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

Note: Meetings begin on November 14, 2013 and continue to November 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 regarding lawsuit and charges filed against Royce Toney.

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

GENERAL
Appearances
G1. 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.
G2. Docket No. 12-418
Reconsideration of a waiver request submitted by Darrel Rivere regarding a $1,500 late fee for filing his 2009 Tier 2.1 pfd 90 days late.
G3. 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.
G4. Docket No. 13-1089
Request that the Board reconsider the waiver of the $1,200, $1,000 and $1,200 campaign finance late fees assessed against Pelican State Liberty PAC and Reilly O'Neal, its chairman, whose three (3) Monthly campaign finance disclosure reports were filed 6, 5 and 6 days late.
G5. Docket No. 13-1128
Request the Board waive the $2,000 campaign finance late fee assessed against LA Restaurant Association Hospitality PAC, in the April 6, 2013 election, whose 10-G campaign finance disclosure report was filed 26 days late.
G6. Docket No. 13-1133
Request that the Board waive the $2,000, $2,000, $2,000 and $2,000 campaign finance late fees assessed against Suddenlink Louisiana PAC whose 90-P, 30-P, 10-P and 10-G campaign finance disclosure report was filed 243, 181, 161 and 131 days late.
G7. Docket No. 13-1135
Request that the Board reconsider to waive the $2,000 and $1,000 campaign finance late fees assessed against LA Republican Party of Caddo Parish, whose two (2) Monthly campaign finance disclosure reports were filed 25 and 5 days late.
G8. Docket No. 13-1138
Request that the Board reconsider to waive the $400 and $400 campaign finance late fees assessed against Ronald E. Berry, a candidate for Councilman, District 4 City of Morgan City in the November 6, 2012 election, whose 10-G and EDE-P campaign finance disclosure reports were filed 78 and 207 days late.
G9. Docket No. 13-1280
Waiver request submitted by Verbon Muhammad, a member of the Monroe City School Board, regarding a $2,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2011 Tier 2 annual pfd 284 days late.
G10. Docket No. 13-1298
Waiver request submitted by Michael Long, a member of the Shreveport City Council, regarding a $2,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 2 annual pfd 657 days late.
G11. Docket No. 13-1378
Waiver request submitted by Peter Vujnovich, Jr., member of the Oyster Task Force, regarding a $1500 late fee assessed for filing his 2011 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 139 days late.
Consent Agenda, Consent Opinions
&
Items Requiring No Board Action
G12. Docket No. 11-1595
Consent opinion regarding Troy Terrell, a candidate for State Senate in the October 22, 2011 election, who received excessive contributions and inaccurately filed CFDA reports
G13. Docket No. 13-1172
Advisory opinion request regarding whether Press Street, a nonprofit corporation, may submit a grant application to the City of New Orleans City Council Utilities Regulatory Office when the immediate family members of Kristin Gisleson-Palmer, a member of the New Orleans City Council, serve as members of the Press Street Board of Directors.
G14. Docket No. 13-1352
Advisory opinion request from Springhill Fire Department Assistant Chief Joseph Montondo regarding whether it is ethical for a firefighter to receive compensation from two neighboring fire districts for the same call.
G15. Docket No. 13-1413
Advisory opinion request regarding post-employment restrictions that would apply to retired employees of the City of Abbeville.
G16. Docket No. 13-1419
Advisory opinion request regarding whether an elected Councilman for St. John the Baptist Parish may be employed by the Port of South Louisiana.
G17. Docket No. 13-1421
Advisory opinion request regarding whether a business in which Donald Vizier, a Greater Lafourche Port Commissioner, his spouse or immediate family has an ownership interest in excess of 25% may perform compensated services to an entity that is a tenant of the Greater Lafourche Port Commission.
G18. Docket No. 13-1422
Advisory opinion regarding whether the Washington Parish Registrar of Voters, James Strickland, may also serve as a real estate agent.
G19. Docket No. 13-1440
Advisory opinion regarding whether AARP Louisiana may pay for Sara Guidry, New Orleans City Councilwoman to attend and be apart of a panel discussion during a conference held in Denver, Colorado.
G20. Docket No. 13-1447
Advisory opinion request regarding whether a physician under contract with the St. Tammany Parish Coroner's Office may serve as the interim Coroner.
Disclosure Reports
G21. Docket No. 13-1381
Answer submitted by Rodney J. Doucet a member of the Lafourche Parish Council, District 8 in lieu of filing his Tier 2 Annual Personal Financial Disclosure (pfd) for 2012,
G22. Docket No. 13-1386
PFD Answer submitted by Christopher Roberts, a member of the Jefferson Parish Council, regarding a notice of delinquency received requesting that he file his 2012 Tier 2 annual pfd.
G23. Docket No. 13-1387
PFD Answer submitted by Rebecca Howell, a former member of the St. Tammany Parish Council, regarding a notice of delinquency received requesting she file her 2011 Tier 2 annual pfd.
G24. Docket No. 13-1389
Answer submitted by John A. Neilson a member of DeSoto Parish School Board, District 6 in lieu of filing Tier 3 Annual personal financial disclosure (pfd) for 2011.
G25. Docket No. 13-1392
Answer submitted by Mr. Robert Sternhell a member of the New Orleans Science and Mathematics Charter School Board of Advocates in lieu of filing Tier 3 annual personal financial disclosure (pfd) for 2012.
G26. Docket No. 13-1393
Answer submitted by former Mandeville City Councilman Trilby T. Lenfant, in lieu of filing her Tier 2 annual personal financial disclosure(pfd) for 2012.
G27. Docket No. 13-1435
PFD Answer submitted by Davina Allen, a former member of the Morris Jeff Community Charter School, in response to a notice of delinquency requesting she file her 2011 Tier 3 annual pfd.
G28. Docket No. 13-1444
Notice of all disclosures statements filed with the Board during August 2013.
Regular Business
G29. Docket No. MINUTES
October 2013 Board Minutes
G30. Docket No. 12-526
Reconsideration of a waiver request submitted by Michael Jackson, a former member of the Louisiana House of Representatives, regarding a $2,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 2 candidate pfd 38 days late.
G31. Docket No. 12-1120
Reconsideration of a waiver request submitted by Gerard Frey, a member of the Acadia Soil & Water Conservation District, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2009 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 364 days late.
G32. Docket No. 12-2085
Reconsideration of a 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.
G33. 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.
G34. Docket No. 13-829
Reconsideration of a 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.
G35. Docket No. 13-886
Untimely waiver request of Claude "Jay" Guidry, a member of the St. Landry Parish Council, regarding a $1,600 late fee assessed for filing his 2009 Tier 2 annual pfd 16 days late, a $1,600 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 2 annual pfd 16 days late; and a $800 late fee assessed for filing his 2012 Tier 2 annual pfd 8 days late.
G36. Docket No. 13-1097
Untimely waiver request submitted by Errol Domingues, member of the Vermilion Parish Police Jury, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2009 Tier 3 annual pfd 491 days late; a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 3 annual pfd 491 days late; a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 3 candidate pfd 491 days late; and a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2011 Tier 3 annual pfd 230 days late.
G37. Docket No. 13-1111
Untimely waiver request submitted by Elizabeth Cooper, member of the Waterproof Board of Aldermen, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing her 2009 Tier 3 annual pfd 315 days late and a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing her 2010 Tier 3 annual pfd 315 days late.
G38. Docket No. 13-1118
Untimely waiver request submitted by Tracey Flemings Davillier, a former member of the Upper Pontalba Building Restoration Corporation, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing her 2009 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 504 days late.
G39. Docket No. 13-1297
Untimely waiver request submitted by James "Jimmy" Cryer, a member of the Rosepine Board of Aldermen, regarding a $300 late fee assessed for filing his 2011 Tier 3 annual pfd 6 days late.
G40. Docket No. 13-1305
Untimely waiver request submitted by Robert Morton, a member of the Louisiana State Mineral Board, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his amended 2010 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 361 days late.
G41. Docket No. 13-1415
Advisory opinion regarding whether police officers for the LSUPD may accept gifts as Police Officers of the Year.
G42. Docket No. 71-004
Untimely waiver request submitted by Shawna Cockerham, a candidate for the Tullos Board of Aldermen in the October 2, 2010 election, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing her 2009 Tier 3 candidate pfd 553 days late.
G43.   WAIVER REQUESTS - CAMPAIGN FINANCE
  Docket No. Chart
November 2013 Campaign Finance Chart
  Docket No. 13-723
Request that the Board waive the $880, $500, and $80 campaign finance late fees assessed against Thomas Siewert Harvey, a candidate for Councilman, District 5, City of Bossier, in the April 6, 2013 election, whose 10-P , Special and EDE-P campaign finance disclosure reports was filed 22, 23 and 2 days late.
G44.   WAIVER REQUESTS - PERSONAL FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE
  Docket No. waiver
PFD Waiver Chart November 2013
  Docket No. 13-822
Waiver request submitted by John Landrum, member of the KIPP New Orleans Charter School Board, regarding a $1,000 late fee assessed for filing his 2011 Tier 3 annual pfd 20 days late.
  Docket No. 13-967
Waiver request submitted by Jeffery Scanlan, member of the White Lake Property Advisory Board, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2011 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 116 days late.
  Docket No. 13-976
Waiver request submitted by John Lewis, Sr., a member of the Grand Coteau Board of Aldermen, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2009 Tier 3 annual pfd 267 days late; a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 3 annual pfd 271 days late, and a $700 late fee assessed for filing his 2011 Tier 3 annual pfd 14 days late.
  Docket No. 13-978
Waiver request submitted by Renston Deshotel, Sr., Evangeline Parish Constable, regarding a $2,500 late fee assessed for filing his amended 2010 Tier 2 annual pfd 488 days late.
  Docket No. 13-1102
Waiver request submitted by Dorothy Spencer, a member of the Pleasant Hill Board of Aldermen, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing her 2009 Tier 3 annual pfd 327 days late; a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing her 2010 Tier 3 annual pfd 360 days late; and a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing her amended 2011 Tier 3 candidate pfd 149 days late.
  Docket No. 13-1154
Waiver request submitted by Robert Leake, a member of the St. Francisville Board of Aldermen, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2011 Tier 3 candidate pfd 158 days late.
  Docket No. 13-1191
Waiver request submitted by Floyd Terrell, Sabine Parish constable, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 3 annual pfd 287 days late.
  Docket No. 13-1194
Waiver request submitted by Walter Guillory, member of the Louisiana Housing Finance Authority, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 379 days late.
  Docket No. 13-1201
Waiver request submitted by Marlin Gusman, Orleans Parish Sheriff, regarding a $2,500 late fee assessed for filing his amended 2010 Tier 2 annual pfd 183 days late.
  Docket No. 13-1260
Waiver request submitted by Mack Hurst, a member of the Louisiana Workforce Investment Board #20, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 384 days late.
  Docket No. 13-1274
Waiver request submitted by Leroy Cook, a member of the East New Orleans Neighborhood Advisory Commission, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2011 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 217 days late.
  Docket No. 13-1276
Waiver request submitted by Cliford Doyle, a member of the Glenmora Board of Aldermen, regarding a $1,350 late fee assessed for filing his 2011 Tier 3 annual pfd 27 days late.
  Docket No. 13-1277
Waiver request submitted by Dr. Ron Taravella, a member of the Mental Health Advocacy Service Board, regarding a $900 late fee assessed for filing his 2011 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 18 days late.
  Docket No. 13-1278
Waiver request submitted by Delos Thompson, Sr., a former member of the Bogue Chitto-Pearl River Soil & Water Conservation District, regarding a $400 late fee assessed for filing his 2011 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 8 days late.
  Docket No. 13-1279
Waiver request submitted by Levell Thurman, a member of the Ruston City Council, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 3 annual pfd 357 days late.
  Docket No. 13-1281
Waiver request submitted by Sidney Cox, a former member of the Webster Parish Convention and Visitors Commission, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 380 days late.
  Docket No. 13-1282
Waiver request submitted by Tabitha Singleton, former member of the Workforce Investment Board, regarding a $1,250 late fee assessed for filing her 2011 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 25 days late.
  Docket No. 13-1284
Waiver request submitted by Cheryl Millet, a member of the St. John the Baptist Parish Council, regarding a $400 late fee assessed for filing her amended 2012 Tier 2 annual pfd 4 days late.
  Docket No. 13-1285
Waiver request submitted by Terri Brock, a former member of the Louisiana Emergency Response Network, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing her 2010 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 319 days late.
  Docket No. 13-1287
Waiver request submitted by Kerry Easley, a member of the Webster Parish Convention and Visitors Commission, regarding a $50 late fee assessed for filing his 2011 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 1 day late.
  Docket No. 13-1289
Waiver request submitted by James West, a member of the Board of Aldermen for the Village of Pine Prairie, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2011 Tier 3 candidate pfd 195 days late.
  Docket No. 13-1290
Waiver request submitted by David Courtney, a member of the Capital District Law Enforcement Planning Council, regarding a $1,500 late fee for filing his amended 2009 Tier 2.1 405 days late.
  Docket No. 13-1293
Waiver request submitted by Gayle Briley Falcon, a member of the Leonville Town Council, regarding a $350 late fee assessed for filing her 2011 Tier 3 annual pfd 7 days late.
  Docket No. 13-1294
Waiver request submitted by Dennis Michael McCullough, a member of the Caddo Parish Fire District #6, regarding a $1,450 late fee assessed for filing his 2011 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 29 days late.
  Docket No. 13-1295
Waiver request submitted by Dale Lee Adams, a member of the Plaquemines Parish Medical board, regarding a $1,150 late fee assessed for filing his 2011 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 23 days late.
  Docket No. 13-1296
Waiver request submitted by Elton Nathaniel Jordan, a St. Tammany Parish Constable, regarding a $2500 late fee assessed for filing his 2012 Tier 2 anuual pfd amendment 41 days late.
  Docket No. 13-1299
Waiver request submitted by Victor Blanchard, IV, a member of the Livestock Brand Commission, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 282 days late.
  Docket No. 13-1301
Waiver request submitted by Linda Hickman, a member of the Beauregard Parish Tourist Commission, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing her 2010 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 392 days late.
  Docket No. 13-1302
Waiver request submitted by Greg P. Touchet, a member of the Iberia Vermilion Twin Parish Port Commission, regarding $1100 late fee assessed for filing his 2011 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 22 days late.
  Docket No. 13-1303
Waiver request submitted by Mary Gill Lee, a member of the Pleasant Hill Board of Aldermen, regarding a $1500 late fee assessed for filing her 2011 Tier 3 annual pfd 54 days late.
  Docket No. 13-1362
Waiver request submitted by James W. Scarborough, a member of the Natchitoches Parish Council, regarding a $1500 late fee assessed for filing his 2011 Tier 2 candidate pfd 160 days late.
  Docket No. 13-1370
Waiver request submitted by Keith C. Johnson, a member of Ringgold Town Council, regarding a $1500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 3 annual pfd 480 days late and a $1500 late fee assessed for filing his 2011 Tier 3 annual pfd 245 days late.
  Docket No. 13-1372
Waiver request submitted by Irvin F. "Jiff" Hingle, former Plaquemines Parish Sheriff, regarding a $2200 late fee assessed for filing his 2011 Tier 2 annual pfd 22 days late.
  Docket No. 13-1395
Waiver request submitted by Anthony Ray Boswell, a member of the New Llano Town Council, regarding a $1500 late fee assessed for filing his amended 2011 Tier 3 annual personal financial disclosure 217 days late.
  Docket No. 13-1432
Waiver request submitted by Bonita Crawford, a member of the Caddo Parish School Board, regarding a $600 late fee assessed for filing her amended 2011 Tier 2 annual pfd amendment 6 days late and a $600 late fee assessed for filing her amended 2012 Tier 2 annual pfd amendment 6 days late.