Agenda Item
Docket No. 20-268
Request that the Board waive the $420 and $2,000 campaign finance late fees assessed against Shalon Latour, a candidate for State Representative, 37th Representative District, in the October 12, 2019, whose 10-P & 10-G campaign finance disclosure reports were filed 7 & 40 days late, respectively.
Shalon Latour requests a waiver and states the following:

He was a one-person show for this campaign and the first time he had ever filed an online report. He didn't realize he had to put in his e-mail address for the reports to go through. He just hit the submit tab on the bottom of the reports being filed. He has amended every document before the deadline as requested by the board. Also, during his campaign he was in the middle of legal issues with an attorney stealing all of his savings and doesn't have the money for the fines.

ELECTION: October 12, 2019
DAYS LATE: 7 & 40
ASSESSED FEE: $420 & $2,000
REPORTS DUE: October 2, 2019 & November 6, 2019
REPORTS FILED: October 9, 2019 & December 16, 2019

ACTIVITY REPORT: 10-P: $-0 Receipts; $-0 Expenditures; $-0 Funds on Hand at the Close of Reporting Period.

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


11/6/2012 Election: EDE-P (2 days late)-$120
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 both the 10-P and 10-G reports. The late fees must be paid within 30 days or the suspended portion becomes due and owing.
Assigned Attorney: Kathleen Allen
80-036 Campaign Finance Waiver Request