Agenda Item
Docket No. 19-1264
Request that the Board waive a $300 campaign finance late fees assessed against Brian Anthony Salvatore, a candidate for State Representative, 5th Representative District in the October 12, 2019 election, and his committee's treasurer, Mark Donnolly Pomeroy, whose 30-P campaign finance disclosure report was filed 5 days late.
Brian Anthony Salvatore states the following:

He was provided with inaccurate set of written instructions about the process for obtaining the LEADERS software. He filed his affidavit 6 days before the report due date. When he went to download the software on 9/6/2019, the software was not available. It is a web-based client, not a a software that could be downloaded. His log-in and password were not provided to him until 9/11/2019. He was unable to timely file the report with only one day before the deadline.

ELECTION: October 12, 2019
REPORTS DUE: September 12, 2019
REPORTS FILED: September 17, 2019

ACTIVITY REPORT: 30-P: $39,699.92 Receipts; $35,495.40 Expenditures; $3,109.02 Funds on Hand at the Close of Reporting Period.

OTHER LATE FILINGS: 3 (assessed after the 30-P report at issue)

Special Reports- 14 Days - $840, 8 Days - $480 & 1 Day- $60

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
2019-1264 Waiver Request