Agenda Item
Docket No. 19-1299
Request that the Board waive a $600 and $840 campaign finance late fee assessed against Gerald "Jerry" Longlois, a candidate for Natchitoches Parish President, in the October 12, 2019, whose 10-P & 10-G campaign finance disclosure report was filed 13 & 14 days late, respectively.
Michelle Longlois, wife of Gerald Longlois, states the following:

She didn't think a report was to be filed because there were absolutely no contributions or expenditures. When she called the Ethics office, a staff member told her that both the 10-P & 10-G could be filed at the same time because there was no activity. Apparently, she filed one of the reports twice and didn't realize it until they received another letter on 11/20/2019. They stay home all day and the postal service never tried to deliver the letter. They are on a fixed income and have medications that are costly.

ELECTION: October 12, 2019
DAYS LATE: 13 & 14
ASSESSED FEE: $600 & $840
REPORTS DUE: October 2, 2019 & November 6, 2019
REPORTS FILED: October 15, 2019 & November 20, 2019

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

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


11/6/2012 Election: EDE-P (2 days late)-$120
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 10-P and 10-G reports.
Assigned Attorney: Jennifer Land
2019-1299 Staff Memo