Meetings
 
Louisiana Board of Ethics
LaSalle Building
First Floor - Griffon Room
MAY 18, 2017
2:30 PM
617 North 3rd Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Note: Meetings begin on May 18, 2017 and continue to May 19, 2017.

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 against Daphne Levenson, Victoria Vaughn (Simmons), Leora Thomas, and Rebecca Murley in Docket No. 2015-885.

Louisiana Board of Ethics
LaSalle Building
First Floor - LaBelle Room
MAY 19, 2017
9:00 AM
617 North 3rd Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

GENERAL
Appearances
G1. Docket No. 17-415
Request from William Temple to waive the $1,500 late fee assessed for filing a late registration and $500 late fee assessed for the late filing of the January 2017 Lobbying Expenditure Report.
Consent Agenda and Consent Opinions
G2. Docket No. CHART
Chart for Advisory Opinion Requests on the General Consent May 2017 Agenda.
G3. Docket No. 16-1205
Request for approval of a disqualification plan regarding whether Roxanna Womack can continue her employment with the Denham Springs Police Department while her husband, J. Shannon Womack, serves as Police Chief.
G4. Docket No. 17-239
Advisory Opinion request of William Bradford, Shreveport City Attorney, regarding the ability of two members of the Shreveport City Council voting on a matter involving their private employer, Willis-Knighton Medical System.
G5. Docket No. 17-344
Advisory Opinion request by Ralph Thibodeaux, Superintendent for the Louisiana Schools for the Deaf and Visually Impaired (LSD), regarding whether teachers at LSD may receive an award from Sorenson Communications.
G6. Docket No. 17-345
Advisory Opinion request of Andrea Hebert, former employee of GOHSEP, regarding post-employment restrictions.
G7. Docket No. 17-346
Advisory Opinion request from Mike Middleton, Caddo Parish Commissioner, District 8, regarding the receipt of tickets from the Shreveport Regional Arts Council.
G8. Docket No. 17-353
Advisory opinion request by David Eberly regarding whether he may assist Zurich Insurance in a construction claim involving the New Orleans Airport within two years of his termination of employment with City of New Orleans Office of Inspector General's Construction Fraud Division.
G9. Docket No. 17-358
Advisory opinion request by Sherricka Fields Jones, Assistant Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Shreveport Mayor's Office, regarding her husband's non-profit organization submitting an application for a permit to host a 5K race.
G10. Docket No. 17-360
Advisory opinion regarding whether a daughter of a school board member may accept employment with the school board if she holds a practitioner license.
G11. Docket No. 17-389
Advisory Opinion request of Matthew Robertson with the Alexandria Fire Department regarding any prohibitions of the employment of his son, Alan Robertson, and step-son, Garrett Doyle.
G12. Docket No. 17-390
Advisory opinion request by Blake Relle regarding whether he may provide genealogy research and scan materials for potential clients for compensation while he is employed as an archives specialist for the Louisiana State Archives.
G13. Docket No. 17-391
Advisory Opinion request of Rachael Matthews, an employee of La. Department of Health.
G14. Docket No. 17-392
Advisory opinion request regarding whether the post-employment restrictions would prohibit former Lafourche Parish Administrator, Archie Chaisson, from being appointed as a member of the Lafourche Parish Coastal Zone Management Advisory Committee.
G15. Docket No. 17-398
Advisory opinion request from the City of Mandeville regarding whether the Code of Governmental Ethics would prohibit Kieren Weldon or his architecture firm, Fauntleroy Latham Weldon Barre Architects, APC, from entering into a contract to supply architectural services for the remodeling of Mandeville City Hall.
G16. Docket No. 17-412
Advisory opinion regarding the son of Jim Pearce, a member of the Ruston Board of Aldermen, working for a company that has or is seeking to have a contractual, financial, or business relationship with the City of Ruston.
Regular Business
G17. Docket No. MINUTES
April 2017 Board Minutes
G18. Docket No. 16-078
Consent opinions regarding Hunter Heath, the son of the Head of Maintenance for the Calcasieu Parish School Board, being employed in the school board's maintenance department as an electrician.
G19. Docket No. 17-356
Advisory opinion request from Governor John Bel Edwards regarding whether La. R. S. 42:1119 would prohibit Kaleb Reeves, a Cadet in the Louisiana State Police Training Academy, from being employed by the Louisiana State Police if his father, the interim Deputy Secretary of Public Safety and Superintendent of State Police, Kevin Reeves, was permanently appointed to that position.
G20. Docket No. LEGISLA
Consideration of legislation for the 2017 Regular Legislative Session.
G21.   WAIVER REQUESTS - CAMPAIGN FINANCE
  Docket No. chart
May 2017 Campaign Finance Waiver Chart
  Docket No. 17-247
Request that the Board waive the $1,000, $800, $2,500 and $1,000 campaign finance late fees assessed against Cade Williams, a candidate for Mayor-President, City of Baton Rouge, in the November 8, 2016 election, whose 90-P, 10-P, 10-G and 2016 Supplemental campaign finance disclosure reports were filed 20, 8, 125 and 18 days late, respectively.
  Docket No. 17-254
Request that the Board waive the $280 and $400 campaign finance late fees assessed against Michael "Mike" Richard, in his capacity as a candidate for Alderman, Town of Erath in the November 8, 2016 election, for the late filing of his 10-P and 10-G campaign finance reports which were filed 7 and 50 days late.
  Docket No. 17-258
Request that the Board waive the $1,000 campaign finance late fee assessed against Rosetta Carr Burnett, in her capacity as a candidate for Chief of Police, Town of Cullen in the November 8, 2016 election, whose 10-G campaign finance disclosure report was filed 55 days late.
  Docket No. 17-276
Request that the Board waive the $500 campaign finance late fee assessed against Kevin Guillory, a candidate for Judge, Criminal District Court, Section D and his committee's chairperson, Gregory Thompson, and treasurer, Shalita Sanders, for the November 8, 2016 election, whose 40-G campaign finance disclosure report was filed 5 days late.
  Docket No. 17-399
Request that the Board waive the $40 and $40 campaign finance late fees assessed against Dana Huete, in her capacity as a candidate for Councilmen, City of Harahan in the October 2, 2010 and November 4, 2014 election, whose 2016 supplemental campaign finance disclosure reports were filed 1 and 1 day late.
  Docket No. 17-400
Request that the Board waive $2,000 and $600 campaign finance late fees assessed against Adam J. Haney, in his capacity as a candidate for Judge / Juvenile Court, Sect. 1A/East Baton Rouge Parish in the November 4, 2014 election, his committee's chairperson, Vicky Tiller, whose 2015 and 2016 Supplemental campaign finance disclosure reports were filed 401 and 36 days late, respectively.
  Docket No. 17-403
Request that the Board waive three $2,000 ($6,000) campaign finance late fees assessed against Clay Schexnayder, as a candidate for State Representative /81st Representative District in the October 22, 2011 and October 24, 2015 elections, whose 2015 Supplemental and 2016 Supplemental campaign finance disclosure reports were filed 399, 34 and 40 days late, respectively.
  Docket No. 17-404
Request that the Board waive the $400 campaign finance late fee assessed against LA Economic Growth Committee and its committee's chairperson, Jeri Burrell, and treasurer, Rebecca Hatchin, for the Proposition/Recall in connection with the December 10, 2016 election, whose 40-G campaign finance disclosure report was filed 39 days late.
  Docket No. 17-407
Request that the Board waive the $720 campaign finance late fee assessed against Wydette Williams, in his capacity as a candidate for Sheriff, Town of Lake Providence in East Carroll Parish in the October 24, 2015 election, whose 2016 supplemental campaign finance disclosure report was filed 12 days late.
  Docket No. 17-408
Request that the Board waive the $1,000 campaign finance late fee assessed against Gary "Buddy" Boe, a candidate for Councilman, District 7, St. John the Baptist Parish, in the October 24, 2015 election, whose 2016 supplemental campaign finance disclosure report was filed 35 days late.
  Docket No. 17-416
Request that the Board waive the $360 campaign finance late fee assessed against Tracy Batieste, as a candidate for Constable, Justice of the Peace Ward 2, District 3, East Baton Rouge Parish, in the November 4, 2014 election, whose 2016 Supplemental campaign finance disclosure report was filed 9 days late.
G22.   WAIVER REQUESTS - LOBBYING
  Docket No. CHART
May 2017 Lobbying Waiver Chart.
  Docket No. 17-364
Request to waive the $1,500 late fee assessed against Maggie Ellinger-Locke for failure to timely file a Lobbying Registration Report.
  Docket No. 17-414
Request to waive the $1,500 late fee assessed against Thomas Turner for failure to timely file a Lobbying Registration Report.
G23.   WAIVER REQUESTS - RECONSIDERATIONS
  Docket No. 16-1274
Request that the Board reconsider waiving the $240 campaign finance late fee assessed against Kennedy Ugbo, in his capacity as a candidate for Councilman, Metro District 9, in the November 8, 2016 election, whose 10-P campaign finance disclosure report was filed 4 days late.