Agenda Item
Docket No. 21-477
Advisory Opinion request from William E. Weatherford, Secretary Treasurer for the Sabine Parish Police Jury, regarding Police Juror Jeffrey Davidson donating rocks and gravel for maintenance of Parish roads.
Jeffrey Davidson is an elected member of the Sabine Parish Policy Jury, representing District 5. Mr. Davidson intends to purchase rock and gravel from a third-party vendor. He then intends to use his personal vehicle and trailer to transport the rock and gravel to road locations within District 5 and spread the materials on the road. Mr. Weatherford stated that Sabine Parish may be required to inspect the improvements, but would not be required to do so prior to Mr. Davidson's donations.
La. R.S. 42:1113A(1)(a) provides that no public servant, excluding any legislator and any appointed member of any board or commission and any member of a governing authority of a parish with a population of ten thousand or less, or member of such a public servant's immediate family, or legal entity in which he has a controlling interest shall bid on or enter into any contract, subcontract, or other transaction that is under the supervision or jurisdiction of the agency of such public servant.
La. R.S. 42:1123(30) provides that the Code shall not prohibit a public servant, a legal entity in which he has a controlling interest, or a member of his immediate family, from donating services, movable property, or funds to his agency.

Adopt the proposed advisory opinion.
Assigned Attorney: David Bordelon
2021-477 - Advisory Opinion Draft
2021-477 - Advisory Opinion Request William E. Weatherford