Agenda Item
Docket No. 19-1265
Request that the Board waive the $60 and $540 campaign finance late fees assessed against Ted A. Richard, a candidate for Lafayette Parish Council Member, District 2, in the October 12, 2019 election, whose 30-P and 10-G campaign finance disclosure reports were filed 1 day and 9 days late, respectively.
Ted A. Richard states the following:

30-P report

This was his first time to run for public office and he didn't know the 30-P report was not submitted until he was contacted by a columnist with the newspaper. He contacted our office and was told "everything was OK" and assumed he was not going to be penalized.

10-G report

He called the Ethics Board on two separate occasions before the report was due to get assistance regarding the necessity of filing the 10-G report since he did not participate in the general election. He also needed information about which form to use for the 10-G. He did not receive phone calls back and was finally assisted when he called back on November 15, 2019, which is the day he filed the report.

ELECTION: October 12, 2019
DAYS LATE: 1 & 9
ASSESSED FEE: $60 & $540
REPORTS DUE: September 12, 2019 and November 6, 2019
REPORTS FILED: September 13, 2019 and November 15, 2019

ACTIVITY REPORTED: 30-P: $115.00 in Receipts; $115.00 in Disbursements and $-0- Funds on Hand at Close of Reporting Period; 10-G: $-0 in Receipts; $-0 in Disbursements and $-0 Fund on Hand at 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. 18:1484.(2)(b). Each candidate for any other public office shall file reports of contributions in excess of two hundred dollars in the aggregate during the aggregating period.
Suspend all all based on future compliance for the 30-P and 10-G reports.
Assigned Attorney: Jennifer Land
2019-1265 30-P Waiver Request
2019-1265-10-G Waiver Request
2019-1265- Additional Information