§338.108. City of New Orleans governing authority; additional sales and use tax not to exceed one-half of one percent; use of proceeds
A. In order to provide additional funds for the operation of the governmental affairs of the city of New Orleans, the governing authority of the city of New Orleans is hereby authorized to levy and collect an additional sales and use tax not in excess of one-half of one percent within the parish of Orleans, as hereinafter set forth.
B. The sales and use tax so levied shall be imposed by an ordinance or resolution of the council of the city of New Orleans 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 of Orleans, all as presently defined in R.S. 47:301 through 318; however, the ordinance or resolution imposing said tax shall be adopted by the council only after the question of the imposition of the tax shall have been submitted to the qualified electors of the parish of Orleans at an election conducted in accordance with the general election laws of the state of Louisiana on the same date as the election provided for in R.S. 47:338.107, and a majority of those voting in said election on the question shall have voted in favor of the imposition of such tax. The proposition approved at the election shall constitute a full and complete dedication of the avails or proceeds of said tax and its provisions shall control the expenditure thereof. In the event the tax is voted, the council shall have complete authority to levy and to provide for the collection of the tax within the parish of Orleans and to provide for all procedural details necessary in the imposition, collection and enforcement thereof. All costs of conducting the election required by this Section shall be borne by the city of New Orleans.
C. This tax 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 by the council of the city of New Orleans in the ordinance or resolution imposing said tax. The city of New Orleans shall have the right to contract with the state Department of Revenue, or any other public agency authorized to collect a sales and use tax for the collection of the said additional sales tax jointly with the sales and use tax of such other agency.
D. The proceeds of the tax herein authorized shall be used exclusively to supplement other revenues available to the city of New Orleans for the payment of general operating expenses.
Added by Acts 1980, No. 409, §1, eff. July 18, 1980; Acts 1997, No. 658, §2; Redesignated from R.S. 33:2737.46 pursuant to Acts 2011, No. 248, §4.