Agenda Item
Docket No. 19-521
Request that the Board waive three (3) $1,000 campaign finance late fees assessed against Danny Roy Lewis, a candidate for Mayor, Town of Homer, Claiborne Parish, in the November 6, 2018 election, whose 30-P, 10-P and 10-G campaign finance disclosure reports were filed 164, 144 and 114 days late, respectively.
Danny Roy Lewis states that he only spent $783.29 for the entire election and only had $500.00 in contributions. Since he spent less than $2,500 on his re-election campaign, he mistakenly thought he was only subject to the final /annual submission. In the past, all of his campaign reports and personal financial disclosures have always been filed on time and in order.

ELECTION: November 6, 2018
TYPES OF REPORT: 30-P, 10-P & 10-G
DAYS LATE: 164, 144 & 114
ASSESSED FEE: $1,000, $1,000, $1,000
REPORTS DUE: October 9, 2018; October 29, 2018 and November 28, 2018
REPORTS FILED: All Filed on March 22, 2019

ACTIVITY REPORT: 30-P: $800 Receipts; $318.28 Expenditures; $545.01 Funds on Hand at the Close of Reporting Period.

10-P: $-0 Receipts; $125.01 Expenditures; $420 Funds on Hand at the Close of Reporting Period.

10-G: $-0 Receipts; $350 Expenditures; $70 Funds on Hand at the Close of Reporting Period.


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 for the 30-P report.

Suspend all but $100 for each of the 10-P and 10-G reports based on future compliance. The late fees must be paid within 30 days or the suspended portion becomes due and owing.

Assigned Attorney: Jennifer Land
2019-521 Waiver Request