Agenda Item
Docket No. 20-101
Request that the Board waive a $480 and $540 campaign finance late fees assessed against Neal Lartigue, a candidate for Evangeline Parish Sheriff, in the October 12, 2019 election, whose 30-P and 10-P campaign finance disclosure report was filed 8 and 9 days late.
Neal Lartigue requests a waiver and states the following:

This was his first time running for a district level office and it was stressful trying to cover the entire parish and keeping a full time job. It was an oversight on his part. As a law enforcement officer, it was never his intention to violate the law.

ELECTION: October 12, 2019
DAYS LATE: 8 & 9
ASSESSED FEE: $480 & $540
REPORTS DUE: September 12, 2019 and October 2, 2019
REPORTS FILED: September 20, 2019 and October 11, 2019

ACTIVITY REPORT: 30-P $-0 in Receipt; $-0 in Expenditures and $-0 Funds on Hand at Close of Reporting Period

10-P $-0 in Receipts; $-0 in Expenditures and $-0 Funds 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.

18:1495.4D(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.

Suspend all but $200 based on future compliance for both the 30-P and 10-P reports. The late fees must be paid within 30 days or the suspended portion becomes due and owing.
Assigned Attorney: Jennifer Land
2020-101 - Waiver Request