Agenda Item
Docket No. 17-421
Request that the Board waive the $400 campaign finance late fee assessed against Mary-Sharon Howland, a candidate for Kenner City Council, Jefferson Parish, in the March 24, 2012 election, whose 2016 supplemental campaign finance disclosure report was filed 12 days late.
Mary-Sharon Howland states she has been filing reports since running for her first elected office in 2006 and has never been late. She states she has a daughter who lives with her and has health issues. Also, she states her 94 year father lives in Lafayette and she is the only child. She states she placed the campaign finance report in a folder to be completed, but the time got away as her family's needs are many and she works full time. She humbly asks that the late fee be waived and assures this will not happen again.
ELECTION: March 24, 2012
TYPE OF REPORT: 2016 Supplemental
REPORT DUE: February 15, 2017
REPORT FILED: February 27, 2017
ACTIVITY REPORTED: $ 0 in Receipts, $0 in Disbursements and $2,848.65 Funds on Hand at 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.
Suspend all but $100 based on future compliance. The late fee must be paid within 30 days or the suspended portion becomes immediately due and owing.
Assigned Attorney: Jennifer Land
2017-421 Waiver Requet