Agenda Item
Docket No. 19-1300
Request that the Board waive $600, $420 and $420 campaign finance late fees assessed against Mattie Preston, a candidate for State Senator, 36th Senatorial District in the October 12, 2019 election, whose 30-P, 10-P and 10-G campaign finance disclosure reports were filed 14, 7 and 7 days late, respectively.
Mattie Preston states the following:

She attempted to file electronically many times. Her computer tower stopped working and her cell phone was the only immediate recourse. A campaign finance staff member told her that it was too hard to assist her on a cell phone and to call back when she had access to a computer. It took her some time to locate a laptop that she could borrow. Since she needed assistance over the phone completing the form, the library was not an option. Her financial situation will not allow her to pay such steep fines.

ELECTION: October 12, 2019
TYPES OF REPORT: 30-P, 10-P & 10-G
DAYS LATE: 14, 7 & 7
ASSESSED FEE: $600, $420 & $420
REPORTS DUE: September12, 2019, October 2, 2019 and November 6, 2019
REPORTS FILED: September 26, 2019, October 9, 2019 and November 13, 2019

ACTIVITY REPORT: 30-P: $328.26 Receipts; $328.26 Expenditures; $-0 Funds on Hand at the Close of Reporting Period.

10-P: $120.75 Receipts; $120.75 Expenditures; $-0 Funds on Hand at the Close of Reporting Period.

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

Waive the late fees for the 30-P, 10-P and 10-G reports.
Assigned Attorney: Jennifer Land
2019-1300 Staff Memo
2019-1300- 10-P Waiver Request
2019-1300- 10-G Waiver Request