§338.166. Avoyelles Parish Police Jury; additional sales and use tax not to exceed one percent authorized
A. In order to provide additional funds for the operation of the governmental affairs of the parish of Avoyelles, the police jury of Avoyelles Parish is hereby authorized to levy and collect an additional sales and use tax not in excess of one percent, in addition to the actual sales and use tax in effect on January 1, 1981, within the parish of Avoyelles, including the municipalities therein, as hereinafter set forth.
B. In accordance with the provisions of Section 29(B) of Article VI of the Constitution of Louisiana, the additional sales and use tax shall be authorized to exceed the limitation found in Section 29(A) of Article VI of the Constitution of Louisiana, by an additional one percent.
C. The sales and use tax so levied shall be imposed by an ordinance or resolution of the Avoyelles Parish Police Jury and shall be levied 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 in the parish of Avoyelles, including the municipalities therein, all as presently defined in R.S. 47:301 through 318; however, the ordinance or resolution imposing said tax shall be adopted by the police jury only after the question of the imposition of the tax shall have been submitted to the qualified electors of the parish of Avoyelles at an election conducted in accordance with the general election laws of the state of Louisiana, and a majority of those voting in said election on the question shall have voted in favor of the imposition of such tax. In the event the tax is so voted, the police jury shall have complete authority to levy and to provide for the collection of the tax within the parish of Avoyelles, including the municipalities therein, and to provide for all procedural details necessary in the imposition, collection, and enforcement thereof. All costs of conducting the election required by this Section shall be borne by the Avoyelles Parish Police Jury.
D. This tax shall be in addition to all other taxes, including any municipal sales 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 318, or in such other manner as may be set forth by the Avoyelles Parish Police Jury in the ordinance or resolution imposing said tax.
E. Such tax shall be levied for a period not in excess of five years from the date of imposition of the tax as determined by the governing authority and may be renewed in subsequent elections.
F. Nothing contained in this Section shall be construed to affect the purposes for which the proceeds of any sales tax authorized or levied prior to the effective date of this Section shall be used, and the disposition of the proceeds of sales taxes heretofore authorized or levied by the Avoyelles Parish Police Jury shall be made in accordance with the authorization under which such tax was levied and is being collected.
Added by Acts 1981, No. 457, §1, eff. July 18, 1981; Redesignated from R.S. 33:2738.58 pursuant to Acts 2011, No. 248, §4.