Agenda Item
Docket No. 17-079
Request that the Board waive the $1,200 and $1,200 campaign finance late fees assessed against the Fork PAC, and its committee's chairperson, Charles S. Long, in connection with the November 8, 2016 election, whose 30-P and 10-G reports were filed 6 and 6 days late.
Charles S. Long, chairperson for FORK PAC, states that his son, Charles Spencer Long, II, his law clerk who was working while finishing his last semester at LSU Law School, was assigned to keep track of contributions, expenses and filing reports for the Fork PAC.
Unfortunately, his son fell ill. On October 20, 2016, Mr. Long states he got a call from Ochsner's transplant coordinator that they had a liver for his son and that he was to report to Ochsner's in New Orleans for his liver transplant within 24 hours. He stayed at the transitional apartment until November 9, 2016. To compound his personal problems, Mr. Long states that his 88 year old father fell and broke his hip on October 29, 2016 and had to be rushed to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital for surgery.

TYPE OF REPORT: 30-P and 10-G
DAYS LATE: 6 & 6
ASSESSED FEE: $1,200 & $1,200
REPORT DUE: 10/11/2016 & 11/30/2016
REPORT FILED: 10/17/16 & 12/6/16

ACTIVITY REPORTED: 30-P - $13,170 in Receipts, $3148.86 in Disbursements and $17,021.14 Funds on Hand at Close of Reporting Period

10-G - $11,000 in Receipts, $15,907.26 in Disbursements and $475.32 Funds on Hand at the Close of Reporting Period


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.
.Rescind the late fees for the 30-P and 10-G reports pursuant to Rule 1205B.
Assigned Attorney: Jennifer Land
2017-079 Waiver Request
2017-079- WR Documentation Requst