Agenda Item
Docket No. 12-414
Waiver request submitted by Johnny Shepherd regarding a $250 late fee assessed for filing his 2009 Tier 3 candidate pfd 5 days late.
Johnny Shepherd is a member of the Ringgold Town Council. On December 14, 2010, Mr. Shepherd received a notice of delinquency. the report was filed on Janaury 11, 2011, 5 days late. He was assessed a $250 late fee.

TYPE OF REPORT: 2009 Candidate Report

DAYS LATE: 5 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 based on future compliance.

Assigned Attorney: Tracy Barker
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