Agenda Item
Docket No. 20-183
Request that the Board waive a $760 and $1,000 campaign finance late fee assessed against Patrick R. Young, a candidate for Justice of the Peace, Ward 8 in Caddo Parish, in the October 12, 2019 election, whose 30-P and 10-G campaign finance disclosure reports were filed 19 and 64 days late, respectively.
Patrick R. Young requests a waiver and states the following:

This is his first election and he also had a volunteer assisting him. When he was made aware of the late filing, he immediately filed the 30-P report. He was not aware that another report, the 10-G, was also due. He is self-employed, his wife just had a baby, and the volunteer has a full time job.

ELECTION: October 12, 2019
DAYS LATE: 19 & 64
ASSESSED FEE: $760 & $1,000
REPORTS DUE: September 12, 2019 and November 6, 2019
REPORTS FILED: October 1, 2019 and January 9, 2020

ACTIVITY REPORT: 30-P $2,949.80 in Receipt; $2,949.80 in Expenditures and $-0 Funds on Hand at Close of Reporting Period

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


10-P (44 days late)- $1,000

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.

Decline to waive for the 30-P.

Suspend all but $100 based on future compliance for the 10-G report. The late fee must be paid within 30 days or the suspended portion becomes due and owing.

Assigned Attorney: Jennifer Land
2020-183 - Staff Memo Patrick R. Young