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STATE OF LOUISIANA <br /> ,,, L O�i DEPARTMENT OF STATE CIVIL SERVICE <br /> , � � <br /> , y= LOUISIANA BOARD OF ETHICS <br /> 2415 QUAIL DRIVE <br /> THIRD FLOOR <br /> cO BATON ROUGE, LA 70808 <br /> (225) 763 -8777 <br /> FAX: (225) 763 -8780 <br /> 1- 800 - 842 -6630 <br /> www.ethics.state.la.us <br /> June 13, 2006 <br /> Mayor Gene Allen <br /> Town of Ferriday <br /> 1116 Second Street <br /> Ferriday, LA 71334 <br /> Re: — Ethics Board Docket No. 2006 -449 <br /> Dear Mayor Allen: <br /> The Board of Ethics, at its June 8, 2006 meeting, considered your request for an advisory opinion <br /> regarding whether your step- daughter may bid on and purchase a piece of property from the Town <br /> of Ferriday while you currently serve as the Mayor. <br /> The Board concluded, and instructed me to inform you, that the Code of Governmental Ethics does <br /> not prohibit your step- daughter from bidding on or purchasing property from the Town of Ferriday. <br /> • Section 1113A of the Code prohibits an immediate family member of a public servant from bidding <br /> on or entering into any contract, subcontract or other transaction under the supervision or jurisdiction <br /> of the public servant's agency. Section 1102(13) defines "immediate family" as including a public <br /> servant's children, spouses of his children, his brothers and their spouses, his sisters and their <br /> spouses, his parents, his spouse, and the parents of his spouse. The definition does not include step- <br /> children. Therefore, the proposed sale is not prohibited by the Code. <br /> The Board issues no opinion as to past conduct or as to laws other than the Code of Governmental <br /> Ethics. If you have any further questions, please contact me at (225)763 -8777 or at (800)842 -6630. <br /> Sincerely, <br /> LOUISIANA BOARD OF ETHICS <br /> 12 205st. (..ajac <br /> Peggy A. Sabadie <br /> For the Board <br /> • <br /> AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER <br />