Agenda Item
Docket No. 17-549
Request that the Board waive the $160 and $400 campaign finance late fees assessed against Mary Morris, a candidate for Councilman, District A, City of Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, in the March 25, 2017 election, whose Special (48 Hour) campaign finance disclosure reports were filed 4 and 10 days late, respectively.
Mary Lou Morris states that she received two letters stating that she has penalties for not filing the special reports in a timely manner, which was a surprise to her. She states she followed the filing schedule and was not delinquent. Therefore, she is disputing the assessment of late fees and requesting a waiver.

ELECTION: March 25, 2017
TYPE OF REPORT: Special (48 hour)
DAYS LATE: 4, 10
ASSESSED FEE: $160, $400
REPORTS DUE: March 17, 2017 and March 23, 2017

REPORTS FILED: March 27, 2017

ACTIVITY REPORTED: Special (48 Hour) - $500 Contributions received from Gulf Coast PAC on 3/14/2017

$1,000 Contribution from Meyers & Assoc. received on 3/20/20170


10/2/2010 EDE-P (1 days late) - $40 - Paid

4/6/2013 10-P (1 days late) -$40 - Paid

EDE-P (3 days late) - $120 - Paid

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.
Decline to waive the late fees for both special reports.

Assigned Attorney: Jennifer Land
2017-549 Waiver Request