§338.136. Authorization to levy and collect additional sales and use tax; parishes of Lincoln, St. John the Baptist, and Washington
A. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the governing authorities of the parishes of Lincoln, St. John the Baptist, and Washington, may levy and collect an additional one percent sales and use tax within their respective parishes under the provisions of Article VI, Section 29(B) of the Constitution of Louisiana, which additional sales and use tax shall not be subject to the combined rate limitations established by Article VI, Section 29(A) of the Constitution of Louisiana, nor the combined rate limitation established by R.S. 47:338.54.
B. The sales and use tax so levied shall be imposed by ordinance of the governing authority of the parish 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 the parish, all as defined in Chapter 2 of this Subtitle. However, 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 the parish at an election to be conducted on or before July 31, 2000, 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.
C. The ordinance imposing any tax hereunder may also specify that the net avails or proceeds of the tax may be allocated among the governing authorities of the parish and any municipalities located wholly within the parish, in accordance with a formula or method of allocation set forth in the question or proposition approved by the voters. The question or proposition approved at such election shall constitute a full and complete dedication of the net avails or proceeds of the tax and its provisions shall control the allocation and expenditure of the proceeds of the tax.
D. The proceeds of the tax authorized in this Section shall be used by each recipient for such purposes as may be specified in the question or proposition approved by the voters, including the funding of a portion of the avails of the tax into bonds of any such recipient in the manner provided by Subpart F, Part III, Chapter 4 of Title 39 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950.
E. The tax authorized by this Section 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 Chapter 2 of this Subtitle.
Acts 1999, No. 809, §1, eff. July 2, 1999; Acts 2011, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 20, §1, eff. June 12, 2011; Redesignated from R.S. 33:2737.74 pursuant to Acts 2011, No. 248, §4.