Meetings
 
Louisiana Board of Ethics
LaSalle Building
First Floor - Griffon Room
APRIL 18, 2013
1:00 PM
617 North 3rd Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Note: Meetings begin on April 18, 2013 and continue to April 19, 2013.

Executive Session
Consideration of complaints and reports deemed confidential pursuant to Section 1141 of the Code of Governmental Ethics.
Discussion in executive session regarding charges issued against Donald Villere.
Discussion in executive session regarding charges issued against Rayburn Boland and Elaine Boland.

Louisiana Board of Ethics
LaSalle Building
First Floor - LaBelle Room
APRIL 19, 2013
9:00 AM
617 North 3rd Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

GENERAL
Appearances
G1. Docket No. 12-2160
Advisory opinion request 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.
G2. Docket No. 13-253
Waiver request submitted by Larry Thibodeaux, a member of the Louisiana Sweet Potato Board, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 366 days late.
G3. Docket No. 13-283
Waiver request submitted by Derrick Frazier, a member of the Sicily Board of Aldermen, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2009 Tier 3 annual pfd 288 days late.
G4. Docket No. 13-313
Appearance in connection with a request that the Board waive the $60, $600, and $600 campaign finance late fees assessed against Justin L. Conner, Sr., a candidate for State Representative, District 21, in the October 22, 2011 election, whose 30-P, EDE-P, and 10-G campaign finance disclosure reports were filed 1, 358, and 17 days late.
G5. Docket No. 13-339
Appearance in connection with a request that the Board waive the $1,140 campaign finance late fee assessed against Derek Babcock, a candidate for State Senate, District 13, in the October 22, 2011 election, whose Supplemental campaign finance disclosure report was filed 19 days late.
Consent Agenda, Consent Opinions
&
Items Requiring No Board Action
G6. Docket No. 12-328
Dismissal of charges filed against Andrew "Candy" Rhodes, a candidate for St. Bernard Parish Council, District E, in the October 22, 2011 who failed to file his EDE-P report.
G7. Docket No. 13-013
Advisory opinion regarding whether Dr. Chris Lartigue may contract back with the LSU Bogalusa Medical Center, within two years of the termination of his employment with the LSU Bogalusa Medical Center, to provide psychiatric services, which he provided during his employment with the Medical Center.
G8. 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.
G9. Docket No. 13-203
Advisory opinion regarding the post employment restrictions applicable to Ellroy James, a former Attorney for the Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR).
G10. Docket No. 13-204
Advisory opinion regarding what can be done to protect the job of the spouse of Carl Contranchis, former Clerk of Court for the City of Gretna, while he campaigns for a position on the Gretna City Council.
G11. Docket No. 13-208
Advisory opinion request regarding whether an Assistant District Attorney for the 21st Judicial District Court and his law firm may represent individuals and corporations that lobby the East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council on certain issues.
G12. Docket No. 13-221
Advisory opinion request regarding whether a nominee may be appointed to the Lady of the Sea Hospital Board while his wife is employed with the Lady of the Sea Hospital.
G13. Docket No. 13-222
Advisory opinion request from Mayor Rickey Fontenot regarding whether the Town of Mamou may obtain insurance coverage from Dupuis Insurance Co., a local insurance company which the elected Police Chief Gregory Dupuis, is part owner.
G14. Docket No. 13-225
Advisory opinion regarding whether a member of the Iota Long Point Drainage Board and a Constable for Ward 4, Michael Habetz, may serve as an independent contractor for the Acadia Parish School Board.
G15. Docket No. 13-230
Advisory opinion regarding whether Donna Bertrand, the Human Resource Director for Acadia Parish Police Jury, may be appointed and have a vote on the Personnel Committee for the Police Jury.
G16. Docket No. 13-233
Advisory opinion request regarding whether board meetings of the Terrebonne Parish Fire District #10 and the DuLarge Volunteer Fire Department may be transmitted electronically to a member of its Board of Commissioners by computer to his work location.
G17. Docket No. 13-237
Advisory opinion request regarding fund raising for the Bossier Sheriff 's Young Marine Program.
G18. Docket No. 13-259
Advisory opinion request regarding whether Mr. Patrick S. MacDanel a former Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) supervisory biologist for wetland deliniations is prohibited from contracting to provide documentation services for the National Enviromantal Protection Act. (NEPA)
G19. Docket No. 13-265
Advisory opinion regarding whether a company which employs Chuck Autin, a member of the City of Franklin Council, may sell cars to the City of Franklin.
G20. Docket No. 13-267
Advisory opinion request from Mr. Lynn Guidry a member of the Lafayette Parish School System "Community Education Plan Committee" regarding whether he may bid on a project with the Lafayette Parish School System for Architecture services.
G21. Docket No. 13-272
Advisory opinion regarding whether an employee of the Architectural Services Division of the Department of Public Works, Robert Gray, may provide architectural services to the brother, (Patrick Keller) of an employee (Joe Keller) of a contractor (Charles Carter Construction) to the City of Baton Rouge.
G22. Docket No. 13-294
Advisory opinion request reguarding a potential conflict of interest between Eric Miller a candidate for Kenner City Council in 2014 and his wife's company Miller Foto of Kenner, LLC.
G23. Docket No. 13-299
Advisory opinion request from Richard Cortizas New Orleans City Attorney regarding whether Nolan Marshall an employee of the Downtown Development District would be prohibited from being appointed to the City Planning Commission.
G24. Docket No. 13-303
Advisory opinion request from Mr. Raymond Impastato regarding employment conducting oyster lease surveys following his retirement from the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (DWF).
G25. Docket No. 13-304
Advisory opinion regarding whether Mr. Larry Bergeron, a former city councilman for Morgan City, may be appointed to the Cemetery Committee within two years of the expiration of his term of office.
G26. Docket No. 13-306
Advisory opinion regarding whether State Representative Dalton W. Honore may serve on the Southern University System Foundation (Foundation) Board while a member of State House of Representatives.
G27. Docket No. 13-311
Advisory opinion request regarding whether Kevin Voisin, a former Terrebonne Parish Council Member, may be appointed to serve on the Terrebonne Economic Development Authority Board.
G28. Docket No. 13-353
Advisory opinion request from Byron Hines the Administrator of the Louisiana Northwest War Veterans Home (Home) regarding whether the Ethics Code would prohibit him from promoting Linda Pullit to the Director of Nursing position while her sister Wanda Harris is employed at the Home.
Disclosure Reports
G29. Docket No. 12-972
Charges regarding the failure to file a 2010 Tier 3 annual pfd by Jeffery Weed.
G30. Docket No. 12-1094
Charges regarding the failure to file a 2010 Tier 3 candidate pfd by Joseph Jason.
G31. Docket No. 13-275
Notice of disclosures filed with the Board during the month of February 2013.
G32. Docket No. 13-276
Notice of disclosures filed with the Board during the month of January 2013.
Regular Business
G33. Docket No. MINUTES
March 2013 Board Minutes
G34. Docket No. 12-536
Reconsideration of a request that the Board waive the $1,400 campaign finance late fee assessed against Shreveport Committee on Political Education, a political action committee, whose EDE-G campaign finance disclosure report was filed 7 days late.
G35. Docket No. 12-2100
Reconsideration of a waiver request submitted by Clarice Kirkland regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing her amended 2009 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 525 days late.
G36. Docket No. 12-2145
Reconsideration of a waiver request submitted by Sarah Lee regarding a $2,500 late fee assessed for filing her 2011 Tier 2 annual pfd 115 days late.
G37. Docket No. 13-053
Untimely waiver request submitted by Douglas Miller, Constable for Tensas Parish, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 3 annual pfd 222 days late.
G38. Docket No. 13-055
Untimely waiver request submitted by Shane Hart, a member of the Boeuf River Soil & Water Commission, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his amended 2008 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 704 days late.
G39. Docket No. 13-086
Untimely waiver request submitted by Julie Vezinot, a member of the Commerce and Industry Board, regarding a $750 late fee assessed for filing her 2010 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 15 days late.
G40. Docket No. 13-087
Untimely waiver request submitted by Harry Voight, Jr., the Police Chief for the Village of Provencal, regarding a $500 late fee assessed for filing his 2009 Tier 3 annual pfd 10 days late; and a $1,500 late fee for filing his 2009 Tier 3 candidate pfd 402 days late.
G41. Docket No. 13-088
Untimely waiver request submitted by Joseph Cassimere, member of the St. Landry Parish School Board, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2012-2013 School Board Disclosure Statement 42 days late.
G42. Docket No. 13-089
Untimely waiver request submitted by Maria Coleman, candidate for the Roseland Board of Aldermen, regarding a $650 late fee assessed for filing her 2011 Tier 3 candidate pfd 13 days late.
G43. Docket No. 13-090
Untimely waiver request submitted by Shelly Tastet, a member of the St. Charles Parish Council, regarding a $2,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2009 Tier 2 annual pfd 136 days late.
G44. Docket No. 13-092
Untimely waiver request submitted by Naomi Houston, a member of the Cotton Valley Board of Aldermen, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing her 2010 Tier 3 candidate pfd 208 days late.
G45. Docket No. 13-094
Untimely waiver request submitted by Fred Ballard, a member of the Provencal Board of Aldermen, regarding a $850 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 3 annual pfd 17 days late.
G46. Docket No. 13-106
Reconsideration of an advisory opinion request regarding whether Judge Robert Murphy, of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal, may use his campaign funds to pay two weeks pay to an employee.
G47. Docket No. 13-184
Advisory opinion regarding whether the Louisiana Bankers Association PAC may give a contribution to a 501(c)(6) organization.
G48. Docket No. 13-211
Advisory opinion request regarding the propriety of University of New Orleans (UNO) campus organizations accepting donated items of substantial value from private companies that have a business relationship with UNO and conducting events wherein employees of UNO may win those donated items.
G49. Docket No. 13-231
Advisory opinion request regarding the post employment restrictions applicable to Ms. Gail Kelso upon the termination of her employment with the Louisiana Department of Child and Family Services to seek employment with the National Center for Professional Development and Workforce Initiatives.
G50. Docket No. 13-307
Advisory opinion request regarding whether Dr. Katherine Williams may serve as a member of the St. Tammany Parish Hospital Board and whether she may receive payments for services provided as a physician from insurers while a member of the St. Tammany Parish Hospital Board.
G51. Docket No. 13-309
Advisory opinion regarding whether a former member of the Iberia Parish School Board, Paul Distefano, may apply for a promotion with the School District where he was previously permitted to accept a teaching position with the School System.
G52. Docket No. 13-341
Reconsideration of a request that the Board waive the $400 campaign finance late fee assessed against Belton Moore, a candidate for Alderman-at-Large for the Town of Vivian, in the October 2, 2010 election, whose Special campaign finance disclosure report was filed 14 days late.
G53. Docket No. LEGISLA
Bills introduced for the 2013 Regular Legislative Session that affect the laws under the jurisdiction of the Board of Ethics.
G54.   WAIVER REQUESTS - CAMPAIGN FINANCE
  Docket No. Chart
April 2013 Campaign Finance Waiver Request Chart
  Docket No. 13-273
Request that the Board waive the $440 campaign finance late fee assessed against Citizens for West Feliciana Parish, a political action committee, whose 40-day after the election campaign finance disclosure report was filed 11 days late.
  Docket No. 13-290
Request that the Board waive the $800 campaign finance late fee assessed against SEIU Local 21 LA, a political action committee, whose Monthly campaign finance disclosure report was filed 4 days late.
  Docket No. 13-291
Request that the Board waive the $600 campaign finance late fee assessed against Denise Holden, a candidate for Orleans City Council, in the February 6, 2010 election, whose Supplemental campaign finance disclosure report was filed 10 days late.
  Docket No. 13-292
Request that the Board waive the $400 campaign finance late fee assessed against Cade Benoit, a candidate for Acadia Parish Police Jury, District 7, in the October 22, 2011 election, whose 10-G campaign finance disclosure report was filed 350 days late.
  Docket No. 13-314
Request that the Board waive the $2,000, $2,000, $2,000, and $2,000 campaign finance late fees assessed against Emmitt Coleman, a candidate for Sheriff of Franklin Parish, in the October 22, 2011 election, whose 30-P, 10-P, EDE-P and 10-G campaign finance disclosure reports were filed 529,509,489,and 481 days late.
  Docket No. 13-337
Request that the Board waive the $2,000, $2,000, $2,000, and $2,000 campaign finance late fees assessed against Home Builder Association of Central LA, a political action committee whose 10-G campaign finance disclosure report for the March 27, 2010 election was filed 456 days late, and 30-P, 10-P, and 10-G campaign finance disclosure reports for the October 2, 2010 election were filed 322, 302, and 269 days late.
  Docket No. 13-338
Request that the Board waive the $420 campaign finance late fee assessed against Joseph B. Cormier, a candidate for Lafayette City Court Marshall, in the October 4, 2008 election, whose Supplemental campaign finance disclosure report was filed 7 days late.
  Docket No. 13-340
Request that the Board waive the $600 campaign finance late fee assessed against Richard Wayne "Rick" Foster, a candidate for Coroner of Tangipahoa Parish, in the October 22, 2011 election, whose Supplemental campaign finance disclosure reportwas filed 10 days late.
G55.   WAIVER REQUESTS - PERSONAL FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE
  Docket No. waiver
PFD Waiver Chart
  Docket No. 12-1168
Waiver request submitted by Mario Brown, White Castle Chief of Police, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2009 Tier 3 annual pfd 362 days late.
  Docket No. 12-1952
Waiver request submitted by Brad Robin, Sr., a member of the Louisiana Oyster Task Force, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2009 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 406 days late; a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 406 days late; and $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2011 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 48 days late.
  Docket No. 12-2097
Waiver request submitted by Houston Rax, Jr., a candidate for Alexandria City council in the November 6, 2012 election, regarding a $2,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2011 Tier 2 candidate pfd 25 days late.
  Docket No. 13-083
Waiver request submitted by Clovis Mathews, Sr., a candidate for the Clinton Board of Aldermen in the November 6, 2012 election, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2011 Tier 3 candidate pfd 40 days late.
  Docket No. 13-254
Waiver request submitted by Eddie Hearns, a member of the Caldwell Parish Police Jury, regarding a $1,500 late and a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2009 and 2010 Tier 3 annual pfds 315 days and 315 days late, respectfully.
  Docket No. 13-255
Waiver request submitted by Bobby Joe Milner, Village of Choudrant Police Chief, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2009 Tier 3 annual pfd 295 days late.
  Docket No. 13-256
Waiver request submitted by Lisa Chafford, Bastrop City Marshall, regarding a $2,500 late fee, a $2,500 late fee, and $2,500 late fee assessed for filing her 2009 Tier 2 annual pfd 315 days late, her 2010 Tier 2 annual pfd 315 days late, and her 2011 Tier 2 annual pfd 48 days late.
  Docket No. 13-257
Waiver request submitted by Alice Guess, a member of the Leesville City Council, regarding a $500 late fee assessed for filing her amended 2010 Tier 2 annual pfd 5 days late.
  Docket No. 13-258
Waiver request submitted by Rose McCulloch, a member of the Shreveport City Council, regarding a $2,200 late fee assessed for filing her amended 2010 Tier 2 annual pfd 22 days late.
  Docket No. 13-279
Waiver request submitted by Robert Williams, a member of the Lane Regional Medical Center Board, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2009 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 38 days late and a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 38 days late.
  Docket No. 13-280
Waiver request submitted by Greg Baldwin, a member of the EBR Parish School Board, regarding a $2,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 2 annual pfd 333 days late.
  Docket No. 13-281
Waiver request submitted by Deborah Alexander, a member of the St. Gabriel City Council, regarding a $2,500 late fee assessed for filing her 2009 Tier 2 annual pfd 339 days late; a $2,500 late fee assessed for filing her 2010 Tier 2 annual pfd 339 days late; and a $2,500 late fee assessed for filing her 2011 Tier 2 annual pfd 94 days late.
  Docket No. 13-284
Waiver request submitted by Kenneth Kern, a member of the Jeanerette Board of Aldermen, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 3 candidate pfd in connection with the April 2, 2011 election 512 days late.
  Docket No. 13-285
Waiver request submitted by Stephanie Davis, a member of the International School of Louisiana Board, regarding a $800 late fee assessed for filing her 2011 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 16 days late.
  Docket No. 13-286
Waiver request submitted by Peter Bock, a member of the Killian Board of Aldermen, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 3 annual pfd 294 days late.
  Docket No. 13-287
Waiver request submitted by Marilyn Ardoin, a member of the Evangeline Parish Solid Waste Commission, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing her amended 2008 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 337 days late.
G56.   WAIVER REQUESTS - HOSPITAL DISCLOSURE
  Docket No. 13-288
Waiver request submitted by Floyd Marshall, Sr., a member of the St. James Parish Hospital Service District, regarding a $250 late fee assessed for filing his 2013 Hospital Service District Disclosure 5 days late.