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2018-638
Type: Advisory Opinion Decision Date: 7/20/2018
2 page(s)
Advisory opinion that La. R.S. 42:1112A of the Code of Governmental Ethics would prohibit a board member of either the Louisiana Rice Research Board or the Louisiana Rice Promotion Board, who is a plaintiff in litication against either board, from attending an executive session of the board wherein litigation matters are discussed.
2015-032
Type: Consent Opinion Decision Date: 7/20/2018
6 page(s)
Consent opinion in which John Lewis, Jr. and John Lewis, Sr. agree that they violated La. R.S. 42:119A by viture of John Lewis, Jr. being employed by Bayou Dorcheat Correction Center while John Lewis, Sr. served as the warden for Bayou Dorcheat Correction Center.
2016-484 (3)
Type: Consent Opinion Decision Date: 7/20/2018
5 page(s)
Consent order in which Aaron Bufkin agrees that he violated La. R.S. 42:1117.1 by allowing the purchase of a 1979 Sutphen fire truck in his name from the Town of Plain Dealing and then physically transferring it to Custom Herbicides, Inc., a company owned by the sons of the Mayor of the Town of Plain Dealing, in order to circumvent La. R.S. 42:1113A(1)(a).
2016-484 (2)
Type: Consent Opinion Decision Date: 7/20/2018
6 page(s)
Consent order in which Custom Herbicides, Inc. agrees that it violated La. R.S. 42:1113A(1)(a) and La. R.S. 42:1117 by purchasing a 1979 Sutphen fire truck from the Town of Plain Dealing in the name of Aaron Bufkin, while Wiley Robinson served as the Mayor of the Town of Plain Dealing.
2016-484
Type: Consent Opinion Decision Date: 7/20/2018
6 page(s)
Consent order in which Wiley Robinson agrees that he violated La. R.S. 42:1112B(1) by participating in the transfer of a 1979 Sutphen fire truck from the Town of Plain Dealing to his son, James Chad Robinson, on behalf of Custom Herbicides, Inc., in the name of Aaron Bufkin, while he served as the Mayor of the Town of Plain Dealing. Additionally, Mr. Robinson agrees that he violated La. R.S. 42:1112B(1) by using a backhoe owned by the Town of Plain Dealing to move stone veneer to benefit personal property owned by his son, Chad Robinson, while he served as Mayor of the Town of Plain Dealing.
2018-640
Type: Advisory Opinion Decision Date: 7/20/2018
2 page(s)
Advisory opinion that Fire Apparatus Specialist, Inc. and George Dyer, Jr. would be prohibited by La. R.S. 42:1113A(1)(a) of the Code of Governmental Ethics from entering into a contratc, subcontract, or other transaction with the Kenner Fire Department, while Mr. Dyer's son is employed by the Kenner Fire Department.
2018-673
Type: Advisory Opinion Decision Date: 7/20/2018
2 page(s)
Advisory opinion that La. R.S. 42:1113A(1)(a) of the Code of Governmental Ethics would prohibit the Range Master and Training Director for the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office from utilizing the public range at the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office for concealed carry classes that he teaches since it would require the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's approval.
2018-631
Type: Advisory Opinion Decision Date: 7/20/2018
2 page(s)
Advisory opinion that Distinctive Design Construction, LLC and Gerald Sauter would be prohibited by La. R.S. 42:1113A(1)(a) of the Code of Governmental Ethics from bidding on or entering into contracts, subcontracts, or other transactions to provide services to the St. Tammany Fire Protection District No. 1 while the son of Gerlad Sauter is employed by the Fire District. Additionally, Alex's Body Shop and Alejandro Gonzales would be prohibited by La. R.S. 42:1113A(1)(a) from providing services to the Fire District while Mr. Gonzales' son is employed by the Fire District.
2018-677
Type: Advisory Opinion Decision Date: 7/20/2018
1 page(s)
Approval of a disqualification plan submitted by the Executive Director of the Opelousas Housing Authority concerning transactions in which a maintenance repairer has a substantial economic interest and that would require the participation of his father, the maintenance supervisor and agency head.
2018-741
Type: Advisory Opinion Decision Date: 7/20/2018
2 page(s)
Advisory opinion that a former employee of the Office of Community Development -Disaster Recovery Unit would not be prohibited by La. R.S. 42:1121 of the Code of Governmental Ethics from being employed by Louisiana Land Trust since Louisiana Land Trust is not considered a person.
2018-672
Type: Advisory Opinion Decision Date: 7/20/2018
1 page(s)
Advisory opinion that there are no provisions in the Code of Governmental Ethics that would prohibit Reentry Corporation of America or its owner from entering into contracts with the Southside Economic Development District since the owner is not employed by or a board member of the Southside Economic Development District.
2018-670
Type: Advisory Opinion Decision Date: 7/20/2018
2 page(s)
Advisory opinion that the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's wife would be prohibhited by La. R.S. 42:1111C(2)(d) from being compensated by Anthony J. Alford Insurance Company if it enters into a contract with the Sheriff's Office to supply health disability and death benefits.
2018-569
Type: Advisory Opinion Decision Date: 7/20/2018
2 page(s)
Advisory opinion that La. R.S. 42:1119 of the Code of Governmental Ethics would not prohibit either a husband or wife employed by the Department of Speech Language Pathology with Southern University from serving as the Chairperson of the Department of Speech Language Pathology since both have been employed by the agency for more than a year. However, a disqualification plan would need to be submitted to prevent and conflicts of interest posed by La. R.S. 42:1112.
2018-708
Type: Advisory Opinion Decision Date: 7/20/2018
3 page(s)
Advisory opinion that a person employed as the Pharmacist in Charge for a pharmacy issued a Marijuana Pharmacy Permit would not be prohibited by La. R.S. 42:1113B from being appointed to serve on the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy; however, La. R.S. 42:1112B(3) would prohibit his participation in any transaction in which the pharmacy that employs him has a substantial economic interest.
2018-641
Type: Advisory Opinion Decision Date: 7/20/2018
2 page(s)
Advisory opinion that the Code of Governmental Ethics would not prohibit the Head Coach and Assistant Coaches of the Rayville High School Boys Basketball team from receiving compensation through their annual contracts with the Richland Parish School Board, which includes donated money that orginated from the Hornet Basketball Boosters, so long as the compensation is coming from their governmental entity and not any prohibited source, as per La. R.S. 42:1115, and the donation to the Richland Parish School Board is not conditional or restricted.
2018-632
Type: Advisory Opinion Decision Date: 7/20/2018
1 page(s)
Advisory opinion that the Code of Governmental Ethics would prohibit the former general counsel for the Housing Authority of New Orleans from assisting another person, for compensation, in a transaction, or in appearance in connection with a transaction, involving the legal division of the Housing Authority of New Orleans for two years from his departure from the agency. Additionally, he would be prohibited by La. R.S. 42:1121 from rendering any services back to the legal division for two years from his depature from the division.
2018-625
Type: Advisory Opinion Decision Date: 7/20/2018
2 page(s)
Advisory opinion that there are no provisions within the Code of Governmental Ethics that would prohibit an unclassified employee of the Office of the Lieutenant Governor from being compensated by a campaign account for Billy Nugesser for work perfromed outisde of the normal working hours for the Office of the Lieutenant Governor.
2018-275
Type: Advisory Opinion Decision Date: 7/20/2018
2 page(s)
Advisory opinion that a member of the Caddo Parish School Board would not be prohibited by the Code of Governmental Ethics from being employed as executive director for a PAC or from serving on the South Highlands Elementary Magnet Foundation Board.
2018-514
Type: Advisory Opinion Decision Date: 7/20/2018
1 page(s)
Advisory opinion that La. R.S. 42:1113B of the Code of Governmental Ethics would prohibit Tensas Parish Council on Aging from purchasing a building owned by the estate of a deceased member of the Tensas Parish Council on Aging while the heir of the estate serves on the Council.
2018-664
Type: Advisory Opinion Decision Date: 7/20/2018
1 page(s)
Advisory opinion that the former training director for the Department of Children and Family Services would not be prohibited by La. R.S. 42:1121 of the Code of Governmental Ethics from seeking employment with the public universities in the state since the two year prohibitive period from her depature from the agency has expired.

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