Created By: Wendy Ingram on 01/25/2007 at 10:46 AM
Category: Lobbyist Charges
October 20, 2006
Ms. Lisa Flair
104 Morning Ct.
Belle Chasse, LA 70037
RE: Ethics Board Docket No. 2006-347
Dear Ms. Flair:
The Board of Ethics, at its October 12, 2006 meeting, considered a staff report regarding your failure to register as an Executive Branch Lobbyist for the 2005 calendar year.
The Board, by a majority vote of its membership, at its October 12, 2006 meeting, ordered that a public hearing be conducted for the purpose of exploring the following:
That Lisa Flair may have violated Section 74A of the Executive Branch Lobbyist Disclosure Act [LSA-R.S. 49:74A] by failing to register with the Louisiana Board of Ethics as an Executive Branch Lobbyist within five days of making expenditures of five hundred dollars or more during the year 2005.
The hearing will be held in the Louisiana Housing Finance Agency Building Board Room, 2415 Quail Drive, 1st Floor, Baton Rouge, Louisiana on January 11, 2007 at 9:00 a.m.
This public hearing will be conducted in accordance with the procedural requirements set forth in Section 78 of the Executive Branch Lobbyist Disclosure Act [LSA-R.S. 49:78], Sections 1141E and 1143 of the Code of Governmental Ethics [LSA-R.S. 42:1141E and 1143], and in conformity with the Rules adopted by the Board, a copy of which is enclosed.
At the conclusion of this public hearing, the Board may impose additional civil sanctions of up to $10,000 as per Section 78D(2) of the Executive Branch Lobbyist Disclosure Act [LSA-R.S. 49:78D(2)].
In order to fully cooperate with you in this matter, we will, upon request, provide you with copies of all documents we may introduce into evidence and the names and addresses of all witnesses we intend to call. If you desire the attendance of any witnesses, the Board can issue subpoenas for those witnesses. In order to have subpoenas issued you must, at least ten (10) days in advance of the hearing, supply the names and addresses of the persons to be subpoenaed.
If you need any additional information, please contact Peggy A. Sabadie, the designated trial attorney at (225) 763-8777 or toll free at (800) 842-6630.
LOUISIANA BOARD OF ETHICS
Robert L. Roland