STATE OF MINNESOTA

CAMPAIGN FINANCE AND PUBLIC DISCLOSURE BOARD

CONCILIATION

AGREEMENT

 

In the matter of the Char Samuelson for House Committee, #15315, District 52B.

Pursuant to Minn. Stat. 10A.28, subd. 3, the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board and Char Samuelson hereby agree as follows:

1. During the election year 2001, the Char Samuelson for House Committee made campaign expenditures of $5,364.54, which exceeded the applicable $5,064 expenditure limit, as set out in Minn. Stat. 10A.25, subd. 6, by $300.54.

2. By letter dated April 9, 2002, Dennis Flahave, treasurer, stated: " I made a mistake. The situation is that I put some money on account with Capital Direct."

3. Board records show that this is the first calendar year in which the Char Samuelson for House Committee reported campaign expenditures that exceeded the applicable spending limit. The Char Samuelson for House Committee registered with the Board on August 7, 2000.

4. The parties agree that the Char Samuelson for House Committee made excessive campaign expenditures resulting in an inadvertent violation of Minn. Stat. 10A.25, subd. 6, in calendar year 2001.

5. The Board imposes a civil fine of $601.08, two times the amount by which the campaign expenditures exceeded the applicable expenditure limit, to be paid to the Board for deposit in the general fund of the state.

6. Char Samuelson hereby agrees to forward to the Board $601.08 by check or money order payable to the STATE OF MINNESOTA within 30 days after the date this Conciliation Agreement is signed by the Board Chair. It is agreed by the parties that payment of this civil fine by the date specified and this Conciliation Agreement will be a bar to any civil proceeding under Minn. Stat. 10A.28, subd. 4.

7. It is further understood and agreed, however, that if the civil fine of $601.08 is not paid within the time specified in paragraph 6 above, then Char Samuelson will be personally liable to pay a civil fine, under Minn. Stat. 10A.28 and 10A.34, subd. 1, in an amount calculated as follows:

(a) $901.62 or three times the amount by which the campaign expenditures exceeded the statutory limit, if payment is received 31 to 60 days after the date this Agreement is signed by the Board Chair;

(b) $1,202.16 or four times the amount by which the campaign expenditures exceeded the statutory limit, if payment is received 61 to 90 days after the date this Agreement is signed by the Board Chair.

8. It is further understood that if the civil fine is not paid as agreed within the times specified in paragraphs 6 and 7, the Board will proceed to enforce the provisions of Minn. Stat. 10A.28, subd. 4.

9. It is further understood and agreed that this agreement is confidential until signed by Char Samuelson and the Board Chair; the signed Agreement shall then become a matter of public record, and the statutory requirement of confidentiality shall no longer apply. Minn. Stat. 10A.02, subd. 11; and 10A.28, subd. 3.

 

Dated:    April 25, 2002

Char Samuelson

 

Approved by the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board

May 2, 2002

 

Douglas A. Kelley, Chair

Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board