Agenda Item
Docket No. 19-522
Request that the Board waive three (3) $1,000 campaign finance late fees assessed against Robert R. "Bob" Womack, a candidate for Member of School Board, District 11, St. Tammany Parish, in the November 6, 2018 election, whose 30-P, 10-P and 10-G campaign finance disclosure reports were filed 127, 153 and 123 days late, respectively.
Robert R. Womack states that he lost his wife several years back and it accelerated a serious stomach disease that he has called gastroparesis, severe degenerative joint disease, and he suffers from panic attacks. He has had multiple procedures done and has a complex treatment plan which requires constant adjustment. He states that he was too sick to complete the reports. He did find someone to help him complete the reports so he will not have any late filings in the future.

ELECTION: November 6, 2018
TYPES OF REPORT: 30-P, 10-P & 10-G
DAYS LATE: 127, 153 and 123
ASSESSED FEE: $1,000, $1,000, $1,000
REPORTS DUE: October 9, 2018; October 29, 2018 and November 28, 2018
REPORTS FILED: February 13, 2019; March 31, 2019 and March 31, 2019

ACTIVITY REPORT: 30-P $2,100.08 Receipts; $2,100.08 Expenditures; $-0 Funds on Hand at the Close of Reporting Period.

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

10-G: $227.94 Receipts; $227.94 Expenditures; $-0 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.

Suspend all based on future compliance for the 30-P, 10-P and 10-G reports.
Assigned Attorney: Jennifer Land
2019-522 Waiver Request