Agenda Item
Docket No. 20-330
Request that the Board waive a $3,000 campaign finance late fee assessed against Central Louisiana Action Committee in Rapides Parish, a political committee, and its committee's chairperson, Kevin M. Cavell, in the October 12, 2019 election, whose Special campaign finance disclosure report was not filed.
Kevin Cavell, Chairman for Central Louisiana Action Committee, requests a waiver and states the following:

On October 24, 2019, he filed a Statement of Organization and, on October 28, 2019, he was issued a Certificate of Registration. Shortly after that, in the first weeks of the 11/12/2019 general election, the state experienced cyber-attacks on systems around the state. He assumed the delay receiving the information was due to the attacks. When he had not received notice after 30 days, he contacted the office of campaign finance and was informed the he didn't have an electronic filing affidavit on file. He was not aware that the affidavit was not automatically filed and upon learning this, an affidavit was immediately filed and he worked with the Board to file all required reports.

ELECTION: October 12, 2019
REPORTS DUE: November 1, 2019
ACTIVITY REPORT: 10/29/2019 contributions from James T. Strong $25,000 - Identified on the 40-G


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.
Assigned Attorney: Kathleen Allen
80-090 Campaign Fiancne Waiver Request