Agenda Item
Docket No. 19-1133
Request that the Board waive $440 and $400 campaign finance late fees assessed against Stormy Gage Watts, a candidate for Parish Commission Member / District 7, Caddo Parish, in the March 28, 2015 election, whose 30-P and 2018 Supplemental campaign finance disclosure reports were filed 11 & 10 days late, respectively.
Stormy Gage Watts states the following:

The reports were late due to her son's illness. During two of the four late filings he was in the hospital.

ELECTION: March 28, 2015
DAYS LATE: 11 & 10
ASSESSED FEE: $440 & $400
REPORTS DUE: February 26, 2015 & February 15, 2019
REPORTS FILED: March 9, 2015 & February 25, 2019

ACTIVITY REPORT:30-P $2,800 Receipts; $2,406.24 Expenditures; $393.76 Funds on Hand at the Close of Reporting Period.

18 Suppl: $-0 Receipts; $180.00 Expenditures; $26.93 Funds on Hand at the Close of Reporting Period.


3/28/2015: 2016 SUPP (1 days late)- $40 (paid)

2017 SUPP (1 days late) - $40 (paid)

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 for the 30-P report.

Suspend all but $100 based on future compliance for the 2018 supplemental report. The late fee must be paid within 30 days or the suspended portion becomes due and owing.

Assigned Attorney: Jennifer Land
2019-1133 Waiver Requests
2019-1133- E-mail to Stormy Gage Watts in reference to supporting documents
2019-1133- E-mail from Stormy Gage - request to reschedule