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2017-229
Type: Advisory Opinion Decision Date: 4/21/2017
1 page(s)
Advisory opinion that the Jeff Davis Water and Sewer Commission would be prohibited by the Code of Governmental Ethics from purchasing a vehicle from Gulf Coast Autoplex while the Commission President is employed by the Autoplex.
2017-257
Type: Advisory Opinion Decision Date: 4/21/2017
1 page(s)
Advisory opinion that there are no provisions within the Code of Governmental Ethics that would prohibit an attorney from serving simultaneous as an Assistant District Attorney for a Parish and a Magistrate for a municipality.
2017-255
Type: Advisory Opinion Decision Date: 4/21/2017
1 page(s)
Advisory opinion that the Code of Governmental Ethics would not prohibit a former employee of the Gravity Drainage District Number Four of Calcasieu Parish from pursuing a worker's compensation claim through Stonetrust while he serves on the Board of Commissioners for the District, since his claim is filed with Stonetrust and the District will not be involved with any decisions regarding the claim.
2017-291
Type: Advisory Opinion Decision Date: 4/21/2017
2 page(s)
Advisory opinion that the Code of Governmental Ethicvs would not prohibit the Pointe Coupee Parish School Board (School Board) from transacting business with Scott Fence Company while spouse of the sales representative for Scott Fence Company is employed as the Director of the Accountability and IT Department with the School Board.
2015-1151 (2)
Type: Consent Opinion Decision Date: 3/17/2017
6 page(s)
Consent order in which Billiot Pest Control agrees that it violated La. R.S. 42:1117 by providing compensation to Ernie Esteve, an employee of the Marrero Estelle Volunteer Fire Company No. 1, at a time when Billiot Pest Control had a contractual or other business or financial relationship with the Fire Company to provide pest control services for the Fire Company.
2015-1151
Type: Consent Opinion Decision Date: 3/17/2017
6 page(s)
Consent order in which Ernie Esteve agrees that he violated La. R.S. 42:1111C(2)(d), in his capacity as a member of the Marrero Estelle Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 Board, by virtue compensation for services rendered to Billiot Pest Control at a time when Billiot Pest Control had a contractual or other business or financial relationship with the Fire Company
2016-926
Type: Advisory Opinion Decision Date: 3/16/2017
6 page(s)
Consent order in which Charles Langlinais agrees that he violated La. R.S. 18:1505.H(1)(a)(iii) by virtue of his receipt of an excessive contribution in the amount of $500 from Market-Cooper Meadows and by his receipt of an excessive contribution in the amount of $1,000 from Anzalone Real Estate.
2017-178
Type: Advisory Opinion Decision Date: 3/17/2017
1 page(s)
Advisory opinion that the Code of Governmental Ethics would not prohibit an a state purchasing officer of the Office of State Procurement, or a company she owns, from seeking government funded contracts provided the contract is not with the Office of State Procurement and not subject to review or approval by her agency. Further, she would not be prohibited from marketing her company by placing flyers and business cards in state buildings.
2017-205
Type: Advisory Opinion Decision Date: 3/17/2017
2 page(s)
Advisory opinion that the Code of Governmental Ethics does not require members of the Vermilion Parish Library Control Board to file disclosure forms pursuant to La. R.S. 42:1124.2.1 for their service on such board as they are not considered a board or commission within the meaning in La. R.S. 42:1124.2.1D(1)(b)(ii).
2017-137
Type: Advisory Opinion Decision Date: 3/17/2017
1 page(s)
Advisory opinion that the Code of Governmental Ethics would not prohibit the step-daughter of the Lafourche Parish Director of Public Works from being employed as a field maintenance clerk within the Lafourche Parish Public Works Department, since a step-daughter is not considered an immediate family member of the Director.
2017-204
Type: Advisory Opinion Decision Date: 3/17/2017
1 page(s)
Advisory opinion that a part-time Assistant District Attorney with the Evangeline Parish District Attorney's Office would not be prohibited by the Code of Governmental Ethics from serving as a Magistrate for the Town of Mamou as long as she is compensated by each agency for only the hours of service performed on their behalf.
2017-138
Type: Advisory Opinion Decision Date: 3/17/2017
2 page(s)
Advisory opinion that the Code of Governmental Ethics would not prohibit the daughter of the Chairman of the Bayou Blue Fire District (Fire District) from being compensated by the Fire District, since she was employed for more than one year prior to her father becoming the agency head. Further, her father would be prohibited by La. R.S. 42:1112B(1) from participating in any transaction in which she had a substantial economic interest.
2017-139
Type: Advisory Opinion Decision Date: 3/17/2017
2 page(s)
Advisory opinion that the Code of Governmental Ethics would prohibit a person who serves on the Capital Area Ground Water Conservation District (District) from receiving compensation from Owen & White, Inc., during the duration of the contractual relationship between Owen & White and the District.
2017-134
Type: Advisory Opinion Decision Date: 3/17/2017
2 page(s)
Advisory opinon that the interim Plaquemines Parish President would not be prohibited by the Code of Governmental Ethics from serving as the Parish Director of Administration after the newly elected Parish President is sworn into officen, since he will be performing his duties as an employee of the Parish.
2016-1340
Type: Advisory Opinion Decision Date: 3/17/2017
4 page(s)
Advisory opinion that the Code of Governmental Ethics would prohibit the Louisiana State University Vice President, who is also serving as the CEO of LSU Foundation, from being compensated solely by the LSU Foundation. However, La. R.S. 42:1111A(1)(b) would allow the LSU Vice President to receive supplementary compensation or benefits from funds accruing to the benefit of LSU as approved by the appropriate policy or management board, through the Foundation. Additionally, the LSU Foundation must reimburse LSU, either directly or through in-kind services, for the cost of LSU employees furnished to support the LSU Foundation. The Code of Governmental Ethics would not prohibit the LSU CFO from serving as the interim Foundation CFO, provided that his duties and compensation as LSU CFO will be continued without change and the LSU Foundation will reimburse LSU for the portion of his salary attributable to time spent on Foundation matters and away from his regular LSU duties. In general, La. R.S. 42:1112B(3) would prohibit the LSU Vice President/Foundation CEO from participating, in his capacity as LSU Vice President, in any transaction involving LSU in which the economic interest is of greater benefit to the Foundation than to any of the other LSU affiliated foundations. Finally, La. R.S. 42:1115 would prohibit the LSU Vice President from soliciting and/or accepting donations from certain prohibited sources for his personal benefit as well as for the benefit of his agency or other person.
2017-179
Type: Advisory Opinion Decision Date: 3/17/2017
2 page(s)
Advisory opinion that M and E Consulting, while acting as the reviewer of a public contract, would be prohibited by the Code of Governmental Ethics from rendering any service to a company when M and E Consulting reviews that company's work for a public entity.
2017-181
Type: Advisory Opinion Decision Date: 3/18/2017
1 page(s)
Advisory opinion that the Code of Governmental Ethics would not prohibit a graduate assistant for McNeese State University from wearing an air monitor during work hours while employed by the Louisiana Department of Enviromnmental Quality as an environmental scientists monitoring ambient air.

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