§338.173. Jackson Parish Police Jury; authority to levy additional sales tax; procedure; collection; incurring debt and issuing bonds; allocation of proceeds
A. The Jackson Parish Police Jury is hereby authorized to levy and collect an additional sales and use tax not in excess of one percent within the parish of Jackson.
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 Jackson 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.
D. The Jackson Parish Police Jury shall have the right to contract with the sheriff or with the Department of Revenue of the state of Louisiana or with any other agency or political subdivision for the collection of the tax. The police jury shall set forth the purposes for which the proceeds of the tax are to be used in the proposition submitted at the election hereinafter required, and such proceeds may be funded into negotiable bonds as hereinafter more specifically provided. The levy, collection, dedication and use of the proceeds of the sales tax herein authorized to be levied shall be subject to the provisions of R.S. 47:338.65 through 338.78 in all respects.
E. The resolution imposing such additional tax shall be adopted by the Jackson Parish Police Jury only after the question of the imposition of such tax and the funding thereof into bonds under the provisions of this Section and R.S. 47:338.65 through 338.78 shall have been submitted to the qualified electors of the parish at an election to be conducted in accordance with the election laws of the state of Louisiana, and the majority of those voting in said election shall have voted in favor of such additional tax and the funding thereof into bonds subject to the provisions and restrictions contained in R.S. 47:338.65 through 338.78.
F. The resolution imposing any tax hereunder, or amendments hereto, may specify that the avails or proceeds of the tax after payment of collection costs shall be used by the Jackson Parish Police Jury for waste management, jail and courthouse expansion, road construction and maintenance, and to pay debt service requirements on bonds issued for such purpose, or any part thereof, in the manner herein established, subject to the approval of a majority of the qualified electors of the parish approving the levy of the tax in compliance with the requirements of this Section. The question or proposition approved at said election shall constitute a full and complete dedication of the avails or proceeds of said tax and its provisions shall control the expenditure thereof.
G. 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.
H. This tax shall be levied for a period no greater than that authorized by the electorate and may be renewed in subsequent elections.
Acts 1984, No. 545, §1; Acts 1997, No. 658, §2; Redesignated from R.S. 33:2738.65 pursuant to Acts 2011, No. 248, §4.