Meetings
 
Louisiana Board of Ethics
LaSalle Building
First Floor - Griffon Room
MARCH 15, 2012
1:00 PM
617 North 3rd Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Note: Meetings begin on March 15, 2012 and continue to March 16, 2012.

Executive Session
Consideration of complaints and reports deemed confidential pursuant to Section 1141 of the Code of Governmental Ethics.

Louisiana Board of Ethics
LaSalle Building
First Floor - LaBelle Room
MARCH 16, 2012
9:00 AM
617 North 3rd Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

GENERAL
Appearances
G1. Docket No. 11-1873
Advisory opinion regarding CPA's who contract with governmental entities to perform audits needing to receive mandatory training in connection with La. R.S. 42:1170.
G2. Docket No. 12-012
Advisory opinion regarding whether Patrick Morrow may be appointed to serve on the St. Landry Parish Hospital Service District No. 2 while he and his law firm, Morrow, Morrow, Ryan and Basset, represent the hospital in a class action lawsuits.
Consent Agenda, Consent Opinions
&
Items Requiring No Board Action
G3. Docket No. 12-016
Request for an advisory opinion regarding possible conflicts of interests of members of the Foundation for Terrebonne General Medical Center.
G4. Docket No. 12-037
Advisory opinion regarding whether State Representative Bryan Adams may be employed by a fire truck sales dealer.
G5. Docket No. 12-038
Request for an advisory opinion regarding whether Dr. Derris Ray may be appointed to the Board of Directors for Hood Memorial Hospital.
G6. Docket No. 12-039
Advisory opinion request from Catherine Hollingsworth as to whether the Town of Elton may hire the step-father of Town Councilman Anthony Guillory's wife.
G7. Docket No. 12-041
Advisory opinion request regarding the continued employment of Sharon Dupuy as an Administrative 3 at Avoyelles office of the Department of Children and Family Services since her recent marriage to Jason Dupuy, Area Director of the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) at the Avoyelles Parish DCFS office.
G8. Docket No. 12-042
Advisory opinion regarding whether a former engineer/project manager for the Department of Public Works, City of New Orleans, Bao Vu, may accept employment with an engineering firm that does business with the City of New Orleans.
G9. Docket No. 12-043
Advisory opinion regarding whether Javier Gutierrez may continue to work at the Louisiana Supreme Court if he accepts a teacher assistant position at the University of New Orleans while he attends school at the University.
G10. Docket No. 12-045
Request for an advisory opinion regarding whether Ms. Sara Alford may become a contract employee with Northwestern State University (NSU).
G11. Docket No. 12-099
Advisory opinion regarding whether Roger Duncan, Iberia Parish Councilman, was prohibited from purchasing property that is located within the jurisdiction of a TIF District, otherwise known as an Economic Development District.
G12. Docket No. 12-100
Request for an advisory opinion regarding whether Kevin Walker, the brother of an employee of the Natchitoches Parish Library, may be compensated to photograph a project at the library.
G13. Docket No. 12-112
Advisory opinion regarding whether Ms. Virginia Collins may become a contract employee with Northwestern State University (NSU).
G14. Docket No. 12-118
Advisory opinion regarding whether a State Farm Insurer who also serves as a Livingston Parish Councilman, Joan Landry, may also vote and approve matters which involve her clients.
G15. Docket No. 12-119
Advisory opinion regarding the Village of Moreauville performing drainage work on private property.
Disclosure Reports
G16. Docket No. 12-093
Notice of disclosure reports filed with the Board in January 2012.
G17. Docket No. 12-229
Notice of disclosures filed with Board during February 2012.
Regular Business
G18. Docket No. MINUTES
February Board Minutes
G19. Docket No. CFRULE
Proposed rules concerning the appropriate use of campaign finance funds.
G20. Docket No. PROCEDU
Proposed changes to the Board Rules with respect to the procedure to be used when conducting investigations and discovery and hearing procedures.
G21. Docket No. LEGIS
Consideration of legislation filed in connection with the 2012 Regular Legislative Session that affects the laws under the jurisdiction of the Board of Ethics.
G22.   WAIVER REQUESTS - CAMPAIGN FINANCE
  Docket No. Chart
March 2012 CFDA Waiver Request Chart
  Docket No. 11-1922
Request that the Board waive the $800 and $200 campaign finance late fees assessed against Friends of Blueprint, a political action committee, whose two (2) Special campaign finance disclosure reports were filed 4 and 1 day(s) late.
  Docket No. 12-059
Request that the Board waive the $1,140 campaign finance late fee assessed against Barry Bernadas, a candidate for Sheriff of St. Bernard Parish, in the October 22, 2011 election, whose 30-P campaign finance disclosure report was filed 19 days late.
  Docket No. 12-060
Request that the Board waive the $600 and $600 campaign finance late fees assessed against Ambrose J. Pratt, a candidate for State Representative, District 97, in the April 4, 2009 election, whose two (2) Supplemental campaign finance disclosure reports were 478 and 115 days late.
  Docket No. 12-061
Request that the Board waive the $600 campaign finance late fee assessed against Douglas Anderson, a candidate for Sheriff of Avoyelles Parish, in the October 22, 2011 election, whose EDE-P campaign finance disclosure report was filed 17 days late.
  Docket No. 12-062
Request that the Board waive the $480 and $120 campaign finance late fees assessed against Joseph Gregory Tate, a candidate for Evangeline Parish Clerk of Court, in the October 22, 2011 election, whose 10-P and 10-G campaign finance disclosure reports were filed 8 and 2 days late.
  Docket No. 12-063
Request that the Board waive the $1,020 and $900 campaign finance late fees assessed against Barett Byrd, a candidate for State Representative, District 25 in the October 22, 2011 election, whose Special and 10-P campaign finance disclosure reports were filed 17 and 15 days late.
  Docket No. 12-064
Request that the Board waive the $240 campaign finance late fee assessed against Richard Potier, a candidate for State Representative, 96th District, in the October 22, 2011 election, whose 30-P campaign finance disclosure report was filed 4 days late.
  Docket No. 12-065
Request that the Board waive the $400 campaign finance late fee assessed against Lennis "Dale" Trahan, a candidate for Acadia Parish Police Juror, in the October 22, 2011 election, whose EDE-P campaign finance disclosure report was filed 27 days late.
  Docket No. 12-066
Request that the Board waive the $600 campaign finance late fee assessed against Marvin Hines, a candidate for Sheriff of Winn Parish, in the October 22, 2011 election, whose 10-G campaign finance disclosure report was filed 19 days late.
  Docket No. 12-067
Request that the Board waive the $480 campaign finance late fee assessed against Billy Casey, a candidate for Judge, City of Shreveport, Dist.2, Div. D, in the October 22, 2011 election, whose EDE-P campaign finance disclosure report was filed 8 days late.
  Docket No. 12-068
Request that the Board waive the $400 and $360 campaign finance late fee assessed against Patricia "Pat" Buchanan, a candidate for Madison Parish Police Juror, District 3 in the October 22, 2011 election, whose EDE-P and EDE-G campaign finance disclosure reports were filed 36 and 9 days late.
  Docket No. 12-069
Request that the Board waive the $540 campaign finance late fee assessed against Jeanne B. Hall, a candidate for St. Charles Parish Council, Div. A, in the October 22, 2011 election, whose 10-G campaign finance disclosure report was filed 9 days late.
  Docket No. 12-070
Request that the Board waive the $480 campaign finance late fee assessed against Albert "A.B." Franklin, a candidate for State Representative, 34th District, in the October 22, 2011 election, whose 10-G campaign finance disclosure report was filed 8 days late.
  Docket No. 12-071
Request that the Board waive the $360 campaign finance late fee assessed against Lennie L. Graham, Jr., a candidate for Chief of Police for the Town of Manhgam, in the October 22, 2011 election, whose EDE-P campaign finance disclosure report was filed 6 days late.
  Docket No. 12-072
Request that the Board waive the $600 campaign finance late fee assessed against Russell E. Evans, a candidate for Sheriff of Evangeline Parish, in the October 22, 2011 election, whose 30-P campaign finance disclosure report was filed 56 days late.
  Docket No. 12-073
Request that the Board waive the $1,680, $480, and $360 campaign finance late fees assessed against Weber Lee Deshotels, Jr., a candidate for Evangeline Parish Clerk of Court, in the October 22, 2011 election, whose 30-P, 10-P, and EDE-P campaign finance disclosure reports were filed 28, 8, and 6 days late.
  Docket No. 12-074
Request that the Board waive the $420 campaign finance late fees assessed against Greg Green, a candidate for St. Mary Parish Council, District 11, in the October 22, 2011 election, whose EDE-P campaign finance disclosure report was filed 7 days late.
  Docket No. 12-075
Request that the Board waive the $480 campaign finance late fee assessed against Hugh Pentney, Sr., a candidate for St. Bernard Parish Council, Eastern Division, in the October 22, 2011 election, whose 10-G campaign finance disclosure report was filed 8 days late.
  Docket No. 12-076
Request that the Board waive the $320 campaign finance late fee assessed against Gerald Mike McLeod, a candidate for Beauregard Parish Police Juror, in the October 22, 2011 election, whose EDE-P campaign finance disclosure report was filed 8 days late.
  Docket No. 12-078
Request that the Board waive the $280 campaign finance late fee assessed against Charles Daniels, a candidate for St. Landry Parish Council, District 6, in the October 22, 2011 election, whose EDE-P campaign finance disclosure report was 7 days late.
  Docket No. 12-079
Request that the Board waive the $840 campaign finance late fee assessed against Chad Clark, a candidate for Sheriff of St. Bernard Parish, in the October 22, 2011 election, whose 10-G campaign finance disclosure report was filed 14 days late.
  Docket No. 12-080
Request that the Board waive the $360 campaign finance late fee assessed against Jerry Clark, a candidate for Assessor for Concordia Parish, in the October 22, 2011 election, whose 10-G campaign finance disclosure report was filed 6 days late.
  Docket No. 12-081
Request that the Board waive the $420 campaign finance late fee assessed against Joel Morgan, a candidate for State Representative, 86th District, in the October 22, 2011 election, whose 10-G campaign finance disclosure report was filed 7 days late.
  Docket No. 12-082
Request that the Board waive the $480 campaign finance late fee assessed against Jack Hill, Jr., a candidate for Union Parish Police Juror, District 3, in the October 22, 2011 election, whose 10-G campaign finance disclosure report was filed 12 days late.
  Docket No. 12-083
Request that the Board waive the $320 campaign finance late fee assessed against Ellis J. "Pete" LeJeune, a candidate for Acadia Parish Police Juror, District 4, in the October 22, 2011 election, whose 10-G campaign finance disclosure report was filed 8 days late.
  Docket No. 12-084
Request that the Board waive the $420 campaign finance late fee assessed against Joe Leblanc, a candidate for Sheriff of Iberia Parish, in the October 22, 2011 election, whose 10-G campaign finance disclosure report was filed 7 days late.
  Docket No. 12-085
Request that the Board waive the $440, $120, and $40 campaign finance late fees assessed against Lucien J. Gauff, III, a candidate for St. John the Baptist Council, Division A, in the October 22, 2011 election, whose EDE-P, 10-G, and EDE-G campaign finance disclosure reports were filed 11, 3, and 1 day(s) late.
  Docket No. 12-086
Request that the Board waive the $360 campaign finance late fee assessed against Jonathan Holloway, a candidate for State Representative, District 101 in the October 22, 2011 election, whose EDE-P campaign finance disclosure report was filed 6 days late.
  Docket No. 12-087
Request that the Board waive the $540 campaign finance late fee assessed against James J. "Jimmy" Licciardi, Jr., a candidate for St. Bernard Parish Assessor in the October 22, 2011 election, whose 10-G campaign finance disclosure report was filed 9 days late.
  Docket No. 12-088
Request that the Board waive the $600 campaign finance late fee assessed against Dennis Warwick, a candidate for Sheriff of Lasalle Parish in the October 22, 2011 election, whose EDE-P campaign finance disclosure report was filed 14 days late.
  Docket No. 12-089
Request that the Board waive the $240 campaign finance late fee assessed against Ken Wheat, a candidate for Washington Parish Council, District 1 in the October 22, 2011 election, whose EDE-G campaign finance disclosure report was filed 6 days late.
  Docket No. 12-090
Request that the Board waive the $400 and $200 campaign finance late fees assessed against Ross Rumfola, a candidate for West Baton Rouge Parish Council, District 7 in the October 22, 2011 election, whose EDE-P and 10-G campaign finance disclosure reports were filed 13 and 5 days late.
  Docket No. 12-091
Request that the Board waive the $500, $200, $160, and $80 campaign finance late fees assessed against James "Jim" Norred, Jr., a candidate for Livingston Parish Council in the October 22, 2011 election, whose four Special campaign finance disclosure reports were filed 16, 5, 4, and 2 days late.
  Docket No. 12-115
Request that the Board waive the $1,000, $1,000, and $500 campaign finance late fees assessed against Ron Ceasar, a candidate for Governor in the October 22, 2011 election, whose 10-P, EDE-P and 10-G campaign finance disclosure reports were filed 33, 13, and 5 days late.
  Docket No. 12-116
Request that the Board waive the $480 campaign finance late fee assessed against Ray Taylor, a candidate for Calcasieu Parish Police Juror, District 12 in the October 22, 2011 election, whose 10-G campaign finance disclosure report was filed 12 days late.
  Docket No. 12-120
Request that the Board waive the $240 campaign finance late fee assessed against Anthony Emmons, a candidate for State Representative, 42nd District in the October 22, 2011 election, whose EDE-P campaign finance disclosure report was filed 4 days late.
  Docket No. 12-121
Request that the Board waive the $420 campaign finance late fee assessed against Matthew Raley, a candidate for St. Tammany Parish President in the October 22, 2011 election, whose EDE-P campaign finance disclosure report was filed 7 days late.
  Docket No. 12-122
Request that the Board waive the $180 campaign finance late fee assessed against Keith Ford, a candidate for Sheriff of Tangipohoa Parish in the October 22, 2011 election, whose 10-G campaign finance disclosure report was filed 3 days late.
  Docket No. 12-123
Request that the Board waive the $1,050 campaign finance late fee assessed against Albert Foulcard, a candidate for St. Mary Parish Council, District 9 in the October 22, 2011 election, whose 10-P campaign finance disclosure report was filed 28 days late.
  Docket No. 12-124
Request that the Board waive the $600 campaign finance late fee assessed against Rhonda King, a candidate for Tensas Parish Assessor in the October 22, 2011 election, whose EDE-P campaign finance disclosure report was filed 16 days late.
  Docket No. 12-125
Request that the Board waive the $320 campaign finance late fee assessed against Charles "I Spy" Ketchens, a candidate for St. James Council, District 5 in the October 22, 2011 election, whose 10-G campaign finance disclosure report was filed 8 days late.
  Docket No. 12-126
Request that the Board waive the $60 campaign finance late fee assessed against Amos Cormier, III, a candidate for Judge, 25th Judicial District Court in the October 22, 2011 election, whose 10-G campaign finance disclosure report was filed 1 day late.
  Docket No. 12-127
Request that the Board waive the $280 campaign finance late fee assessed against Harold G. Stout, a candidate for St. Landry Parish Council, District 9 in the October 22, 2011 election, whose EDE-P campaign finance disclosure report was filed 7 days late.
  Docket No. 12-128
Request that the Board waive the $600 campaign finance late fee assessed against Walter Lee, a candidate for Evangeline Parish Clerk of Court in the October 22, 2011 election, whose EDE-P campaign finance disclosure report was filed 6 days late.
  Docket No. 12-129
Request that the Board waive the $400 campaign finance late fee assessed against Jane Sanders, a candidate for Madison Parish Police Juror, District 5 in the October 22, 2011 election, whose EDE-G campaign finance disclosure report was filed 14 days late.
  Docket No. 12-130
Request that the Board waive the $480 campaign finance late fee assessed against Patrick Lasalle, a candidate for Sheriff of St. Mary Parish in the October 22, 2011 election, whose EDE-P campaign finance disclosure report was filed 8 days late.
G23.   WAIVER REQUESTS - LOBBYING
  Docket No. CHART
March 2012 Lobbying Waiver Request Chart.
  Docket No. 12-178
Request that the Board waive the $400 late fee assessed against Beth LeBlanc for failure to timely file her November 2011 Legislative, Executive, and Local lobbying expenditure report.
  Docket No. 12-179
Request that the Board waive the $50 late fee assessed against Thad Ackel Jr. for failure to timely file his November 2011 Legislative lobbying expenditure report.
  Docket No. 12-180
Request that the Board waive the $50 late fee assessed against Regina Delaune for failure to timely file her December 2011 Executive lobbying expenditure report.
  Docket No. 12-181
Request that the Board waive the $100 late fee assessed against Troy McCullen for failure to timely file his November 2011 Legislative and Executive lobbying expenditure report.
G24.   WAIVER REQUESTS - PERSONAL FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE
  Docket No. CHART
  Docket No. 11-1673
Waiver request submitted by Warren Founds regarding a $2,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2008 Tier 2 annual pfd 445 days late.
  Docket No. 11-1820
Waiver request submitted by Erin Shane Smiley regarding a $2,500 late fee assessed for filing a 2010 Tier 2 annaul pfd 30 days late.
  Docket No. 11-1827
Waiver request submitted by Randall Doucet regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his amended 2009 Tier 2.1 annual pfds 240 days late.
  Docket No. 11-1828
Waiver request submitted by Michael Stockwell regarding a $100 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 2 annual pfd 1 day late.
  Docket No. 11-1829
Waiver request submitted by Leroy Charles regarding a $500 late fee assessed for filing his 2009 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 10 days late.
  Docket No. 11-1830
Waiver request submitted by Anthony Robinson regarding a $2,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 2 annual pfd 25 days late.
  Docket No. 11-1831
Waiver request submitted by Michael DeJohn regarding a $2,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 2 annual pfd 48 days late.
  Docket No. 11-1833
Waiver request submitted by Matt Matherne regarding a $2,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2009 Tier 2 annual pfd 36 days late.
  Docket No. 12-001
Waiver request submitted by Alan Levine regarding a $3,500 for filing his 2010 Tier 1 annual pfd 7 days late.
  Docket No. 12-008
Waiver request submitted by Chris Ardoin regarding a $1,500 late fee for filing his 2009 Tier 3 candidate pfd 309 days late.
  Docket No. 12-024
Waiver request submitted by Teresa Holden regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing her 2009 Tier 3 annual pfd 197 days late.
  Docket No. 12-025
Waiver request submitted by Vernon Martin regarding two separate $1,250 late fees assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 3 candidate and 2010 Tier 3 annual pfds each 25 days late.
  Docket No. 12-028
Waiver request submitted by Tommy Nelson regarding a $1,300 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 26 days late.
  Docket No. 12-029
Waiver request submitted by Teresa Holden regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for failing to timely amend her 2009 Tier 3 annual pfd.
  Docket No. 12-136
Waiver request submitted by Jan Scott Richard regarding a $2,500 late fee assessed for filing his amended 2009 Tier 2 candidate personal financial disclosure statement 183 days late.
  Docket No. 12-138
Waiver request submitted by Marcus Hunter regarding a $2,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 2 candidate personal financial disclosure statement 25 days late.
  Docket No. 12-139
Waiver request submitted by James Bayonne regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2009 Tier 2.1 annual personal financial disclosure statement 272 days late.
  Docket No. 12-140
Waiver request submitted by John G. Sorey regarding a $700 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 2 annual personal financial disclosure statement 7 days late.
  Docket No. 12-159
Waiver request submitted by Jolie Harris regarding a $650 late fee assessed for filing her 2009 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 13 days late and a $650 late fee assessed for filing her 2010 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 13 days late.
  Docket No. 12-164
Waiver request submitted by Naomi Alexander regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing her 2010 Tier 3 candidate pfd 208 days late.
  Docket No. 12-165
Waiver request submitted by Terry Landry regarding a $2,500 late fee assessed for filing a 2010 Tier 2 candidate personal financial disclosure statement 92 days late.
  Docket No. 12-182
Waiver request submitted by Kenny Ray Cox regarding a $2,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 2 candidate pfd 85 days late.
  Docket No. 12-183
Waiver request submitted by Shelton Cobb regarding a $700 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 2 annual pfd 7 days late.
G25.   WAIVER REQUESTS - SCHOOL BOARD DISCLOSURE
  Docket No. CHART
  Docket No. 11-1746
Waiver request submitted by Jesse McDonald regarding a $1,250 late fee assessed for filing his 2011-2012 school board disclosure statement 21 days late.
  Docket No. 11-1747
Waiver request submitted by Robbie LeBlanc regarding a $1,050 late fee assessed for filing his 2011-2012 school board disclosure statement 21 days late.
  Docket No. 11-1748
Waiver request submitted by Dan LeBlanc regarding a $1,050 late fee assessed for filing his 2011-2012 school board disclosure statement 21 days late.
  Docket No. 11-1749
Waiver request submitted by Edwin Buford, Jr. regarding a $1,050 late fee assessed for filing his 2011-2012 school board disclosure statement 21 days late.
  Docket No. 11-1825
Waiver request submitted by Libby Moran regarding a $200 late assessed for filing her school board disclosure statement late.