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

Note: Meetings begin on July 18, 2013 and continue to July 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 of litigation involving Elizabeth Jones, former employee of the City of Grambling.
Discussion in executive session of litigation in Louisiana Board of Ethics v. Melvin "Kip" Holden, Court of Appeal, First Circuit, 2012-CA-1127.

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

GENERAL
Appearances
G1. Docket No. 12-2047
Appearance in connection with a request for reconsideration that the Board waive the $1,000 and $1,000 campaign finance late fees assessed against John Perry Gallow, a candidate for Chief of Police for the City of Opelousas in the October 2, 2010 election, whose EDE-P and 10-G campaign finance disclosure reports were filed 55 and 147 days late.
G2. Docket No. 12-2202
Reconsideration of a request that the Board waive the $1,080, $2,000, and $600 campaign finance late fees assessed against Thomas L. Arnold, Sr., a candidate for Orleans Parish Council, District C, in the February 6, 2010 election, whose 30-P, 10-P, and Supplemental campaign finance disclosure reports were filed 18, 40, and 527 days late.
G3. Docket No. 13-312
Appearance in connection with a request that the Board waive the $400 and $400 campaign finance late fees assessed against Michael A. Ragusa, a candidate for Mayor of Independence, in the March 24, 2012 election, whose EDE-P and EDE-G campaign finance disclosure reports were filed 294 and 279 days late.
G4. Docket No. 13-577
Waiver request submitted by Ray Trisler, Richland Parish Constable, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 3 annual pfd 345 days late.
G5. Docket No. 13-715
Advisory opinion regarding whether a member of the St. Mary Parish Hospital Service District No. 1 (the "District") may continue to provide compensated services to Whitney Bank if the District contracts with Whitney Bank for investment services.
G6. Docket No. 13-853
Request that the Board waive a $840 late fee that was assessed against Edwin Shorty, a candidate for Orleans Parish City Court Constable in the November 6, 2012 election whose 10-G report was filed 14 days late.
Consent Agenda, Consent Opinions
&
Items Requiring No Board Action
G7. Docket No. 13-508
Advisory opinion request regarding whether the daughter of Dirk Guidry a member of the Terrebonne Parish Council, would be prohibited from applying to participate in the Terrebonne Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Buyout Program.
G8. Docket No. 13-644
Request for an advisory opinion regarding whether Mr. William Hulin may be promoted to the Iberia Parish Facility Maintenance Supervisor while his wife serves as custodian of New Iberia's Veterans Memorial Building.
G9. Docket No. 13-682
Advisory opinion request from Mehdi Nilforoushan regarding whether he may work with consultants on state projects on a contractual basis after his retirement from the Department of Transportation and Development.
G10. Docket No. 13-683
Advisory opinion regarding when a former member of the Iberia Parish Airport Authority, Kenneth Squires, may seek employment with various companies that have relationships with the Airport Authority.
G11. Docket No. 13-687
Advisory opinion request regarding whether the Ethics Code would prohibit Matt Johns, a Department of Transportation (DOTD) Transportation Planner in Section 85 from accepting a part-time position with his former employer Rapides Area Planning Commission (RAPC).
G12. Docket No. 13-692
Advisory opinion regarding whether James Donelon, Commissioner of Insurance and President of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), may travel on behalf of the NAIC to various meetings, functions, and speaking engagements and receive reimbursements from the NAIC for the travel.
G13. Docket No. 13-705
Request for an advisory opinion from Ms. Janice Simmons concerning the propriety of Grambling State University (GSU) receiving an erroneously awarded grant, and assisting in administering the grant as a pass through on behalf of the intended grant recipient, the Greater North Louisiana Community Development Corporation (GNLCDC).
G14. Docket No. 13-706
Advisory opinion request from Ms. Jackie Heber concerning her employment with Motiva Enterprises (Motiva) following her resignation with the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).
G15. Docket No. 13-713
Advisory opinion request regarding the propriety of Monceaux Fire & Safety, LLC, conducting business with certain public entities.
G16. Docket No. 13-717
Request for an advisory opinion forwarded from the Office of the Louisiana Attorney General regarding Mr. Neil Lartigue, Chief of the Ville Platte Police Department, and whether his business may begin providing lawn services for the Ville Platte Housing Authority.
G17. Docket No. 13-721
Advisory opinion regarding whether Michelle Haj-Broussard, professor for McNeese State University, is required to file a disclosure form with the Board of Ethics in connection with her acceptance of lodging and meals from La Main a la Pate Foundation.
G18. Docket No. 13-724
Advisory opinion regarding whether the members of the Lake Fosse Point, Lake Dautrerive, and Grand Avoille Cove Advisory Board are required to file annual personal financial disclosure statements pursuant to R.S. 42:1124.2.1.
G19. Docket No. 13-725
Advisory Opinion Request regarding whether the members of the Louisiana Artificial Reef Development Council are required to file an annual personal financial disclosure statement pursuant to R.S. 42:1124.2.1
G20. Docket No. 13-846
Advisory opinion request regarding the proper use of public funds by the Amite River Basin Drainage and Water Conservation District.
G21. Docket No. 13-847
Advisory opinion request from Ms. Margaret Doucet regarding her employment with the City of Opelousas and her proposed employment with the Town of Washington.
G22. Docket No. 13-854
Advisory opinion regarding whether Ms. Carolyn Hill can be employed by Nonpublic Educational Services, Inc. (NESI) while serving as a member of the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE).
G23. Docket No. 13-856
Advisory opinion regarding whether the members of the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation Board of Directors are required to file annual personal financial disclosure statements pursuant to R.S. 42:1124.2.1.
G24. Docket No. 13-859
Advisory opinion request regarding whether St. Mary Parish Water & Sewer Commission 2 may continue to purchase electrical parts from Lafayette Electric after the appointment of a new commissioner who works at Lafayette Electric.
G25. Docket No. 13-860
Advisory opinion request from Chief Mac Dickinson of the Harahan Police Department as to the appropriate use of campaign funds in connection with the purchase of a vehicle.
G26. Docket No. 13-861
Advisory opinion request regarding whether certain members of the St. Charles Parish Government would be prohibitedby the Ethics Code from renting the Edward A. Dufresne Community Center which is owned and managed by St. Charles Parish.
G27. Docket No. 13-902
Request for an advisory opinion from Mr. Paul Aucoin regarding an offer extended to him to serve as the Executive Director for the Port of South Louisiana following his recommendation to the port to look into filing a B.P. claim.
Disclosure Reports
G28. Docket No. 11-1538
Charges regarding Ronald Goff's failure to file his 2010 Tier 2 annual personal financial disclosure statement.
G29. Docket No. 13-888
Answer submitted on behalf of Caddo Parish Juvenile Court Judge Paul Young, a member of the Louisiana Law Enforcement Commission in response to a notice of delinquency requesting he file his 2011 Tier 2.1 annual pfd.
G30. Docket No. 13-889
Answer submitted on behalf of Ms. Irma M. Wright, a member of the Greater Alexandria Economic Development Authority, in response to a notice of delinquency requesting she file her 2011 Tier 2.1 annual pfd.
G31. Docket No. 13-890
Answer submitted on behalf of Ms. Janet M. Wood, a member of the Lafayette Downtown Development Authority, in response to a notice of delinquency requesting she file her 2011 Tier 2.1 annual pfd.
G32. Docket No. 13-891
Answer submitted on behalf of Mr. Stanley Smith, a member of the Red River Soil and Water Commission, in response to a notice of delinquency requesting he file his 2011 Tier 2.1 annual pfd.
G33. Docket No. 13-892
Answer submitted on behalf of Provencal Alderman, Wilson "W.E." O'Bannon, in response to a notice of delinquency requesting he file his 2011 Tier 3 annual pfd.
G34. Docket No. 13-893
Answer submitted on behalf of Villlage of Kilbourne Alderman Billy Merton Owens in response to a notice of delinquency requesting he file his 2011 Tier 3 annual pfd.
G35. Docket No. 13-895
Answer submitted on behalf of Mr. Frank J. Gaffney, a member of the Blind Vendor Trust Fund Advisory Board in response to a notice of delinquency requesting he file his 2011 Tier 2.1 annual pfd.
G36. Docket No. 13-896
Answer submitted on behalf of Ms. Betty Nunez Fuller, a member of the Vermilion Parish Tourism Commission, in response to a notice of delinquency requesting she file her 2011 Tier 2.1 annual pfd.
G37. Docket No. 13-898
Answer submitted on behalf of Mr. Don V. Bankston a member of the South Tangipahoa Parish Port Commission, in response to a notice of delinquency requesting he file his 2011 Tier 2.1 annual pfd.
G38. Docket No. 13-899
Answer submitted on behalf of Town of Ridgecrest Alderman Gayle A. Cowan in response to a notice of delinquency requesting she file her 2011 Tier 3 annual pfd.
G39. Docket No. 13-900
Answer submitted on behalf of Mr. Robert E. Dawson, a member of the State Board of Medical Examiners, in response to a notice of delinquency requesting he file his 2011 Tier 2.1 annual pfd.
Regular Business
G40. Docket No. MINUTES
June 2013 Board Minutes
G41. Docket No. 12-1168
Reconsideration of a 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.
G42. Docket No. 13-095
Advisory opinion request regarding the recent appointment of Mr. Cade R. Cole to the Louisiana Board of Tax Appeals (BOTA) and his participation in a matter involving his spouse's employer.
G43. Docket No. 13-690
Advisory opinion request regarding whether Margaret Duhon may provide court reporting services at the 15th Judicial District Court after her retirement.
G44. Docket No. 13-708
Advisory opinion regarding whether the members of the ADD/NOFA Joint Development Committee for Federal City are required to file annual personal financial disclosure statements pursuant to La. R.S. 42:1124.2.1.
G45. Docket No. 13-734
Advisory opinion concerning the propriety of the Ferrara Fire Apparatus, the employer of Aaron Griffin, an assitant fire chief of the Lafourche Parish Fire District No. 1, being awarded a contract with the Fire District.
G46. Docket No. 13-812
Untimely waiver request submitted by James Roland, a member of the West Feliciana Parish Port Commission, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 356 days late and a $550 late fee assessed for filing his 2011 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 11 days late.
G47. Docket No. 13-842
Advisory opinion regarding whether employees of the Orleans Parish School Board may serve as board members for charter schools authorized by the Orleans Parish School Board.
G48. Docket No. 13-681
Answers submitted in response to a notice of delinquency received requesting a pesonal financial disclsoure statement be filed.
G49. Docket No. 13-833
Answers submitted in response to a notice of delinquency received requesting a personal financial disclsoure statement be filed.
G50. Docket No. 13-887
Answers submitted in response to a notice of delinquency received requesting a pesonal financial disclsoure statement be filed.
G51. Docket No. LEGISLA
Bills introduced for the 2013 Regular Legislative Session that affect the laws under the jurisdiction of the Board of Ethics.
G52.   WAIVER REQUESTS - CAMPAIGN FINANCE
  Docket No. Chart
July 2013 CF Waiver Chart
  Docket No. 13-293
Request that the Board waive the $120 and $720 campaign finance late fee assessed against Shelley G. Hebert, a candidate for Iberia City Council, in the November 6, 2012 election, whose 10-G and 40-G campaign finance disclosure report was filed 3 and 18 days late.
  Docket No. 13-592
Request that the Board waive a $400 late fee that was assessed against Staci Albritton, a candidate for Alderman for West Monroe in the March 2012 election, whose Supplemental report was filed 14 days late.
  Docket No. 13-656
Request that the Board waive a $40 and $120 late fee that was assessed against Mary Morris, a candidate for Lake Charles Constable in the April 6, 2013 election whose 10-P report was filed 1 day late and an EDE-P report that was filed 3 days late.
  Docket No. 13-695
Request that the Board waive a $2,000 late fee for the late filing of a 2011 Supplemental Report that was assessed against Billy Burns, a candidate for State Representative in the October 22, 2011 election whose 2011 Supplemental Report was filed report was filed 379 days late.
  Docket No. 13-696
Request that the Board waive a $500 late fee that was assessed against Janet Ahern, a candidate for Orleans Parish Civil Court Judge in the March 24, 2012 election whose Supplemental report was filed 5 days late.
  Docket No. 13-698
Request that the Board waive a $240 late fee that was assessed against Jefferson Joyce, a candidate for Ouachita Parish City Court Judge in the October 2, 2010 election, whose Supplemental report was filed 4 days late.
  Docket No. 13-700
Request that the Board waive a $600 late fee that was assessed against Christopher Leopold, a candidate for State Representative in the February 27, 1999 election whose Supplemental report was filed 12 days late.
G53.   WAIVER REQUESTS - LOBBYING
  Docket No. CHART
July 2013 Lobbying Waiver Chart
  Docket No. 13-838
Request that the Board waive the $50 late fee assessed against Julie Mickelberry for her failure to timely file a lobbyist expenditure report.
  Docket No. 13-839
Request that the Board waive the $300 late fee assessed against Michael Henry for his failure to timely file a lobbyist expenditure report.
  Docket No. 13-840
Request that the Board waive the $500 late fee assessed against Reed Henderson for his failure to timely file a lobbyist expenditure report.
  Docket No. 13-841
Request that the Board waive the $550 late fee assessed against Jamie Welch for her failure to timely file a lobbyist expenditure report.
G54.   WAIVER REQUESTS - PERSONAL FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE
  Docket No. waiver
July 2013 PFD Waiver Chart.
  Docket No. 12-407
Waiver request submitted by Donald Cravins, Sr., candidate for Mayor of the City of Opelousas in the October 22, 2011 election, regarding a $2,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 2 candidate personal financial statement 55 days late.
  Docket No. 13-409
Waiver request submitted by Alvin Jackson, Richwood Alderman, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2009 Tier 3 annual 134 days late.
  Docket No. 13-809
Waiver request submitted by Matthew Ory, a member of the St. John the Baptist School Board, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 3 annual pfd 476 days late.
  Docket No. 13-810
Waiver request submitted by Treva Maricle, candidate for Oakdale City Council in the November 6, 2012 election, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing her 2011 Tier 3 candidate pfd 101 days late.
  Docket No. 13-811
Waiver request submitted by Lisa Washington, a member of the Clinton Board of Aldermen, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing her 2009 Tier 3 annual pfd 317 days late.
  Docket No. 13-816
Waiver request submitted by Jack Grayson, III, former member of the Tensas Parish School Board, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 3 annual pfd 336 days late.
  Docket No. 13-817
Waiver request submitted by David Deere, a former member of the Louisiana Oyster Task Force, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2009 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 512 days late; a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 512 days late; and a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2011 Tier 2.1 annual pfd days late.
  Docket No. 13-818
Waiver request submitted by David Gentry, a candidate for the Converse Board of Aldermen in the November 6, 2012 election, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2011 Tier 3 candidate pfd 133 days late.
  Docket No. 13-819
Waiver request submitted by Becky Rogers, a member of the Workforce Investment Board #21, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing her 2010 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 343 days late.
  Docket No. 13-820
Waiver request submitted by John Moreau, Simmesport Police Chief, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2009 Tier 3 annual pfd days late and a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 3 annual pfd days late.
  Docket No. 13-821
Waiver request submitted by Neil Mott, III, a member of the Oak Ridge Board of Aldermen, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2009 Tier 3 annual pfd 358 days late.
  Docket No. 13-823
Waiver request submitted by Margaret Crews, a member of the Village of Mound Board of Aldermen, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing her 2010 Tier 3 annual pfd 350 days late. Waiver request submitted by Walter Crews, a member of the Village of Mound Board of Aldermen, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing her 2010 Tier 3 annual pfd 350 days late.
  Docket No. 13-824
Waiver request submitted by Joseph Sylvester, a candidate for the St. Martin Parish Council in the October 22, 2011 election, regarding a $2,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 2 candidate pfd days late.
  Docket No. 13-825
Waiver request submitted by Wyatt Williams, a Slidell City Marshall, regarding a $2,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2009 Tier 2 annual pfd 308 days late.
  Docket No. 13-826
Waiver request submitted by Billy Murphy, a DeSoto Parish constable, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 3 annual pfd 402 days late.
  Docket No. 13-827
Waiver request submitted by Jeffery Weed, a former member of the Richland Parish School Board, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 3 annual pfd 365 days late.