Meetings
 
Louisiana Board of Ethics
LaSalle Building
First Floor - Griffon Room
MARCH 20, 2014
1:00 PM
617 North 3rd Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Note: Meetings begin on March 20, 2014 and continue to March 21, 2014.

Executive Session
Consideration of complaints and reports deemed confidential pursuant to Section 1141 of the Code of Governmental Ethics.

Louisiana Board of Ethics
LaSalle Building
First Floor - LaBelle Room
MARCH 21, 2014
9:00 AM
617 North 3rd Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

GENERAL
Appearances
G1. Docket No. 13-1109
Waiver request submitted by Thomas Arnold, Sr., a former Orleans Parish Assessor, regarding a $2,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 2 annual pfd 386 days late and an untimely waiver request regarding a $2,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2009 Tier 2 annual pfd 426 days late.
G2. Docket No. 13-1133
An appearance in connection with a 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.
G3. Docket No. 13-1583
An appearance in connection with a request that the Board reconsider waive the $250 campaign finance late fee assessed against Don Carmardelle, Jr. , a candidate for Councilman, District 1, Jefferson Parish in the October 22, 2011 election, whose 30-P campaign finance disclosure report was filed 15 days late
G4. Docket No. 13-1585
An appearance in connection with a request that the Board reconsider waive the $1,100 and $100 campaign finance late fees assessed against Nanak Rai, a candidate for Judge, Traffic Court, Division D, Orleans Parish in the October 19, 2013 election, whose 10-P and 10-G campaign finance disclosure reports were filed 11 days and 1 day late.
G5. Docket No. 13-1664
Waiver request submitted by Peter Dale, former Harahan Police Chief, regarding a $2500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 2 annual pfd amendment 175 days late.
G6. Docket No. 14-079
Request the Board waive the $1,000 campaign finance late fee assessed against Sandra Cabrina Jenkins, a candidate for Criminal Judge, Orleans Parish in the September 21, 1996 election, whose 2012 Supplemental campaign finance disclosure report was filed 324 days late.
G7. Docket No. 14-080
Request the Board waive the $1,000 campaign finance late fee assessed against Sandra Cabrina Jenkins, a candidate for Criminal Judge, Orleans Parish in the October 3, 1998 election, whose 2012 Supplemental campaign finance disclosure report was filed 324 days late.
G8. Docket No. 14-081
Request that the Board waive the $1,000 campaign finance late fee assessed against Sandra Cabrina Jenkins, a candidate for Criminal Judge, Orleans Parish in the October 5, 2002 election, whose 2012 Supplemental campaign finance disclosure report was filed 324 days late.
G9. Docket No. 14-082
Request that the Board waive the $1,000 campaign finance late fee assessed against Sandra Cabrina Jenkins, a candidate for Criminal Judge, Orleans Parish in the October 4, 2003 election, whose 2012 Supplemental campaign finance disclosure report was filed 324 days late.
G10. Docket No. 14-083
Request that the Board waive the $1,000 campaign finance late fee assessed against Sandra Cabrina Jenkins, a candidate for Criminal Judge, Orleans Parish in the November 2, 2004 election, whose 2012 Supplemental campaign finance disclosure report was filed 324 days late.
G11. Docket No. 14-084
Request that the Board waive the $600 campaign finance late fee assessed against Sandra Cabrina Jenkins, a candidate for Senate, 3rd Senatorial District in the May 21, 2005 election, whose 2012 Supplemental campaign finance disclosure report was filed 324 days late.
G12. Docket No. 14-103
Waiver request submitted by Denis Henry McDonald, a member of the New Orleans Garden District Security Board, regarding a $1500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 241 days late.
G13. Docket No. 14-106
Waiver request submitted by Oscar "O.P." Goody, a member of the Moreauville Board of Aldermen (Avoyelles Parish), regarding a $1500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 3 annual pfd 174 days late.
G14. Docket No. 14-195
Advisory opinion regarding whether Edward Deano, the City Attorney for the City of Mandeville, may participate in discussions regarding whether the City of Mandeville should hire a full-time attorney.
Consent Agenda, Consent Opinions
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Items Requiring No Board Action
G15. Docket No. 10-307
Consent opinion regarding Edward J. "Eddie" Price's failure to file a Supplemental campaign finance disclosure report by February 17, 2010, in connection with the April 22, 2006 election for Mayor of Mandeville, St. Tammany Parish.
G16. Docket No. 12-2109
Consent opinion regarding William "Bud" Carrouche, the President of the New Orleans Firefighter Pension Board (Pension Board), being employed at a bank that has a business relationship with the Pension Board.
G17. Docket No. 14-052
Advisory opinion request from Malcolm English the Mayor of the Town of Glenmora, Rapides Parish regarding whether the Town Council may hire Darla Billings, the wife of the Fire Chief Monty Billings, for a part-time position as administrative assistant with the Glenmora Fire Department.
G18. Docket No. 14-057
Advisory opinion request by Layton Ricks, Livingston Parish President, regarding the use of public funds for meals, mileage and meetings for employees and councilmen.
G19. Docket No. 14-061
Advisory opinion request regarding whether an employee of Northeast Delta Human Service Authority may operate a private business that is monitored through a division of Northeast Delta Human Service Authority.
G20. Docket No. 14-072
Advisory Opinion request by Cheryl C. Milburn, Registrar of Voters for St. Landry Parish, regarding the promotion of her sister, Charlene Chenier.
G21. Docket No. 14-074
Advisory Opinion request from Regina Watson, a social worker for the Lafayette Parish School System, in regards to counseling children in her private practice from St. Landry and Evangeline Parish.
G22. Docket No. 14-075
Advisory opinion request regarding whether a conflict of interest is presented whether the District Attorney District 20,West Feliciana Parish, Samuel D'Aquilla, advises the Council and Parish President in matters involving both parties.
G23. Docket No. 14-076
Advisory opinion request regarding the propriety of Louisiana Delta Community College entering into a contract with Flying Tiger Aviation for pilot training services.
G24. Docket No. 14-100
Advisory opinion request from Grambling State University (GSU) regarding whether Lee Fobbs, an immediate family member of GSU head football coach, Broderick Fobbs, may serve as the Director of Athletic Operations.
G25. Docket No. 14-196
Consideration of an emergency opinion rendered regarding whether Tim Doody may participate as a member of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East (SLFPA-E) in matters involving a lawsuit filed by the SLFPA-E against 97 oil and gas companies.
Disclosure Reports
G26. Docket No. 14-088
Staff memo regarding a response received from Robert Poche, a former member of the Registrar of Voters Retirement Board, Jennings, Louisiana, Jefferson Davis Parish, regarding his failure to file his 2012 Tier 2.1 Annual Personal Financial Disclosure Statement.
G27. Docket No. 14-089
PFD Answer submitted by Andrew Wong, a former member of the NOLA Business Alliance.
G28. Docket No. 14-091
Staff memo regarding a response received from Darrell Henry Smith, a former member of the Northshore Harbor Center, Slidell, Louisiana, St. Tammany Parish, regarding his failure to file his 2012 Tier 2.1 Annual Personal Financial Disclosure Statement.
G29. Docket No. 14-092
Answer filed by M. L. George, a former member of the DeSoto Soil and Water Conservation District, regarding a notice of delinquency received requesting he file a 2012 Tier 2.1 annual pfd.
G30. Docket No. 14-094
PFD Answer submitted by James Trussell, a member of the Seventh Planning District Consortium Workforce Investment Board.
G31. Docket No. 14-095
PFD Answer submitted by Charles Jones, a member of the Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice.
G32. Docket No. 14-096
PFD answer submitted by Polly McKaskle, a member of the Village of Forest Board of Aldermen, West Carroll Parish.
G33. Docket No. 14-104
pFD answer submitted by James Amdal, a member of the Central Business District Historic Districts Landmarks Commission.
G34. Docket No. 14-118
PFD answer submitted by Odra White, a former member of the Red River Parish Soil and Water Conservation District.
G35. Docket No. 14-119
PFD answer submitted by Sandra Johnson, a former member of the Workforce Investment Board (City of Shreveport).
G36. Docket No. 14-124
PFD answer submitted by John Calhoun, a former member of the Piazza D'Italia Development Corporation.
Regular Business
G37. Docket No. MINUTES
February 2014 Board Minutes
G38. Docket No. 13-1100
Untimely waiver request submitted by James Goode, Jr., former Mayor of Sicily Island (Catahoula Parish), regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2009 Tier 3 annual pfd 640 days late and a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2009 Tier 3 candidate pfd 640 days late.
G39. Docket No. 14-008
Advisory opinion regarding whether a conflict exists when a member of the Imperial Calcasieu Human Services Authority, David Palay, Jr., has applied for the Developmental Disability Waiver Program.
G40. Docket No. 14-102
Advisory opinion request regarding whether a conflict of interest will exist if Troy Bergeron is elected as a member of the council for the Town of Scott, Lafayette Parish, at a time when he also serves as the insurance provider for employees of the Town.
G41. Docket No. 14-097
Advisory opinion regarding whether campaign contributions to a candidate made by an individual, Lane Grigsby, in his own name may be aggregated with contributions to the same candidate by a limited liability company, Cajun Industries, LLC, of which Mr. Grigsby holds a majority membership interest and a majority of the voting rights required to authorize company contributions?
G42. Docket No. FORMS
Discussion of the work of the Forms Committee and changes to the LEADERS System.
G43. Docket No. LEGISLA
Consideration of proposed legislation for the 2014 Regular Legislative Session.
G44.   WAIVER REQUESTS - CAMPAIGN FINANCE
  Docket No. Chart
March 2014 Campaign Finance Waiver Chart.
  Docket No. 13-1710
Request that the Board waive the $400 and $400 campaign finance late fee assessed against Archie L. Martin, Jr., a candidate for Mayor, Village of Anacoco, Vernon Parish in the November 6, 2012 Election, whose 10-P and 10-G campaign finance disclosure reports were filed 374 and 345 days late.
  Docket No. 14-078
Request the Board waive the $500 campaign finance late fee assessed against Frank Minyard, a candidate for Coroner, Orleans Parish in the February 2, 2014 election, whose 30-P campaign finance disclosure report was filed 5 days late.
  Docket No. 14-085
In connection with a request that the Board waive the $60 campaign finance late fee assessed against Reid Stone, a candidate for Councilman, District A, Orleans Parish in the February 1, 2014 election, whose 30-P campaign finance disclosure report was filed 1 day late.
  Docket No. 14-101
Request that the Board waive the $2,500 campaign finance late fee assessed against Glenn B. Gremillion, a candidate for Judge, Court of Appeals, Third Circuit in the February 1, 2014 Election, whose 2012 Annual campaign finance disclosure report was filed 335 days late.
G45.   WAIVER REQUESTS - LOBBYING
  Docket No. CHART
March 2014 Lobbyist Waiver Request Chart.
  Docket No. 13-1537
Request that the Board waive the $200 late fee assessed against Tia Embaugh for her failure to timely file a lobbyist expenditure report.
  Docket No. 14-189
Request that the Board waive the $200 late fee assessed against Jonathan Barganier for his failure to timely file his December 2013 lobbyist expenditure report.
  Docket No. 14-203
Request that the Board waive the $200 late fee assessed against Terry C. Landry, Jr., for failure to timely file his December 2013 lobbying expenditure report.
G46.   WAIVER REQUESTS - PERSONAL FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE
  Docket No. waiver
March 2014 PFD Waiver Chart
  Docket No. 13-1273
Waiver request submitted by Charles Zalfen, a West Baton Rouge Parish Constable, regarding a $2500 late fee assessed for filing his 2009 Tier 2 annual pfd 790 days late, a $2500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 2 annual pfd 410 days late, and a $2500 late fee assessed for filing his 2011 Tier 2 annual pfd 299 days late.
  Docket No. 13-1719
Waiver request submitted by Iola Martin, a St. Helena Parish Constable, regarding a $700 late fee assessed for filing her 2012 Tier 2 annual pfd 7 days late.
  Docket No. 13-1767
Waiver request submitted by Joseph Arien Gott, a member of the Ida Board of Aldermen, Caddo Parish, regarding a $1450 late fee assessed for filing his 2012 Tier 3 annual pfd 29 days late.
  Docket No. 13-1797
Waiver request submitted by Linda Boulden, a member of the Oberlin Board of Aldermen, Allen Parish, regarding a $800 late fee assessed for filing her 2012 Tier 3 annual pfd 16 days late.
  Docket No. 14-045
Waiver request submitted by Jade Alese Brown-Russell, a member of the Downtown Development District (Orleans Parish), regarding a $200 late fee assessed for filing her 2009 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 4 days late and a $200 late fee assessed for filing her 2011 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 4 days late.
  Docket No. 14-046
Waiver request submitted by Lloyd Dwayne Snowten, a Constable of Ward 2, Iberville Parish, regarding a $2500 late fee assessed for filing his 2011 Tier 2 annual pfd 124 days late.
  Docket No. 14-047
Waiver request submitted by Alvaro B. Alcazar, a member of the Intercultural Charter School (Orleans Parish), regarding a $650 late fee assessed for filing his 2012 Tier 3 annual pfd 13 days late.
G47.   WAIVER REQUESTS - SCHOOL BOARD DISCLOSURE
  Docket No. 13-1731
Waiver request submitted by John Edens, a member of the Webster Parish School Board, regarding a $1,250 late fee assessed for filing his 2013-2014 School Board Disclosure Statement 25 days late.
G48.   WAIVER REQUESTS - UNTIMELY
  Docket No. 12-920
Untimely request for reconsideration of a waiver request submitted by Richard Fuller, a member of the Desoto Parish Police Jury, regarding a file a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 3 candidate pfd 33 days late.
  Docket No. 13-1305
Reconsideration of an 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.
  Docket No. 13-1307
Untimely Waiver request submitted by Floyd Truehill, a member of the Napoleonville Board of Aldermen, (Assumption Parish) regarding a $1500 late fee assessed for filing his 2009 Tier 3 candidate pfd 210 days late and timely waiver request regarding a $1500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 annual pfd 239 days late.
  Docket No. 13-1814
Untimely waiver request submitted by Rickey Hollins, a Concordia Parish Constable, District 2, regarding a $1500 late fee assessed for filing his 2011 Tier 3 annual pfd 131 days late, a $1500 late fee assessed for filing his 2009 Tier 3 annual pfd 259 days late, and a $700 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 3 annual pfd 14 days late.
  Docket No. 14-090
Untimely waiver request submitted by Steven Drexler, St. Mary Parish Constable for Ward 2, regarding a $1500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 3 pfd 695 days late and a $1500 late fee assessed for filing his 2009 amended Tier 3 pfd 492 days late.
  Docket No. 14-105
Untimely waiver request submitted by Will Fenon Talley, a member of the Sun Board of Aldermen (St. Tammany Parish), regarding a $550 late fee assessed for filing his 2012 Tier 3 annual pfd 11 days late.
  Docket No. 14-107
Untimely waiver request submitted by Barbara A. Moore, a member of the Hall Summit Board of Aldermen, regarding a $1500 late fee assessed for filing her 2010 Tier 3 annual pfd 448 days late (timely) and regarding $1500 late fee assessed for filing her 2011 Tier 3 annual pfd 232 days late (untimely).
  Docket No. 7113-19
Waiver request submitted by Tommy "T.J." Boothe, a former member of the Slaughter Board of Aldermen (East Feliciana Parish), regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 3 annual pfd 33 days late.
G49.   WAIVER REQUESTS - RECONSIDERATIONS
  Docket No. 13-409
Reconsideration of an untimely waiver request submitted by Alvin Jackson, the Mayor of Richwood (Ouachita Parish), regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 3 Candidate pfd 224 days late.
  Docket No. 13-723
Request that the Board reconsider to 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.
  Docket No. 13-980
Request that the Board reconsider to 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. 13-1289
Reconsideration of a waiver request submitted by James West, a member of the Board of Aldermen for the Village of Pine Prairie (Evangeline Parish), regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2011 Tier 3 candidate pfd 195 days late.
  Docket No. 13-1359
Reconsideration of a request that the Board waive the $500 in late fees (reduced from $1,500) assessed against lobbyist Joshua Borill for the failure to timely file a Supplemental Registration.
  Docket No. 13-1360
Reconsideration of a request that the Board waive the $500 in late fees (reduced from $1500) assessed against lobbyist Michael Michot for the failure to timely file his Supplemental Registration.
  Docket No. 13-1376
Waiver request submitted by Michael J. Hebert, Jr., a member of the Iberville Parish School Board, regarding a $1500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 2 annual pfd 423 days late.
  Docket No. 13-1397
Reconsideration of a request that the Board waive the $500 in late fees (reduced from $1500) assessed against lobbyist Nicholas P. Cahanin for the failure to timely file a Supplement Registration.
  Docket No. 13-1398
Reconsideration of a request that the Board waive the $500 in late fees (reduced from $1500) assessed against lobbyist Tyron D. Picard for the failure to timely file a Supplemental Registration.
  Docket No. 13-1400
Reconsideration of the request that the Board waive the $1500 late fees assessed against Nial Patel for his failure to timely file a Lobbyist Supplemental Registration report.
  Docket No. 13-1576
Request that the Board reconsider to waive the $400 and $920 campaign finance late fees assessed against Earnestine Coleman a candidate for Parish Commission Member, District 5, Caddo Parish in the October 19, 2013, whose 30-P and 10-P campaign finance disclosure reports were filed 39 and 23 days late.