IDAHO BOARD OF REGISTRATION FOR PROFESSIONAL GEOLOGISTS

Bureau of Occupational Licenses
1109 Main Street, Suite 220
Boise, Idaho 83702-5642
(208) 334-3233

 

Minutes of January 25, 2008

Conference Call

 

 

ROLL CALL:

Paul Spiller, Chair

Andy Mork

Dr. Paul K. Link

 

Absent

John Monks

James S. Spalding

 

BUREAU STAFF PRESENT:

Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

Budd Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief

Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

Deborah Sexton, Technical Records Specialist

 

GUESTS

Jerry Peterson ~ member of ACEC of Idaho

Jeremy Chou

 

Chairman Paul Spillers called the meeting to order at 9:00

 

PROPOSED LAW

 

The board discussed the proposed law change and concerns that had been brought which included the definition and increasing the civil authority of the board to fine people. 

 

The board’s legal counsel, Mr. Hales, recommended the Board hold the bill and over the course of the next 5-6 months in order to meet and work with other relevant professionals. This would include the engineers, their board as well as their association to work through and obtain a consensus on the bill.  Then bring the bill back next year.

 

Dr. Link moved to request the committee chair to hold the bill and allow the Geologist Board to make contact with the Engineering Board to start discussions on this issue.  Seconded by Mr. Mork, motion carried.

 

Mr. Hales suggested inviting the Engineering Board and association to the April board meeting to set up additional meetings and devise a plan that works best for all interested parties.  This will ensure everyone has a chance to review, discuss and work through these issues.

 

Dr. Link moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:25 am.  Seconded by Mr. Mork, motion carried. 

 

NEXT MEETING DATE

 

The next meeting was tentatively scheduled for April 4, 2008 starting at 3:00 p.m. MST and April 5, 2008 starting at 9:00 a.m. MST at the Bureau of Occupational Licenses.