§338.129. Ouachita Parish School Board; authority to levy additional sales and use tax
A. The Ouachita Parish School Board is hereby authorized to levy and collect an additional sales and use tax not to exceed one percent within all or any portion of the parish, excluding the city of Monroe.
B. In accordance with the provisions of Article VI, Section 29(B) of the Constitution of Louisiana, the additional sales and use tax provided in this Section shall be authorized to exceed the limit set forth in Article VI, Section 29(A) of the Constitution of Louisiana and shall be in addition to the limit set by R.S. 47:338.54. The authority granted in this Section shall not limit in any respect any prior taxing authority granted by any other provision of law.
C. The Ouachita Parish School Board is authorized to create one or more school districts, or use any existing school districts, any or all of which shall have the authority to use the additional tax authorized in this Section. Any such district or districts may contain all or any portion of Ouachita Parish, excluding the city of Monroe. The Ouachita Parish School Board shall be the governing authority of any such school district.
D. The sales and use tax so levied shall be imposed by ordinance of the Ouachita Parish School Board and shall be levied upon the sale at retail, the use, lease or rental, consumption and the storage for use or consumption of tangible personal property, and on sales of services in Ouachita Parish or the school district or districts, excluding the city of Monroe, all as defined in R.S. 47:301 through 317. However, the ordinance imposing said tax shall be adopted by the Ouachita Parish School Board only after the question of the imposition of the tax has been submitted to the qualified electors of the parish or of the school district or districts, excluding the city of Monroe, at an election to be conducted in accordance with the election laws of the state of Louisiana, and the majority of those voting in the election have voted in favor of the imposition of the tax.
E. This tax shall be in addition to all other authorized sales and use taxes and shall be collected at the same time and in the same manner as set forth in R.S. 47:301 through 317.
Acts 1997, No. 1408, §1, eff. July 15, 1997; Redesignated from R.S. 33:2737.67 pursuant to Acts 2011, No. 248, §4.