§338.157. Ouachita Parish Police Jury; sales tax levy authorized
A. The Ouachita Parish Police Jury is hereby authorized to levy and collect a sales and use tax not exceeding one and one-half percent within the territory within the boundaries of the parish of Ouachita, and outside of the corporate limits of the cities of Monroe and West Monroe as said corporate limits may exist at the time the tax is collected.
B. The sales tax so levied shall be imposed by an ordinance of the police jury of Ouachita 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, all as defined in R.S. 47:301 through 317, within the territory within the boundaries of the parish and outside the corporate limits of the cities of Monroe and West Monroe as said corporate limits may exist at the time the tax is collected; provided, however, that the ordinance imposing said tax shall be adopted by the governing body only after the question of the imposition of such tax shall have been submitted to the qualified electors of Ouachita Parish within the territorial area located outside the then existing corporate limits of the cities of Monroe and West Monroe at an election to be conducted in accordance with Part II, Chapter 4, Title 39 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950 and the majority of those voting in said election shall have voted in favor of the imposition of said tax.
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.
D. The proceeds from said tax shall be expended for the lawful purpose or purposes set out in the proposition or propositions approved by the electors at the election authorizing such tax.
Added by Acts 1977, No. 244, §1; Redesignated from R.S. 33:2738.49 pursuant to Acts 2011, No. 248, §4.