§338.161. Rapides Parish; recall of sales tax
A. Upon receipt of a petition signed by twenty-five percent of the electorate of Rapides Parish, or of any city, or of any special taxing district in Rapides Parish, the governing authority of Rapides Parish, or of any such city, or such special taxing district in Rapides Parish shall in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Louisiana Election Code submit to the electors of Rapides Parish, or of the respective city, or respective special taxing district in Rapides Parish, a proposition to recall any such parish, city or special taxing district sales or use tax. However the provisions of this Section shall not apply if the proceeds of any such sales or use tax have been pledged to the retirement of any outstanding bonds or any other obligation.
B. Such special recall sales or use tax election shall be called by the governing authority to coincide with the next primary or general congressional, gubernatorial or statewide municipal election after receipt of such petition by such parish, city or district governing authority in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Louisiana Election Code.
C. Notice of the election shall be given in the same manner as provided in R.S. 18:1285. Except as otherwise provided for herein, the election shall be called, held and the returns thereof canvassed and promulgated in accordance with the provisions of the Louisiana Election Code. The proposition to be submitted to the electors shall be substantially in the following form: "Shall the (insert the type of sales or use tax, that is; Rapides Parish, city or special taxing district) sales tax be retained." The ballot to be used in the election shall enable each elector to vote "for" or "against" the proposition. If a majority of the electors voting in the election vote for the proposition, such sales or use tax shall be retained. If a majority of the electors voting in such election vote against the proposition, such sales tax shall be repealed.
Added by Acts 1979, No. 162, §1, eff. July 3, 1979; Redesignated from R.S. 33:2738.53 pursuant to Acts 2011, No. 248, §4.