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Rs 47:338.178 Sales Tax District Of Ward Six And Ward Nine Of St. Mary Parish; Authorization

§338.178. Sales tax district of Ward Six and Ward Nine of St. Mary Parish; authorization

A. The St. Mary Parish Council is hereby authorized to create within said parish a sales tax district designated as the Ward Six and Ward Nine Sales Tax District of St. Mary Parish. The district shall be composed of all of the unincorporated area within Wards Six and Nine of the parish. No municipality, or any portion thereof, situated within Ward Six shall be included within the sales tax district.

B. The sales tax district shall be created by ordinance of the St. Mary Parish Council. The governing authority of the district shall be a three-member board, and its domicile shall be located in the district at a place designated in the ordinance. The board shall be composed of three members selected and appointed by the parish council. All members shall be residents of the district and each ward in the district shall have at least one board member. The members shall serve until replaced by the parish council and shall serve without pay. The board members shall be the officers of the sales tax district.

C. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, and in addition to any other sales and use tax now or hereafter levied and collected, the board, as the governing authority of said district, is hereby authorized under the provisions of Article VI, Section 29(B) of the Constitution of Louisiana to levy and collect within the district an additional sales and use tax not exceeding three-tenths of one percent, subject to approval at an election as hereafter provided. The tax shall be imposed by ordinance or resolution of the board and shall be levied upon the sale at retail, the use, the lease or rental, the consumption, and the distribution and storage for use or consumption of tangible personal property and upon the sale of services within the district, all as presently or hereafter defined in R.S. 47:301 through 317. 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 or resolution of the board imposing the tax. The ordinance or resolution may provide for a contract with the sheriff of the parish or the St. Mary Parish sales tax department for collection of the tax. The tax shall be imposed and collected uniformly throughout the area of the district. The proceeds of the tax shall be dedicated solely for the purposes approved by the electorate, including the funding of the proceeds of such tax into bonds in the manner provided by Subpart F, Part III, Chapter 4, Title 39 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, as amended, which funding may be submitted to the voters in the same proposition in which the tax is submitted. The resolution imposing any tax hereunder, or amendments hereto, shall specify that the avails or proceeds of the tax, after payment of collection costs, shall be divided by the board between the parish and Recreation District No. 1 of the parish of St. Mary, state of Louisiana, in accordance with a formula or method of allocation set forth in the question or proposition which must be submitted to the qualified electors of the district approving the levy of the tax in compliance with the requirements of Subsection D hereof. Also, the purpose or purposes for which each allocation shall be appropriated and expended shall be stated in the question or proposition submitted to the qualified electors. 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 allocation and expenditure thereof. Recreation District No. 1 of the parish of St. Mary shall constitute a local governmental subdivision for the purpose of issuing bonds under Subpart F, Part III, Chapter 4, Title 39 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, as amended.

D. The ordinance or resolution imposing the tax herein authorized shall be adopted by the board only after the question of the imposition of the tax shall have been submitted to the qualified electors of the district at an election called, conducted, canvassed, and promulgated in accordance with the general laws of the state of Louisiana and the majority of those voting in the election shall have voted in favor of the adoption of the ordinance or resolution.

Acts 1985, No. 285, §1, eff. July 7, 1985; Redesignated from R.S. 33:2738.70 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