Meetings
 
Louisiana Board of Ethics
LaSalle Building
First Floor - Griffon Room
APRIL 24, 2014
1:00 PM
617 North 3rd Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Note: Meetings begin on April 24, 2014 and continue to April 25, 2014.

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 Major Construction, Inc. Docket 2011-1644.
Discussion in executive session of the litigation in the Fund for Louisiana's Future v. Louisiana Board of Ethics, et al, United States District Court, Eastern District, Case No. 2:14-cv-00368.

Louisiana Board of Ethics
LaSalle Building
First Floor - LaBelle Room
APRIL 25, 2014
9:00 AM
617 North 3rd Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

GENERAL
Appearances
G1. Docket No. 12-1120
Second request for 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.
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 reports were filed 243, 181, 161 and 131 days late, respectively.
G3. Docket No. 13-1285
Reconsideration of a 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.
G4. Docket No. 13-1296
Untimely request for reconsideration of a 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.
G5. 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.
G6. Docket No. 14-033
Untimely waiver request submitted by Thomas Cade Benoit, a member of the Acadia Parish Police Jury, regarding a $2500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 2 amendment annual pfd 170 days late and a $2500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 2 amendment candidate pfd 170 days late.
G7. Docket No. 14-048
Untimely waiver request submitted by Katherine Conklin, a member of the ReNew Schools Charter, regarding a $700 late fee assessed for filing her 2012 Tier 3 annual pfd 14 days late.
G8. 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.
G9. Docket No. 14-192
Request that the Board waive the $700 campaign finance late fee assessed against Vincent Culotta, Jr., a candidate for Coroner, Orleans Parish in the February 1, 2014 election, whose Special campaign finance disclosure report was filed 7 days late.
G10. Docket No. 14-220
Waiver request submitted by Mary Theresa Baker, Union Parish Assessor, regarding a $2500 late fee assessed for filing her 2010 amended Tier 2 annual pfd 523 days late.
G11. Docket No. 14-222
Waiver request submitted by Nickie Monica, former State Representative of District 57, regarding a $2500 late fee assessed for filing his 2012 Tier 2 annual pfd 47 days late.
G12. Docket No. 14-263
An appearance in connection with a request that the Board waive the $1,400 campaign finance late fee assessed against D. Nicole Sheppard, a candidate for Judge, Traffic Court, Division D, Orleans Parish in the October 19, 2013 election, whose 10-G campaign finance disclosure report was filed 14 days late.
G13. Docket No. 14-282
Advisory opinion regarding whether Cedric Grant, Deputy Mayor for Facilities, Infrastructure and Community Development of New Orleans, may accept employment to the position of Executive Director for the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans.
Consent Agenda, Consent Opinions
&
Items Requiring No Board Action
G14. Docket No. 09-945
Consent opinion regarding Denise and Robert Rome, the sister and brother-in-law of Michel Claudet, President of Terrebonne Parish, entering into transactions that are under the supervision of Terrebonne Parish.
G15. Docket No. 13-425
Consent opinion regarding the participation of Cullen Councilman, Ray Lee Mills, in the appointment of himself as Mayor after the death of Mayor Dexter Turner.
G16. Docket No. 14-071
Advisory opinion request from Marrianne Williber the Executive Director of Bunkie Housing Authority Avoyelles Parish regarding whether the Code of Governmental Ethics (Code) would prohibit her daughter Frankie Williber from becoming a tenant of the housing authority.
G17. Docket No. 14-171
Advisory opinion regarding whether Raymond Bernard, a former member of the Port of Iberia District Board of Commissioners, may be appointed as the interim Executive Director of the Port of Iberia District.
G18. Docket No. 14-173
Advisory opinion request from attorney Raymond Allain on behalf of the Port of Iberia District Board of Commissioners regarding appointment of the executive director to the District Board.
G19. Docket No. 14-174
Advisory opinion request from Valerie Horton former Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) employee regarding the applicability of the post employment restrictions.
G20. Docket No. 14-182
Advisory opinion request regarding the potential contracting of W.L. Gaiennie Company ("WLGC") for public relations work with the Terrebonne Parish School Board.
G21. Docket No. 14-183
Advisory opinion request submitted by Bogalusa Medical Center (BMC) employees, Dr. John Sebatier and Dr. Ghulam Arain, regarding whether the post employment restrictions would prohibit them from contracting with LSU Health Care Services.
G22. Docket No. 14-197
Advisory opinion request from Elizabeth H. Surles regarding her retirement as a court reporter for the 14th Judicial District Court.
G23. Docket No. 14-201
Advisory opinion request regarding whether Mr. Aaron Peloquin, an employee of Stine Lumber, may be appointed as a Commissioner of the Iowa Housing Authority at a time when the Iowa Housing Authority has a business relationship with Stine Lumber. Iowa is in Calcasieu Parish.
G24. Docket No. 14-207
Advisory opinion regarding whether a full-time police officer may run in the election for full-time police chief in a Lawson Act municipality.
G25. Docket No. 14-213
Advisory opinion request from Scott Walker, mayor of the Village of Reeves, regarding the potential employment Allen Hulbert as a part time police officer for the village.
G26. Docket No. 14-216
Advisory opinion request regarding the propriety of hiring Ryan Kauffman to work as a police officer for the Port Allen Police Department in West Baton Rouge Parish.
G27. Docket No. 14-230
Advisory opinion request concerning post-employment restrictions that would apply to Daniel Rees, a former employee of the Office of Community Development Disaster Recovery Unit within the Division of Administration.
G28. Docket No. 14-235
Advisory opinion request from a Division of Administration, Office of Planning and Budget (OPB) employee Johnathan Walker regarding whether a company in which he is part owner would be prohibited by the Ethics Code from contracting with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD).
G29. Docket No. 14-236
Advisory opinion regarding whether Wayne Landry may be employed with the St. Bernard Parish Hospital while serving as a member of the St. Bernard Parish Hospital Service District.
G30. Docket No. 14-241
Adviosry opinion regarding whether Aquicline Rener-Arnold may maintain her employment with the St. Mary Parish School Board as an accounting clerk if elected to State Representative, District 49.
G31. Docket No. 14-243
Advisory opinion regarding whether the law firm of Dwyer, Cambre and Suffern, may provide legal services to Jefferson Parish at a time when the spouse of Stephen Dwyer, Jennifer Van Vrancken, as well as his son, Jeremy Dwyer, are employed with Jefferson Parish.
G32. Docket No. 14-413
Advisory opinion regarding whether a member of the South Louisiana Economic Council (SLEC) Board of Directors may participate in contracts involving the SLEC.
Disclosure Reports
G33. Docket No. 14-193
Notice of disclosure statements filed with the Board during the month of January 2014.
G34. Docket No. 14-257
Notice of disclosure reports filed with the Board during February 2014.
Regular Business
G35. Docket No. MINUTES
March 2014 Board Minutes
G36. Docket No. 14-051
Advisory opinion request regarding the creation of a structure on the property of James Wood, Fire Chief for Fire District No. 1 of West Feliciana.
G37. Docket No. LEGISLA
Consideration of proposed legislation for the 2014 Regular Legislative Session.
G38.   WAIVER REQUESTS - CAMPAIGN FINANCE
  Docket No. Chart
April 2014 Campaign Finance Waiver Chart.
  Docket No. 14-191
Request that the Board waive the $1,020 and $60 campaign finance late fees assessed against Carlos James Williams, Jr., a candidate for City Council, District C., Orleans Parish in the February 1, 2014 election, whose 30-P and 10-G campaign finance disclosure reports were filed 17 days and 1 day late.
  Docket No. 14-211
In connection with a request that the Board waive the $360 campaign finance late fee assessed against Asa Allen Skinner, a candidate for District Attorney, 30th Judicial court, Vernon Parish in the October 4, 2008 election, whose 2013 Supplemental campaign finance disclosure report was filed 6 days late.
  Docket No. 14-261
Request that the Board waive the $360 campaign finance late fee assessed against Timothy "Timmy" P. Roussel, a candidate for Parish President, St. James Parish in the October 20, 2007 election, whose 2013 Supplemental campaign finance disclosure report was filed 6 days late.
  Docket No. 14-262
Request that the Board waive the $440, $1,000 and $160 campaign finance late fees assessed against Marsha Lincoln-LeJeune, a candidate for Member of Parish Council, District 7, Plaquemines Parish in the October 2, 2010 election, whose Special, 10-P and 40-G campaign finance disclosure reports were filed 11, 26 and 57 days late.
  Docket No. 14-297
Request that the Board waive the $120 campaign finance late fee assessed against Mel Percy, a candidate for Police Juror, District 2, West Feliciana Parish in the October 22, 2011 election, whose 2013 Supplemental Report was filed 3 days late.
  Docket No. 14-298
Request that the Board waive the $800 campaign finance late fee assessed against Ellen M. Hazeur, a candidate for Judge, Civil District Court, Division B, Orleans Parish in the October 22, 2011 election, whose 2013 Supplemental Report was filed 8 days late.
  Docket No. 14-300
Request that the Board waive the $600, $720 and $360 campaign finance late fee assessed against David A. Capasso, a candidate for City Council, District A, Orleans Parish in the February 1, 2014 election, whose 30-P, 10-P and EDE-P Reports were filed 32, 12 and 6 days late
G39.   WAIVER REQUESTS - LOBBYING
  Docket No. CHART
April 2014 Lobbying Waiver Chart.
  Docket No. 13-1781
Request that the Board waive the $50 late fee assessed against Jennifer Pappan for her failure to timely file a lobbyist expenditure report for October 2013.
  Docket No. 14-227
Request that the Board waive the $500 late fee assessed against Jennifer Pappan for her failure to timely file a lobbyist expenditure report.
  Docket No. 14-260
Request that the Board waive the $1500 late fee assessed against Robert Baumann for his failure to timely file a Lobbyist Supplemental Registration.
  Docket No. 14-275
Request that the Board waive the $200 late fee assessed against Don Hidalgo, for failure to timely file his November 2013 lobbying expenditure report.
  Docket No. 14-411
Request that the Board waive the $1500 and $500 late fees assessed against Ronnie E. Duncan for not completing his Lobbyist Registration and Expenditure Report timely.
G40.   WAIVER REQUESTS - PERSONAL FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE
  Docket No. waiver
PFD Waiver Chart for April 2014.
  Docket No. 13-1366
Waiver request submitted by Marshell Brumfield, a member of the Louisiana Commission on Human Rights, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his amended 2011 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 150 days late, and reconsideration of an untimely waiver request regarding the Board's decline to waive a $1500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 299 days late.
  Docket No. 14-042
Waiver request submitted by Kenneth W. Brockner, a member of the Columbia Town Council (Caldwell Parish), regarding a $1500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 3 annual pfd 434 days late and a $1500 late fee assessed for filing his 2011 amended Tier 3 annual pfd 189 days late.
  Docket No. 14-217
Waiver request submitted by Jodi Aamodt, a member of the Kipp New Orleans Charter School, regarding a $1000 late fee assessed for filing her 2011 Tier 3 pfd 20 days late.
  Docket No. 14-218
Waiver request submitted by James Johnston, a member of the DeSoto Parish School Board, regarding a $300 late fee assessed for filing his 2011 Tier 3 annual pfd 6 days late.
  Docket No. 14-219
Waiver request submitted by Philip Wilson, a member of the LA Developmental Disabilities Council, regarding a $300 late fee assessed for filing his amended 2012 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 6 days late.
G41.   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. 13-1107
Untimely waiver request submitted by Otis Wilson, a member of the West Feliciana Parish Police Jury, District 7, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2009 Tier 3 annual pfd 608 days late.
  Docket No. 13-1152
Untimely reconsideration of a waiver request submitted by Benjamin Ruiz, constable for St. Bernard Parish, regarding a $2,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2011 Tier 2 annual pfd 38 days late.
G42.   WAIVER REQUESTS - RECONSIDERATIONS
  Docket No. 13-1117
Reconsideration of a waiver request submitted by Lucien Gauff, III, member of the St. John the Baptist Parish Council, regarding a $2,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 2 annual pfd 355 days late.
  Docket No. 13-1145
Reconsideration of an untimely waiver request submitted by John Pourciau, a member of the Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2009 Tier 3 annual pfd 309 days late; a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 3 annual pfd 309 days late; a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 3 candidate pfd 97 days late; and a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2011 Tier 3 annual pfd 49 days late.
  Docket No. 13-1147
Reconsideration of a waiver request submitted by Jonathan Green, member of the White Castle Board of Aldermen, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2009 Tier 3 candidate pfd days late. Reconsideration of an untimley waiver request regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2009 Tier 3 annual pfd days late.
  Docket No. 13-1160
Reconsideration of a waiver request submitted by Jeffery Rose, a St. Landry Parish Constable, regarding a $1,500 late fee for filing his amended 2009 Tier 3 annual pfd 556 days late.
  Docket No. 13-1264
Reconsideration of a waiver request submitted by David Edwards, a candidate for Clerk of Court, City of Slidell, regarding a $2,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 2 candidate pfd 550 days late.
  Docket No. 13-1374
Reconsideration of a waiver request submitted by Terance Irvin, member of the Gonzales City Council, regarding a $2500 late fee assessed for filing his 2009 Tier 2 annual pfd 282 days late.
  Docket No. 13-1509
Request to reconsider the Board's denial of the waiver of a $50 late fee assessed against Jennifer Pappan for her failure to timely file a lobbyist expenditure report