Meetings
 
Louisiana Board of Ethics
LaSalle Building
First Floor - Griffon Room
NOVEMBER 16, 2017
2:30 PM
617 North 3rd Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Note: Meetings begin on November 16, 2017 and continue to November 17, 2017.

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
NOVEMBER 17, 2017
9:00 AM
617 North 3rd Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

GENERAL
Appearances
G1. Docket No. 17-006
Reconsideration of the Board's denial of a waiver request submitted by Ray Lauga, Jr., a member of the St. Bernard Parish Council-District A, regarding a $2,500 late fee assessed for filing his 2015 Tier 2 Annual PFD 36 days late.
G2. Docket No. 17-721
Reconsideration of the Board's denial of a waiver request submitted by Lisa L. Mills, Hurstville Security District, regarding a $1400 late fee assessed for filing her 2015 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 28 days late.
G3. Docket No. 17-774
PFD answer submitted by Wysinger Cleveland, a member of the Richwood Board of Aldermen, Ouachita Parish (population of 3,392), in response to a NOD requesting he amend his 2016 Tier 3 Annual PFD.
G4. Docket No. 17-902
Request that the Board waive the $2,500 campaign finance late fee assessed against Alan A. Zaunbrecher, a candidate for District Judge, 22nd Judicial District Court, Division H, in the October 14, 2017 election, his committee's chairperson, Roy K. Burns, and treasurer, Ross Lagarde, whose 180-P campaign finance disclosure report was filed 92 days late.
G5. Docket No. 17-905
Appearance in connection with a request that the Board waive the $2,500 campaign finance late fee assessed against Marlin N. Gusman, a candidate for Sheriff, Orleans Parish, in the October 14, 2017 election, whose 180-P campaign finance disclosure report was filed 102 days late.
G6. Docket No. 17-1055
Request that the Board waive the $2,500 campaign finance late fee assessed against Johnese Smith, in her capacity as a candidate for Mayor, City of New Orleans, in the October 14, 2017 election, whose 90-P campaign finance disclosure report was filed 53 days late.
G7. Docket No. 17-1088
Waiver request submitted by Eugenie Patout LeBoeuf, of the Iberia Parish Tourist Commission, regarding a $1500 late fee assessed for filing her 2015 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 105 days late.
Consent Agenda and Consent Opinions
G8. Docket No. CHART
Chart for Advisory Opinion Requests on the General Consent November 2017 Agenda.
G9. Docket No. 17-979
Advisory opinion request by Brian Frazier, District Attorney for the 37th Judicial District Court, regarding whether a person may serve as a commissioner on the Caldwell Parish Recreational District (District) and President of CPDY while CPDY has a verbal agreement with the District.
G10. Docket No. 17-1038
Advisory opinion request as to whether Lee Hebert may run for the office of Acadia Parish Police Juror while he is employed with the City of Rayne.
G11. Docket No. 17-1051
Advisory opinion as to whether the Oakdale Police Department may have body work done on its police cars at Lil Ervin's Body Shop.
G12. Docket No. 17-1052
Advisory Opinion request from F.H. Metz, Jr., M.D., Coroner of St. Mary Parish (pop. 54,650) relative to dual office holding.
G13. Docket No. 17-1054
Advisory opinion request by Dr. Patrick Fitpatrick regarding whether the post-employment restrictions following his termination from the St. Tammany Levee Drainage and Conservation District (District) would prevent him from participating in Phase 2 of a competition concerning a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the St. Tammany Parish Coastal Protection Study.
G14. Docket No. 17-1056
Advisory opinion request from Darryl Gissel regarding whether the Code of Governmental Ethics would require him as a member of the Restore Louisiana Task Force to file a personal financial disclosure statement.
G15. Docket No. 17-1073
Advisory opinion request from Charles L. Adkins, Cameron Parish Schools Superintendent.
G16. Docket No. 17-1075
Request for an advisory opinion as to whether a licensed used motor vehicle dealer can be appointed to the Board of the Louisiana Used Motor Vehicle Commission.
G17. Docket No. 17-1097
Request for an advisory opinion relative to the sale of a retired police dog's offspring.
G18. Docket No. 17-1098
Advisory opinion request by Dr. Edgar L. Chase, III, Chairman of the New Orleans Employees Retirement System (NOMERS),whether Beverly Gariepy, Courtney Bagneris, Lisa Hudson, and Jesse Evans, Jr. may participate in votes or other matters relating to litigation against the City of New Orleans in executive sessions of the NOMERS.
G19. Docket No. 17-1115
Advisory opinion request from Brendan M. Greene, Executive Counsel for the Civil Service Commission for the City of New Orleans.
G20. Docket No. 17-1116
Advisory opinion request regarding whether Gabriel Beadle, a St. Mary Parish Councilman, may receive compensation from a business in which he has an ownership interest and is employed.
G21. Docket No. 17-1132
Advisory opinion request as to whether Cynthia F. Cockerham may continue her part-time employment as Executive Director of the LaSalle Economic Development District after she retires from her position as a community development educator with the LSU AgCenter in West Carroll Parish.
G22. Docket No. 17-1133
Advisory Opinion request from Dr. James Van Scotter, a professor at LSU relative to being provided room and board by SAS Corporation, a company which contracts with LSU to provide software for the university.
G23. Docket No. 17-1155
Advisory opinion request by Eric Duplantis, on behalf of St. Mary Parish Government, regarding whether Dr. Lianter Albert and Dr. Natchez Morice III may be appointed as Deputy Coroners for St. Mary Parish.
G24. Docket No. 17-1231
Advisory Opinion request from John Wayne Jewell, City Attorney for the City of New Roads, concerning the appointment to fill a vacant City Council seat.
Disclosure Reports
G25. Docket No. 17-1071
PFD answer submitted in response to the receipt of a NOD requesting an amendment to a 2016 Tier 3 Candidate PFD by Tanya Doucet, candidate for the Washington Town Council-St. Landry Parish (Pop. 964) in the October 14, 2017 election.
G26. Docket No. 17-1095
PFD Answer filed in response to a NOD requesting a 2016 Tier 2 Annual PFD by Aubrey Posey, a former member of the Washington Parish Council.
G27. Docket No. 17-1110
PFD Answer filed in response to a NOD requesting a 2016 Tier 2 Annual PFD by Elizabeth Pittman-McDaniel, a member of the Tangipahoa Parish School Board.
G28. Docket No. 17-1117
PFD Answer in response to a NOD requesting a 2016 Tier 2.1 PFD from David Kent, a member of the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Criminal Justice.
Regular Business
G29. Docket No. MINUTES
October 2017 Board Minutes
G30. Docket No. 13-1479
Consent Order regarding Jeff Edgecombe and Edgecombe Construction receiving prohibited compensation from Deep Delta Houseboats.
G31. Docket No. 14-880
Consent Order regarding a former Department of Children and Family Services employee, Kaneasha Goston, using state funds for her personal benefit.
G32. Docket No. 15-697
Consent order signed by Fallon Frederick regarding her participating in assigning her mother Support Service Provider work through Affiliated Blind of Louisiana (ABL) and the Louisiana Commission for the Deaf.
G33. Docket No. 17-473
Consent Opinion regarding John Richard Barton, former Firearms Instructor for the Dept. of Public Safety and Corrections at Louisiana State Penitentiary.
G34.   WAIVER REQUESTS - CAMPAIGN FINANCE
  Docket No. chart
November 2017 Campaign Finance Waiver Chart
  Docket No. 17-896
Request that the Board waive the $2,000 campaign finance late fee assessed against Frank Duson, Jr., in his capacity as a candidate for City Marshal, City Court, Town of Vidalia, Concordia Parish, in the November 8, 2016 election, whose 40-G campaign finance disclosure report was filed 257 days late.
  Docket No. 17-998
Request that the Board waive the $3,000 campaign finance late fee assessed against the LA Republican Judiciary PAC, Inc., a political action committee, its committee's chairperson, Scott Wilfong, and treasurer, Jerry Arbour, whose 40-G report was filed 42 days late.
  Docket No. 17-1000
Request that the Board waive the $2,500 campaign finance late fees assessed against Brandon Dorrington, a candidate for Mayor, City of New Orleans, in the October 14, 2017 election, for the late filing of his 90-P campaign finance report which was filed 56 days late.
  Docket No. 17-1130
Request that the Board waive the $2,500 campaign finance late fee assessed against Lenar L. Whitney, a candidate for Public Service Commission, District 2, Terrebonne Parish, in the October 14, 2017 election, whose 90-P campaign finance disclosure report was filed 70 days late.
  Docket No. 17-1131
Request that the Board waive a $300 campaign finance late fee assessed against Russell Armstrong, a candidate for BESE / District 8 in the October 22, 2011 election, whose 2013 Supplemental campaign finance disclosure report was filed 3 days late.
G35.   WAIVER REQUESTS - LOBBYING
  Docket No. 17-1050
Request to waive the $150 late fee assessed against Paul Andrew Tessier for the late filing of the July 2017 Lobbying Expenditure Report.
  Docket No. 17-1085
Request to waive the $350 late fee assessed against Scott Stepien for the late filing of the July 2017 Lobbying Expenditure Report.
G36.   WAIVER REQUESTS - PERSONAL FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE
  Docket No. waiver
November 2017 PFD Waiver Chart
  Docket No. 17-1067
Waiver request submitted by Travis "T.D." Darnell, Patterson City Council, St. Mary Parish (Pop. 6,112), regarding a $1300 late fee assessed for filing his amended 2015 Tier 2 annual pfd 13 days late.
  Docket No. 17-1069
Waiver request submitted by Sharon Belinda Ikerd, Northshore Charter School, regarding a $450 late fee assessed for filing her amended 2015 Tier 3 annual pfd 9 days late.
  Docket No. 17-1070
Waiver request submitted by Jessica Susan Lambert, River Region Cancer Screening and Early Detection District Board, regarding a $1500 late fee assessed for filing her 2015 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 169 days late.
  Docket No. 17-1086
Waiver request submitted by Edward "June" Patrick Jr., the Constable, Ward 7 in St. Mary Parish, regarding a $350 late fee assessed for filing his 2015 Tier 3 annual pfd 7 days late.
  Docket No. 17-1087
Waiver request submitted by Gerald Max Stell, M.D., the Coroner of Webster Parish, regarding a $700 late fee assessed for filing his 2016 Tier 2 annual pfd 7 days late.
  Docket No. 17-1089
Waiver request submitted by Johnnie Shorty, Sr., Constable, District 4- St. James Parish, regarding a $1500 late fee assessed for failing to file his 2015 Tier 3 annual pfd.
  Docket No. 17-1090
Waiver request submitted by Alvin Dale Smith, Calcasieu Parish School Board-District 10, regarding a $2500 late fee assessed for filing his amended 2015 Tier 2 annual pfd 150 days late.
  Docket No. 17-1091
Waiver request submitted by Kamala Shantrell Baker, with the Morris Jeff Community Charter School, regarding a $1500 late fee assessed for filing her amended 2014 Tier 3 annual pfd 424 days late.
  Docket No. 17-1092
Waiver request submitted by Sandra Thompson Herman, French Market Corporation, regarding a $1500 late fee assessed for filing her 2015 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 153 days late.
  Docket No. 17-1093
Waiver request submitted by Jerome Lauette Darby, Bossier Parish Police Jury - District 10, regarding a $2500 late fee assessed for filing his 2015 Tier 2 annual pfd 126 days late.
  Docket No. 17-1094
Waiver request submitted by Diane Giuffria Milano, State Board of Pharmacy, regarding a $1500 late fee assessed for filing her amended 2015 Tier 2.1 annual pfd 50 days late.
  Docket No. 17-1111
Waiver request submitted by Donald Joseph "Phonse" Martin, Delcambre Board of Alderman, District 4 - Iberia and Vermilion Parishes (Pop. 1,866), regarding a $1500 late fee assessed for filing his amended 2016 Tier 3 annual pfd 140 days late.
  Docket No. 17-1118
Waiver request submitted by Sandra Watson Turner, Roseland Board of Aldermen - Tangipahoa Parish (Pop. 1,123), regarding a $1500 late fee assessed for filing her amended 2015 Tier 3 annual PFD 106 days late.
G37.   WAIVER REQUESTS - RECONSIDERATIONS
  Docket No. 17-114
Request that the Board reconsider waiving the $500 campaign finance late fee assessed against the Jefferson Chamber PAC, Inc., a political action committee, its committee's chairperson, Michael Palamone, and treasurer, Philip W. Rebowe, whose 40-G monthly report was filed 7 days late.
  Docket No. 17-682
Waiver request submitted by John Mark Coghlan, Zachary City Council, District 3 ( East Baton Rouge Parish) regarding a $1500 late fee assessed for filing his 2015 Tier 3 annual pfd 94 days late.