2010-264
Created By: Tracy Kristen Meyer on 04/20/2010 at 09:44 AM
Category: Ethics Advisory Opinions, Miscellaneous
Caption: The Code of Governmental Ethics would not require the Superintendent for the Red River Parish School Board to file a personal financial disclosure statement in her position as the liaison between the school board and the Sales Tax Agency and Tourist Commission.

April 20, 2010

Mr. Jerry W. Carlisle
Ethics Liaison
Red River Parish School Board
P.O. Box 1369
Coushatta, Louisiana 71019

Re: Ethics Board Docket No. 2010-264

Dear Mr. Carlisle:

The Louisiana Board of Ethics, at its April 16, 2010 meeting, considered your request for an advisory opinion as to whether the Superintendent for the Red River Parish School Board must file a personal financial disclosure statement in her position as the liaison between the school board and the Sales Tax Agency and Tourist Commission.

The Board concluded, and instructed me to inform you, that the Code of Governmental Ethics would not require the Superintendent for the Red River Parish School Board to file a personal financial disclosure statement in her position as the liaison between the school board and the Sales Tax Agency and Tourist Commission. Section 1124.2.1 of the Code requires certain appointed members of boards and commissions and designees to file annual personal financial disclosure statements that have the authority to expend, disburse or invest $10,000 or more in funds in a fiscal year. Since the statute does not require liaisons, but only designees, the Superintendent is not required to file in her position as the liaison between the school board and the Sales Tax Agency and Tourist Commission.

This advisory opinion is based solely on the facts as set forth herein. Changes to the facts as presented may result in a different application of the provisions of the Code of Ethics. The Board issues no opinion as to past conduct or as to laws other than the Code of Governmental Ethics. If you have any questions, please contact me at (800) 842-6630 or (225) 219-5600.

Sincerely,

LOUISIANA BOARD OF ETHICS

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Tracy K. Meyer
For the Board

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