Meetings
 
Louisiana Board of Ethics
LaSalle Building
First Floor - Griffon Room
JANUARY 17, 2019
2:30 PM
617 North 3rd Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Note: Meetings begin on January 17, 2019 and continue to January 18, 2019.

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 issued against Martha Jones in Docket No. 2010-049.
Discussion in executive session regarding charges in Docket No. 2013-857 involving Deborah Crowder Loper.
Discussion in executive session regarding charges in Docket No. 2014-758 involving Delrice Jermaine Augustus.
Discussion in Executive Session concerning charges issued against Don Edwards in Docket No. 2016-949.
Discussion in Executive Session regarding charges pending against Elaine Borskey in Docket No. 2016-1064.
Discussion in Executive Session regarding charges issued against Doris Singleton in Docket No. 2016-1071

Louisiana Board of Ethics
LaSalle Building
First Floor - LaBelle Room
JANUARY 18, 2019
9:00 AM
617 North 3rd Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

GENERAL
Appearances
G1. Docket No. 17-267
Request to reconsider the Board's decision to decline to waive regarding a waiver request submitted by Trudy Luke, member of the Louisiana Crab Task Force, involving a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing her 2014 Tier 2.1 pfd 146 days late.
G2. Docket No. 18-1333
Appearance in connection with a request that the Board waive two $2,500 campaign finance late fee assessed against Walter P. Reed, a candidate for District Attorney, 22nd JDC, St. Tammany Parish, in the November 4, 2014 election, whose 2017 Supplemental campaign finance disclosure report has not been filed.
G3. Docket No. 18-1443
Waiver request submitted by Kevin Wesley Dinkel, with the State Board of Home Inspectors, regarding a $ 1500 late fee assessed for filing his 2016 Tier 2.1 annual PFD 163 days late.
G4. Docket No. 18-1465
Waiver request submitted by Mark Shannon Phillips, with the Anacoco Town Council/ Vernon Parish (Pop. 869), regarding a $1050 late fee assessed for filing his 2016 Tier 3 annual PFD 21days late.
G5. Docket No. 18-1471
Waiver request submitted by Scott Damion Vallo, with the Gueydan Board of Aldermen, Vermillion Parish (Pop. 1398), regarding a $1500 late fee assessed for filing his 2017 Tier 3 annual PFD 52 days late.
G6. Docket No. 18-1472
Waiver request submitted by Brent Anthony Duet, former member of the South Lafourche Levee District, regarding a $1500 late fee assessed for filing his 2016 Tier 2.1 annual PFD 189 days late.
G7. Docket No. 18-1479
Request to waive the $850 late fee assessed against Leonard Kopowski for the late filing of a Supplemental Registration Report.
Consent Agenda and Consent Opinions
G8. Docket No. CHART
Chart for Advisory Opinion Requests on the General Consent January 2019 Agenda.
G9. Docket No. 18-260
Request for approval of a Disqualification Plan relative to Iberia Medical Center (Iberia Parish, pop. 73,240).
G10. Docket No. 18-1285
Request for an advisory opinion by Chauncey Hardy relative to post-employment restrictions associated with his previous employment as a Program Monitor with the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals - Office of Addictive Disorders.
G11. Docket No. 18-1369
Advisory opinion request as to whether an employee of the 19th Judicial District Court may be re-employed part-time or contract with her agency to provide the same service after she retires.
G12. Docket No. 18-1373
Advisory Opinion request regarding whether the Church Point Housing Authority may continue to transact business with Daigle Hardware once the owner Ryan Meche is sworn in as Mayor of Church Point.
G13. Docket No. 18-1454
Advisory Opinion request from Latham Folse with the La. Department of Health (LDH).
G14. Docket No. 18-1477
Request for an advisory opinion by Michael Giroir, a drivers education teacher at Morgan City High School in St. Mary Parish (pop.54,650), regarding whether he could provide private testing to drivers education students.
G15. Docket No. 18-1478
Advisory opinion request by Johnny Natt, Mayor of the Town of Mangham (Richland Parish pop- 595) regarding whether the spouse of the elected Police Chief for the Town of Mangham may be appointed as the Mangham Town Clerk.
G16. Docket No. 18-1493
Advisory opinion request as to whether Ronnie Gregoire, an elected councilman for the Town of Albany, may also be employed as a police officer for the Town of Albany Police Department.
G17. Docket No. 18-1494
Advisory opinion request and approval of a disqualification plan by Keith Stutes, District Attorney for the 15th Judicial District, regarding the hiring of Christian Landry as an Assistant District Attorney while his father, Daniel Landry, III, serves as First Assistant District Attorney.
G18. Docket No. 18-1497
Advisory Opinion request from Chad Nugent, a member of the Jefferson Parish School Board.
G19. Docket No. 18-1498
Request for an advisory opinion from Joshua Melancon, a volunteer fireman and Assistant Fire Chief for the Town of Catahoula, an unincorportated community in St. Martin Parish (pop. 52,160), whether he could contract with the St. Martin Parish Fire District.
Regular Business
G20. Docket No. MINUTES
December 2018 Board Minutes
G21. Docket No. 16-949
Consent order signed by Archie Chaisson agreeing that he violated La. R.S. 42:1119D when he hired the brother of a Lafourche Parish Councilman as an employee of the public works department.
G22. Docket No. 17-674
Consent Order signed by Dr. Jean Alt Belkhir, a professor at Southern University of New Orleans (SUNO).
G23. Docket No. 18-1490
Advisory opinion regarding whether the Code of Governmental Ethics would prohibit Alice Anthony, a Social Worker 5 for the Office of Juvenile Justice(OJJ), from continuing outside employment with Progressive of Seaside once Progressive of Seaside enters into a contract with OJJ.
G24.   WAIVER REQUESTS - CAMPAIGN FINANCE
  Docket No. chart
January 2019 Campaign Finance Waiver Chart
  Docket No. 18-1436
Request that the Board waive the $1,000 campaign finance late fee assessed against Faye Lemoine, a candidate for Alderman, District A, City of Ville Platte (Pop. 7430), Evangeline Parish in the November 6, 2018 election, whose 30-P campaign finance disclosure report was filed 36 days late.
  Docket No. 18-1437
Request that the Board waive the $120 campaign finance late fee assessed against Tania Nyman, a candidate for Member of School Board, District 7, East Baton Rouge Parish, in the November 6, 2018 election, whose 30-P campaign finance disclosure report was filed 2 days late.
  Docket No. 18-1439
Request that the Board waive the $40 campaign finance late fee assessed against Larry D. Morris, Jr., a candidate for Chief of Police, City of Minden (Pop. 13082) in the November 6, 2018 election, whose 30-P campaign finance disclosure report was 1 day late.
  Docket No. 18-1440
Request that the Board waive the $1,800 campaign finance late fee assessed against the LA Oil and Gas PAC, a political action committee, its committee's chairperson, Don G. Briggs, and treasurer, Bryan Hanks, whose September 2018 Monthly Report campaign finance report was filed 9 days late.
  Docket No. 18-1441
Request that the Board waive the $1,200 campaign finance late fees assessed against Jeff Hooper, a candidate for City Marshal, City Court, City of Lake Charles (Pop. 71993), Calcasieu Parish, in the November 6, 2018 election, whose 30-P campaign finance report was filed 20 days late.
  Docket No. 18-1442
Request that the Board waive the $600 campaign finance late fee assessed against Wayne "Coach" Williams, a candidate for Member of School Board, District 14, Calcasieu Parish, in the November 6, 2018 election, whose 30-P campaign finance disclosure report was filed 15 days late.
  Docket No. 18-1473
Request that the Board waive the $1,800 campaign finance late fee assessed against Rig PAC, a political action committee, its committee's chairperson, Bob Meredith and treasurer, Jordan Gleason, whose September 2018 Monthly Report campaign finance report was filed 9 days late.
  Docket No. 18-1474
Request that the Board waive the $1,800 campaign finance late fee assessed against the Drill PAC, a political action committee, its committee's chairperson, Mark K. Miller, and treasurer, Cece Richter, whose September 2018 Monthly Report campaign finance report was filed 9 days late.
  Docket No. 18-1481
Request that the Board waive the $600 campaign finance late fees assessed against Sheldon "Mr. Vince" Vincent, Sr., a candidate for Member of School Board, District 2, Jefferson Parish, in the November 6, 2018 election, whose 30-P campaign finance disclosure report was filed 15 days late.
  Docket No. 18-1482
Request that the Board waive the $360 campaign finance late fee assessed against Brad Harris, a candidate for City Marshal, City Court, City of Lake Charles(Pop. 71993), Calcasieu Parish, in the November 6, 2018 election, whose 30-P campaign finance disclosure report was filed 6 days late.
  Docket No. 18-1483
Request that the Board waive the $2,000 campaign finance late fee assessed against Atmos Energy Corporation PAC, a political action committee, its committee's treasurer, David Mason, in the November 6, 2018 election, whose 30-P campaign finance report was filed 13 days late.
  Docket No. 18-1484
Request that the Board waive the $480 campaign finance late fee assessed against Michael "Mike" Thomas, a candidate for City Constable, City Court, City of Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish in the November 6, 2018 election, whose 30-P campaign finance disclosure report was filed 8 days late.
G25.   WAIVER REQUESTS - PERSONAL FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE
  Docket No. waiver
January 2019 PFD Waiver Chart.
  Docket No. 18-1219
Waiver request submitted by Karen Dean Sharp, with the Louisiana Arts Council, regarding a $1,500 late fee assessed for filing her 2016 Tier 2.1 annual PFD 202 days late.
  Docket No. 18-1375
Waiver request submitted by Patrick Baker, with the Lecompte Board of Aldermen, Rapides Parish (Pop. 1227), regarding a $150 late fee assessed for filing his amended 2016 Tier 3 annual pfd 3 days late.
  Docket No. 18-1376
Waiver request submitted by Willie Matthew Robinson, a candidate for the Gonzales City Council, Ascension Parish (Pop. 9781) in the November 8, 2016 election, regarding a $2500 late fee assessed for filing his amended 2015 Tier 2 candidate pfd 139 days late.
  Docket No. 18-1377
Waiver request submitted by Julius Alsandor, candidate for Mayor, City of Opelousas, St. Landry Parish (Pop. 16634) in the November 6, 2018 election, regarding a $200 late fee assessed for filing his amended 2017 Tier 2 candidate PFD 2 days late.
  Docket No. 18-1444
Waiver request submitted by David Detz, with the Vernon Parish School Board, regarding a $1500 late fee assessed for filing his amended 2016 Tier 3 annual PFD 86 days late.
  Docket No. 18-1445
Waiver request submitted by George Tigner, Claiborne Parish Police Jury, regarding a $250 late fee assessed for filing his 2016 Tier 3 annual PFD 5 days late.
  Docket No. 18-1447
Waiver request submitted by Courtney Crawford, with the Recreation District, Town of Pearl River, regarding a $250 late fee assessed for filing her 2016 Tier 2.1 annual PFD 5 days late.
  Docket No. 18-1448
Waiver request submitted by Billy Franklin, with the Tullos Board of Aldermen, LaSalle Parish (Pop. 385), regarding a $300 late fee assessed for filing his 2017 Tier 3 annual PFD 6 days late.
  Docket No. 18-1449
Waiver request submitted by Michael Whitlow, candidate for the Tangipahoa Parish School Board in the November 6, 2018 election, regarding a $800 late fee assessed for filing his 2017 Tier 2 candidate PFD 8 days late.
  Docket No. 18-1450
Waiver request submitted by Mathew Rickey Hardy, former member of the Board of Pardons and former State Representative, current member of the Lafayette North Redevelopment Authority, regarding a $2,500 late fee assessed for filing his amended 2016 Tier 2 annual PFD 121 days late.
  Docket No. 18-1451
Waiver request submitted by Jarrod K. Shaw, with the Sunset Board of Aldermen, St. Landry Parish (Pop. 2897), regarding a $1500 late fee assessed for filing his amended 2016 Tier 3 annual PFD 106 days late.
  Docket No. 18-1464
Waiver request submitted by Sandra Suetta "Sue" Cannon-Scott, candidate for the Madison Parish School Board/District 4 in the November 6, 2018 election, regarding a $1250 late fee assessed for filing her 2017 Tier 3 candidate PFD 25 days late.
  Docket No. 18-1467
Waiver request submitted by Devertis Lard Sr., Lucky Board of Aldermen/Bienville Parish (Pop. 272), regarding a $1500 late fee assessed for filing his amended 2016 Tier 3 annual PFD 127 days late.
  Docket No. 18-1468
Waiver request submitted by Allen Gilbert, with the Webster Parish Police Jury/District 2, regarding a $1500 late fee assessed for filing his amended 2016 Tier 3 annual PFD 128 days late.
  Docket No. 18-1470
Waiver request submitted by Tenney G. Sibley, former member of the Board of Examiners for Sanitarians, regarding a $1500 late fee assessed for filing her 2016 Tier 2.1 annual PFD 132 days late.
G26.   WAIVER REQUESTS - UNTIMELY
  Docket No. 18-1480
Untimely waiver request submitted by Billy R. Abrams, with the Lafayette Parish Communication Commission, regarding a $1500 late fee assessed for filing his amended 2015 Tier 2.1 annual PFD 88 days late.
  Docket No. 18-1487
Request that the Board consider an untimely request to waive a $1,000 late fee assessed against Education Reform Now Advocacy and its committee's treasurer, Patrick Van Keerbergen, related to its participation in the March 24, 2018 election, whose 10-G campaign finance disclosure report was filed 156 days late.
G27.   WAIVER REQUESTS - RECONSIDERATIONS
  Docket No. 18-723
Request to reconsider Board's suspension of all but $400 of a $1500 late fee assessed against Dorothy Denise Costin, with the Eros Board of Aldermen, Jackson Parish (Pop. 155), for filing her 2016 Tier 3 annual PFD 107 days late.
  Docket No. 18-866
Request to reconsider the Board's decision to deny to waive a late fee regarding a waiver request submitted by Derrick O'Brian Martin, former board member with the Crescent City Charter School Board, involving a $1050 late fee assessed for filing his amended 2015 Tier 3 annual PFD 21 days late.