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    EXECUTIVE COUNCIL – January 25, 2021

    Kim Reynoldshttps://governor.iowa.gov/about-the-governor
    As Iowa’s 43rd Governor, Kim Reynolds is determined to make sure that Iowa’s success is every Iowan’s success. Whether it’s preparing Iowans for cutting-edge careers, fighting for education, improving healthcare and mental health access, or empowering our rural communities, Kim’s priorities are making a difference in all four corners of the state. Her vision keeps Iowans at the center of all decisions, especially in the area of fiscal responsibility. Kim knows that when Iowa taxpayers are able to keep more of their money, great things happen. She also believes in redemption. Kim’s justice reform initiatives carefully balance second chances with victim rights. As Governor, Kim’s strong voice for international trade, agriculture, and advanced manufacturing is opening new markets and maintaining relationships with leaders in China, Mexico, Canada, Israel, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, Germany, Brazil and Argentina, to name just a few. Although she’s traveled the world telling Iowa’s story, Kim is still a small-town girl at heart with common-sense values. These principles are reflected in the Governor’s Empower Rural Iowa initiative and Future Ready Iowa. At age 57, Kim earned a bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University. Then, nearly two years later, on Nov. 4, 2018, she was elected by Iowans to become their first woman Governor. Family means everything to Kim and her husband, Kevin. They have three daughters (Jennifer, Nicole and Jessica) who are happily married, and Kim and Kevin love spending time with their 10 very active grandchildren.

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    This content provided by the Office of the Governor of Iowa, Kim Reynolds as a press release.

    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

    This content provided by the Office of the Governor of Iowa, Kim Reynolds as a press release.

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