§318. Disposition of collections
A. All monies collected under this Chapter shall be immediately paid into the state
treasury, upon receipt, and first credited to the Bond Security and Redemption Fund as
provided in Article VII, Section 9(B) of the Constitution of Louisiana; then an amount equal
to four-tenths of one percent of all monies collected under this Chapter, and Chapters 2-A
and 2-B of this Subtitle, and R.S. 51:1286 shall be used as provided in this Section. The
dedication of revenues provided for in this Subsection shall in no way be interpreted to
include any monies collected pursuant to the taxes imposed under R.S. 47:321.1.
B.(1) There is hereby established in the state treasury a special fund which shall be
designated the "Marketing Fund". Of the amount determined pursuant to Subsection A of
this Section, two million dollars annually shall be deposited in and credited to the Marketing
Fund. Monies in the fund shall be invested by the treasurer in the same manner as the
monies in the state general fund, and all interest earned on the investment of such monies
shall be deposited in the state general fund. All unencumbered and unexpended monies in
the fund at the end of each fiscal year shall remain in the fund.
(2) Monies in the fund shall be subject to annual appropriation to the Department of
Economic Development for the following purposes:
(a) A minimum of one million dollars annually to be used for marketing education,
of which one million dollars shall be used as follows:
(i) Six hundred seventy-five thousand five hundred sixty-three dollars to Marketing
Education Retail Alliance, Inc.
(ii) Two hundred fifty thousand dollars to the District 2 Enhancement Corporation.
(iii) Seventy-four thousand four hundred thirty-seven dollars to the Louisiana
Council for Economic Education.
(b) A minimum of one million dollars annually for advertising, marketing, and
C. Repealed by Acts 2001, No. 7, §2, eff. July 1, 2001.
D. After satisfying the requirements of Subsection B of this Section, the remaining
portion of the amount determined pursuant to Subsection A of this Section shall be deposited
in the Louisiana Economic Development Fund created by R.S. 51:2315.
Acts 1991, No. 709, §1, eff. July 1, 1991; Acts 1993, No. 881, §1, eff. July 1, 1993;
Acts 1995, No. 1186, §1; Acts 1996, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 32, §1; Acts 1997, No. 1126, §1, eff.
July 1, 1997; Acts 1998, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 50, §1, eff. July 1, 1998; Acts 2001, No. 7, §§1
and 2, eff. July 1, 2001; Acts 2005, No. 153, §1; Acts 2006, No. 608, §2, eff. July 1, 2006;
Acts 2013, No. 425, §1, eff. July 1, 2013; Acts 2016, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 26, §1, eff. April 1,
NOTE: See Acts 2016, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 26, §2, regarding applicability.