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Mr. O'Neil J. Parenton
La. R.S. 42:1121A(2)
La. R.S. 42:1123(30)
Advisory Opinion whereby the Code of Governmental Ethics would not prohibit former Parish Council member Bill Dawson from rendering services as an advisor to the Ascension Parish President without compensation on a non-contractual basis.
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STATE OF LOUISIANA <br /> OF Lott, DEPARTMENT OF STATE CIVIL SERVICE <br /> • r. LOUISIANA BOARD OF ETHICS <br /> \ P.O.BOX 4368 <br /> * e * BATON ROUGE, LA 70821 <br /> cOrorio¢Nc� (225)219-5600 <br /> '•»o.•' <br /> FAX (225)381-7271 <br /> 1-800-842-6630 <br /> wwwethics.la goy <br /> July 7, 2020 <br /> 23rd Judicial District Attorney <br /> P.O. Box 1659 <br /> Gonzales, Louisiana 70707 <br /> Attn.: O'Neil J. Parenton, Jr. <br /> Re: Ethics Board Docket No. 2020-366 <br /> Dear Mr. Parenton: <br /> The Louisiana Board of Ethics,at its July 2,2020 meeting,considered your request on behalf of the <br /> Ascension Parish President for an advisory opinion as to whether former Ascencion Parish <br /> Councilman Bill Dawson may be retained without compensation as an advisor to the Ascension <br /> Parish President. <br /> FACTS PROVIDED <br /> You have stated that Bill Dawson ended his term as a Parish Council member on January 6, 2020, <br /> and desires to serve as an advisor to the Ascension Parish President without compensation. <br /> LAWS <br /> La.R.S.42:1121(A)(2)provides that no former member of a board or commission shall,for a period <br /> of two years following the termination of his public service on such board or commission, contract <br /> with,be employed in any capacity by,or be appointed to any position by that board or commission.. <br /> La. R.S. 42:1123(30) provides that this Part shall not preclude a public servant, a legal entity in <br /> which he has a controlling interest, or a member of his immediate family, from donating services, <br /> movable property, or funds to his agency. <br /> CONCLUSION <br /> The Board concluded,and instructed me to inform you,that the Code of Governmental Ethics would <br /> not prohibit former Parish Council member Bill Dawson from rendering services as an advisor to <br /> the Ascension Parish President without compensation on a non-contractual basis. <br /> This advisory opinion is based solely on the facts as set forth herein. Changes to the facts as <br /> presented may result in a different application of the provisions of the Code of Ethics. The Board <br /> issues no opinion as to past conduct or as to laws other than the Code of Governmental Ethics. If <br /> you have any questions, please contact me at(800) 842-6630 or(225) 219-5600. <br /> AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER <br />
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