EXECUTIVE COUNCIL - January 25, 2021

Meeting Time
Meeting Location

Iowa State Capitol -Teleconference only
1007 East Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50595
United States

Meeting Agenda Document
Meeting Agenda

 

 

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL OF IOWA AGENDA

 

 

- Teleconference Only –

 

Conference Call Phone Number: (866) 685-1580

Conference Code Pin: 0009990993

 10:00 AM

 

JANUARY 25, 2021

 

 

  1. Approval of minutes from the meeting held on January 11, 2021

 

  1. Iowa Code §7D.10 – Page 1

TAB # 1

 

  1. Outside Counsel Page 1

TAB # 2, 3

 

  1. Special Counsel Page 1

TAB # 4

 

  1. Emergency Allocations – Page 3

 

  1. Payment of Cost Items – Pages 3 - 5

 

  1. Information Items –  Page 5

TAB # 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Iowa Code §7D.10
  1. Attorney General’s office request Payment for Expenses under Iowa Code §7D.10 in the amount of $19,200.00.

      TAB # 1

 

  1. Outside Counsel
  1. The Department of Justice, Attorney General’s office requests retention of outside counsel pursuant to Iowa Code section 13.3(1) in Bryson Powell v. Glenwood Resource Center, State of Iowa and Second Injury Fund of Iowa, a workers’ compensation case filed by a state employee.

 

Firm:                      Patterson Law Firm, L.L.P.

Attorney:               Ryan Clark

505 5th Avenue

Suite 729

Des Moines, IA 50309

      Rate:                      $140.00 Per Hour 

      TAB # 2

 

  1. The Department of Justice, Attorney General’s office requests retention of outside counsel pursuant to Iowa Code section 13.3(1) in Santos Zamora De Minchoca v. University of Iowa, State of Iowa and Second Injury Fund of Iowa, a workers’ compensation case filed by a state employee.

 

Firm:                      Patterson Law Firm, L.L.P.

Attorney:               Ryan Clark

505 5th Avenue

Suite 729

Des Moines, IA 50309

      Rate:                      $140.00 Per Hour 

      TAB # 3

 

  1. Special Counsel
  1. The Department of Justice, Attorney General’s office requests retention of special counsel pursuant to Iowa Code section 13.7 to provide specialized legal services to State Agencies with respect to issues related to the professional licensure of State employees.

 

Firm:                      Finley Law Firm

Attorneys:             Connie Diekema and Jack Hilmes

                                    669 Walnut Street

                                    Suite 1700

                                    Des Moines, Iowa 50309       

      Rate:                      $235.00 Per Hour 

      TAB # 4

  1. Emergency Allocations
  1. Department of Natural Resources is requesting an emergency allocation in the amount of $12,077.53. On March 21, 2019, March 25, 2019 and July 11, 2019, flooding caused damages at Various Wildlife Management Areas within the Great Lakes Wildlife Unit. Request is to cover repair costs that is not covered by FEMA.

 

The State Auditor’s Office has reviewed request and recommends allocation, subject to audit of actual invoices.

 

  1. Payment of Cost Items
  1. Richard J. Bennett, Sr..……………………………………………………....$5,142.00

PO Box 65666

West Des Moines, IA 50265

Special Counsel for the Criminal Appeals Division of the Iowa Attorney General’s Office

 

Jeffrey S. Thompson, Solicitor General, has reviewed this invoice and recommends payment.  Payment will be made from the Attorney General’s Office’s Forfeiture Fund. 

 

  1. Gray Miller Persh, LLP……………………………………..................…….....$655.50

2233 Wisconsin Avenue NW

Suite 226

      Washington, D.C. 20007

Iowa PBS

 

Jeffrey S. Thompson, Solicitor General, has reviewed this invoice and recommends payment.  Payment will be made from Iowa PBS.

 

  1. Michael Marquess…….………………..……….............................................$5,000.00

2183 Docks Drive

Garwin, IA 50632

        Tribal cases when the offenses are committed by non-natives against non-natives (or without a victim) on the Sac and Fox Indian Settlement in Tama County

 

Jeffrey S. Thompson, Solicitor General, has reviewed this invoice and recommends payment.  Payment will be made from the General Fund.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Davis Brown Law Firm………………………………………..….....................$854.00

      215 10th Street, Suite 1300

      Des Moines, IA 50309-3993

..... Unclaimed Property Probate Matters & Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)

 

      Jeffrey S. Thompson, Solicitor General, has reviewed this invoice and recommends payment.  Payment will be made from the Unclaimed Property Fund.

 

  1. Patterson Law Firm L.L.P…….………………..………....................................$252.00

729 Insurance Exchange Building

505 Fifth Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309-2390                                                        

      Debra J. Breckenridge  v. Iowa Judicial Branch, State of Iowa and Second Injury Fund of Iowa

 

Jeffrey S. Thompson, Solicitor General, has reviewed this invoice and recommends payment.  Payment will be made from the Second Injury Fund.

 

  1. Patterson Law Firm L.L.P….……………..…………………............................$898.00

729 Insurance Exchange Building

505 Fifth Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309-2390                                                                        

Kristi Brown v. Iowa Department of Corrections, State of Iowa and Second Injury Fund of Iowa

 

Jeffrey S. Thompson, Solicitor General, has reviewed this invoice and recommends payment.  Payment will be made from the Second Injury Fund.

 

  1. Patterson Law Firm L.L.P….……………..….……………….............................$28.00

729 Insurance Exchange Building

505 Fifth Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309-2390                                                                        

Melody Colvin v. Woodward Resource Center, State of Iowa and Second Injury Fund of Iowa

 

Jeffrey S. Thompson, Solicitor General, has reviewed this invoice and recommends payment.  Payment will be made from the Second Injury Fund.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Patterson Law Firm L.L.P….……………..…………………..............................$42.00

729 Insurance Exchange Building

505 Fifth Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309-2390                                                                         

Kent Daugherty v. Iowa State Fair Authority and State of Iowa and Second Injury Fund of Iowa

 

Jeffrey S. Thompson, Solicitor General, has reviewed this invoice and recommends payment.  Payment will be made from the Second Injury Fund.

 

  1. Patterson Law Firm L.L.P….……………..……….….......................................$252.00

729 Insurance Exchange Building

505 Fifth Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309-2390                                                                        

Robert Kurtz v. Iowa Department of Transportation and State of Iowa and Second Injury Fund of Iowa

 

Jeffrey S. Thompson, Solicitor General, has reviewed this invoice and recommends payment.  Payment will be made from the Second Injury Fund.

 

  1. Patterson Law Firm L.L.P….……………..…………………............................$122.00

729 Insurance Exchange Building

505 Fifth Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309-2390                                                                        

Jacquie M. LeClair v. Iowa Department of Transportation, State of Iowa and Second Injury Fund of Iowa

 

Jeffrey S. Thompson, Solicitor General, has reviewed this invoice and recommends payment.  Payment will be made from the Second Injury Fund.

 

  1. Patterson Law Firm L.L.P…….………………..………......................................$14.00

729 Insurance Exchange Building

505 Fifth Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309-2390                                                        

      Larry Opal v. Clarinda Correctional Facility, State of Iowa and Second Injury Fund of Iowa

 

Jeffrey S. Thompson, Solicitor General, has reviewed this invoice and recommends payment.  Payment will be made from the Second Injury Fund.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Patterson Law Firm L.L.P….……………..…………………..............................$12.00

729 Insurance Exchange Building

505 Fifth Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309-2390                                                                        

Mark Ostring v. Woodward Resource Center, State of Iowa and Second Injury Fund of Iowa

 

Jeffrey S. Thompson, Solicitor General, has reviewed this invoice and recommends payment.  Payment will be made from the Second Injury Fund.

 

  1. Patterson Law Firm L.L.P…….………………..………....................................$504.00

729 Insurance Exchange Building

505 Fifth Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309-2390                                                         

      Richard Warner v. Anamosa State Penitentiary, State of Iowa and Second Injury Fund of Iowa

 

Jeffrey S. Thompson, Solicitor General, has reviewed this invoice and recommends payment.  Payment will be made from the Second Injury Fund.

 

  1. Patterson Law Firm L.L.P…….………………..………....................................$672.00

729 Insurance Exchange Building

505 Fifth Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309-2390                                                        

      Richard Warner v. Anamosa State Penitentiary, State of Iowa and Second Injury Fund of Iowa

 

Jeffrey S. Thompson, Solicitor General, has reviewed this invoice and recommends payment.  Payment will be made from the Second Injury Fund.

 

  • Patterson Law Firm L.L.P…….………………..………......................................$98.00

729 Insurance Exchange Building

505 Fifth Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309-2390                                                        

      Trenton V. Wensel v. IMMC, State of Iowa and Second Injury Fund of Iowa

 

Jeffrey S. Thompson, Solicitor General, has reviewed this invoice and recommends payment.  Payment will be made from the Second Injury Fund.

 

  1. Information Items
  1. Status of State Aid (Iowa Code 29C.20) Allocations quarterly update.

TAB # 5

 

Meeting Minutes Document
Meeting Minutes

 

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL OF IOWA

 

MINUTES

 

JANUARY 25, 2021

 

 

 

 

The Executive Council met in regular session at 10:00 a.m. via conference call as a meeting in person was impractical due to the Governor’s State of Public Health Disaster Emergency Proclamation. Governor Kim Reynolds presided over the meeting. Secretary Paul Pate, Auditor of State Rob Sand, Treasurer of State Michael Fitzgerald and Secretary of Agriculture Michael Naig were present

Regular Session January 25, 2021

 

 

Moved by Secretary Pate and seconded by Secretary Naig that the Council approve the minutes of the Executive Council Meeting on January 11, 2021.

 

The vote:         Ayes:                Governor Reynolds

                                                  Secretary Pate

Auditor Sand

Treasurer Fitzgerald

Secretary Naig

                       Nays:                 None

Minutes Approved

 

 

Moved by Treasurer Fitzgerald and seconded by Auditor Sand that the Council approve the request from the Attorney General’s Office for payment of Expenses Under Iowa Code §7D.10 in the amount of $19,200.00 for prosecuting cases under Iowa Code chapter 229A.

 

The vote:         Ayes:                Governor Reynolds

                                                  Secretary Pate

Auditor Sand

Treasurer Fitzgerald

Secretary Naig

                       Nays:                 None

Approved Iowa Code §7D.10

Moved by Auditor Sand and seconded by Secretary Naig that the Council approve the request from the Department of Justice, Attorney General’s office as follows:

 

  1. The Department of Justice, Attorney General’s office requests retention of outside counsel pursuant to Iowa Code section 13.3(1) in Bryson Powell v. Glenwood Resource Center, State of Iowa and Second Injury Fund of Iowa, a workers’ compensation case filed by a state employee.

 

Firm:                      Patterson Law Firm, L.L.P.

Attorney:               Ryan Clark

505 5th Avenue

Suite 729

Des Moines, IA 50309

      Rate:                      $140.00 Per Hour 

 

The vote:         Ayes:                Governor Reynolds

                                                  Secretary Pate

Auditor Sand

Treasurer Fitzgerald

Secretary Naig

                       Nays:                 None

 

Moved by Secretary Naig and seconded by Treasurer Fitzgerald that the Council approve the request from the Department of Justice, Attorney General’s office as follows:

 

  1. The Department of Justice, Attorney General’s office requests retention of outside counsel pursuant to Iowa Code section 13.3(1) in Santos Zamora De Minchoca v. University of Iowa, State of Iowa and Second Injury Fund of Iowa, a workers’ compensation case filed by a state employee.

 

Firm:                      Patterson Law Firm, L.L.P.

Attorney:               Ryan Clark

505 5th Avenue

Suite 729

Des Moines, IA 50309

      Rate:                      $140.00 Per Hour 

 

The vote:         Ayes:                Governor Reynolds

                                                  Secretary Pate

Auditor Sand

Treasurer Fitzgerald

Secretary Naig

                                    Nays:                None

Approved Outside Counsel

 

 

 

 

Moved by Auditor Sand and seconded by Secretary Naig that the Council approve the request from the Department of Justice, Attorney General’s office as follows:

 

  1. The Department of Justice, Attorney General’s office requests retention of special counsel pursuant to Iowa Code section 13.7 to provide specialized legal services to State Agencies with respect to issues related to the professional licensure of State employees.

 

Firm:                      Finley Law Firm

Attorneys:             Connie Diekema and Jack Hilmes

                                    669 Walnut Street

                                    Suite 1700

                                    Des Moines, Iowa 50309       

      Rate:                      $235.00 Per Hour 

 

The vote:         Ayes:                Governor Reynolds

                                                  Secretary Pate

Auditor Sand

Treasurer Fitzgerald

Secretary Naig

                                    Nays:                None

Approved Special Counsel

 

 

Moved by Auditor Sand and seconded by Secretary Naig that the Council approve the following emergency allocations:

 

  1. Department of Natural Resources requested an emergency allocation in the amount of $12,077.53. On March 21, 2019, March 25, 2019 and July 11, 2019, flooding caused damages at Various Wildlife Management Areas within the Great Lakes Wildlife Unit.

 

The vote:         Ayes:                Governor Reynolds

                                                  Secretary Pate

Auditor Sand

Treasurer Fitzgerald

Secretary Naig

                                    Nays:                None

Approved Emergency Allocations

 

 

Moved by Auditor Sand and seconded by Treasurer Fitzgerald that the Council approve the following cost items:

 

  1. Richard J. Bennett, Sr..………………………………………………....$5,142.00

PO Box 65666

West Des Moines, IA 50265

Special Counsel for the Criminal Appeals Division of the Iowa Attorney General’s Office

 

  1. Gray Miller Persh, LLP……………………………………......................$655.50

2233 Wisconsin Avenue NW

Suite 226

      Washington, D.C. 20007

Iowa PBS

 

  1. Michael Marquess…….………………..………......................................$5,000.00

2183 Docks Drive

Garwin, IA 50632

        Tribal cases when the offenses are committed by non-natives against non-natives (or without a victim) on the Sac and Fox Indian Settlement in Tama County

 

  1. Davis Brown Law Firm………………………………………..….............$854.00

      215 10th Street, Suite 1300

      Des Moines, IA 50309-3993

      Unclaimed Property Probate Matters & Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)

 

  1. Patterson Law Firm L.L.P…….………………..………............................$252.00

729 Insurance Exchange Building

505 Fifth Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309-2390                                                        

      Debra J. Breckenridge  v. Iowa Judicial Branch, State of Iowa and Second Injury Fund of Iowa

 

  1. Patterson Law Firm L.L.P….……………..………………….....................$898.00

729 Insurance Exchange Building

505 Fifth Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309-2390                                                                         

Kristi Brown v. Iowa Department of Corrections, State of Iowa and Second Injury Fund of Iowa

 

  1. Patterson Law Firm L.L.P….……………..….………………......................$28.00

729 Insurance Exchange Building

505 Fifth Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309-2390                                                                         

Melody Colvin v. Woodward Resource Center, State of Iowa and Second Injury Fund of Iowa

 

  1. Patterson Law Firm L.L.P….……………..………………….......................$42.00

729 Insurance Exchange Building

505 Fifth Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309-2390                                                                        

Kent Daugherty v. Iowa State Fair Authority and State of Iowa and Second Injury Fund of Iowa

 

  1. Patterson Law Firm L.L.P….……………..……….…................................$252.00

729 Insurance Exchange Building

505 Fifth Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309-2390                                                                        

Robert Kurtz v. Iowa Department of Transportation and State of Iowa and Second Injury Fund of Iowa

 

  1. Patterson Law Firm L.L.P….……………..………………….....................$122.00

729 Insurance Exchange Building

505 Fifth Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309-2390                                                                        

Jacquie M. LeClair v. Iowa Department of Transportation, State of Iowa and Second Injury Fund of Iowa

 

  1. Patterson Law Firm L.L.P…….………………..………...............................$14.00

729 Insurance Exchange Building

505 Fifth Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309-2390                                                         

      Larry Opal v. Clarinda Correctional Facility, State of Iowa and Second Injury Fund of Iowa

 

  1. Patterson Law Firm L.L.P….……………..………………….......................$12.00

729 Insurance Exchange Building

505 Fifth Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309-2390                                                                        

Mark Ostring v. Woodward Resource Center, State of Iowa and Second Injury Fund of Iowa

 

  1. Patterson Law Firm L.L.P…….………………..……….............................$504.00

729 Insurance Exchange Building

505 Fifth Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309-2390                                                        

      Richard Warner v. Anamosa State Penitentiary, State of Iowa and Second Injury Fund of Iowa

 

  1. Patterson Law Firm L.L.P…….………………..……….............................$672.00

729 Insurance Exchange Building

505 Fifth Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309-2390                                                        

      Richard Warner v. Anamosa State Penitentiary, State of Iowa and Second Injury Fund of Iowa

 

 

 

 

 

  • Patterson Law Firm L.L.P…….………………..………...............................$98.00

729 Insurance Exchange Building

505 Fifth Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309-2390                                                        

      Trenton V. Wensel v. IMMC, State of Iowa and Second Injury Fund of Iowa

 

The vote:         Ayes:                Governor Reynolds

                                                  Secretary Pate

Auditor Sand

Treasurer Fitzgerald

Secretary Naig

                       Nays:                 None

Approved  Payment of Cost Items

 

 

Moved by Secretary Naig and seconded by Auditor Sand that the meeting adjourn.

 

The vote:         Ayes:                Governor Reynolds

                                                  Secretary Pate

Auditor Sand

Treasurer Fitzgerald

Secretary Naig

                       Nays:                 None

 

 

Meeting adjourned

                                                              Respectfully submitted,

                                                                             

 

Victoria Newton

Executive Secretary