§338.190. Vermilion Parish Hospital Service District No. 1; sales and use tax levy authorized
A. Hospital Service District No. 1 of Vermilion Parish (the district) is hereby authorized to levy and collect a sales and use tax not exceeding one percent within the boundaries of the district.
B. The tax authorized by this Section shall be in addition to all other taxes which the Hospital Service District No. 1 of Vermilion Parish is authorized to levy and, pursuant to Article VI, Section 29(B) of the Constitution of Louisiana, shall not be subject to the combined rate limitation established in Article VI, Section 29(A) nor to the combined rate limitation established by R.S. 47:338.54. The authority granted in this Section shall not limit any prior taxing authority granted to any other political subdivision by any other provision of law.
C. The sales tax so levied shall be imposed by an ordinance of the district and shall be levied upon the sale at retail, the use, lease or rental, the consumption, and storage for use or consumption of tangible personal property, and on sales of services in the district, all as defined in Chapter 2 of this Subtitle. However, the ordinance imposing the tax shall be adopted by the board of commissioners only after the question of the imposition of such tax has been submitted to the qualified electors of the district at an election conducted in accordance with the election laws of the state, and a majority of those voting on the proposition have voted in favor of the imposition of the tax. The term or duration of the levy of the tax may be limited by the provisions of the proposition submitted at the election.
D. The proceeds of the tax shall be used and expended solely for the lawful purpose or purposes set out in the proposition approved by the electors at the election authorizing the tax, which proposition may authorize the funding of the proceeds into bonds in accordance with the provisions of Subpart F of Part III of Chapter 4 of Subtitle II of Title 39 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950 and for the purpose of issuing such bonds under such authority the district shall constitute a local governmental subdivision.
E. 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.
Acts 2000, No. 9, §1, eff. June 15, 2000; Redesignated from R.S. 33:2738.82 pursuant to Acts 2011, No. 248, §4.