Agenda Item
Docket No. 20-200
Request that the Board waive two $80 campaign finance late fees assessed against Charles "I Spy" Donald Ketchens, a candidate for Councilman, District 5, St. James Parish, in the October 12, 2019, election, whose Special and 10-P campaign finance disclosure reports were each filed 2 days late.
Gretchen Ketchens, report preparer for Charles Donald Ketchens, requests a waiver and states the following:

She didn't have access to a fax machine and asked someone to fax it for her, which they did late.

ELECTION: October 12, 2019
TYPES OF REPORT: Special & 10-P
DAYS LATE: 2 & 2
ASSESSED FEE: $80 and $80
REPORTS DUE: October 1, 2019 & October 2, 2019
REPORTS FILED: October 3, 2019 & October 4, 2019

ACTIVITY REPORT: Special - 9/27/2019 Contributions from Greenup Industries for $500

10-G: $-0 in Receipts; $111.92 in Expenditures; $18.46 Funds on Hand at the Close of Reporting Period.


10/22/2011 Election: 30-P (4 days late)- $160

10-P (2 days late)- $80

10-G (8 days late)- $320

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 both the Special and 10-P reports.
Assigned Attorney: Jennifer Land
2020-200 - Staff Memo Special _ 10-P