Agenda Item
Docket No. 21-296
Request that the Board waive a $1,000 and $560 campaign finance late fee assessed against Chad Comeaux, in his capacity as a candidate for Justice of the Peace Ward 9, Lafayette Parish, in the November 3, 2020 election, whose 30-P and 10-P campaign finance disclosure reports were filed 34 and 14 days late, respectively.
Chad Comeaux requests a waiver and states the following:

The late filing was an unfortunate oversight on his part as a first time candidate. He states that the oversight was in no way a willful disregard for the requirements and upon realizing the oversight, the required reports were immediately submitted.
ELECTION: November 3, 2020
DAYS LATE: 35 & 14
ASSESSED FEE: $1,000 & $560
REPORTS DUE: October 5, 2020 and October 26, 2020
REPORTS FILED: November 9, 2020 and November 9, 2020

ACTIVITY REPORT: 30-P $3,050.00 in Receipt; $1,341.74 in Expenditures and $1,708.26 Funds on Hand at Close of Reporting Period

10-P $-0 in Receipts; $911.26 in Expenditures and $737.00 Funds on Hand at Close of Reporting Period


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 for each day until such report is filed.

18:1495.4D(1) If the final report of a candidate for an election, as required by Paragraph (5), (6), or (7)of Subsection B of this Section, shows a deficit or a surplus, the candidate and his treasurer, if any, shall file supplemental reports with the supervisory committee of all information required in R.S. 18:1495.5. Such reports shall be filed annually no later than February fifteenth and shall be complete through the preceding December thirty-first. Such a supplemental report shall be filed each year until a report has been filed which shows no deficit and until any surplus campaign funds have been disposed of in accordance with R.S. 18:1505.2(I). The report on surplus funds shall disclose the disbursement of such funds in the same manner as expenditures are reported.

Decline to waive.
Assigned Attorney: Charles Reeves
2021-296 - CF Waiver Request Chad Comeaux 30-P
2021-296 - CF Waiver Request Chad Comeaux 10-P