Louisiana Campaign Finance Gets Tweaked
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Lawmakers have agreed to tweak campaign finance law enforcement.
The House and Senate backed a final version of the changes before wrapping up their work Monday, sending it to the governor's desk with unanimous votes.
The bill makes adjustments to ethics enforcement changes pushed by Gov. Bobby Jindal in 2008. Disagreements emerged about who was in charge of campaign finance penalties, the Board of Ethics or the newly-created Ethics Adjudicatory Boards.
The law change will describe the responsibilities of each group in the enforcement process, with the ethics board able to impose fines when the candidate doesn't object and the procedure for dealing with protests of the fines and penalties.