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Rs 47:338.167 Richland Parish Police Jury; Authority To Levy Additional Sales Tax; Use Of Proceeds

§338.167. Richland Parish Police Jury; authority to levy additional sales tax; use of proceeds

A. The Richland Parish Police Jury is hereby authorized to levy and collect an additional sales and use tax not in excess of one-half of one percent within the parish of Richland.

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.

C. The sales and use tax so levied shall be imposed by resolution of the Richland Parish Police Jury and shall be levied upon the sale at retail, the use, lease, or rental, the consumption and the storage for consumption of tangible personal property, and on sales of services in the parish, all as defined in R.S. 47:301 through 317; provided, however, that the resolution imposing said tax shall be adopted by the Richland Parish Police Jury only after the question of the imposition of the tax shall have been submitted to the qualified electors of the parish 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 the resolution.

D. This tax shall be in addition to all other taxes and shall be collected at the same time and in the same manner as set forth in R.S. 47:301 through 317.

E. The purpose of such tax shall be the construction, acquisition, extension, improvement, operation, or maintenance of a parish jail facility, together with all land, equipment, and furnishings necessary therefor, including the repayment of any indebtedness incurred for such purposes.

F. This tax shall be levied for a period of no greater than five years from the date of imposition of the tax and may be renewed in subsequent elections.

Added by Acts 1982, No. 4, §1, eff. June 3, 1982; Redesignated from R.S. 33:2738.59 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