Agenda Item
Docket No. 16-693
Request that the Board waive the $600 and the two $2,000 campaign finance late fees assessed against Thomas Johnson, a candidate for St. Bernard Parish Council-at-Large, Eastern Division, in the October 24, 2015 election, whose 30-P campaign finance disclosure report was filed 19 days late and the 10-P and 10-G campaign finance disclosure reports have not been filed.
Thomas Johnson states that he filed all of his reports to the best of his knowledge and understanding. He states that he moved from Louisiana to Georgia in November to take a new job and had not received any mail regarding the October 24, 2015 election. He states that the late fee assessment for the 10-P report was delivered to his daughter in Georgia and forwarded to him on April 1, 2016.
ELECTION: October 24, 2015
TYPES OF REPORT: 30-P, 10-P, and 10-G
DAYS LATE: 19, and the last two have not been filed
ASSESSED FEE: $600, $2,000 and $2,000
REPORTS DUE: September 24, 2015, October 14, 2015, and November 12, 2015
REPORTS FILED: October 13, 2015 and the last two have not been filed
ACTIVITY REPORTED:30-P - $0 in Receipts, $0 in Disbursements, and $0 in Funds on Hand at Close

10-P - 10/20/07 election - $480 suspended
18:1505.4.A(1) Any candidate, the treasurer or chairman of a political committee, or any other person required to file any reports under this Chapter, who knowingly fails to file or who knowingly fails to timely file any such reports as are required by this Chapter may be assessed a civil penalty for each day until such report is filed. 18:1484.(2)(b). Each candidate for any other public office shall file reports of contributions in excess of two hundred dollars in the aggregate during the aggregating period.

Rule 1205D provides that an automatic late fee shall be rescinded by staff if the candidate officially withdrew with the Secretary of State from the election and received no contributions or loans and/or made any expenditures, excluding the qualifying fee.

Decline to waive for the 30-P, 10-P and 10-G reports.

Assigned Attorney: Jennifer Land
2016-693 - Waiver Request
2016-693 - Additional Information