Meetings
 
Louisiana Board of Ethics
LaSalle Building
First Floor - Griffon Room
MARCH 14, 2013
1:00 PM
617 North 3rd Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Note: Meetings begin on March 14, 2013 and continue to March 15, 2013.

Executive Session
Consideration of complaints and reports deemed confidential pursuant to Section 1141 of the Code of Governmental Ethics.
Discussion in Executive Session of Denise and Robert Rome, the sister and brother-in-law of Michel Claudet, President of Terrebonne Parish, entering into transactions that are under the supervision of Terrebonne Parish.

Louisiana Board of Ethics
LaSalle Building
First Floor - LaBelle Room
MARCH 15, 2013
9:00 AM
617 North 3rd Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

GENERAL
Appearances
G1. Docket No. 12-943
Waiver request submitted by Vickie Briscoe regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing her 2009 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 266 days late.
G2. Docket No. 12-1900
Appearance in connection with a request for a reconsideration that the Board waive the $540 late fee assessed against Yvette Alexander, a candidate for City Court Court, City of Baton Rouge in the November 6, 2012 election, whose 30-P campaign finance report was filed 9 days late.
G3. Docket No. 12-2085
Waiver request submitted by Arthur Leonard, Jr. regarding a $1,250 late fee assessed for filing his 2011 Tier 3 candidate pfd 25 days late.
G4. Docket No. 12-2086
Waiver request submitted by Havis Drummond regarding a $1,350 late fee assessed for filing his 2009 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 27 days late.
G5. Docket No. 12-2139
Appearance in connection with a waiver request submitted by Marlin Gusman regarding a $2,500 late fee assessed for filing his amended 2009 Tier 2 annual pfd 301 days late.
G6. Docket No. 12-2160
Advisory opinion regarding whether Gregory St. Etienne may resign from the Board of Directors of FirstLine Schools, Inc., and accept employment with a nonprofit, and provide services to FirstLine Schools, Inc., through the nonprofit.
G7. Docket No. 13-019
Appearance in connection with a request that the Board waive the $1,000 and $200 campaign finance late fees assessed against Claston Bernard, a candidate for Gonzales City Council, District D, in the November 6, 2012 election, whose 30-P and 10-G campaign finance disclosure reports were filed 34 and 5 days late.
G8. Docket No. 13-131
Appearance in connection with a request that the Board waive the $2,500 campaign finance late fee assessed against Regina Bartholomew, a candidate for Judge, Orleans Civil District Court, in the October 22, 2011 election, whose 90-P campaign finance disclosure report was filed 134 days late.
G9. Docket No. 13-138
Appearance in connection with a request that the Board waive the $2,000 campaign finance late fee assessed against Justin L. Conner, Sr., a candidate for State Representative, District 21, in the October 22, 2011 election, whose 10-P campaign finance disclosure report was filed 404 days late.
G10. Docket No. 13-145
Advisory opinion request from Murphy Pontiff, a St. Mary Parish School Board member, inquiring about post-employment restrictions.
G11. Docket No. 13-169
Advisory opinion regarding whether Baldwin Ready Mix, Corp., a company in which Representative Stuart Bishop owns a controlling interest, may provide concrete and concrete materials to private and public works projects in Louisiana.
Consent Agenda, Consent Opinions
&
Items Requiring No Board Action
G12. Docket No. 11-511
Consideration of a consent order regarding St. Charles Parish Councilman, Paul Hogan, participating in discussions and votes involving a neighbor's rezoning request before the St. Charles Parish Council.
G13. Docket No. 12-341
Charges involving Mr. Charles Sullivan of Many, Louisiana and his failure to file an EDE-P report.
G14. Docket No. 12-1904
Advisory opinion request from Juanita Forbes, a member of the Louisiana Senior Olympic Games Board, regarding another member of the Board being interested in serving as the Executive Director.
G15. Docket No. 13-099
An advisory opinion request from the Vermilion Parish Tourist Commission regarding the Vermilion Parish Police Jury appointing a Police Juror, Ronald Darby, to sit on the board of the Vermilion Parish Tourist Commission.
G16. Docket No. 13-100
Advisory opinion request regarding whether Gentry Major can be employed by Veolia Water when his mother, Barbara Major, works for The Regional Transit Authority.
G17. Docket No. 13-101
Advisory opinion regarding whether Dr. Rebekah Gee may become the Louisiana Medicaid Medical Director for the Department of Health and Hospitals, Bureau of Health Services Financing, while employed with the LSU School of Public Health.
G18. Docket No. 13-102
Advisory opinion request regarding whether it would be a violation of the Code if the Caddo Parish District Attorney Administrator, Gary Gaskinto, provided an uncompensated testimonial for Carr, Riggs and Ingram, LLC., a company who audits the books for the District Attorney's Office.
G19. Docket No. 13-105
Advisory opinion request regarding whether the son of the Fire Administrator for Tangipahoa Parish Rural Fire District #2 may be employed as a part-time employee of the Independence Volunteer Fire Department.
G20. Docket No. 13-116
Advisory opinion request from Ms. Judith Bell a former employee of the Department of Motor Vehicles regarding any post employment restrictions that would prevent her from opening a driving school.
G21. Docket No. 13-117
Advisory opinion regarding Savoy's Bail Bonding Service, LLC, owned by Ville Platte Police Officer Nathaniel Savoy, producing bail bonds in parishes other than Evangeline Parish.
G22. Docket No. 13-119
Advisory opinion request regarding whether an Assistant District Attorney for the 39th Judicial District in Red River Parish may accept a private counsel position with the City of Coushatta and/or the Red River Parish Port Commission.
G23. Docket No. 13-120
Advisory opinion regarding whether a newly hired Assistant District Attorney for St. Landry Parish, David Pitre, may lease office space from the retired Assistant District Attorney for St. Landry Parish who is also his mother-in-law.
G24. Docket No. 13-121
Consideration of a disqualification plan regarding the Cottonport Town Clerk, Theresa Anderson and the Chief of Police, Ernest Anderson, submitted to avoid violations of La. R.S. 42:1112.
G25. Docket No. 13-123
Advisory opinion request from Alderman Robert Owens from the Town of Welsh asking if he is in violation of the Code of Governmental Ethics for continuing to serve as a volunteer reserve police officer for the town after being elected as Alderman.
G26. Docket No. 13-139
Advisory opinion request regarding whether John Ray Crispino is required to file a R.S. 42:1114 disclosure statement.
G27. Docket No. 13-140
Advisory opinion request regarding whether the Mayor of the Village of Forest Hill may operate a private business and advertise it with the Louisiana Municipal Association.
G28. Docket No. 13-148
Advisory opinion request regarding the propriety of Plaquemines Parish dredging a canal partially owned by public servants of Plaquemines Parish.
G29. Docket No. 13-149
Advisory opinion request regarding Julie Burleigh, the wife of Kirk Burleigh, a Police Juror from Cameron Parish, serving on one of the appointed boards in Cameron Parish.
G30. Docket No. 13-171
Advisory opinion request regarding Ms. Tammy Conner an employee of the Department of Public Safety & Corrections regarding any post employment restrictions that would prevent her from opening a driving school.
G31. Docket No. 13-199
Advisory opinion request regarding whether J.P. Morgan Chase can contract with the Morehouse Parish School Board when School Board member Tamika Farrell is employed by Chase Mortgage.
Disclosure Reports
G32. Docket No. 11-1539
Charges issued against James Goode, Jr. , Mayor of Sicily Island, for his failure to file his 2009 Tier 3 annual personal financial disclosure statement.
G33. Docket No. 11-1540
Charges regarding the Mayor of Sicily Island, James Goode, Jr.'s, failure to file his 2009 Tier 3 candidate personal financial disclosure statement.
G34. Docket No. 12-1046
Charges regarding the failure to file a 2009 Tier 3 annual pfd, 2010 Tier 3 annual pfd and a 2010 Tier 3 candidate pfd by Errol Domingues, a member of the Vermilion Parish Police Jury, District 8.
Regular Business
G35. Docket No. MINUTES
February 2013 Board Minutes
G36. Docket No. 10-1111
Additional information in connection with a request for reconsideration of the $300 (with $500 suspended) late fee and $900 late fees assessed against John F. Schwegmann, a candidate for Public Service Commissioner, Dis. 3, Jefferson Parish in the October 2, 2010 election, whose 30-P and EDE-P campaign finance disclosure reports were filed 8 and 9 days late.
G37. Docket No. 12-533
Request for reconsideration that the Board waive the $1,560 and $360 campaign finance late fees assessed against Earl F. Dauterive, III, a candidate for St. Bernard Council, Western Division in the October 22, 2011 election, whose 30-P and 10-P campaign finance disclosure reports were filed 26 and 6 days late.
G38. Docket No. 12-1898
Reconsideration of a request that the Board waive the $1,400 campaign finance late fee assessed against Gerald A. Cvitanovich, a candidate for Coroner of Jefferson Parish, in the October 22, 2011 election, whose 30-P campaign finance disclosure report was filed 14 days late
G39. Docket No. 12-1899
Reconsideration of a request that the Board waive the $120 campaign finance late fee assessed against Jason Coleman a candidate for Orleans Parish School Board, in the November 6, 2012 election, whose 30-P campaign finance disclosure report was filed 2 days late.
G40. Docket No. 12-1901
Request for reconsideration by the Board of a waiver of the $700, $300 and $100 campaign finance late fees assessed against Caroline Fayard, a candidate for Lt. Governor, in the October 2, 2010 election, whose two (2) Special and EDE-P campaign finance disclosure reports were filed 7, 3, and 1 day(s) late.
G41. Docket No. 13-106
Advisory opinion regarding whether Judge Robert Murphy, of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal, may use his campaign funds to reimburse his employees the cost of COBRA expenses and to pay an employee two weeks worth of pay.
G42. Docket No. 13-172
Advisory opinion regarding whether a newly elected member of the St. Tammany Parish Council, Maureen O'Brien may use her campaign funds to pay for several organizations in which she is a member and the broadcast of her radio show.
G43.   WAIVER REQUESTS - CAMPAIGN FINANCE
  Docket No. CHART
March 2013 Campaign Finance Waiver Chart
  Docket No. 13-127
Request that the Board waive the $800 campaign finance late fee assessed against Tracey Flemings-Davillier, a candidate for Judge, Orleans Criminal District Court, Sec. B, in the November 6, 2012 election, whose EDE-P campaign finance disclosure report was filed 8 days late.
  Docket No. 13-128
Request that the Board waive the $1,000 campaign finance late fee assessed against Joseph Roger Bergeron, a candidate for Mayor of Port Allen, in the November 6, 2012 election, whose Special campaign finance disclosure report was filed 45 days late.
  Docket No. 13-129
Request that the Board waive the $420, $120, and $480 campaign finance late fees assessed against Emile Hurts, Jr., a candidate for Alexandria City Council, in the November 6, 2012 election, whose 30-P, 10-P, and 10-G campaign finance disclosure reports were filed 7, 2, and 8 days late.
  Docket No. 13-130
Request that the Board waive the $800 campaign finance late fee assessed against Ronald Berry, a candidate for Morgan City Council, in the November 6, 2012 election, whose 30-P campaign finance disclosure report was filed 20 days late.
  Docket No. 13-133
Request that the Board waive the $600 campaign finance late fee assessed against Myron K. Lawson, a candidate for Alexandria City Council, in the September 30, 2006 election, whose Supplemental campaign finance disclosure report was filed 694 days late.
  Docket No. 13-135
Request that the Board waive the $160 campaign finance late fee assessed against Ascension Republican Parish Executive Committee, a political action committee, whose 40-G campaign finance report was filed 36 days late.
  Docket No. 13-136
Request that the Board waive the $60 and $180 campaign finance late fees assessed against James E. Slaughter, Jr., a candidate for East Baton Rouge Parish Metro City Council, District 2, in the November 6, 2012 election, whose 10-P and EDE-P campaign finance disclosure reports were filed 1 and 3 day(s) late.
  Docket No. 13-137
Request that the Board waive the $600 campaign finance late fee assessed against Milton Gordon, a candidate for Alexandria City Council, in the November 6, 2012 election, whose 30-P campaign finance disclosure report was filed 20 days late.
  Docket No. 13-185
Request that the Board waive the $160 campaign finance late fee assessed against Scarlett Milton Major, a candidate for Aldermen, City of Walker, in the November 6, 2012 election, whose Special campaign finance disclosure report was filed 4 days late.
G44.   WAIVER REQUESTS - LOBBYING
  Docket No. CHART
March 2013 Lobbying Waiver Chart
  Docket No. 12-1944
Request that the Board reconsider waiving the $1,000 late fees assessed against Robert Stephens for his failure to timely file a lobbyist expenditure report.
  Docket No. 13-161
Request that the Board waive the $150 late fee assessed against Kelli Bottger for failure to timely a lobbyist expenditure report.
  Docket No. 13-162
Request that the Board waive the $150 late fee assessed against Camille Conaway for her failure to timely file a lobbyist expenditure report.
G45.   WAIVER REQUESTS - PERSONAL FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE
  Docket No. CHART
March 2013 PFD Waiver Chart
  Docket No. 12-1432
Waiver request submitted by Frank Mitchell regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 3 annual pfd 230 days late.
  Docket No. 12-2092
Waiver request submitted by Beverly Huey regarding two $1,400 ($2,800) late fees assessed for filing her 2009 and 2010 Tier 2.1 annual pfds 28 days late.
  Docket No. 13-085
Waiver request submitted by Richard Artigue regarding a $2,500 late fee assessed for filing his amended 2008 Tier 2 annual pfd 565 days late.
  Docket No. 13-091
Waiver request submitted by Bryan Wooley regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his amended 2010 Tier 2 annual pfd 15 days late.