Created By: Kathy Dedon on 04/12/1999 at 08:52 AM
Category: Lobbyist Charges
March 18, 1999
701 Brazos #500
Austin, TX 78701
RE: Ethics Board Docket No. 99-134
Lobbyist Registration No. 497
Dear Mr. Jackson:
The Board of Ethics, at its March 18, 1999 meeting, considered a staff report regarding your failure to file the lobbying expenditure report due February 15, 1999.
The Board, by a majority vote of its membership, at its March 18, 1999 meeting, ordered that a public hearing be conducted for the purpose of exploring the following:
The hearing will be held at 9 o’clock a.m., June 17, 1999 in the Louisiana State Retirement Systems Building, 8401 United Plaza Boulevard, 4th Floor, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
That Frank Jackson, a registered lobbyist in 1998, may have violated Section 55B(2) of the Lobbyist Disclosure Act [LSA-R.S. 24:55B(2)] by failing to file the Lobbying Expenditure Report due by February 15, 1999 and covering the reporting period of July 1, 1998 through December 31, 1998 and is therefore subject to civil penalties of $50 per day until the report is filed.
This public hearing will be conducted in accordance with the procedural requirements set forth in Section 58 of the Lobbyist Disclosure Act [LSA-R.S. 24:58], 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 58D(2) of the Lobbyist Disclosure Act [LSA-R.S. 24:58D(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 and state the reasons that their testimony will be relevant and material.
If you need any additional information, please contact Jennifer Magness, the designated trial attorney at (225) 922-1400 or toll free at (800) 842-6630.
LOUISIANA BOARD OF ETHICS
Robert L. Roland