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

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

Executive Session
Consideration of complaints and reports deemed confidential pursuant to Section 1141 of the Code of Governmental Ethics.
Discussion in Executive Session of charges issued against Steve Lee, St. John the Baptist Parish Councilman.

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

GENERAL
Appearances
G1. Docket No. 11-113
Appearance in connection with a request for reconsideration that the Board waive the $360, $400 and $280 late fees assessed against Gilda L. Johnson, a candidate for Natchitoches Parish School Board, District 6 in the October 2, 2010 election, whose Special, EDE-P and 10-G campaign finance disclosure reports were filed 9, 20 and 7 days late.
G2. Docket No. 12-762
Appearance in connection with a request for reconsideration that the Board waive the $420 campaign finance late fee assessed against Allen Guillory, a candidate for State Representative, 40th District in the August 1, 2009 election, whose Supplemental campaign finance disclosure report was filed 7 days late.
G3. Docket No. 12-1170
Appearance in connection with a request for reconsideration of a waiver of a $1,500 campaign finance late fee assessed against Barbara Norton, a candidate for State Representative, District 3, in the October 22, 2011 election, whose 40-G campaign finance disclosure report was filed 25 days late.
G4. Docket No. 12-1436
Appearance in connection with a waiver request submitted by Sterling Lejeune regarding a $1,350 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 27 days late.
G5. Docket No. 12-1894
Appearance in connection with a request that the Board waive the $2,500 campaign finance late fee assessed against Dale Atkins, a candidate for Clerk of Orleans Parish Civil District Court, in the February 6, 2010 election, whose Supplemental campaign finance disclosure report was filed 237 days late.
Consent Agenda, Consent Opinions
&
Items Requiring No Board Action
G6. Docket No. 11-1202
Publication of a consent opinion regarding Natchez Mayor Edna Jones having a member of her immediate family hired by the Village.
G7. Docket No. 11-1256
Publication of a consent opinion regarding a company owned by the spouse of the St. John the Baptist Parish Communications District, 911 Manager, Leslie Foret, entering into transactions with the Communications District.
G8. Docket No. 11-1608
Publication of two consent opinions regarding Terri Courville, a member of the St. Landry Fire District #3 Civil Service Board, having a member of her immediate family, Kelly Rabalais, employed as a secretary.
G9. Docket No. 12-1617
Advisory opinion request regarding whether St. Tammany Fire District #12 can do training on trees donated by their attorney, Robert Barnett.
G10. Docket No. 12-1671
Request for an advisory opinion as to whether a water station may be located on the property of Representative James K. Armes III while he serves as a Louisiana State Representative.
G11. Docket No. 12-1677
Advisory opinion regarding whether Iberia Parish Councilwoman Aquicline Rener-Arnold may accept employment with the Louisiana Department of Social Services, Child Welfare Division as an investigator.
G12. Docket No. 12-1681
Request for an advisory opinion regarding whether the members of the City of Lake Charles Mayor's Armed Forces Commission are required to complete the annual ethics training pursuant to R.S. 42:1170A(3).
G13. Docket No. 12-1696
Advisory opinion regarding whether a member of the Iberia Parish Parish Council, Jerome Fitch, may enter into a contract with the City of Jeanerette.
G14. Docket No. 12-1709
Request for an advisory opinion regarding the propriety of the wife of Roscoe W. Lewis, Sr. serving as an Executive Director for Public Housing Authority in the district where Mr. Lewis serves as Justice of the Peace for the 8th Justice Court.
G15. Docket No. 12-1778
Advisory opinion regarding retired Assistant Secretary of the Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV), Kay B. Hodges, and her post-employment restrictions.
G16. Docket No. 12-1780
Advisory opinion regarding whether the former Director of Engineering for St. Tammany Parish, Johnny Bordelon, may accept employment with a engineering consulting firm that does business with St. Tammany Parish.
G17. Docket No. 12-1793
Request for an advisory opinion regarding whether the step-daughter of a Board Member of the East Carroll Parish Library Board of Control may be employed as Library Director.
G18. Docket No. 12-1797
An advisory opinion request from the Fire Chief of Rapides Parish Fire District No. 2 regarding whether a fire district can hire immediate family members of district chiefs employed within the fire district.
G19. Docket No. 12-1831
An advisory opinion request from the City Attorney for the Town of Mooringsport regarding whether Marilyn Miller may be employed as Town Clerk while her brother and father are employed as water operators for the Town of Mooringsport.
Regular Business
G20. Docket No. MINUTES
October 2012 Board Minutes
G21. Docket No. 12-1145
Reconsideration of a request that the Board waive the $2,000 campaign finance late fee assessed against Athletics in Action, a political action committee, whose 40-G campaign finance disclosure report was filed 60 days late.
G22. Docket No. 12-1615
Advisory opinion request from Mr. Jay Guillot, a member of the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE), regarding whether a company he owns may continue to participate in the Louisiana Incumbent Worker Training Program (IWTP).
G23.   WAIVER REQUESTS - CAMPAIGN FINANCE
  Docket No. Chart
November 2012 Campaign Finance Waiver Chart
  Docket No. 12-1359
Request that the Board waive the $1,000 and $200 campaign finance late fees assessed against Ray Lauga, Jr., a candidate for St. Bernard Parish Council, District A, in the October 22, 2011 election, whose 10-G and 40-G campaign finance disclosure reports were filed 231 and 5 days late.
  Docket No. 12-1502
Request that the Board waive the $1,000 campaign finance late fees assessed against Brenda Romero, who participated in a recall of Chuck Kleckley, a candidate for State Representative, 36th District in the October 22, 2011 election, whose 45th day (after filing recall petition) campaign finance disclosure report was filed 56 days late.
  Docket No. 12-1503
Request that the Board waive the $1,000 campaign finance late fees assessed against Angie Bonvillian, who participated in a recall of Governor Bobby Jindal, whose 45 day (after filing recall petition) campaign finance disclosure report was filed 56 days late.
  Docket No. 12-1789
Request that the Board waive the $640 campaign finance late fee assessed against Frank "Paco" Besson, a candidate for Grand Isle Chief of Police, in the March 24, 2012 election, whose 10-G campaign finance disclosure report was filed 16 days late.
  Docket No. 12-1790
Request that the Board waive the $440 and $320 campaign finance late fees assessed against C. O. Simpkins, a candidate for Coroner of Catahoula Parish, in the October 22, 2011 election, whose Special and EDE-P campaign finance disclosure reports were filed 11 and 8 days late.
  Docket No. 12-1842
Request that the Board waive the $2,000 campaign finance late fee assessed against Home Builder Association of Central LA, a political action committee, whose 10-G campaign finance disclosure report was filed 456 days late.
G24.   WAIVER REQUESTS - PERSONAL FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE
  Docket No. waiver
November 2012 PFD Waiver Chart.
  Docket No. 12-1623
Waiver request submitted by Dionne Lewis in regards to a $1,500 late fee filed for filing her 2010 tier 3 annual pfd 82 days late.
  Docket No. 12-1868
Waiver request submitted by Representative Wesley Bishop regarding a $2,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2009 Tier 2 candidate pfd 97 days late.