Arizona Highway Patrol Association

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

February 18, 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

BOARD POSITIONS                              Page 4

LABOR REPORT                                 Page 5

LEGAL REPORT                                 Page 5

TREASURER REPORT                             Page 5

GUEST SPEAKER – Sgt. Stephen Enteman         Page 5

20-YEAR RINGS                                Page 5

LEGISLATIVE REPORT                           Page 5

HIGHWAY PATROL 75th ANNIVERSITY UPDATE        Page 7

NEW BUSINESS                                 Page 7

NEXT MEETING                                 Page 8

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The meeting was called to order at 0900 hours by Executive

Vice President Jimmy Chavez 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 Mark Haughey; D-3 Jim Bee;

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

Pat Eagan; D-6 Craig Bowles; D-7 (Proxy) Pat Eagan; D-8 (Proxy)

John Eccles; D-9 Robby Craig; D-11 (Proxy) Pat Eagan; D-12

Nathan Teel; D-13 Metro East (Vacant); D-14 Metro West

(Unavailable); D-15 & Northern Region Vice President Bob

Cencelewski; D-16 (Unavailable); Headquarters (Unavailable); Northern/Western Air Rescue Pete Sadler; Southern/Central Air

Rescue (Vacant);OCI Wes Ellington; OCN/1 (Vacant); OCN/II John

Eccles; Retired Central Zone (Proxy) J.R. Ham; Retired Northern

Zone (Proxy) J.R. Ham; Retired Southern Zone J.R. Ham;

Civilian Central Zone I Sandy Patterson; Civilian Zone

II Vickie Williams; Civilian Central Zone & Assistant

Treasurer Beverly Fuller; Civilian Southern Zone Celina

Murrieta Gonzales; Civilian Northern Zone Becky Smith;

Retired Civilian Bob McCarthy; Treasurer (Unavailable)

AHPA STAFF PRESENT:

Executive Secretary Colleen Girard; Legal Counsel Greg

Robinson; Media Guys Michelle Davidson; Legal Services

Jan Feltz.

MEMBERS PRESENT:

Sgt. Stephen Enteman, Gregg Girard, Betty Gallery, Sgt. Jim

Stanton, Elizabeth Milburn, William Rogers, William Melander,

Bruce Flickinger.

GUESTS PRESENT:

Raelene Stanton, Tom Stevens, Leilani Rogers

FLOWERS / THANK YOU LETTERS

Flowers: Judy Landau

NEW SWORN MEMBERS:

Travis J. Palmer #6160

Manda M. Siqueiros #6576

NEW CIVILIAN MEMBERS:

None

MEMBERS WHO HAVE RETIRED:

None

MEMBERS WHO HAVE LEFT DPS:

Sworn: None

Civilian: None

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DEATHS – LINE OF DUTY / FAMILY:

Retiree Charlie Graham #42

Retiree R.G. Bob McCollum #65

Since the first of the year there have been 17 police officers

killed in the line of duty nationally.  Ten officers have

died since the last meeting.

Four were killed by gunfire

Four were killed in automobile collisions

Two were killed by heart attacks

Five were from Municipal Agencies

Two were from County Agencies

Two were State Troopers (1 from Oklahoma Highway Patrol,

1 from Texas DPS)

One was a State Corrections Officer (Maryland)

Nine were male

One was female

Officer Jim Sell

Gassville P.D. Arkansas

Age 63    Years of Service 30

Killed Saturday, February 4, 2006

Gunfire

Sgt. Henry Prendes

Las Vegas P.D. Nevada

Age 37    Years of Service 14

Killed Wednesday, February 1, 2006

Gunfire

Police Officer Kevin Lee

New York City P.D. New York

Age 31    Years of Service 15

Killed Friday, January 27, 2006

Heart Attack

Officer Jeffery A. Wroten

Maryland State Division of Correction

Age 44    Years of Service 4

Killed Friday, January 27, 2006

Gunfire

Det. John M. Piskator

Key West P.D. Florida

Age 41   Years of Service 1

Killed Monday, January 23, 2006

Heart Attack

Trooper Matthew D. Myrick

Texas Highway Patrol

Age 36    Years of Service 2

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Killed Friday, January 20, 2006

Automobile Collision

7) Trooper Steven R. Smith

Oklahoma Highway Patrol

Age 43     Years of Service 5

Killed Thursday, January 9, 2006

Gunfire

8) Deputy Sheriff Stacy McMurrough

Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office, Arkansas

Age 32     Years of Service N/A

Killed Friday, January 10, 2006

Automobile Collision

9) Deputy Sheriff Elizabeth Edwards

Hardin County Sheriff’s Office, Illinois

Age 26     Years of Service N/A

Killed Sunday, January 12, 2006

Automobile Collision

10) Police Officer Eric Solorio

Chicago P.D. Illinois

Age 26     Years of Service 3

Automobile Collision

(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

BOARD POSITIONS:

The following board positions were filled:

D-1  (Vacant)

D-2  Mark Haughey

D-9  Robby Craig

D-13 Bill Rogers

D-14 Rod Ferguson

D-15 Bob Cencelewski

D-16 Tim Kvochick

North-Western Air Rescue Pete Sadler

Central-Southern Air Rescue (Vacant)

OCI  Wes Ellington

OCN/I (Vacant)

OCN/II John Eccles

Retired Northern  Don Gump

Civilian Central Zone I Bev Fuller

Civilian Central Zone II Vickie Williams

Civilian Central Zone III Sandy Paterson

Retired Civilian Betty Gallery

Headquarters Frank Valenzuela

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Motion made by Celina M. Gonzales, seconded by Robbie Craig

for the Consent Agenda.  Motion voted and passed.

LABOR REPORT:

Jan Feltz advised they had handled two cases before the Merit

System with one unfavorable ruling and one ruling pending.

LEGAL REPORT:

Greg Robinson stated he had sent out one letter in reference

to a outstanding loan with no reply.  Cabin contract is pending

on examination of the budget.

TREASURER REPORT:

General Checking:                $   96,910.25

Savings:                         $    5,976.75

Merchandise:                     $     7937.00

Bass:                            $      965.32

Rodeo:                           $    9,476.93

Golf:                            $   25,084.83

Raffle:                          $   52,637.04

Charities:                       $      954.34

PAC:                             $   N/A

Smith Barney:                    $   N/A

Smith Barney (Monument)          $   N/A

Snedaker Account (Originally)    $   N/A

(Remaining)     $   N/A

GUEST SPEAKER:

Sgt. Stephen Enteman spoke to the board concerning a proposal

for moving two roadside memorials (Officer Keeton & Officer

Beckstead). The memorials would be moved from their current

location on I-40 to the Painted Cliffs Rest Area at the

Arizona-New Mexico state line on I-40.

Motion made by Pat Eagan seconded by Bob Cencelewski to allow

Sgt. Enteman to further research with ADOT in moving the

memorials.  Motion Passed.

20-YEAR RING PRESENTATION:

President Andy Swann presented 20-year rings to the following:

Bill Rogers #3578

Jim Stanton #3645

Bill Melander #3165

Bob McCarty

Betty Gallery

LEGISLATIVE REPORT:

President Swann gave a update on bills which have been

Submitted in the Senate & House, which might have some level

of impact with the Department. Following is a summary:

(House Bill)

#2058 – Allows the spouse of an National Guard member to

receive a public higher education tuition waiver if

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certain conditions are met.

(NO ACTION)

#2071 – Enforcement of immigration laws

(REFERED TO HOUSE JUD)

#2072 – Enforcement of immigration laws, immunity

(REFERED TO HOUSE JUD)

#2074 – Eliminates the refresher firearms training

requirement for the renewal of a permit to carry a

concealed weapon.

(NO ACTION)

#2077 – Fee required for concealed weapon class

(NO ACTION)

#2082 – ASRS benefit election, prohibits a member from

selecting or changing beneficiaries or annuitants

without notifying the current spouse, if the selection is

someone other than current spouse.

(NO ACTION)

#2099 – Cellular telephone use while driving prohibited,

unless equipped with a hands-free device.

(NO ACTION)

#2104 – ASRS Retiree health care expands AHCCCS for state

employees.

(NO ACTION)

#2128 – Charitable organizations amusement gambling

(NO ACTION)

#2178 – Child passenger restraint systems, changing age

from 5 to 8 years of age.

(NO ACTION)

#2228 – Dangerous drugs definitions

(NO ACTION)

#2231 – State employees annual leave transfers

(REFERED TO HOUSE GOV)

#2234 – Overtime compensation, Law Enforcement

(REFERED TO HOUSE COUNTY-MUNI)

#2251 – Photo Radar Enforcement

(REFERED TO HOUSE TRANS)

#2300 – Cellular telephone minors

(REFERED TO HOUSE TRANS)

#2299 – Crime victims police reports

(NO ACTION)

#2335 – ASRS Return to work requirement

(NO ACTION)

#2336 – PSPRS compensation off-duty pay

(BILL DIED VOTE 2-5)

#2339 – DPS industrial injury leave (civilians 2088 hours)

(REFERED TO HOUSE PUB-RET)

#2340 – ASRS deferred retirement repeal

(NO ACTION)

#2390 – ASRS retiree graded multiplier increase, years of

service

(NO ACTION)

#2393 – Allows DPS to utilize Arizona Rangers to assist in the

enforcement of immigration laws.

(REFERED TO HOUSE FED)

#2476 – State retirees health insurance payments

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(REFERED TO HOUSE PUB-RET)

#2616 – License plates for fallen Police Officers

(REFERED TO HOUSE TRANS)

#2661 – STATE EMPLOYEE PAY RAISE (SIGNED BY GOVERNOR ON JAN 1.

(GIVES EACH STATE EMPLOYEE $1650.00 PLUS 2.5%)

#2687 – DPS Microwave Communications Replacement $1.6 Million

(REFERRED TO HOUSE APPRO)

(Senate Bill)

#1042 – Lower BAC Repeat DUI Offenders

(REFERRED TO SENATE JUD)

#1064 – Minors entry into Mexico

(NO ACTION)

#1070 – Group life insurance, coverage requirement

(NO ACTION)

#1105 – Personnel files right to copies

(NO ACTION)

#1139 – DPS Officer organizations (Changes requirement on

Meet & Confer election to majority winner as long

as 50% employees vote.)

(PASSED SENATE GOES TO HOUSE)

#1146 – Photo radar, controlled access highways

(REFERRED TO SENATE TRANS)

#1165 – Law enforcement merit system fees

(REFERRED TO SENATE JUD)

#1291 – School Crossing Traffic Violation

(REFERRED TO SENATE TRANS)

#1337 – Law Enforcement Merit System Councils

(REFERRED TO SENATE GOV)

#1344 – PSPRS Deferred Plans Return

(REFERRED TO SENATE FIN)

#1410 – Traffic Violations Fines Distribution

(REFERRED TO SENATE TRANS)

#1418 – Vehicle Restraint Violations Enforcement

(BILL DIED 0-5 VOTE)

SCR1018 – POLICE TOOLS CRIMINAL SUSPECTS

(REFERRED TO SENATE JUD)

web site – azleg.state.az.us

HIGHWAY PATROL 75TH ANNIVERSITY UPDATE:

Betty Gallery reported that progress is ongoing on the 75th

anniversary.  Governor is going to sign into law that makes

the first week of July – Highway Patrol Week.  On June 30

there will be a BBQ.  Decals will be placed on each Highway

Patrol vehicle, and each active employee will receive a

anniversary pin.  A written history will be done in four

separate sections.

NEW BUSINESS:

Bev Fuller advised that there is going to be a change in the

DROP program.  Starting from July 1 2006 to June 30 2007 the

interest rate will be 8 1/2%.  Starting in 2007 there will be

a meeting in January of each year which will set the interest

rate for that year.

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MOTION TO ADJOURN BY PAT EAGAN,SECONDED BY NATHAN TEEL,

MOTION PASSED.

NEXT MEETING:

The next meeting will be held on Wednesday March 15, 2006

at 0900 at the Phoenix Mountain Preserve Reception Center,

Phoenix, AZ.

Respectfully Submitted,

Jim Bee, Recording Secretary

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