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Rs 47:338.130 Calcasieu Parish School Board; Authority To Levy Additional Sales And Use Tax

§338.130. Calcasieu Parish School Board; authority to levy additional sales and use tax

A. The Calcasieu Parish School Board is hereby authorized to levy and collect an additional sales and use tax not to exceed one percent.

B. In accordance with the provisions of Article VI, Section 29(B) of the Constitution of Louisiana, the additional sales and use tax authorized 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 proceeds of the tax herein authorized shall be used for such purposes as are determined by the Calcasieu Parish School Board, including the funding of a portion of the avails of the tax into bonds in the manner provided by law.

D. The sales and use tax so levied shall be imposed by ordinance of the school board and shall be levied upon the sale at retail, the use, lease, or rental, the consumption of tangible personal property, and on sales of services in Calcasieu Parish, all as defined in Chapter 2 of this Subtitle; provided that the ordinance imposing the tax shall be adopted by the governing authority only after the question of the imposition of the tax has been submitted to the qualified electors of Calcasieu Parish at an election to be conducted in accordance with the election laws of the state of Louisiana, and a 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 sales and use taxes being collected by the parish governing authority 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, §2, eff. July 15, 1997; Redesignated from R.S. 33:2737.68 pursuant to Acts 2011, No. 248, §4.

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John Bel Edwards
John Bel Edwards
January 11, 2016 -
900 North 3rd Street, Baton Rouge, LA, 70802