Agenda Item
Docket No. 17-248
Request that the Board waive three $2,000 ($6,000) campaign finance late fees assessed against Daniel Causey, II, as a candidate for Councilman, Metro District 7/East Baton Rouge Parish in the November 8, 2016 election, whose 30-P, 10-P, and 10-G campaign finance disclosure reports were filed 115, 95 and 65 days late, respectively.
Daniel Causey states that during the election, his family was affected by the great flood. He stated he stopped his campaign to assist his family in the recovery process. He states he did not raise any money for his campaign because he felt uncomfortable asking for funds with so much work needed in the community. He stated he has filed his campaign finance reports and asks for a waiver because he is unable to pay the fines.
ELECTION: November 8, 2016
TYPES OF REPORT: 30-P, 10-P, and 10-G
DAYS LATE: 115, 95 and 65
ASSESSED FEE: $2,000 for each report
REPORTS DUE: October 11, 2016, October 31, 2016, and November 30, 2016
REPORTS FILED: February 3, 2017
ACTIVITY REPORTED: 30-P: $0 activity, 10-P: $0 activity, 10- G: $0 activity


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 but $200 based on future compliance for each of the 30-P, 10-P and 10-G reports (totaling $600). The late fees must be paid within 30 days or the suspended portion becomes due and owing.
Assigned Attorney: Jennifer Land
2017-248 Waiver Request
2017-248- Request Waiver Documentaion
2017-248- Additional Information