April 17, 1998
Frank J. Patti
113 Fort Jackson Street
Belle Chasse, LA 70037
RE: Ethics Board Docket No. 98-205
Dear Mr. Patti:
The Board of Ethics, at its April 16, 1998 meeting, considered your request for an advisory opinion regarding the propriety of your lobbying for the Plaquemines Parish Government while you are a part-time employee of Nunez Community College.
The Board concluded, and instructed me to inform you, that no apparent violation of the Code of Governmental Ethics is presented by your request. However, pursuant to the Lobbyist Disclosure Act, you would be required to register as a lobbyist if you make expenditures of $200 or more in a calendar year for the purpose of lobbying. Further, you may be prohibited from lobbying on behalf Nunez Community College, as state employees are prohibited from lobbying under provisions of law other than those which the Board administers.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
LOUISIANA BOARD OF ETHICS
Jennifer G. Magness
For the Board