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Rs 47:338.134 Vermilion Parish School Board; Authority To Levy And Collect Additional Sales And Use Tax

§338.134. Vermilion Parish School Board; authority to levy and collect additional sales and use tax

A. The Vermilion Parish School Board may levy and collect an additional sales and use tax not in excess of one percent.

B. The tax authorized by this Section shall be in addition to all other taxes which the Vermilion Parish School Board is authorized to levy and, pursuant to Section 29(B) of Article VI of the Constitution of Louisiana, shall not be subject to the combined rate limitation established in Section 29(A) of such Article nor to the combined rate limitation established by R.S. 47:338.54. The authority granted in this Section shall not limit any prior taxing authority granted to the school board or to any other political subdivision by any other provision of law.

C. The proceeds of the tax shall be dedicated and may be used for the purposes of acquiring, constructing, improving, operating, and maintaining public school facilities of the Vermilion Parish School Board and for any lawful purposes of said school board as set forth in the proposition or propositions submitted at an election held in the parish in accordance with Subsection D. The proposition or propositions may authorize 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 shall be imposed by ordinance of the Vermilion Parish School Board and shall be levied upon the sale at retail, the use, lease, or rental, the consumption, and the storage for use or consumption of tangible personal property, and on sales of services in Vermilion Parish, all as defined in Chapter 2 of this Subtitle. However, the ordinance imposing the tax shall be adopted by the school board only after the question of the imposition of the tax has been submitted to the qualified electors of Vermilion Parish at an election conducted in accordance with the election laws of the state, and a majority of those voting on the proposition have voted in favor of the imposition of the tax.

E. The sales and use tax herein authorized shall be collected at the same time and in the same manner as set forth in Chapter 2 of this Subtitle.

Acts 1999, No. 293, §1, eff. June 11, 1999; Redesignated from R.S. 33:2737.72 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