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Rs 47:338.17 Municipalities In Tensas Parish; Authority To Levy Additional Sales And Use Tax

§338.17. Municipalities in Tensas Parish; authority to levy additional sales and use tax

A. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, the governing authority of any municipality in the parish of Tensas may levy and collect an additional one percent sales and use tax within the corporate limits of the municipality.

B. The tax authorized by this Section shall be in addition to all other taxes which the respective municipality is authorized to levy and, pursuant to Section 29(B) of Article VI of the Constitution of Louisiana, shall not be subject to the combined rate limitation established in Section 29(A) of such Article nor to the rate limitations established by R.S. 47:338.1 and 338.54. The authority granted in this Section shall not limit any prior taxing authority granted to the municipality or any other political subdivision by any other provision of law including any authority granted to any other political subdivision to exceed the cited rate limitations.

C. Such sales and use tax shall be imposed by ordinance of the governing authority of the respective municipality and shall be levied upon the sale at retail, the use, lease, or rental, the consumption, and the storage for use or consumption of tangible personal property and on sales of services, all as defined in Chapter 2 of this Subtitle, within the corporate limits of the municipality. However, the ordinance imposing the tax shall be adopted only after the proposed tax is approved by a majority of the qualified electors voting on the proposition at an election held for that purpose and conducted in accordance with the Louisiana Election Code.

D. The sales and use tax herein authorized shall be collected at the same time and in the same manner as set forth in Chapter 2 of this Subtitle.

E. The proceeds of the tax herein authorized may be used for such lawful purposes as are determined by the governing authority of the respective municipality, including the funding of a portion of the avails of the tax into bonds in the manner provided by law.

Acts 1999, No. 159, §1, eff. June 9, 1999; Acts 2011, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 20, §1, eff. June 12, 2011; Redesignated from R.S. 33:2711.16 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