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Rs 47:338.141 Sabine Parish School Board; Authority To Levy And Collect An Additional Sales And Use Tax; Imposition; Use Of Proceeds

§338.141. Sabine Parish School Board; authority to levy and collect an additional sales and use tax; imposition; use of proceeds

A.(1) In addition to the authority granted by R.S. 47:338.54 or otherwise, the Sabine Parish School Board may levy and collect up to an additional one percent tax 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 as defined by law, if approved by a majority of the electors voting thereon at an election held for that purpose.

(2) The rate of such tax, when combined with the rate of all other sales and use taxes levied and collected within such parish, exclusive of state sales and use taxes and law enforcement district sales and use taxes levied and collected within the parish, shall not exceed six percent in any area of the parish.

B. In accordance with the provisions of Section 29(B) of Article VI of the Constitution of Louisiana, the additional sales and use tax authorized by this Section may exceed the limitation set forth in Section 29(A) of Article VI of the Constitution of Louisiana by the amount authorized in this Section.

C.(1) The additional sales and use tax authorized by this Section shall be imposed by ordinance of the Sabine Parish School Board.

(2) Except where inapplicable, the procedures established in this Chapter, as amended, shall be followed in the imposition, collection, and enforcement of the tax, and procedural details necessary to be established to supplement the provisions of such law and to make the provisions applicable to the tax authorized by this Section shall be fixed in the ordinance adopted by the Sabine Parish School Board.

(3) The ordinance shall provide for a contract with the Sabine Parish Sales Tax Commission for the collection of the tax.

(4) The tax shall be imposed and collected uniformly throughout the parish.

(5) The proceeds of the tax, after paying the reasonable and necessary expenses of collecting and administering the tax, shall be dedicated and used solely for the purpose of paying the salaries and benefits of teachers and other school employees as set forth in the proposition submitted at an election held in the parish in accordance with Subsection D of this Section.

D. The ordinance imposing the tax herein authorized shall be adopted by the Sabine Parish School Board only after the question of the imposition of the tax shall have been submitted to the qualified electors of the parish at an election called, conducted, canvassed, and promulgated in accordance with the Louisiana Election Code and the majority of those voting in the election shall have voted in favor of the adoption of the ordinance.

E. The authority granted by this Section shall not limit in any respect any prior taxing authority granted by any other provision of law and shall be in addition to any such other authority.

Acts 2006, No. 274, §1, eff. June 8, 2006; Redesignated from R.S. 33:2737.79 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