Meetings
 
Louisiana Board of Ethics
LaSalle Building
First Floor - Griffon Room
AUGUST 15, 2013
1:00 PM
617 North 3rd Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Note: Meetings begin on August 15, 2013 and continue to August 16, 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 Kevin Guidry.

Louisiana Board of Ethics
LaSalle Building
First Floor - LaBelle Room
AUGUST 16, 2013
9:00 AM
617 North 3rd Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

GENERAL
Appearances
G1. Docket No. 13-583
Waiver request submitted by Michael Mattox, member of the Winnfield City Council, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 3 annual pfd 388 days late and a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2011 Tier 3 annual pfd 149 days late.
G2. Docket No. 13-830
Waiver request submitted by Neva Knight, member of the Simpson Board of Aldermen, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing her 2009 Tier 3 annual pfd 343 days late.
G3. Docket No. 13-832
Waiver request submitted by Micah Hebert, a candidate for Representative in the October 22, 2011 election, regarding a $2,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 2 Candidate pfd days late.
G4. Docket No. 13-873
Waiver request submitted by Harold Allbritton, a member of the Spearsville Board of Aldermen, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 3 annual pfd days late.
G5. Docket No. 13-878
Waiver request submitted by Alphonse Badeaux, Jr., a member of the South Central Planning and Development Board, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 2.1 annual pfd days late.
G6. Docket No. 13-885
Waiver request submitted by Jakov Jurisic, a member of the Oyster Task Force, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 490 days late.
G7. Docket No. 13-908
Request that the Board waive the $780 campaign finance late fees assessed against Billye Goree Burns, a candidate for State Representative 17th District, in the October 22, 2011 election, whose Supplemental campaign finance disclosure reports was filed 13 days late.
G8. Docket No. 13-950
Waiver request submitted by Wendy O'Quinn-Perrette, a member of the Bogalusa City Council, regarding a $2,500 late fee assessed for filing her 2010 Tier 2 annual pfd 309 days late.
G9. Docket No. 13-957
Waiver request submitted by Debra Guidry-Thomas, member of the Church Point Board of Aldermen, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing her amended 2010 Tier 3 annual pfd 364 days late.
G10. Docket No. 13-963
Unitmely waiver request submitted by Maria Dugas, a member of the Board of Examiners for Private investigators, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing her 2011 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 40 days late.
G11. Docket No. 13-970
Untimely waiver request submitted by Dr. Eldredge Carroll, former Caldwell Parish Coroner, regarding a $2,500 late fee assessed for filing his amended 2009 Tier 2 annual pfd 157 days late. And, a timely waiver request regarding a $2,500 late fee assessed for for filing his 2011 Tier 2 annual pfd 239 days late.
G12. Docket No. 13-998
Advisory opinion regarding whether a surgeon for the Tulane University Health Sciences Center (Tulane), Norman McSwain, an appointed board member for the Louisiana Emergency Response Network (LERN), may continue employment with Tulane if LERN enters into a contract with Tulane.
G13. Docket No. 13-1163
Appearance in connection with a request that the Board waive the $600, $2,000, $600 and $600 campaign finance late fees assessed against Micah Hebert, a candidate for State Representative, 54th District in the October 22, 2011 election, whose 30-P, 10-P, EDE-P and 10-G campaign finance disclosure reports were filed 662, 642, 622, and 614 days late.
Consent Agenda, Consent Opinions
&
Items Requiring No Board Action
G14. Docket No. 10-705
Consent opinion regarding Derek Lewis, the former Mayor of Port Allen, accepting things of economic value from an informant in connection with "Operation Blighted Official".
G15. Docket No. 11-143
Consent opinion regarding Alvis Duplechin, a Street and Utility Supervisor for the Town of Basile, participating in the supervision of his son, Andrew Duplechin.
G16. Docket No. 11-1558
Consent opinion in connection with charges filed against the Mayor of Independence, Michael Ragusa.
G17. Docket No. 11-1773
Consent opinion regarding regarding R. Wayne Pugh, a member of the Louisiana Real Estate Board, selling appraisal software to real estate appraisers.
G18. Docket No. 13-516
Advisory opinion regarding whether Shane Romero, son of Iberia Parish President Errol Romero, may represent a former member of the Iberia Parish Council in litigation with the Parish Council.
G19. Docket No. 13-719
Advisory opinion request from Washington Paris Sheriff Randy "Country" Seal regarding whether newly elected Assessor Mr. James A. Stevenson, Jr., may continue to appraise property for the Sheriffs Office.
G20. Docket No. 13-867
Advisory opinion request from Eric Rusk, the Mayor of Simmesport, regarding whether council member Sherman Bell's son may be hired as a police officer.
G21. Docket No. 13-904
Advisory opinion regarding whether there is a waiting period that a President of a political committee must abide by prior to participating as a candidate in a campaign for an elected office.
G22. Docket No. 13-913
Advisory opinion regarding whether B.A.S. Construction may donate a building and property to the Richland Parish Sheriff's Office.
G23. Docket No. 13-942
Advisory opinion request concerning the post-employment restrictions applicable to Cherl Domingue, a former employee of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections.
G24. Docket No. 13-944
Advisory opinion request from Mark Cheairs, President of Livingston Parish Fire Protection District Five, regarding the post employment restrictions on Joe Koczrowski, a former board member.
G25. Docket No. 13-991
Advisory opinion request regarding the propriety of the Executive Director of Shreve Memorial Library driving board members of the Shreve Memorial Library Board of Control to board meetings in a library vehicle.
G26. Docket No. 13-992
Advisory opinion request regarding whether members of the East Columbia Fire District Board of Commissioners may receive compensation for their services as volunteer firefighters in the district.
G27. Docket No. 13-999
Advisory opinion request regarding whether Randall Ferguson may be employed with the Pineville Police Department and the Louisiana State University at Alexandria Police Department at the same time.
G28. Docket No. 13-1024
Advisory opinion request from Jefferson Parish Councilman Mark Spears, regarding whether he may participate and vote in the Parish Council meeting on legislation regarding a potential lease of Jefferson Parish Hospitals, while his wife is employed as a physician with West Jefferson Hospital.
G29. Docket No. 13-1027
Advisory opinion request concerning post-employment restrictions applicable to Cherl Domingue, a former employee of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections.
Regular Business
G30. Docket No. MINUTES
July 2013 Board Minutes
G31. 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. And, an untimely waiver request regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 3 Candidate pfd 224 days late.
G32. 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.
G33. Docket No. 13-903
Advisory opinion regarding whether the Jefferson Parish School Board may continue a contractual relationship with The Achievement Network (ANet) at a time when the spouse of the Jefferson Parish School System Chief Network Officer, William Murphy, is employed with the company.
G34. Docket No. 13-955
Untimely waiver request submitted by Bobby Higginbotham, former Mayor of Waterproof, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 3 annual pfd 115 days late.
G35. Docket No. 13-1025
Advisory opinion request regarding whether a state PAC may make a contribution to a legislative caucus or can PACs make contributions to other PACs.
G36.   WAIVER REQUESTS - CAMPAIGN FINANCE
  Docket No. Chart
August 2013 Campaign Finance Waiver Chart
  Docket No. 13-701
Request the Board waive the $840 campaign finance late fee assessed against Edward L. Brown, a candidate for Tensas Parish Sheriff in the October 22, 2011 election, whose Supplemental campaign finance disclosure report was filed 14 days late.
  Docket No. 13-702
Request that the Board waive the $1,020 campaign finance late fee assessed against Sharon Weston Broome, a candidate for State Senator, 15th Senatorial District in the October 22, 2011 election, whose Supplemental campaign finance disclosure report was filed 17 days late.
  Docket No. 13-703
Request that the Board waive the $420 campaign finance late fee assessed against Lorraine Perkins McInnis, a candidate for Judge, 24th Judicial District Court, in the April 6, 2013 election, whose Annual campaign finance disclosure report was filed 7 days late.
  Docket No. 13-726
Request the Board waive the $320 campaign finance late fee assessed against John Ieyoub, a candidate for Councilman, District D, City of Lake Charles in the April 6, 2013 election, whose 30-P campaign finance disclosure report was filed 8 days late.
  Docket No. 13-849
Request that the Board waive the $80 campaign finance late fee assessed against Courtney Watts Reyes, a candidate for Council Member, District 5, City of Westwego in the April 6, 2013 election, whose Special campaign finance disclosure report was filed 2 days late.
  Docket No. 13-850
Request the Board waive the $2,000 campaign finance late fee assessed against Forum for Equality PAC in the November 6, 2012 election, whose 10-G campaign finance disclosure report was filed 159 days late.
  Docket No. 13-906
Request that the Board waive the $600 campaign finance late fee assessed against Philip Capitano, a candidate for Mayor, City of Kenner in the March 27, 2010 election, whose 2012 Supplemental campaign finance disclosure report was filed 14 days late.
  Docket No. 13-907
Request that the Board waive the $800 and $400 campaign finance late fees assessed against John R. Patterson III, a candidate for Rapides Parish Police Juror, District C in the October 22, 2011 election, whose 10-G and EDE-G campaign finance disclosure reports were filed 488 and 468 days late.
  Docket No. 13-910
Request that the Board waive the $160 and $40 campaign finance late fees assessed against Khalid Taha, a candidate for Councilman, District G, City of Lake Charles, April 6, 2013 election, whose two Special campaign finance disclosure reports was filed 4 and 1 days late.
  Docket No. 13-924
Request that the Board waive the $280 campaign finance late fee assessed against Kevin Merchant, a candidate for Councilman, Town of Vinton, in the April 6, 2013 election, whose 10-P campaign finance disclosure report was filed 7 days late.
  Docket No. 13-979
Request that the Board waive the $400 campaign finance late fee assessed against Gwendolyn Iles-Foster, a candidate for Councilman, District 3, City of Alexandria, in the November 6, 2012 election, whose EDE-P campaign finance disclosure report was filed 206 days late.
  Docket No. 13-980
Request that the Board waive the $600 campaign finance late fee assessed against Hillery Godfred Johnson, a candidate for Councilman, Metro District 2, in the November 6, 2011 election, whose Supplemental campaign finance disclosure report was filed 35 days late.
  Docket No. 13-982
Request that the Board waive the $1,400 campaign finance late fee assessed against Concrete and Aggregate Association of LA (CAAL PAC), whose Annual campaign finance disclosure report was filed 7 days late.
G37.   WAIVER REQUESTS - LOBBYING
  Docket No. 13-641
Waiver request from Kristen Batulis regarding her late registration as a lobbyist for the 2013 calendar year.
G38.   WAIVER REQUESTS - PERSONAL FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE
  Docket No. waiver
August 2013 PFD Waiver Chart.
  Docket No. 13-442
Waiver request submitted by Elton Havens, a member of the Merryville Town Council, regarding a $100 late fee assessed for filing a 2011 Tier 3 annual pfd 2 days late. Waiver request submitted by Teresa Havens, a member of the Merryville Town Council, regarding a $100 late fee assessed for filing a 2011 Tier 3 annual pfd 2 days late.
  Docket No. 13-572
Waiver request submitted by William Watts, a member of the Tickfaw Town Council, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2009 Tier 3 annual pfd 335 days late.
  Docket No. 13-814
Waiver request submitted by Charlene Young, constable for St. Mary Parish, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing a 2010 Tier 3 candidate pfd 656 days late, a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing a 2010 Tier 3 annual pfd 331 days late and a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing a 2011 Tier 3 annual pfd 282 days late.
  Docket No. 13-815
Waiver request submitted by Thomas Bloxom, Jr., the Police Chief for the City of Minden, regarding a $2,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2009 Tier 2 annaul pfd 314 days late and a $2,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 2 annual pfd 314 days late.
  Docket No. 13-828
Waiver request submitted by Daniel Conwill, IV, a member of the Aububon Commision, regarding a $350 late fee for filing his amended 2010 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 7 days late.
  Docket No. 13-829
Waiver request submitted by James Vaughn, Jr., Tallulah Police Chief, regarding a $2,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 2 annual pfd 243 days late.
  Docket No. 13-870
Waiver request submitted by Reed Henderson, member of the House of Representatives, regarding a $2,500 late fee assessed for filing his amended 2009 Tier 2 annual pfd 432 days late.
  Docket No. 13-871
Waiver request submitted by Jerome Richard, member of the House of Representatives, regarding a $2,500 late fee assessed for filing his amended 2010 Tier 2 annual pfd 360 days late.
  Docket No. 13-872
Waiver request submitted by Marie Adams, member of the Kingswood Subdivision Improvement District, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing her 2010 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 258 days late.
  Docket No. 13-874
Waiver request submitted by Randall Brooks, a member of the Board of Wholesale Drug Distributors, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 280 days late.
  Docket No. 13-875
Waiver request submitted by Roosevelt Bryant, Jr., a former member of the Grambling City Council, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 3 annual pfd 437 days late.
  Docket No. 13-876
Waiver request submitted by Alfred Bickham, a member of the Shreveport Health Care Trust Fund, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2009 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 615 days late.
  Docket No. 13-877
Waiver request submitted by Guy Boudreaux, a former member of the White Lake Advisory Board, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 276 days late.
  Docket No. 13-879
Waiver request submitted by Martha Belton, a member of the Webster Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing her 2010 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 269 days late.
  Docket No. 13-880
Waiver request submitted by Jeremiah Bolden, a Marshal for the City of Abbeville, regarding a $2,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2008 Tier 2 annual pfd 351 days late; a $2,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2009 Tier 2 annual pfd 351 days late; and a $2,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 2 annual pfd 351 days late.
  Docket No. 13-881
Waiver request submitted by Emmitt Coleman, Franklin Parish Sheriff, regarding a $2,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 2 candidate pfd in connection with the October 22, 2011 election days late.
  Docket No. 13-882
Waiver request submitted by Jennifer Coates, a member of the Capital Area Soil and Water Conservation District, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing her 2010 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 315 days late.
  Docket No. 13-883
Waiver request submitted by Simone Honore Chretien, a former member of the Developmental Disabilities Council, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing her 2010 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 279 days late.
  Docket No. 13-884
Waiver request submitted by Teri Casso, a member of the Ascension Economic Development Board, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing her 2010 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 174 days late.
  Docket No. 13-952
Waiver request submitted by Van Showers, a member of the Roseland Board of Aldermen, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his amended 2011 Tier 3 annual pfd 98 days late.
  Docket No. 13-953
Waiver request submitted by Richard Sessoms, former member of the Lane Regional Medical Center Board of Directors, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2009 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 103 days late.
  Docket No. 13-958
Waiver request submitted by Kimberly Guidry, a member of the Carencro City Council, regarding a $2,500 late fee assessed for filing her amended 2010 Tier 2 annual pfd 201 days late.
  Docket No. 13-959
Waiver request submitted by Teddy Sutton, former member of the Bernice Board of Aldermen, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 3 annual pfd 363 days late.
  Docket No. 13-960
Waiver request submitted by John Youngblood, Village of Martin Police Chief, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2009 Tier 3 annual pfd 307 days late.
  Docket No. 13-965
Waiver request submitted by Arthur Walker, a member of the Shreveport Housing Authority, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 325 days late.
  Docket No. 13-966
Waiver request submitted by Randy Nichols, a member of the East Baton Rouge Housing Authority, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2009 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 323 days late.
  Docket No. 13-972
Waiver request submitted by Edna Thornton, a member of the DeSoto Parish Tourism Commission, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing her 2010 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 432 days late.
  Docket No. 13-973
Waiver request submitted by Russell Flint, member of the Caldwell Parish School Board, regarding a $150 late fee assessed for filing his amended 2011 Tier 3 annual pfd 3 days late.
  Docket No. 13-974
Waiver request submitted by James Santangelo, a constable for East Baton Rouge Parish, regarding a $2,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2011 Tier 2 annual pfd days late.