§338.191. Hospital Sales Tax District No. 2 of Vermilion Parish; creation; boundaries; governing authority; sales tax authorized
A. Hospital Sales Tax District No. 2 of the Parish of Vermilion, State of Louisiana, referred to in this Section as the "sales tax district", is hereby created. The sales tax district shall be a special district and political subdivision of the state. The boundaries of the sales tax district shall be coextensive with the boundaries of Hospital Service District No. 2 of the Parish of Vermilion, State of Louisiana, referred to in this Section as the "hospital district", as such boundaries exist on April 18, 2002.
B. The board of commissioners of the hospital district shall be the governing authority of the sales tax district.
C. The governing authority of the sales tax district may levy and collect a sales and use tax not to exceed one-half of one percent within the boundaries of the sales tax district.
D. The tax authorized by this Section shall be in addition to all other sales and use taxes authorized to be levied by the police jury of Vermilion Parish, the Vermilion Parish School Board, or the governing authority of any municipality or special district within the boundaries of the sales tax district. The authority granted by this Section shall not limit in any respect any prior taxing authority granted by any other provision of law to any other political subdivision.
E. The sales tax so levied shall be imposed by ordinance of the governing authority of the sales tax district and shall be levied upon the sale at retail, the use, the lease or rental, the consumption, and the storage for use or consumption of tangible personal property, and on sales of services in the sales tax district, all as defined in Chapter 2 of this Subtitle. However, the ordinance imposing the tax shall be adopted by the governing authority of the sales tax district only after the question of the imposition of such tax has been submitted to the qualified electors of the sales tax district at an election conducted in accordance with the election laws of the state, and a majority of those voting on the proposition has voted in favor of the imposition of the tax.
F.(1) The proceeds of the tax, after all reasonable and necessary expenses of collecting and administering the tax are paid, shall be dedicated and used for the purposes of paying the cost of emergency room operations and acquiring, maintaining, and improving hospital buildings, equipment, and other capital facilities within the hospital district whether owned and operated by the hospital district on April 18, 2002, or jointly owned and operated by the hospital district and the sales tax district under the terms and provisions of intergovernmental agreements to be entered into by and between such districts.
(2) The proceeds of the tax may also be used to pay any bonded or funded indebtedness of the hospital district incurred for such capital purposes.
G. Except where inapplicable, the procedure established by Chapter 2 of this Subtitle shall be followed in the imposition, collection, and enforcement of the tax, and procedural details necessary to be established to supplement such provisions and to make such provisions applicable to the tax authorized by this Section shall be fixed in the ordinance of the governing authority of the sales tax district.
H. The tax shall be imposed and collected uniformly throughout the sales tax district and shall be collected at the same time and in the same manner as all other sales and use taxes authorized to be levied and collected within the boundaries of the sales tax district by any other political subdivision in the parish.
Acts 2002, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 88, §1, eff. April 18, 2002; Redesignated from R.S. 33:2738.83 pursuant to Acts 2011, No. 248, §4.