Agenda Item
Docket No. 20-328
Request that the Board waive a $720 and $480 campaign finance late fees assessed against Lucille "Luci" Sposito, a candidate for State Representative, 88th Representative District, in the October 12, 2019 election, whose Special campaign finance disclosure reports were not filed.
Lucille "Luci" Sposito requests a waiver and states the following:

After receiving the notice, she phoned the campaign finance office. Upon clarification, she immediately submitted all missing reports. She didn't submit them previously because she thought she had received clarification from the campaign finance office that this report only had to be filed for contributions from PACs. She misread and misinterpreted the conversation. The fact that she filed a Special report on 11/4/2019 for a donation from Butler Snow PAC, is proof of her misunderstanding and by no means an attempt to avoid transparency. Her previous election for council seat was basically self-funded. A parish-wide seat was entirely different.

ELECTION: October 12, 2019
DAYS LATE: not filed
ASSESSED FEE: $720 & $480
REPORTS DUE: September 30, 2019 & October 4, 2019
ACTIVITY REPORT: 9/25/2019 contributions in the amount of $1,500 and $100.

10/1/2019 Contributions for $750, $1,000 and $2,500


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 each of the Special reports.
Assigned Attorney: Kathleen Allen
80-087 Campaign Finance Waiver Request