Agenda Item
Docket No. 22-306
Request that the Board waive a $900 campaign finance late fee assessed against Steven Jackson, unsuccessful candidate for Mayor, City of Shreveport (Pop. 199,311), Caddo Parish, in the November 6, 2018 election, whose 2020 Supplemental campaign finance disclosure report was filed 15 days late.

Steven Jackson requests a waiver and states the following:

The citizens of the region experienced a 100 year snow storm that caused severe disruption in every level of service as noted on the form submitted. The storm was well beyond my control, and having lack of power and restoring power was beyond my control. Northern Louisiana had no water and power for almost a month. He spent 2 weeks living on a hotel.

ELECTION: November 6, 2018
REPORTS DUE: February 18, 2021
REPORTS FILED: March 5, 2021

ACTIVITY REPORT: $-0 Receipts; $-0 Expenditures; $ 28,827.00 Funds on Hand at the Close of Reporting Period.


10/24/2015 Election: 10-P (15 days late) $600 - Suspend All - Reassessed - PAID

10-G (582 days late) - $1,000 -Suspend All -Reassessed - PAID

40-G (529 days late) - $1,000 - Suspend All - Reassessed - PAID

2016 SUPP (121 days late) - $1,000 - Suspend All - Reassessed - PAID

2018 SUPP (3 days late) - $120 - AG's Office for Collection

11/6/2018 Election: 10-P (1 days late) - $60 - AG's Office for Collection

EDE-P (10 days late) - $600 - AG's Office for Collection

10-G (8 days late) - $480 - AG's Office for Collection

2018 SUPP (328 days late) - AG's Office for Collection

Total Amount Owed: $3,260

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.

Rule 1205C provides that if a report is filed more than 10 days late and the amount of activity on the report is less than the amount of the late fee to be assessed, the staff may reduce the late fee to the amount of activity or 10 times the per-day penalty, whichever is greater

LAC 52:1205B(3) states that if, during the 14 days prior to the report being due, a natural disaster prevented the filer from making the report, the fine shall be rescinded.

Rescind based on Rule 1205B(3).
Assigned Attorney: Charles Reeves
2022-306 - CF Waiver Request Steven Jackson 2020 Supplemental