§338.156. Iberia Parish Police Jury; sales tax levy authorized
A. The Iberia Parish Police Jury is hereby authorized to levy and collect a sales and use tax not exceeding one and one-fourth percent within all the territory contained within the present boundaries of the parish of Iberia, excluding the incorporated municipalities thereof.
B. The sales and use tax so levied shall be imposed by an ordinance of the police jury of Iberia 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; however, the ordinance imposing said tax shall be adopted by the governing body only after the question of the imposition of such tax has been submitted to the qualified electors of Iberia Parish within the territorial area affected at an election to be conducted in accordance with the general election laws of the state of Louisiana, and the majority of those voting in said election shall have voted in favor of the adoption of such ordinance.
C. This tax shall be in addition to all other taxes, and, except where inapplicable, the procedure established by R.S. 47:301 through 317 inclusive, shall be followed in the imposition, collection and enforcement of the tax and procedural details necessary to be established to supplement the provisions of those Sections and to make said provisions applicable to the tax herein authorized shall be fixed in the ordinance of the police jury imposing the tax. The ordinance may provide for contract with the sheriff of the parish, the Iberia Parish School Board, or municipalities in the parish, for collection of the tax.
D. This tax shall be imposed and collected uniformly throughout the parish.
E. The proceeds of the tax may be used for general operating expenses of the parish and for public improvements within the parish, but shall be dedicated solely for the purposes approved by the electorate.
Added by Acts 1977, No. 437, §1, eff. July 11, 1977; Redesignated from R.S. 33:2738.48 pursuant to Acts 2011, No. 248, §4.