§305.60. Exemption; certain water conservation equipment; Sparta Groundwater Conservation District
A.(1) Within the limits provided for in Paragraph (2) of this Subsection, the sales and use tax imposed by all tax authorities in the state shall not apply to sales of water conservation equipment for use within the Sparta Groundwater Conservation District from July 1, 2007, through June 30, 2010. Only persons defined as "users" under R.S. 38:3087.133(7) shall be eligible for this exemption.
(2)(a) The secretary of the Department of Revenue shall issue exemption certificates for the purchase of a certain dollar amount of water conservation equipment as requested by the person and shall keep a record of the exemption certificates issued. However, the secretary shall not issue exemption certificates which will grant users aggregate total exemptions in excess of one million dollars of state sales tax. Once such limit is reached, no exemptions shall be granted against the sales tax of political subdivisions of the state.
(b) The secretary of the Department of Revenue shall promulgate rules and regulations for the implementation of this Section in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act.
B. Any person seeking to qualify for this exemption must apply for an exemption certificate with the secretary of the Department of Revenue which shall be granted on a first-come, first-served basis. Prior to application for an exemption certificate, the applicant must receive certification from the commissioner of conservation that the equipment qualifies as water conservation equipment. The certification by the commissioner of conservation shall be attached by the board to the application for the exemption certificate. In accordance with the powers defined in R.S. 38:3087.136, the board shall determine the types of equipment which qualify as water conservation equipment, provided that the board is able to determine through adequate documentation which shall be retained by the board that such equipment must reduce water consumption by at least twenty-five percent.
Acts 2007, No. 457, §1, eff. July 1, 2007.