Agenda Item
Docket No. 24-054
Request for an advisory opinion regarding whether the Code of Governmental Ethics ("Code") permits Tonya Wiltz to sell insurance policies to public employees while also serving as an employee of the Louisiana Department of Education.
Tonya Wiltz is an Education Program Consultant working for the Louisiana Department of Education K-12 schools. She is interested in selling home, auto, and life insurance through Horace Mann, an insurance company founded by educators. She plans to solicit business through an online marketing platform and client engagement pop-up meetings, outside of working hours.
La. R.S. 42:1111E(1) No public servant, and no legal entity of which such public servant is an officer, director, trustee, partner, or employee, or in which such public servant has a substantial economic interest, shall receive or agree to receive any thing of economic value for assisting a person in a transaction, or in an appearance in connection with a transaction, with the agency of such public servant.

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. 42:1111C(2)(d). No public servant and no legal entity in which the public servant exercises control or owns an interest in excess of twenty-five percent, shall receive any thing of economic value for or in consideration of services rendered, or to be rendered, to or for any person during his public service unless such services are:

(d) Neither performed for nor compensated by any person from whom such public servant would be prohibited by R.S. 42:1115(A)(1) or (B) from receiving a gift.

Adopt the proposed Advisory Opinion.
Assigned Attorney: Mallory Guillot
2024-054 - Advisory Opinion Draft - Wiltz
2024-054 - AO