Agenda Item
Docket No. 17-545
Request that the Board waive the $360 and $360 campaign finance late fees assessed against Scott M. Simon, in his capacity as a candidate for State Representative, 74th Representative District, St. Tammany Parish, for the October 20, 2007 election and a future election, whose 2016 Supplemental and 2016 Annual campaign finance reports were both filed 6 days late.
Scott Simon states that due to health issues, he had a necessary surgical procedure on January 10, 2017 that left him hospitalized for 2 weeks and on strict bed rest for 6 weeks. He states it was his intention to comply with the law, but due to surgery and recovery, as well as several complications that extended his recovery time, he was unable to meet the deadline of February 15th. As soon as he was physically able to gather all of the necessary information and documentation, he states the the report was filed.
ELECTION: October 20, 2007 and Future election
TYPES OF REPORT: 2016 Supplemental and 2016 Annual
ASSESSED FEE: $360 & $360
REPORTS DUE:Both - February 15, 2017
REPORTS FILED: Both on February 21, 2017

ACTIVITY REPORTED: 2016 SUPP: $0 in Receipts, $27,061.98 in Disbursements and $32.98 in Funds on Hand at Close of Reporting Period

2016 ANNUAL: $4,500 in Receipts, $6,756.90 in Disbursements and $1,064.43 in Funds on Hand at Close of Reporting Period


10/20/2007 Election (8 days late) - 2009 Suppl - $100

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.
Rescind both late fees pursuant to Rule 1205B(2).
Assigned Attorney: Jennifer Land
2017-545 Waiver Request