Louisiana: Legislative financial disclosure ranking

Louisiana

Rank: 1     |     Points: 94.5     |     Grade: A

Ethics Administration Program

QuestionAnswerPointsNotes
Requires financial disclosure filing?Yes1 
Requires complete financial disclosure filing (no update)?Yes1 
Requires financial disclosure filing annually?Yes1 
Requires complete financial disclosure filing for candidates?Yes1Change from 2006: Candidates now required to complete financial disclosure form.
Employment information required?Yes5 
Employment information not narrowly defined?Yes5Change from 2006: Filers now required to report all full-time and part-time positions.
Employer/business name required?Yes5 
Employment job title required?Yes2Change from 2006: Filers now required to report job titles.
Employer description required?No0 
Value range/income amount required?Yes5 
Spouse employment information required and clear?Yes5 
Officer/director information required?Yes4Change from 2006: Filers now required to disclose all officer and director positions.
Officer/director information not narrowly defined?Yes4 
Officer/director entity name required?Yes4 
Officer/director entity description required?Yes2 
Spouse officer/director information required and clear?Yes4 
Investment information required?Yes3 
Investment information not narrowly defined?Yes3Change from 2006: Filers now required to report all investments exceeding $5,000.
Investment entity name required?Yes3 
Investment entity description required?Yes1Change from 2006: Half point awarded because a business description is required for Schedule B, but not for Schedule I.
Investment value range/holding amount required?Yes1.5Change from 2006: Half points awarded because filers not required to provide value or amount of investment securities.
Spouse investment information required and clear?Yes3Change from 2006: Filers now required to report real-property information.
Client information required?Yes2Change from 2006: Filers now required to report income from businesses and a description of services rendered.
Client name required?Yes2 
Client value range/income amount required?Yes2 
Spouse client information required and clear?Yes2 
Real-property information required?Yes2Change from 2006: Filers now required to report real-property information.
Real-property information not narrowly defined?Yes2 
Real-property value range/amount required?Yes2 
Spouse real-property information required and clear?Yes2 
Spouse name required?Yes2Change from 2006: Filers now required to disclose names of spouses.
Dependent name required?No0 
Financial disclosure filings in central office?Yes1 
Lawmakers not forwarded reviewer information?Yes1 
In-person appearance not required to obtain filings?Yes1 
Copy fees less than 50 cents per page?Yes1 
Blank disclosure form available on Web?Yes1Change from 2006: Blank disclosure form now available on the Web.
Disclosure filings available electronically or on the Web in any format?Yes3Filings available online.
Late-filing penalties on the books?Yes1 
Misfiling penalties on the books?Yes1 
State has auditing authority?Yes1 
State routinely reviews filings for accuracy and completeness either through formal audit process or informal review process?Yes1 
State published list of delinquent filers on Web or in printed document?Yes1Change from 2006: List of delinquent filers available on the Web.