Meetings
 
Louisiana Board of Ethics
LaSalle Building
First Floor - Griffon Room
NOVEMBER 17, 2016
2:30 PM
617 North 3rd Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Note: Meetings begin on November 17, 2016 and continue to November 18, 2016.

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 filed against Mike Mouton in 2015-556.

Louisiana Board of Ethics
LaSalle Building
First Floor - LaBelle Room
NOVEMBER 18, 2016
9:00 AM
617 North 3rd Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

GENERAL
Appearances
G1. Docket No. 16-080
Reconsideration of the Board's denial of a waiver request submitted by Calvin E. Millender, a former member of the Caddo Parish Sewerage District #7, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2013 Tier 2.1 Annual PFD 209 days late.
G2. Docket No. 16-088
Waiver request submitted by Olga Foster Butler, Richmond Board of Aldermen - Madison Parish, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing her 2014 Tier 3 Annual PFD 122 days late.
G3. Docket No. 16-616
Waiver request submitted by Mark Daniel Badeaux, Madisonville Town Council - St. Tammany Parish, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2013 Tier 3 annual PFD 56 days late; and, a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2014 Tier 3 annual PFD 56 days late.
G4. Docket No. 16-679
Advisory opinion request by Philip C. Williams, President of McNeese State University (McNeese), regarding the application of the exceptions contained in La. R.S. 42:1123(1) and La. R.S. 42:1123(41) to complimentary admission, travel, lodging and reimbursement by organizations to McNeese and its employees.
G5. Docket No. 16-727
Reconsideration request in connection with the Board's decision to decline to waive the $1,200 late fee assessed against Jack Blossman, Jr. for failure to timely file a Supplemental Lobbying Registration Report.
G6. Docket No. 16-878
Request that the Board waive the $2,000 campaign finance late fees assessed against Monique Y. Metoyer, in her capacity as a candidate for District Judge / 9th Judicial District Court, ES 1, Div. A in the November 4, 2014 election, whose 2015 supplemental campaign finance disclosure report filed 234 days late.
G7. Docket No. 16-1002
Request that the Board waive the $3,000 campaign finance late fee assessed against Louisiana Patriot Justice PAC; it's committee's chairperson, Tammie Jo Lowe; and, treasurer, Rebecca Wren, whose 40-G campaign finance disclosure report was filed 56 days late.
G8. Docket No. 16-1109
Advisory opinion request regarding whether Elizabeth Heintz, an elected member of the St. Tammany Parish School Board, may accept complimentary travel from Lifetouch, Inc., to attend the 2017 Lifetouch Memory Mission trip to the Dominican Republic.
Consent Agenda and Consent Opinions
G9. Docket No. CHART
Chart for Advisory Opinion Requests on the General Consent November 2016 Agenda.
G10. Docket No. 16-746
Advisory opinion request regarding the propriety of Macon Ridge Community Development Corporation seeking and/or receiving funding from the Louisiana Housing Corporation.
G11. Docket No. 16-912
Advisory opinion request as to whether Burton E. Cestia, Jr., may serve on the Squirrel Run Subdivision Levee and Drainage District.
G12. Docket No. 16-913
Advisory opinion request regarding whether the Code of Governmental Ethics would prohibit Melynie Wright from serving on the St. John the Baptist Library's Board of Control while she is employed at the A Storage Inn.
G13. Docket No. 16-914
Advisory opinion request regarding whether Jessica Knox, an employee of the Housing Authority of New Orleans, may lease retail space from On Iberville Phase III, LLC.
G14. Docket No. 16-922
Advisory opinion request regarding the propriety of Townsquare Media's radio stations hosting an appreciation banquet for first responders.
G15. Docket No. 16-924
Advisory opinion request from Wendy Robichaux regarding her potential employment as an office manager of the Thibodaux location of the Office of Motor Vehicles while her mother is employed by that office.
G16. Docket No. 16-929
Advisory opinion request as to whether Kalvin Price, the spouse of a State Purchasing Officer with the Division of Administration - Office of State Procurement, may accept employment with Disaster Management Services.
G17. Docket No. 16-938
Advisory opinion request regarding whether David Hayes, a former employee of Louisiana Economic Development, may contract with the local Louisiana Career and Solutions Center to provide training for their staff and clients.
G18. Docket No. 16-944
Advisory opinion request regarding whether the Louisiana Commission for the Deaf is prohibited from utilizing public funds to provide and coordinate interpreting services for workshops hosted by Deaf Grassroots Movement of Louisiana.
G19. Docket No. 16-947
Advisory opinion request regarding whether the Code of Governmental Ethics would prohibit the Cameron Parish Hackberry Recreation District from purchasing goods from Brown's Food Center, Inc., while Jamie Brown serves on the Cameron Parish Hackberry Recreation District Board (Board).
G20. Docket No. 16-967
Advisory opinion request by Dr. Elliot Beaton and Aaron Thomas, regarding the use of Doctors Imaging, Inc. of Metairie for research conducted on behalf of the University of New Orleans (UNO) and a new consulting company formed between Dr. Beaton and Aaron Thomas to prevent and monitor injuries in athletes in Louisiana.
G21. Docket No. 16-992
Advisory opinion request regarding whether Brian Davis may continue participating as a tenant in the Section 8 Housing Assistance Program.
G22. Docket No. 16-1014
Advisory opinion request as to whether Morgan Dixon may be employed as a firefighter with the Leesville Fire Department.
G23. Docket No. 16-1016
Advisory opinion request regarding whether the Code of Governmental Ethics would prohibit Mike Smith Construction from contracting with the West Allen Parish Water District while Mike Smith's son, Benjamin Smith, is employed with the Water District.
G24. Docket No. 16-1017
Advisory opinion request by Tabitha Gray, Executive Counsel for the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, regarding the possible responsible parties if a public servant has not completed their annual ethics training as required by La. R.S. 42:1170(3)(a)(i).
G25. Docket No. 16-1020
Advisory opinion request as to whether appointed board members of the Shreveport/Caddo Metropolitan Planning Commission are required to file annual personal financial disclosure statements pursuant to La. R.S. 42:1124.2.1.
G26. Docket No. 16-1022
Advisory opinion request by L. Keith Bartlett, Principal and Chief Executive Officer of Lycee Francais- New Orleans Charter School, regarding whether he may ask for quotes from a subcontractor who performs construction services to Lycee Francais- New Orleans Charter School.
G27. Docket No. 16-1023
Advisory opinion request from Karim Belhadjali, an employee of the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), regarding the application of the post employment restrictions if he were to become employed with a private consulting agency.
G28. Docket No. 16-1025
Advisory opinion request from Jay Guillot, a former member of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE), regarding whether La. R.S. 42:1113D(3)(a) would prohibit Hunt Guillot and Associates (HGA) from responding to Request For Proposals (RFP's) that may arise before the expiration of one year from the termination of Mr. Guillot's public service.
G29. Docket No. 16-1026
Advisory opinion request regarding whether Carencro Middle School is prohibited from raising money to assist one of its employees following a series of tragic events involving the employee's family.
Disclosure Reports
G30. Docket No. 16-920
PFD Answer submitted by Dwena Henry, member of the Stanley Board of Aldermen, DeSoto Parish, in response to a NOD requesting she file a 2015 Tier 3 annual pfd.
G31. Docket No. 16-951
PFD Answer submitted by Linda Graham, member of the Vienna Board of Aldermen, Lincoln Parish, in response to a NOD requesting she file her 2015 Tier 3 annual pfd.
G32. Docket No. 16-952
PFD answer submitted by Cynthia Nuesslein, former member of the Bricolage Academy Charter School Board and the Louisiana Emergency Response Network Board, in response to a NOD requesting she amend her 2015 Tier 3 PFD.
G33. Docket No. 16-957
PFD answer submitted by Craig Petit, former constable of St. Charles Parish, District 2, in response to a NOD requesting he file a 2015 Tier 2 annual pfd.
G34. Docket No. 16-974
PFD answer filed by Rickey Morris, a former constable for Catahoula Parish, Ward 2, in response to a NOD received requesting he file a 2015 Tier 3 annual pfd.
G35. Docket No. 16-975
PFD answer submitted by Rubenstein Clark, former member of the Gramercy Board of Aldermen, St. James Parish, in response to a NOD requesting he file a 2015 Tier 3 pfd.
G36. Docket No. 16-976
PFD answer submitted by Ann Fugler, former member of the Denham Springs Council, Livingston Parish, in response to a NOD received requesting she file a 2015 Tier 2 annual pfd.
G37. Docket No. 16-977
PFD answer submitted by Armond Schwing, a former member of the White Lake Property Advisory Board, in response to a NOD requesting he file a 2015 Tier 2.1 pfd.
G38. Docket No. 16-978
PFD answer submitted by Christopher Hodge, the former Constable for Ouachita Parish, Ward 8, in response to a NOD requesting he file a 2015 Tier 2 PFD.
G39. Docket No. 16-979
PFD answer submitted by Jerry Arbour, Sr., a former member of the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board, District 9, in response to a NOD requesting he file his 2015 Tier 2 PFD.
Regular Business
G40. Docket No. MINUTES
October 2016 Board Minutes
G41. Docket No. 16-941
Advisory opinion request as to whether Mary Charlene Murphy may be employed with the Northeast Louisiana Veterans Home.
G42. Docket No. 16-1110
Emergency opinion concerning a company owned by Representative Blake Miguez and his family members entering into a Right of Entry contract with the Port of Iberia District.
G43.   WAIVER REQUESTS - CAMPAIGN FINANCE
  Docket No. chart
November 2016 Campaign Finance Waiver Chart.
  Docket No. 16-392
Request that the Board waive the $780 campaign finance late fee assessed against Henry "Junior" Rodriguez, Jr., a candidate for St. Bernard Parish Clerk of Court in the October 24, 2015 election, whose 10-G campaign finance disclosure report was filed 13 days late.
  Docket No. 16-842
Request that the Board waive the $960 campaign finance late fee assessed against Edward King Alexander, a candidate for Judge, 14th Judicial District Court, in the November 4, 2014 election, whose 2015 supplemental campaign finance disclosure report was filed 16 days late.
  Docket No. 16-865
Request that the Board waive the $1,400 campaign finance late fee assessed against Home Builders Association of Greater New Orleans; Jon Luther, its chairman; and, Michael LeCorgne, its treasurer, whose November 2015 monthly campaign finance disclosure report was filed 7 days late.
  Docket No. 16-873
Request that the Board waive the $1,000 campaign finance late fee assessed against Sean Dardeau, in his capacity as a candidate for Council Member / District 8 in the October 24, 2015 election, whose 2015 Supplemental campaign finance disclosure report was filed 239 days late.
  Docket No. 16-921
Request that the Board waive the $754 late fess assessed against Carol Ross, in her capacity as a candidate for Lafayette City-Parish Council, District 8 in the October 24, 2015 election, whose 2015 supplemental campaign finance disclosure report was filed 84 days late.
  Docket No. 16-927
Request that the Board waive the $2,500 campaign finance late fees assessed against D. Nicole Sheppard, a candidate for Judge / Traffic Court, Division D in the 10/19/2013 election; her committee's chairperson, Sylvia Perry; and, treasurer, Chelesia Ferrand, whose 2014 supplemental campaign finance disclosure reports was filed 68 days late.
  Docket No. 16-928
Request that the Board waive the $2,000 late fee assessed against Charles Jagneaux, in his capacity as a candidate for Clerk of Court, St. Landry Parish, in the October 24, 2015 election, whose 2015 supplemental campaign finance disclosure report was filed 203 days late.
  Docket No. 16-965
Request that the Board waive the $1,000, $420 and $789 campaign finance late fees assessed against Holly White Dixon, a candidate for Mayor / City of Monroe in the March 5, 2016 election, whose 30-P, EDE-P and 10-G campaign finance disclosure reports were filed 62, 7 and 51 days late, respectively.
  Docket No. 16-1001
Request that the Board waive the $800 late fee assessed against Rufus Craig, in his capacity as a candidate for Mayor-President / Metro Council, City of Baton Rouge in the November 8, 2016 election, whose 90-P campaign finance disclosure report was filed 19 days late.
G44.   WAIVER REQUESTS - LOBBYING
  Docket No. WaiChar
November 2016 Lobbying Waiver Chart.
  Docket No. 16-909
Request to waive the $50 late fee assessed against James Barrett Smith for the late filing of the July 2016 Lobbying Expenditure Report.
  Docket No. 16-916
Request to waive the $50 late fee assessed against Dawn Johnson for the late filing of the July 2016 Lobbying Expenditure Report.
  Docket No. 16-917
Request to waive the $50 late fee assessed against Lucien Burkett for the late filing of the July 2016 Lobbying Expenditure Report.
  Docket No. 16-918
Request to waive the $50 late fee assessed against Jessica Elliott for the late filing of the July 2016 Lobbying Expenditure Report.
  Docket No. 16-943
Request to waive the $200 late fee assessed against Marilyn Robertson for the late filing of the July 2016 Lobbying Expenditure Report.
  Docket No. 16-970
Request to waive the $50 late fee assessed against Phyllis Coleman Mouton for the late filing of the July 2016 Lobbying Expenditure Report.
  Docket No. 16-971
Request to waive the $150 late fee assessed against Ina LaBorde for the late filing of the July 2016 Lobbying Expenditure Report.
G45.   WAIVER REQUESTS - PERSONAL FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE
  Docket No. waiver
November 2016 PFD Waiver Chart.
  Docket No. 16-953
Waiver request submitted by Brent Arville Zackery, Constable - Evangeline Parish, Ward 3, regarding a $250 late fee assessed for filing his Amended 2014 Tier 3 annual PFD 5 days late.
  Docket No. 16-954
Waiver request submitted by Donald A. "Don" Shea, a former member of the Workforce Investment Board, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2014 Tier 2.1 Annual PFD 239 days late.
  Docket No. 16-955
Waiver request submitted by Alvin G. Porter, member of the Sophie B. Wright Charter School, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2014 Tier 3 Annual PFD 34 days late.
  Docket No. 16-956
Waiver request submitted by Lynn Joseph Philippe, DDS, a former member of the State Board of Dentistry, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2014 Tier 2.1 annual PFD 160 days late.
  Docket No. 16-958
Waiver request submitted by Roberta Ogden, former member of the Epps Board of ALdermen - West Carroll Parish, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing her 2014 Tier 3 annual PFD 328 days late.
  Docket No. 16-959
Waiver request submitted by Lance Ned, former member of the J.S. Clark Leadership Academy, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2014 Tier 3 annual PFd 160 days late.
  Docket No. 16-961
Waiver request submitted by Dallas Derral "DD" Jones, Mayor - Town of Livingston (Livingston Parish), regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his amended 2015 Tier 3 annual PFD 40 days late.
  Docket No. 16-962
Waiver request submitted by Flozell Daniels, Jr., Regional Transit Authority, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2014 Tier 2.1 annual PFD 161 days late.
  Docket No. 16-1005
Waiver request submitted by Leslie Dandridge Durham, former member of the Northeast Delta Human Services Authority, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing her 2014 Tier 2.1 annual PFD 231 days late.