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Rs 47:338.168 East Ascension Consolidated Gravity Drainage District No. 1; Sales Tax Authorized

§338.168. East Ascension Consolidated Gravity Drainage District No. 1; sales tax authorized

A. In addition to any other sales and use tax levied and collected in the portion of Ascension Parish east of the Mississippi River and the cities therein, the East Ascension Consolidated Gravity Drainage District No. 1, which includes the portion of Ascension Parish east of the Mississippi River, is hereby authorized to levy and collect a sales and use tax not exceeding one-half of one percent within the district, in accordance with the authority of Article VI, Section 29(B) of the Louisiana Constitution.

B. The sales tax shall be imposed by ordinance and shall be upon the sale at retail, the use, the lease or rental, the consumption, and the storage for use or consumption, and upon the sales of services in the district, all as presently defined in R.S. 47:301 to 317. The ordinance imposing said tax shall be adopted by the governing authority of the district only after the question of the imposition of such tax shall have been submitted to the qualified electors of the district at an election to be conducted in accordance with Chapter 6-A of Title 18 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, and a majority of those voting in said election shall have voted in favor of the imposition of said tax. The term or duration of the levy of the tax may be limited by the provisions of the proposition submitted at the election.

C. The tax so imposed shall be levied and collected in the manner provided in Chapter 2 of this Subtitle. Any additional procedures the governing authority feels are necessary to levy and collect the tax shall be delineated in the ordinance imposing the tax.

D. The proceeds of the tax shall be used and expended solely for the purpose or purposes set out in the proposition approved by the electors at the election authorizing said tax. The proposition may authorize the funding of bonds from the tax proceeds in accordance with the provisions of Subpart F, Part III, Chapter 4, Subtitle II, Title 39 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950. For the purpose of issuing such bonds the district shall constitute a local political subdivision.

Added by Acts 1982, No. 343, §1, eff. July 18, 1982; Redesignated from R.S. 33:2738.60 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