Agenda Item
Docket No. 20-174
Request that the Board waive a $900 and $240 campaign finance late fee assessed against Clayton J. Voisin, a candidate for State Representative, 51st Representative District, in the October 12, 2019 election, whose two (2) Special campaign finance disclosure reports were filed 15 and 4 days late.
Clayton J. Voisin requests a waiver and states the following:

He did not realize the report was late until he started filing the report.. It was never his intention to not file. He thought that those contributions were to be reported on the next report to be filed.

ELECTION: October 12, 2019
DAYS LATE: 15 & 4
ASSESSED FEE: $900 & $240
REPORTS DUE: September 26, 2019 and October 11, 2019
REPORTS FILED: October 7, 2019 and October 11, 2019

ACTIVITY REPORT: 9/23/2019 Contribution of $1000 and 10/2/2019 Contributions of $1000 and $2500


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 for the Special report filed 15 days late based on future compliance. The late fee must be paid within 30 days or the suspended portion becomes due and owing.

Decline to waive for the Special report filed 4 days late.

Assigned Attorney: Jennifer Land
2020-174 - Staff Memo Clayton J. Voison