Agenda Item
Docket No. 17-446
Request that the Board waive the $400 campaign finance late fee assessed against Aaron Paul Natali, in his capacity as a candidate for Member of School Board, District 1, Calcasieu Parish in the November 4, 2014 election, whose 2016 Supplemental campaign finance disclosure report was filed 14 days late.
Aaron Paul Natali states that he has not raised or spent any money since the campaign ended in 2014. He states that there is only $8.36 in the account and that he is being penalized $400.00. He apologizes for not filing a report, but there was nothing to file. He states he is a school board member who does not have a staff or accountants filing all required forms for him. He states that he intends to close this account immediately because he was told if there is a zero balance that he would not be required to file this disclosure form in the future. He states he filed the report has as soon as he realized it needed to be filed.

ELECTION: November 4, 2014
TYPES OF REPORT: 2016 Supplemental report
REPORTS DUE: February 15, 2017
REPORTS FILED: March 1, 2017
ACTIVITY REPORTED: $0 in Receipts, $0 in Disbursements, and $8.37 in Funds on Hand at Close

11/4/2014 Election

EDE-P ($400) -Suspended based on future compliance

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.

18:1495.4D(1) If the final report of a candidate for an election, as required by Paragraph (5), (6), or (7)of Subsection B of this Section, shows a deficit or a surplus, the candidate and his treasurer, if any, shall file supplemental reports with the supervisory committee of all information required in R.S. 18:1495.5. Such reports shall be filed annually no later than February fifteenth and shall be complete through the preceding December thirty-first. Such a supplemental report shall be filed each year until a report has been filed which shows no deficit and until any surplus campaign funds have been disposed of in accordance with R.S. 18:1505.2(I). The report on surplus funds shall disclose the disbursement of such funds in the same manner as expenditures are reported.

Decline to waive.
Assigned Attorney: Jennifer Land
2017-446 Waiver Request