Agenda Item
Docket No. 20-319
Request that the Board waive the $240 and $840 campaign finance late fee assessed against Tyra Duhe-Griffin, a candidate for Councilman, District 4, St. John the Baptist Parish in the October 12, 2019, whose 10-G & 40-G campaign finance disclosure reports were filed 6 & 21 days late, respectively.
Tyra Duhe-Griffin filed a waiver request and stated:

Due to several transitional misfortunes at her place of employment. She was a victim of workplace harassment and unfair demotion that caused a financial hardship, as well as mental anguish. This was her first time running for office, she was not aware she had to file campaign reports after the run-off election. Unfortunately, she allowed her personal afflictions affect her professional responsibilities.

ELECTION: October 12, 2019
DAYS LATE: 6 & 21
ASSESSED FEE: $240 & $840
REPORTS DUE: November 6, 2019 & December 27, 2019
REPORTS FILED: November 12 & January 17, 2020

ACTIVITY REPORT: 10-G:$3,940 in Receipts; $2,861.30 in Expenditures and $1,538.86 Funds on Hand at the Close of Reporting Period

40-g: $3,850 Receipts; $2,710 Expenditures and $2,678.86 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.
Assigned Attorney: Charles Reeves
2020-319 - Staff Memo Waiver Request
2020-319 - Staff Memo Waiver Request Tyra Duhe-Griffin 40-G