Agenda Item
Docket No. 17-888
Request from T. Bradley Keith to waive the $1,500 assessed for filing a late registration and the $1,500, $1,500, and $550 assessed for the late filing of the February, March and April, 2017 expenditure reports.
Mr. Keith submitted his online registration form on June 2, 2017. Mr. Keith states that he was hired by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) for a six month governmental affairs contract effective February 1, 2017. He states that he has worked alongside EDF as part of an environmental coalition for the last two years, and in the past he was not required to be a lobbyist. He stated that he worked alongside others who would on occasion, leave legislators and other officials educational information. He states that his contract was started by word of mouth and was actually executed in late April to be effective retroactive to February 1st. He states that he received a notice from EDF on May 30th requesting him to get registration information to the compliance department of EDF as soon as possible.

REPORT: Late Registration & February, March & April 2017 Expenditure Reports

REPORT DUE: February 6, March 27, April 25 and May 25, 2017

REPORT FILED: June 2, June 5, June 5, and June 5 2017

DAYS LATE: 116, 70, 41, and 11 DAYS

FEE ASSESSED: $1,500, $1,500, $1,500 and $550


OTHER LATE FILINGS: July 2017 Expenditure report - $150 (not included in waiver request)

REGISTERED BRANCHES: Local/Executive/Legislative

La. R.S. 24:53 provides that "each lobbyist shall register with the board as soon as possible after employment as a lobbyist or after the first action requiring his registration as a lobbyist, whichever occurs first, and in any event not later than five days after employment as a lobbyist or not later than five days after the first action requiring his registration as a lobbyist, whichever occurs first."

La R.S. 24:55 provides that registered lobbyist shall file a monthly expenditure report by the 25th day of the subsequent month.

Late Registration: Because this is the first late filing, waive the late fee for the registration.

Expenditure reports: Decline to waive the late fees for February, March and April expenditure reports. ($1,500, $1,500 and $550 = $3,550)

Assigned Attorney: Kathleen Allen
2017-888 Waiver Request