Agenda Item
Docket No. 17-997
Request that the Board waive the $2,100 campaign finance late fee assessed against Derrick Edwards, in his capacity as a candidate for Treasurer in the October 14, 2017 election, whose 90-P campaign finance disclosure report was filed 21 days late.
Derrick Edwards states that his 90-P report was late due to extenuating circumstances related directly to the electronic filing associated with Louisiana campaign laws. He states that as a result of his physical disability, he uses voice - activated software because he is paralyzed from the neck down due to a high school football injury. He states he had to find voice activated software that was compatible with filing the campaign finance disclosure reports electronically, which caused a delay in filing his reports. Now that he has correct software, he states will not file any more late reports.

ELECTION: October 14, 2017
TYPES OF REPORT: 90-P report
REPORTS DUE: July 17, 2017
REPORTS FILED: August 7, 2017
ACTIVITY REPORTED: $3,178 in Receipts, $3,039.80 in Disbursements, and $138.20 in Funds on Hand at Close

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.

Waive the late fee.
Assigned Attorney: Jennifer Land
2017-997 Waiver Request
2017-997- Email KMA to D Edwards 9-12-17