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2010-245The Code of Governmental Ethics would not prohibit the continued employment of a program manager with BRTTT if she is elected to the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board
2010-225The Code of Governmental Ethics would not prohibit the son the City of Pineville's Chief of Staff from accepting employment with the City of Pineville’s Public Works Department.
2010-224The Code of Governmental Ethics would prohibit Clifton Elkins from being promoted to Engineering Technician 7 since such promotion would bring him into his brother-in-law’s department of which he is the agency head.
2010-204The Southeast Louisiana Area Health Education Center appears to be a quasi public entity and therefore not a person under the Code of Governmental Ethics. As such, Section 1121B of the Code would not be applicable.
2010-170Police Jurors owning interest in company that transacts business with police jury
2010-164The Code of Governmental Ethics would not prohibit a member of the St. Charles Parish School Board from owning a membership interest in Cypress Land Developments, LLC when one of the owners of Cypress Land Developments, LLC owns an interest in Frickey Bros. Construction, Inc., which may transact business with the St. Charles Parish School Board.
2010-159The Code of Ethics would prohibit the Coroner for Richland Parish from appointing his son to the position of Assistant Coroner.
2010-129The Code of Ethics would not prohibit the son of a member of the Iberville Parish School Board from accepting a teaching position with the school board since he is certified to teach and will be teaching within his certification.
2010-073The Code of Governmental Ethics would not prohibit the son of a Central Lafourche Ambulance district Commissioner from continuing to work for Acadian Ambulance Service in St. John the Baptist Parish while Acadian Ambulance Service has a contract with the Central Lafourche Ambulance District.
2010-042The Code of Governmental Ethics would not prohibit an Education Consultant 3 with the Louisiana Department of Education from accepting a position as Adjunct Professor with Tulane University since the services being provided as an Adjunct Instructor to Tulane are not devoted substantially to the responsibilities, programs, or operations of her agency and in which she has participated.
2009-948An employee would have been continuously employed with the St. Bernard Parish School Board, but for Hurricane Katrina; therefore, making her continued employment as a cafeteria worker with the school board while her brother-in-law served as a school board member allowable under the Code of Ethics.
2009-938The Code of Governmental Ethics does not govern the authority the City of Oakdale’s City Clerk has regarding her ability to remove city financial information to work on at her personal residence.
2009-930The Code of Governmental Ethics would not prohibit a part-time compensated consultant to the Lafayette Association of Retarded Citizens, Inc. from being appointed by the Governor to the Region IV Human Service District Board, as long as the Lafayette Association of Retarded Citizens, Inc. does not have or is not seeking a contractual, financial or other business relationship with the District Board.
2009-929A Oakdale City councilman is required to file a Tier 3 personal financial disclsoure statement. Further, Section 1111C(2)(d) of the Code would prohibit the continued employment of the Oakdale City councilman with a car dealership as long as the City of Oakdale continues to use the car dealership to service its vehicles and to purchase parts.
2009-928The Code of Governmental Ethics would not prohibit an employee of the Louisiana Supreme Court Drug Court Office from engaging the services of a contractor of the Louisiana Supreme Court Drug Court Office as long as the employee does not receive a discount for the contractor's services.
2009-896The Code of Governmental Ethics would not prohibit a State Representative from entering into a subcontract agreement with Caring to Love Ministries/Life Choice Project, which has a contract with the Louisiana Department of Social Services, as long as the Louisiana Department of Social Services is not a party to the subcontract and is not required to approve the subcontract.
2009-893
2009-890The Code of Governmental Ethics would not prohibit a McNesse State accounting professor from continuing his employment as an independent contractor with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development while since performing business valuations or giving advice or opinions on expropriations is not substantially related to the responsibilities, programs, or operations of the accounting department and in which he has participated.
2009-881The Code of Governmental Ethics would prohibit the sister-in-law of the Benton Middle School Principal from being employed with the school since the sister-in-law was not employed for at least one year prior to her brother-in-law becoming principal at Benton Middle School.
2009-868Officials which fall under two reporting tiers for personal financial disclosures only need to file one report for the highest tier.
2009-867Members of the Industrial Development Board of the Parish of Calcasieu Board of Directors are not required to file annual personal financial disclosure statements pursuant to Section 1124.2.1 of the Code.
2009-827The Code of Governmental Ethics would not prohibit John Andrus from being appointed to the Coulee Kinney Drainage District by the Vermillion Parish Police Jury while he serves as a deputy assessor for the Vermillion Parish Assessor’s Office.
2009-819A member of a Charter School Board is subject to the provisions of the Code of Ethics.
2009-807Charges concerning State Senator Robert Marionneaux, Jr. violating provisions of the Ethics Code arising out of contract dispute between private contractor and LSU.
2009-710aThe Code of Governmental Ethics would prohibit an Administrative Program Specialist C in the Shoreline Department for the Sabine River Authority from entering into a water withdrawal contract for commercial use with the Sabine River Authority Shoreline Department.
2009-692
2009-684Charges against John Lemoine
2009-683The Code of Governmental Ethics would not require the members of the Clean Power & Energy Research Consortium to file annual personal financial disclosures statements.
2009-676
2009-582aA son’s employment with the Madison Parish Police Jury Public Works Department is prohibited as long as his father serves as the Superintendent of the Public Work’s Department.
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