Agenda Item
Docket No. 12-410
Waiver request submitted by Mario Brown regarding a $450 late fee assessed for filing his 2009 Tier 3 candidate pfd 9 days late.
Mario Brown was a candidate in the October 2, 2010 election for the office of White Castle Chief of Police. On October 13, 2010, Mr. Brown received a notice of delinquency. He filed the report on November 12, 2010, 9 days late. He was assessed a $450 late fee.

TYPE OF REPORT: 2009 Candidate Report

DAYS LATE: 9 days



La. R.S. 18:1495.7A requires any person who becomes a candidate for an office for which the holder of the office is required to file financial disclosure statements pursuant to R.S. 42:1124, 1124.2, or 1124.3 shall file a financial disclosure statement as required by R.S. 42:1124, 1124.2, or 1124.3 for the office for which he is a candidate. The statement required by this Section shall be filed within ten (10) days of the day the candidate filed his notice of candidacy for the office.
La. R.S. 42:1124.3 requires persons holding a public office who represent a voting district having a population of less than 5,000 and each member of the governing authority or management board of a charter school created pursuant to Chapter 42 of Title 17 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950 to file a financial disclosure statement on or before May 15th of each year during which the person holds office and the year following termination of the holding of such office.

La. R.S. 42:1124.4 of the Code provides that upon discovery of the failure to file, failure to timely file, omission of information or inaccurate information, the Board shall notify the filer by sending him a notice of delinquency by certified mail. The notice of delinquency shall inform the person that the financial statement must be filed, or that the information must be disclosed or accurately disclosed, or that a written answer contesting the allegation of such failure, omission, or inaccuracy must be filed no later than fourteen (14) business days after receipt of the notice of delinquency.

Based on the waiver guidelines, suspend all of the late fee based on future compliance.

Assigned Attorney: Tracy Barker
2012-410- Staff Memo