MARCH 8, 2005

Bureau of Occupational Licenses
1109 Main Street, Suite 210
Boise ID  83702

ROLL CALL:                 Steve Gordon, Chairman
                                      Laine Eckersell
                                      Bruce English

ALSO PRESENT:          Rayola Jacobsen, Bureau Chief
                                       Budd Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief
                                       Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney
                                       Janice Wiedrick, Office Specialist II

Chairman Gordon called the meeting to order at 9:00a.m.

Mr. English moved to approve the minutes of the January 18, 2005, meeting. Mr. Eckersell seconded the motion, and it passed.

Mr. Eckersell moved to approve the minutes of the February 15, 2005, conference call.  Mr. English seconded the motion, and it passed.

Ms. Jacobsen reported that House Bill 62 is on the way to the Governorís office for signature.  The Bureauís subpoena power legislation was held in committee at our request, due to a mis-information campaign.  Proposed legislation may result in three new boards coming to the Bureau, including Liquefied  Petroleum Gas Dealers , Contractors Registration, and Speech and Hearing Services, to be combined with the Hearing Aid Dealers and Fitters Board.

Mr. Hetrick presented the financial report to the Board showing a positive balance of $69,767.27.

Mr. Hetrick presented the investigative report showing eight complaints received for the year 2005.

For Case MOR-B-1A-4-2005-6  Mr. Eckersell recused himself from this case.  Mr. English moved to turn the case over to the Attorney Generalís office for review and recommendation. Mr. Gordon seconded the motion, and it carried.

The 2005 contract between the Board and the Bureau was explained to the Board. Mr. English moved to approve the contract, and have Chairman Gordon sign the contract on behalf of the Board. Mr. Eckersell seconded the motion, and it carried.

Mr. Hales met with the Board to discuss drafting new law and rules. The first draft of the law includes: extending the resident trainee permit to no more than 3 years; deleting a Health and Welfare oversight provision; changing the pre-need language to allow authorization to sell rather than an additional license; clarifying the exception for life insurance sales; defining authorized persons and the requirements; clarifying the definition of prepaid prearrangement sales; clarifying the contract form and trust deposits; and clarifying enforcement and disclosure requirements;

The first draft of the rules includes: correcting Board contact information; defining resident trainee; allowing a broader range of meeting and examination dates; clarifying the resident trainee definition and requirements; and clarifying the facility records and inspection requirements;

Having  no further business before them, the meeting adjourned at 3:30p.m.


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