Agenda Item
Docket No. 17-084
Request that the Board waive three $2,000 ($6,000) campaign finance late fees assessed against Patricia Bennett-Briggs, a candidate for Councilman, Metro District 10, East Baton Rouge Parish, in the November 8, 2016 election, whose 30-P, 10-P, and 10-G campaign finance disclosure reports were filed 84, 64 and 34 days late, respectively.
Patricia Bennett-Briggs states she had several family members and herself affected by the flood in August 2016 that caused her to misplace important papers. In addition, she states she had to relocate her 87 year old mother who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease to New Orleans. She states that the stress of not working and being concerned about her family and finances caused her to untimely file. Also, she states that she is just recovering from a divorce and trying to get her finances back in order to care for her daughter.
ELECTION: November 8, 2016
TYPES OF REPORT: 30-P, 10-P, and 10-G
DAYS LATE: 84, 64 and 34
ASSESSED FEE: $2,000 for each report
REPORTS DUE: October 11, 2016, October 31, 2016, and November 30, 2016
REPORTS FILED: January 3, 2017
ACTIVITY REPORTED: 30-P: $0 in contributions; $0 in expenditures

10-P: $0 in contributions; $0 in expenditures

10- G: $0 in contributions; $0 in expenditures


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.

Suspend all based on future compliance for the 30-P, 10-P and 10-G reports.
Assigned Attorney: Jennifer Land
2017-084 Waiver Request