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Rs 47:338.150 Morehouse Parish Governing Authority; Sales And Use Tax Levy Authorized; Use Of Proceeds

§338.150. Morehouse Parish governing authority; sales and use tax levy authorized; use of proceeds

A. The Morehouse Parish governing authority is hereby authorized to levy and collect a sales tax of one percent within the parish of Morehouse, as hereinafter set forth.

B. The sales tax so levied shall be imposed by an ordinance of the governing authority of the parish and shall be levied upon the sale at retail, the use, the lease or rental, the consumption and storage for use or consumption of tangible personal property and on sales of services in the parish, all as presently defined in R.S. 47:301 through 317; provided, however, that the ordinance imposing said 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 of Morehouse at an election to be conducted in accordance with the general election laws of the state and the majority of those voting in said election shall have voted in favor of the adoption of such ordinance. All costs of conducting the election shall be borne by the parish governing authority.

C. This tax shall be in addition to all other taxes and shall be collected at the same time and in the same manner and pursuant to the definitions, practices and procedures set forth in R.S. 47:301 through 317.

D. The proceeds of said tax shall be used solely for the purpose of financing and operating a solid waste disposal system for the parish.

E. The governing authority of Morehouse Parish may invest the revenues derived from the sales tax collections in interest bearing accounts in federally insured institutions, and use the income derived from such investments, together with the tax proceeds, for the purpose for which the sales tax election was called.

F. The tax levied by authority of this Section shall expire at midnight December 31, 1975.

Added by Acts 1970, No. 340, §1; Redesignated from R.S. 33:2738.42 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