2011 Louisiana Laws
TITLE 42 — Public officers and employees
RS 42:1114.2 — Financial disclosure; retirement systems
§1114.2. Financial disclosure; retirement systems
A. Each person who has or is seeking to obtain contractual or other business or financial relationships with a state or statewide public retirement system shall file with the Board of Ethics, in the manner provided in this Section, a report of all expenditures for a retirement official or retirement officials.
B. A report shall be filed semiannually as follows:
(1) By August fifteenth for the period from January first through June thirtieth.
(2) By February fifteenth for the period from July first through December thirty-first.
C. The report shall be filed on forms prescribed by the board, shall be signed by the person filing, and shall include a certification of accuracy by the person responsible for filing the report.
D. Each report shall include, in the manner prescribed by the Board of Ethics, the following:
(1) The total of all expenditures per retirement system made during each reporting period, which shall include all expenditures for retirement officials associated with that system whether such expenditures are attributable to an individual retirement official or not.
(2) The aggregate total of expenditures attributable to an individual retirement official as provided in Subsection E of this Section during each reporting period, including the name of the retirement official.
(3) The aggregate total of expenditures per retirement system for all reporting periods during the same calendar year, which shall include all expenditures for retirement officials associated with that system whether such expenditures are attributable to an individual retirement official or not.
(4) The aggregate total of all expenditures attributable to an individual retirement official as provided in Subsection E of this Section for all reporting periods during the same calendar year, including the name of the retirement official.
E. When the aggregate expenditure for any one retirement official exceeds the sum of fifty dollars on any one occasion, or when the aggregate expenditure for any one retirement official exceeds the sum of two hundred fifty dollars in a reporting period, then the total amount of expenditures for the retirement official during the reporting period shall be attributable to the individual retirement official.
(1) For the purposes of this Section "retirement official" shall mean a member of a board of trustees of a state or a statewide public retirement system, a public employee of such a system, or an employee of the Department of the Treasury whose function is to assist any such system or systems.
(2) For the purposes of this Section "expenditure" shall mean a purchase, payment, donation, advance, deposit, or gift or payment of money or anything of economic value or the purchase, donation, or gift of promotional items, food, drink, or refreshment, transportation, and entertainment for a retirement official.
F.(1) The chairman of the board of trustees of each state or statewide public retirement system shall provide notice to every person associated with his system whom such chairman knows or reasonably should know is required to file a report pursuant to this Section. The chairman shall forward a copy of each such notification to the Board of Ethics no later than fifteen days after the original notification was sent. The failure of a chairman to give notice as required by the provisions of this Subsection shall not relieve any person from the reporting requirements of this Section or any penalties as provided in this Section.
(2) The contents of the notice required to be given pursuant to this Subsection shall be prescribed by the Board of Ethics.
G.(1) Failure to file a report, failure to timely file a report, failure to disclose required information, or filing a false report shall subject a person required to file to penalties as provided by this Chapter.
(2) Whoever fails to file a report required by this Section, or knowingly and willfully fails to timely file any such report, or knowingly and willfully fails to disclose or to accurately disclose any information required by this Section shall be assessed a civil penalty pursuant to R.S. 42:1157 for each day until such report or the required accurate information is filed. The amount of the penalty shall be one hundred dollars per day.
H. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section to the contrary, if a person makes expenditures as defined in this Section of less than five hundred dollars in a calendar year, such person shall not be required to file a report pursuant to this Section.
Acts 2004, No. 868, §1, eff. January 1, 2005.
NOTE: See Acts 2004, No. 868, §2, relative to reporting.
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