that there have been changes to the federal mileage rate which all will be effective January 1, 2008. In the past, the state has followed the federal rate changes so that employees do not have to claim it on their tax returns. He ran an estimate in IBIS and if state employees drive the same miles driven in 2008 as they did in 2007, it will be approximately a $130,000 impact to the state budget for 2008.
Mr. Fulkerson said that he suggests to employees to use a state vehicle or a state rental car through the state contract if they will be traveling a distance. By the time the rental car is paid for and fueled, it is still cheaper than an employee to use their own car and figure in the mileage rate.
Resolution Mr. Fulkerson moved to approve item 2. Mr. Goodenough seconded the motion. The motion carried on a unanimous voice vote.
3. Bureau of Homeland Security, Division of Military, Executive Office of Governor
Date to Board
|Incident at the Pocatello Union Pacific Railroad Yard involving a railroad car that was leaking fuel.|
|Incident at 475 E. 6th St. South in Mountain Home involving an Ammonia Anhydrous leak at a potato processing plant.|
|Incident at 244 Cobblestone Loop in Harrison involving a 55 Gallon drum of an unknown substance found on beach of Lake Coeur d’Alene.|
|Incident at 4211 East County Line Rd., in Rigby, involving glass jars testing positive as explosive material in an outbuilding adjacent to dynamite and blasting caps.|
|Incident on Highway 28, Milepost 124 in Salmon, involving an accident including a propane transport carrying 4600 gallons of propane. |
Discussion: Ms. Pond noted that there are several items in process of being paid, and one item that might go
into litigation. Very seldom does money get recouped from drug labs.
Mr. Goodenough asked if the drug labs were mostly found at rental properties.
Ms. Pond answered that most drug labs are at rental properties, and that the rental owner should be responsible for the damages and clean-up. Ms. Pond also explained that the .66 per mile driven is a higher rate for
commercial vehicles. The rates are established from the Department of Lands, the same of which is used for firefighting.
Resolution: Mr. Olsen moved to approve item 3. Mr. Goodenough seconded the motion. The motion carried
on a unanimous voice vote.
4. Bureau of Homeland Security, Division of Military, Executive Office of Governor
Deficiency warrant quarterly report update given by Lorrie Pond.
Discussion: Ms. Pond explained that Mitch Toryanski from the Attorney General’s office has been very helpful
with assisting the Bureau of Homeland Security and retrieving money from parties.
Mr. Goodenough commented that they should look into the laws and when there is a drug lab, the property
owner should be billed.
5. Department of Correction
An update from Director Reinke will be given to the Board at the December 20, 2007 meeting. The Board will be updated on IDOC’s “Virtual Prison” monitoring unit and on the progress in relocating IDOC inmates in Texas.
6. Attorney General
a. Notification that Nicole C. Snyder of the firm of Holland & Hart, LLP, has been appointed pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409 as a special deputy attorney general for the purpose of representing the State of Idaho, Idaho Transportation Department, with regard to the authority and procedure for assessing fees and other exactions on property development that impacts the state highway system. Such representation includes researching, analyzing legal issues, advising the ITD, and representing the ITD in related administrative and/or judicial proceedings.
b. Notification that David G. High, Attorney at Law, has been appointed pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409
as a special deputy attorney general for the purpose of providing administrative counsel and other legal
services to the PERSI Board on various matters including, but not limited to, public retirement, IRS/tax
issues, and administrative issues.
c. Notification that Lance J. Schuster of the firm of Beard, St. Clair, Gaffney, PA, has been appointed pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409 as a special deputy attorney general for the purpose of representing the State of Idaho in the case of King v. Christensen, et al.
d. Notification that Lance J. Schuster of the firm of Beard, St. Clair, Gaffney, PA, has been appointed pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409 as a special deputy attorney general for the purpose of representing the State of Idaho in the case of Melendez, et al. v. Scoggins, et al.
e. Notification that Peter J. Johnson of the firm of Johnson Law Group in Spokane, Washington, has been appointed pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409 as a special deputy attorney general for the purpose of representing the State of Idaho in the case of Brown, et al. v. Jayne.
7. State Insurance Fund
a. Estimate of the State Insurance Fund expenses to be paid by sight drafts for the month of October, 2007.
Estimated expenditure for workers compensation claim costs, dividends and premium refunds
Funds Expended in October, 2007
Workers Compensation Claim Costs
b. Estimate of the Petroleum Clean Water Trust Fund expenses to be paid by sight draft for the
month of October, 2007.
Estimated expenditure for Petroleum Clean Water Trust Fund
Funds Expended in October, 2007:
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