§338.176. St. Bernard Parish Police Jury, School Board; additional sales and use tax not to exceed one percent; authorization
A. The St. Bernard Parish Police Jury and the St. Bernard Parish School Board are hereby authorized to jointly levy and collect a sales and use tax not to exceed one percent within all of the territory contained within the present boundaries of the parish of St. Bernard.
B.(1) The sales tax so levied shall be imposed by an ordinance of the police jury of St. Bernard Parish and by resolution of the St. Bernard Parish School Board and shall be levied upon the sale at retail, the use, the lease or rental, the consumption and storage for use or consumption of tangible personal property and on sale of services in the parish, all as presently defined in R.S. 47:301 through 317.
(2) The ordinance and resolution imposing the tax shall be identical and shall be adopted by the respective governing bodies only after the question of the imposition of the tax has been submitted to the qualified electors of St. Bernard Parish at an election to be held and conducted in accordance with the general election laws of the state of Louisiana, and the majority of those voting in the election have voted in favor of the adoption of the ordinance and resolution. The authority granted by this Section to impose the tax shall be null and void if the majority of those voting in the election do not vote in favor of the adoption of the ordinance and resolution. Further, the authority granted by this Section to hold an election on the ordinance and resolution shall not extend beyond December 31, 1986.
C. This tax shall be in addition to all other taxes, and, except where inapplicable, the procedure established by R.S. 47:301 through 317 inclusive, shall be followed in the imposition, collection, and enforcement of the tax and procedural details necessary to be established to supplement the provisions of those sections and to make said provisions applicable to the tax herein authorized shall be fixed in the ordinance and resolution imposing the tax.
D. This tax shall be imposed uniformly throughout the parish and collected by the school board of the parish of St. Bernard. The school board and police jury may contract, as they deem appropriate, for the collection of the tax.
E. The net proceeds from the tax shall be divided equally between the police jury and the school board.
Acts 1984, No. 958, §1; Acts 1985, No. 957, §1; Redesignated from R.S. 33:2738.68 pursuant to Acts 2011, No. 248, §4.