Arizona Highway Patrol Association

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

April 19, 2006

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT                        Page 2

AHPA STAFF PRESENT                           Page 2

MEMBERS PRESENT                              Page 2

GUESTS PRESENT                               Page 2

THANK YOU NOTES / FLOWERS                    Page 2

NEW SWORN MEMBERS                            Page 2

NEW CIVILIAN MEMBERS                         Page 2

MEMBERS WHO HAVE RETIRED                     Page 2

MEMBERS WHO HAVE LEFT DPS                    Page 2

DEATHS – LINE OF DUTY/FAMILY                 Page 3

LEGISLATIVE REPORT                           Page 4

GUEST SPEAKER – Pinal County Sheriff         Page 4

Chris Vasquez

LEGAL REPORT                                 Page 4

GUEST SPEAKER – Sam Crump, District 6        Page 5

House

LABOR REPORT                                 Page 5

DPS OFFICER MEMORIAL SERVICE                 Page 5

TREASURER REPORT                             Page 5

CALIFORNIA CASUALTY REPORT                   Page 5

NEW BUSINESS                                 Page 5

NEXT MEETING                                 Page 6

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The meeting was called to order at 0900 hours by Northern Region

Vice President Bob Cencelewski at the Phoenix Mountain Reserve

Reception Center located in Phoenix.

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:

President Andy Swann; Executive Vice President Jimmy Chavez; D-1(Proxy)Bob Cencelewski; D-2 Mack Haughey; D-3 Jim Bee;

D-4(Proxy)Jimmy Chavez; D-5 & Central Region Vice President Pat

Eagan; D-6(Absent); D-7 (Proxy) Pat Eagan; D-8 (Absent); D-9 Robby Craig; D-11 Bob Gilbert; D-12 Nathan Teel; D-13 Metro East Bill

Rogers; D-14 Metro West Rod Ferguson; D-15 & Northern Region Vice President Bob Cencelewski; D-16 Tim Kvochick; Headquarters Frank Valenzuela; Northern/Western Air Rescue Pete Sadler; Southern/

Central Air Rescue (Vacant); OCI Wes Ellington; OCN/1 (Vacant);

OCN/II (Absent); Retired Central Zone (Proxy) J.R. Ham; Retired Northern Zone (Proxy) J.R. Ham; Retired Southern Zone J.R. Ham;

Civilian Central Zone I (Proxy) Vicki Williams; Civilian Zone

II Vickie Williams; Civilian Central Zone & Assistant

Treasurer Beverly Fuller; Civilian Southern Zone Celina

Murrieta Gonzales; Civilian Northern Zone (Proxy)Celina Gonzales;

Retired Civilian Betty Gallery; Treasurer Dave Schroder.

AHPA STAFF PRESENT:

Executive Secretary Colleen Girard; Legal Counsel Greg

Robinson; Lobbyist Stacy Gavs & Kelsey Lundy; Media Guys Katherine Reedy.

MEMBERS PRESENT:

Gregg Girard, Ron Young, Chaplain W. Glennie, Robert Ticer, Bruce Flickinger, George Shipcot.

GUESTS PRESENT:

Chris Vasquez, Mike Minter, Sam Crump, Jo Erikson, Dale Norris.

FLOWERS / THANK YOU LETTERS

Thank You Letter: Bill Bouley

NEW SWORN MEMBERS:

None

NEW CIVILIAN MEMBERS:

None

MEMBERS WHO HAVE RETIRED:

Michael A. Sklles #3548

Daniel C. Ryan #2086

Charles D. DeCarolis #4105

MEMBERS WHO HAVE LEFT DPS:

Sworn: Michael A. Bynaker

Civilian: None

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DEATHS – LINE OF DUTY / FAMILY:

Since the first of the year there have been 41 police Officers

killed in the line of duty nationally.  Seven officers have died

since the last meeting.

Two were killed by gunfire

One was killed by a heart attack

Two were killed in a helicopter crash

Two were killed in motorcycle collisions

Four were from Municipal Agencies

Three were from County Agencies

All were male

1)    Deputy Sheriff James McGrane Jr

Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office, New Mexico

Age 38    Years of Service 13

Killed Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Gunfire

2)    Deputy Sheriff Joseph Tim Whitehead Jr

Bibb County Sheriff”s Dept. Georgia

Age 36    Years of Service 11

Killed Thursday, March 23, 2006

Gunfire

3)    Deputy Sheriff Pierre Bain

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept. California

Age 45    Years of Service 14

Killed Thursday, March 23, 2006

Motorcycle Collision

4)    Sergeant Gerald W. Burke Jr.

Metropolitan P.D. Dist. Of Columbia

Age 39   Years of Service 16

Killed Thursday, March 23, 2006

Heart Attack

5)    Patrolman Terry Michael Byrd

Pascagoula P.D. Mississippi

Age 26    Years of Service 5

Killed Monday, March 27, 2006

Motorcycle Collision

6) Chief of Police R. Scott Summer

Chelsea P.D. Michigan

Age 43     Years of Service 19

Killed Thursday, April 13, 2006

Helicopter Crash

7) Reserve Officer Matthew Tuttle

Chelsea P.D. Michigan

Age 28     Years of Service N/A

Killed Thursday, April 13, 2006

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Helicopter Crash

(For more information on these officers, refer to www.odmp

[Officer Down Memorial Page])

No family deaths were reported

A MOMENT OF SILENCE WAS HELD

Motion made by Celina M. Gonzales, seconded by Jimmy Chavez

for the Consent Agenda.  Motion voted and passed.

LEGISTATIVE REPORT:

Kelsey Lundy gave a update on the Legislative bills pending before

the Senate, House & Governor:

1)    HB 2229 – Peace Officers Memorial Board, Composition

signed by the Governor

2)    HB 2339 – DPS Industrial Injury Leave

Await Senate 3rd Read

3)    HB 2476 – State Retirees, Health Insurance Payments

Ready to be heard on House Appropriations

4)    HB 2580 – Illegal Aliens, Serious Felonies, Bail

Ready for Senate 3rd Read

5)    HB 2582 – Immigration Enforcement Council

Referred to Senate Appropriations

6)    HB 2615 – School Crossing, Traffic Violation

Awaits Senate Rules, 3rd Read

7)    HB 2727 – Fallen Police Officers, Special License Plates

Awaits House Concurrence, 3rd Read

8)    HB 2661 – State Employee, Pay Raise

Signed by Governor

9)    SB 1072 – Police Tools, Criminal Suspects, Immunity

Awaits House Rules, 3rd Read

10)SB 1139 – DPS Officer Organizations

Signed by Governor

11)SB 1165 – Law Enforcement Merit System, Fees

Signed by Governor

12)SB 1172 – CORP, Reemployment, Pension

Awaits Senate 3rd Read

Kelsey stated that there had been a bill (SB 1344)introduced to

do away with the current DROP program. The bill would have contained

a 5 year window stopping the DROP program for 5 years, and then starting again.  This would have allowed the fund to be built-up.

The bill was being supported by the FOP and Firefighters. Kelsey

stated they contacted the Firefighters and they withdrew their

support. When PSPRS was contacted, they stated they did not want anything done right now.

GUEST SPEAKER: Pinal County Sheriff Chris Vasquez. He is running

for re-election and addressed the board on his issues, and asked

for the Association’s endorsement.

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LEGAL REPORT: Greg Robinson addressed the board on flyers/mailers received from Home Mortgage using officer’s home addresses.  Greg

Stated he mailed a letter to the owner and requested information

on how they had obtained these mailing lists. Greg has received no response at this time.

Discussion was held in reference to the Association’s Cabin contact.

Based upon this discussion, Greg was asked to forward a contact to

Abel & Marti Ballesteros, which would outline their rights and what would be expected from them by the Association.

GUEST SPEAKER: Sam Crump,running for District 6 House position, He addressed the board and asked for our endorsement.

LABOR REPORT: Mike Napier advised the board on their update,

there is two Merit System hearings pending; one AZ POST hearing

today. There was one AZ POST de-certification hearing, which the

vote was 5-4 against the officer, which they have filed a motion

for a re-consideration hearing.

DPS OFFICER MEMORIAL UPDATE: Bob Gilbert addressed the board on

this year’s Department’s memorial service.  The Governor is going

to attend along with the Director.  This year the roll call of

fallen officer’s will be done by dispatchers.  The date of the

service will be May 1 at 0930 hours.

TREASURER REPORT:

General Checking:                $   83,448.28

Savings:                         $    5,982.06

Merchandise:                     $    8,592.50

Bass:                            $    2,377.67

Rodeo:                           $      408.98

Golf:                            $   32,759.83

Raffle:                          $   22,160.04

Charities:                       $    1,665.34

PAC:                             $   26,535.34

Smith Barney:                    $  494,883.98

Smith Barney (Monument)          $   15,908.15

Snedaker Account (Originally)    $   40,084.00

(Remaining)     $   21,784.00

CALIFORNIA CASUALTY: Jo Erikson gave the board on their annual

Update.

NEW BUSINESS:

Motion made by Rod Ferguson to have the Association endorse Sam

Crump for the House District 6 position, 2nd by Bob Cencelewski.

Motion passed.

Motion made by Bob Cencelewski to have the Association endorse

Sheriff Chris Vasquez for Pinal County Sheriff, 2nd by Rod

Ferguson.  Motion passed.

APA REPORT: Dale Norris addressed the board on Senate Bill 1344.

Dale also wanted to ask the board to start looking at a fund to

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defend the pension plans that we have.  Starting with this bill

(SB 1344) there will be a fight each year to keep the pensions

alive.

MOTION TO ADJOURN BY BEV FULLER,SECONDED BY DAVE SCHRODER,

MOTION PASSED.

NEXT MEETING:

The next meeting will be held on Wednesday May 19, 2006

at 0900 at the Phoenix Mountain Preserve Reception Center,

Phoenix, AZ.

Respectfully Submitted,

Jim Bee, Recording Secretary

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