IDAHO BOARD OF REGISTRATION FOR PROFESSIONAL GEOLOGISTS
Bureau of Occupational Licenses
1109 Main Street, Suite 220
Minutes of November 01, 2007
PRESENT: John Monks, Vice Chair
James S. Spalding
Dr. Paul K. Link
BUREAU STAFF: Tana Cory, Bureau Chief
Budd Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief
Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney
Cherie Simpson, Management Assistant
Sandee Hitesman, Administrative Assistant
OTHERíS PRESENT: Margaret Odedo
Dan Steckel, Board Attorney
ABSENT: Paul Spillers
Vice Chairman, Mr. Monks called the meeting to order at 1:30 p.m.
MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
Ms. Cory discussed the memorandum of understanding between the Idaho Board of Registration for Professional Geologists and the Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses. Ms. Odedo noted that her authority for the functions she did for the boards are being taken away from her since she is no longer the administrator for the board. Ms. Odedo noted that the board had agreed at a previous meeting to contract with the Bureau of Occupational Licenses for services, and in order to complete this transfer, a memorandum of understanding must be signed between the board and the bureau. Mr. Steckel noted that the memorandum of understanding is for an 8-month period. The board asked at what time the Bureau turns a complaint over to the board for review. Mr. Hales noted that the Bureau does not take verbal complaints, and explained the Bureauís complaint process to the board. It was noted that the Board currently has a contract in place with the Attorney Generalís office for the rest of this fiscal year. The board noted that there is a cost savings by contracting with the Bureau of Occupational Licenses.
Motion was made by Mr. Spalding to accept the memorandum of understanding between the Idaho Board of Registration for Professional Geologists. Seconded by Mr. Mork, motion carried.
Motion made by Mr. Spalding to authorize the chairman of the Idaho Board of Registration for Professional Geologists to sign the memorandum of understanding on behalf of the board. Seconded by Mr. Mork, motion carried.
Mr. Steckel reviewed proposed legislative changes being proposed by legislative services.
Motion was made by Mr. Spalding to approve these proposed legislative changes for submittal to the legislature. Seconded by Mr. Mork, motion carried.
The board reviewed legislative changes being proposed by the Bureau of Occupational Licenses.
The Bureau noted that currently the Professional Geologist Act is a Registration. The board may want to consider changing this to a license. The board asked that this be put on the agenda for the next face-to-face board meeting.
The board inquired on when registrations would be changed to expire on the registrantís birth date. Ms. Cory noted that this will require a law change and will not become effective until July 01, 2008 if it passes through legislature.
Mr. Steckel questioned if section 54-2819 (1) should be registration or registrant. Mr. Hales will review this language. Mr. Hales noted that he would work with Mr. Steckel on merging the two sets of legislation together, or possibly submitting as two separate bills. Ms. Odedo noted that there may be some controversy in the first set of legislation.
Motion was made by Mr. Spalding to approve these proposed legislative changes for the purpose of merging with the first set, and authorizing Mr. Hales and Mr. Steckel to review and submit based on the desires of Legislative Services. Seconded by Mr. Mork, motion carried.
Ms. Cory noted that the rules of the board have been submitted. These changes will change the boards contact information to the Bureau of Occupational Licenses.
Mr. Steckel and Ms. Odedo left the meeting at 2:40 p.m.
Motion was made by Mr. Spalding to go into executive session to discuss applications exempt from public disclosure as noted in Idaho Code 67-2345 (1) (d). Seconded by Mr. Link, motion carried.
Motion was made by Mr. Spalding to come out of executive session. Seconded by Mr. Link, motion carried.
Motion was made by Mr. Spalding to approve Michael Cassidy for registration by reciprocity. Seconded by Mr. Mork, motion carried.
Motion was made by Mr. Spalding to approve David Foley for registration by reciprocity. Seconded by Mr. Mork, motion carried.
Motion was made by Mr. Spalding to approve Nathaniel Arave for Exam for Geologist in Training Registration. Seconded by Mr. Mork, Mr. Link abstained, motion carried.
The board reviewed a proposed wall certificate to be sent to all new registered Geologists.
The board noted that the boardís title was incorrect on the certificates.
Motion was made by Mr. Mork to approve the use of the new wall certificate style and paper. Seconded by Mr. Spalding, motion carried.
Motion was made by Mr. Mork to adjourn the meeting at 2:55 p.m. Seconded by Mr. Spalding, motion carried.