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Docket No. 12-1665
 
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RE:
Appearance in connection with a request that the Board waive the $1,200 campaign finance late fee assessed against Empower PAC, a political action committee, whose Monthly campaign finance disclosure report was filed 6 days late.
Comments:
ELECTION: NA
TYPE OF REPORT: Monthly
DAYS LATE: 6

ASSESSED FEE: $1,200
REPORT DUE: August 10, 2012
REPORT FILED: August 16, 2012
ACTIVITY REPORTED:

$150.84 in receipts, $45.88 in disbursements, and $4,025.13 in funds on hand

OTHER LATE FILINGS: None

Facts:
In connection with his request for a waiver of the $1,200 late fee assessed for the late filing of a Monthly campaign finance report, Bruce M. Conque, on behalf of the committee, states that the report was faxed on August 10, 2012, however, they unknowingly experienced technical issues on the transmission. They were unaware of the problem until receipt of a August 16, 2012 notice of late filing from the Campaign Finance division. Mr. Conque further states that he admits that they do not have record of the fax and have since taken correct steps to verify all fax transmissions so that a repeat of this mistake is avoided.

Law:
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.



Recommendations:
Decline to waive.
Assigned Attorney: Aneatra Boykin
 
 
ATTACHMENTS:
Description:
2012-1665- Waiver Request