§338.105. Jefferson Parish School Board; authority to levy additional sales tax
A. In order to provide additional funds for the payment of salaries of teachers in the elementary and secondary schools of the parish and/or for the expenses of operating said schools and in addition to any other sales and use tax which the Jefferson Parish School Board is now or may hereafter be authorized to collect, the Jefferson Parish School Board is hereby authorized to levy and collect a sales and use tax of not in excess of one-half of one percent within the parish of Jefferson for a period of not to exceed three years.
B. The sales tax so levied shall be imposed by resolution of the Jefferson Parish School Board and shall be levied upon the sale at retail, the use, the lease or rental, the consumption and the storage for use or consumption of tangible personal property and on sales of services in the parish, all as presently defined in R.S. 47:301 through 317; provided, however, that the resolution imposing said tax shall be adopted by the Jefferson Parish School Board only after the question of the imposition or levy of such tax shall have been submitted to the qualified electors of the parish at an election conducted in accordance with the general election laws of the State of Louisiana, and the majority of those voting in said election shall have voted in favor of the adoption of the resolution. All costs of conducting the election required by this section shall be borne by the Jefferson Parish School Board.
C. The taxes herein authorized shall be in addition to all other taxes and shall be collected at the same time and in the same manner and pursuant to the definitions, practices and procedures set forth in R.S. 47:301 through 317.
D. The proceeds of the tax herein shall be used by the Jefferson Parish School Board exclusively to supplement other revenues available to the school board for the payment of salaries of teachers in the elementary and secondary schools of the parish and/or for the expenses of operating said schools, and the resolution imposing said tax and any amendments thereto shall state such purpose. None of the proceeds of this tax shall be used for capital improvements.
E. The proceeds of the tax herein authorized by the school board shall be used for the purposes set forth in the resolution levying same and shall be stated in the call for the election conducted to determine the approval of said ordinance in the parish.
F. The tax levied by authority of this Section shall expire not later than three years from the date on which the imposition of the tax becomes effective.
G. No part of the funds raised by the school board pursuant to the provisions of this Section shall be considered by the state board of education or the state department of education in the application of the state equalization formula or the distribution of proceeds of any other kind or nature by the state board of education and the state department of education.
H. The proceeds of this tax shall not be funded into negotiable bonds or certificates of indebtedness.
Added by Acts 1970, No. 98, §1; Redesignated from R.S. 33:2737.43 pursuant to Acts 2011, No. 248, §4.