Agenda Item
Docket No. 12-371
Request that the Board waive the $420, $480, and $1,680 campaign finance late fees assessed against Otis Chisley, a candidate for State Representative, District 17, in the October 22, 2011 election, whose Special, EDE-P, and 10-G campaign finance disclosure reports were filed 7, 8, and 28 days late.
In connection with his request for a waiver of the $420, $480, and $1,680 late fees assessed for the late filings of a Special, EDE-P, and 10-G campaign finance reports, Otis Chisley, Jr. states that on or about October 17, 2011, he became ill. On October 24, 2011, he was admitted into the hospital, had major surgery, and was hospitalized for five days. He maintains that he was unable to reach a friend who he had assist him with the filings of his reports. He was under doctor's care, on pain medication, and off from work for several weeks. When he returned to work, he received the notices from the Campaign Finance division. The reports were filed as soon as possible. Mr. Chisley is a district level candidate. This is his third campaign. He was an unsuccessful candidate.

ELECTION: October 22, 2011
TYPE OF REPORTS: Special, EDE-P and 10-G
DAYS LATE: 7, 8, and 28
ASSESSED FEES: $420, $480, and $1,680
REPORTS DUE: October 15, 2011, November 1, 2011, and November 9, 2011

REPORTS FILED: October 22, 2011, November 7, 2011, and December 7, 2011
Special: $750 in activity

EDE-P: $930 in activity

10-G: 1,700 in receipts, $2,641 in disbursements, and $0 funds on hand


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 as provided in R.S.42:1157 for each day until such report is filed

Decline to waive.
Assigned Attorney: Aneatra Boykin
2012-371- Waiver Request
2012-371: Otis Chisley Medical Documentation Request