§338.19. City of Bastrop; authority to levy additional sales and use tax
A. The governing authority of the city of Bastrop may levy and collect an additional sales and use tax not in excess of one-half of one percent within the corporate limits of the city.
B. The tax authorized by this Section shall be in addition to all other taxes which the city 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 city 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 city 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 city of Bastrop. 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 purpose of such tax shall be for improvements to streets and roads in the city of Bastrop, including but not limited to construction, repair, and maintenance. The proposition or propositions shall state the purposes for which the tax is to be dedicated and the proceeds from said tax shall be expended only in accordance with the proposition or propositions approved by the electors at the election authorizing such tax. The proposition or propositions may authorize the funding of a portion of the avails of the tax into bonds in the manner provided by law.
F. The governing authority of the city of Bastrop may create a sales tax district or districts, containing all or any portion of the city, in which the tax authorized by this Section may be levied. Any sales tax district shall be created by ordinance which shall set forth the boundaries of the district. The governing authority of the city shall be the governing authority of any sales tax district.
Acts 2003, No. 695, §1, eff. June 27, 2003; Redesignated from R.S. 33:2711.19 pursuant to Acts 2011, No. 248, §4.