Meetings
 
Louisiana Board of Ethics
LaSalle Building
First Floor - Griffon Room
JUNE 19, 2014
1:00 PM
617 North 3rd Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Note: Meetings begin on June 19, 2014 and continue to June 20, 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 Bryan Krantz and Paul Anthony Bourgeois.
Discussion in executive session regarding charges issued against Kevin Guidry.
Discussion in executive session concerning the Court of Appeal, First Circuit's decision in 2012-CA-1887 with respect to the declaratory opinion in BD 2012-388 that Sheriff Royce Toney of Ouachita Parish was prohibited from using campaign funds to pay legal fees that he incurred in connection with the defense of charges contained in a federal indictment.
Discussion in executive session of litigation involving Monroe Perry.
Discussion in executive session of litigation involving Mitchell Bratton.

Louisiana Board of Ethics
LaSalle Building
First Floor - LaBelle Room
JUNE 20, 2014
9:00 AM
617 North 3rd Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

GENERAL
Appearances
G1. 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.
G2. 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.
G3. 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.
G4. Docket No. 14-265
Advisory opinion request regarding whether the Quad Area Community Action Agency may accept $15,000 from Tangipahoa Parish at a time when Parish Councilman Ronnie Bankston is an employee.
G5. Docket No. 14-438
An appearance in connection with a request that the Board waive the $3,000 and $3,000 campaign finance late fees assessed against LA First PAC whose 10-G and 2011 Annual campaign finance disclosure reports were filed 489 and 391 days late.
G6. Docket No. 14-600
Waiver request submitted by Philip Bourgeois, Sr., a member of the Slaughter Community Charter School, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2011 Tier 3 annual pfd 269 days late.
G7. Docket No. 14-640
Advisory opinion request regarding whether a former investigator with the Louisiana State Board of Examiners of Psychologists that may be appointed to the Board of Directors may participate in disciplinary proceedings involving cases the investigator was involved in.
G8. Docket No. 14-642
Advisory opinion request regarding whether Perry Fleming may run for the office of Chief of Police for the Town of Mangham in the November, 2014 election after resigning his current position as Interim Chief of Police.
G9. Docket No. 14-652
Waiver request submitted by Camille Menard, a member of the Cankton Board of Aldermen, St. Landry Parish, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing a 2011 Tier 3 annual pfd 323 days late.
G10. Docket No. 14-727
Advisory opinion request regarding whether Hunt, Guillot & Associates, LLC, owned, in part, by Jay Guillot, a member of the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE), may enter into a subcontract with a private firm awarded a contract by the Division of Administration through the Office of Community Development, Disaster Recovery Unit (DRU) when the DRU is not a party to the subcontract and is not required to approve the subcontract.
Consent Agenda, Consent Opinions
&
Items Requiring No Board Action
G11. Docket No. 13-1349
Advisory opinion request regarding the employment of Joshua Lee McNemar with the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and EP-FEMA Grant Closeout.
G12. Docket No. 13-1448
Advisory opinion request submitted regarding a restaurant owned by the husband of the Director of Student Programs at Northwestern State University, contracting with the University.
G13. Docket No. 13-1786
Advisory opinion regarding Curtis Roller, a member of the Ward Four Fire Protection District and District Fire Chief, renting office space from the Ward Four Fire Protection District.
G14. Docket No. 14-208
Advisory opinion request regarding whether Jennifer Boutte's employment with the Office of Motor Vehicles in New Iberia prohibits her spouse, Randall Boutte, from operating an auto title company.
G15. Docket No. 14-283
Request for an advisory opinion regarding whether the former Board Members of the Christian Coalition Against Gang Violence (Coalition) may be employed by the Coalition.
G16. Docket No. 14-309
Advisory opinion regarding whether Brian Mistich, a former Regional Engineer for the Office of Public Health, may submit project plans and specifications to the Office of Public Health within two years of the termination of his employment with the Office of Public Health.
G17. Docket No. 14-321
Advisory opinion request regarding how the Ethics Code would effect Simon Mahan if he were elected to the Lafayette Parish School Board (LPSB).
G18. Docket No. 14-417
Advisory opinion request regarding whether Michael Ouree and Angelo Pepe may serve on two public boards at once.
G19. Docket No. 14-418
Advisory opinion request as to whether Paul Eubanks, the husband of Dodi Eubanks, Union Parish Clerk of Court, may be employed with the Louisiana Secretary of State.
G20. Docket No. 14-419
Advisory opinion request regarding Carla Smith, a former employee of the Criminal District Court, contracting with the Court on a temporary basis to monitor legislative activity during the legislative session.
G21. Docket No. 14-426
Advisory opinion request regarding whether the Ethics Code prohibits St. Bernard Parish employees from bidding on real estate that St. Bernard Parish is selling at public auction.
G22. Docket No. 14-537
Advisory opinion request regarding whether Belinda Little-Wood, the Executive Director of the Naval Support Activity New Orleans Advisory Task Force, may seek employment opportunities with contractors selected to perform work on the Base Realignment and Closure project.
G23. Docket No. 14-540
Advisory opinion request concerning whether John Amato, an immediate family member of St. James Parish councilman Jason Amato, may render services to a company that may have a contractual relationship with the Parish.
G24. Docket No. 14-547
Advisory opinion request regarding whether Kenneth R. Epperson, as a commissioner for the Caddo Parish Commission, may serve on the Board of Directors for Caddo Community Action Agency.
G25. Docket No. 14-548
Advisory opinion request by Dorothy Brixey regarding potential nepotism in the town of Ridgecrest.
G26. Docket No. 14-625
Advisory opinion request regarding whether Jason Brown, board member of the St. Mary Parish Fire District No. 3, may accept a paid fire fighter position with Amelia Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.
G27. Docket No. 14-632
Advisory opinion request regarding whether Dr. Stephen B. Morris, a a board member of the Lafourche Parish Hospital Service District No. 2, may accept a position as Medical Director with Ochsner Bayou, LLC d/b/a Ochsner St. Anne General Hospital.
G28. Docket No. 14-638
Advisory opinion request from regarding whether the Emily Taylor, the daughter of the Mayor of the Town of Vivian, Dr. Stephen Taylor, may be employed as a life guard with the Town Recreation Department.
G29. Docket No. 14-641
Advisory opinion request regarding Gonzales City Councilman Terrance Irvin participating in a vote to fund a study to select a location for a service road which may be placed on his father's land.
Disclosure Reports
G30. Docket No. 14-087
Staff memo regarding a response received from Michael A. Polito, a former member of the Stadium and Exposition District in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, regarding his failure to file his 2012 Tier 2.1 Annual Personal Financial Disclosure Statement.
G31. Docket No. 14-570
Notice of all disclosure reports filed with the Board during the month of March 2014.
G32. Docket No. 14-574
Answer submitted by Edward Harris in response to a notice of delinquency issued requesting his 2010 Tier 3 annual pfd.
Regular Business
G33. Docket No. MINUTES
May 2014 Board Minutes
G34. Docket No. 11-1202
Publication of a consent opinion regarding David Gafford, the son-in-law of Natchez Mayor, Edna Jones, being employed by the Village.
G35. Docket No. 13-352
Consent opinion regarding Adam Williams, an employee of the Jefferson Parish Planning Department for alleged violation of the Ethics code involving prohibited transactions with his agency.
G36. Docket No. 13-371
Consent Opinion regarding Ingrid Simon, a former employee of Baton Rouge City Court, receiving money to fix tickets.
G37. Docket No. 14-512
Proposed disqualification plan for participation by Registrar of Voters of St. Landry Parish, Cheryl Milburn, in transactions involving an immediate family member.
G38.   WAIVER REQUESTS - CAMPAIGN FINANCE
  Docket No. Chart
June 2014 Campaign Finance Waiver Chart
  Docket No. 14-435
A request that the Board waive the $1,000 and $240 campaign finance late fees assessed against James Salsbury, a candidate for Chief of Police, City of Central, East Baton Rouge Parish, in the April 5, 2014 election, whose 30-P and 10-P campaign finance disclosure reports were filed 26 and 6 days late.
  Docket No. 14-436
Request that the Board waive the $640 campaign finance late fee assessed against Alice Guess, a candidate for Councilman at Large, City of Leesville, Vernon Parish, in the April 5, 2014 election, whose 10-P Report was filed 16 days late.
  Docket No. 14-437
Request that the Board waive the $1,000 campaign finance late fee assessed against Great New Orleans AFL-CIO PAC whose 10-G campaign finance disclosure report was filed 5 days late,
  Docket No. 14-627
Request that the Board waive the $120 campaign finance late fee assessed against Christopher Evans, a candidate for Council Member, City of Central, East Baton Rouge Parish in the April 5, 2014 election, whose EDE-P Report was filed 3 days late.
  Docket No. 14-628
Request that the Board waive the $360 campaign finance late fee assessed against Kimaron Haynes Moore, a candidate for Councilman, District 1, City of DeRidder, Beauregard and Vernon Parish, in the April 5, 2014 election, whose Special Report was filed 9 days late.
  Docket No. 14-629
Request that the Board waive the $400 campaign finance late fee assessed against Leroy J. Laiche, Jr., a candidate for Justice of the Peace, District 2, Ascension Parish, in the October 17, 2009 election, whose 2013 Supplemental Report was filed 30 days late.
G39.   WAIVER REQUESTS - LOBBYING
  Docket No. CHART
June 2014 Lobbying Waiver Chart.
  Docket No. 14-421
Request that the Board waive the $150 late fee assessed against Telley Madina for his failure to timely file a lobbyist expenditure report.
  Docket No. 14-558
Request that the Board waive the $350 late fee assessed against Kelli Bottger for her failure to timely file a Lobbyist Supplemental Registration.
  Docket No. 14-639
Request that the Board waive the $150 late fee assessed against Michael Myers for his failure to timely file a lobbyist expenditure report.
  Docket No. 14-749
Request that the Board waive the $150 late fee assessed against Stasha Rhodes for her failure to timely file a lobbyist expenditure report.
G40.   WAIVER REQUESTS - PERSONAL FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE
  Docket No. waiver
June 2014 PFD Waiver Chart
  Docket No. 13-956
Waiver request submitted by Joseph Jason, a candidate for the Evangeline Parish Police Jury, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 3 candidate pfd 463 days late.
  Docket No. 14-431
Waiver request submitted by Jim Bruce, a Constable for Richland Parish, Ward 5, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2011 Tier 3 annual pfd 267 days late.
  Docket No. 14-432
Waiver request submitted by David Fruge, Mayor of the Village of Mermentau, Acadia Parish, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2011 Tier 3 annual pfd 209 days late.
  Docket No. 14-560
Waiver request submitted by Chauna Banks-Daniel, a candidate for the East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council in the November 6, 2012 election, regarding a $2,500 late fee assessed for filing an Amended 2011 Tier 2 candidate pfd 77 days late.
  Docket No. 14-562
Waiver request submitted by Ernest Savoie, a member of the Cajundome Commission, regarding a $200 late fee assessed for filing a 2012 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 4 days late.
  Docket No. 14-563
Waiver request submitted by Joe Walker, a member of the Natchez Board of Aldermen, Natchitoches Parish, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2012 Tier 3 annual pfd 135 days late.
  Docket No. 14-564
Waiver request submitted by Patrick Johnson, a member of the Assumption Parish Police Jury, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2009 Tier 3 annual pfd 536 days late; $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 3 annual pfd 478 days late; $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 3 candidate pfd 478 days late; and an untimely waiver request regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2011 Tier 3 annual pfd 232 days late.
  Docket No. 14-566
Waiver request submitted by Fred Carmouche, Marshal for Avoyelles Parish, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing a 2011 Tier 3 annual pfd 210 days late.
  Docket No. 14-567
Waiver request submitted by Norma Ramos, a member of the Rapides Parish Waterworks District #3, regarding a $900 late fee assessed for filing a 2012 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 18 days late.
  Docket No. 14-568
Waiver request submitted by Joannes Westerink, a member of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority, regarding a $400 late fee assessed for filing a 2012 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 8 days late.
  Docket No. 14-599
Waiver request submitted by David Anderson, a former member of the St. Tammany Parish Development District, regarding a $400 late fee assessed for filing his 2012 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 8 days late.
  Docket No. 14-601
Waiver request submitted by Henry Dean, a member of the Municipal Police Employees Retirement System, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2011 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 283 days late and a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2012 121 days late.
  Docket No. 14-645
Waiver request submitted by Albert Petrie, a member of the Rivergate Development Corporation, regarding a $350 late fee assessed for filing his 2012 Tier 2.1 pfd 7 days late.
  Docket No. 14-646
Waiver request submitted by Anthony Baltakis, a member of the St. Landry Economic and Industrial Development District, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2011 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 266 days late.
  Docket No. 14-647
Waiver request submitted by Theresia Lavergne, a member of the Louisiana Egg Commission, regarding a $600 late fee assessed for filing her 2012 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 12 days late.
  Docket No. 14-650
Waiver request submitted by Paul Pecnon, a member of the Langston Hughes Charter School, regarding a $100 late fee for filing a 2011 Tier 3 annual pfd 2 days late.
  Docket No. 14-653
Waiver request submitted by Teri Cavalier, a former member of the Terrebonne Parish Council, District 4, regarding a $2,000 late fee assessed for filing her Amended 2012 Tier 2 annual pfd 20 days late.
  Docket No. 14-656
Waiver request submitted by Lois Lawrence, a former member of the New Orleans City Planning Commission, regarding a $1,450 late fee assessed for filing his 2012 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 29 days late.
  Docket No. 14-658
Waiver request submitted by Harvey Johnston, a Constable for Caddo Parish, Ward 2, regarding a $1,500 assessed for filing his 2011 Tier 3 annual pfd 280 days late.
  Docket No. 14-660
Waiver request submitted by James Hebert, a former member of the St. Martin Parish Council, regarding a $2,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2012 Tier 2 annual pfd 143 days late.
  Docket No. 14-651
Waiver request submitted by Pamela Olson, a member of the Louisiana Serve Commission, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing a 2012 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 46 days late.
  Docket No. 14-661
Waiver request submitted by Paul Allen, Jr., Village of Chataignier Chief of Police, Evangeline Parish, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2011 Tier 3 annual pfd 276 days late.
  Docket No. 14-662
Waiver request submitted by Barbara Anderson, a former member of the Louisiana Housing Finance Authority, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing her 2011 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 286 days late.
  Docket No. 14-663
Waiver request submitted by Margie Davenport, Mayor of the Town of Powhatan, Natchitoches Parish, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing her 2011 Tier 3 annual pfd 258 days late.
G41.   WAIVER REQUESTS - SCHOOL BOARD DISCLOSURE
  Docket No. 14-655
Waiver request submitted by John Morris, III, a member of the Iberville Parish School Board, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2013-2014 School Board Disclosure Statement 139 days late.
G42.   WAIVER REQUESTS - UNTIMELY
  Docket No. 14-561
Untimely waiver request submitted by Andrea Coleman, a member of the Dequincy City Council, Calcasieu Parish, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing her 2010 Tier 3 annual pfd 359 days late and a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing her 2011 Tier 3 annual pfd 23 days late.
  Docket No. 7113-49
Untimely waiver request submitted by Arlis R. Williamson, Jr., a member of the Village of Georgetown Board of Aldermen, Grant Parish, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2009 Tier 3 annual pfd 74 days late and a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2010 Tier 3 annual pfd 74 days late .
G43.   WAIVER REQUESTS - RECONSIDERATIONS
  Docket No. 13-979
Request that the Board reconsider waiving 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. 14-227
Request to reconsider the Board's denial of the waiver of a $500 late fee assessed against Jennifer Pappan for her failure to timely file a lobbyist expenditure report