public employees are required to
complete one hour of training on the
Code of Governmental Ethics each calendar
year (La RS 42:1170).
to comply with this mandate constitutes a violation of the La. ethics code. Any employee who is found to have violated
any provisions of the ethics code can be removed, suspended, or ordered to have
a reduction in pay or demotion by the Ethics Board. The Board can also impose fines of not more
than $10,000, or both.