Agenda Item
Docket No. 20-321
Request that the Board waive a $100 and $600 campaign finance late fee assessed against William Scott Dykes, a candidate for District Judge, 21st Judicial District Court, Division D, Livingston Parish, in the October 12, 2019, whose 10-P and 10-G campaign finance disclosure reports were filed 1 and 6 days late, respectively.
William Scott Dykes requests a waiver and states the following:

He started his campaign because the position became available at the last minute and he didn't have the money to hire a CPA. Therefore, he asked his wife to handle the filing of the reports. The primary election was over and he was not in the general election, so he spent the following two weeks removing all the his campaign signs. He and his family were worn down and ended up with some flu-like sickness.

ELECTION: October 12, 2019
TYPES OF REPORT: 10-P and 10-G
DAYS LATE: 1 and 6
ASSESSED FEE: $100 and $600
REPORTS DUE: October 2, 2019 and November 6, 2019
REPORTS FILED: October 3, 2019 and November 12, 2019

ACTIVITY REPORT: 10-P: $9,350 Receipts; $17,165.19 Expenditures and $490.46 Funds on Hand at the Close of the Reporting Period

10-G: $4,000 Receipts; $3,610.77 Expenditures and $879.69 Funds on Hand at the Close of the 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.

Decline to waive for the 10-P and 10-G reports.
Assigned Attorney: Kathleen Allen
80-080 Campaign Finance Waiver Request