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Rs 47:338.192 Authorization To Levy And Collect Additional Sales And Use Tax In Certain Parishes And Municipalities

§338.192. Authorization to levy and collect additional sales and use tax in certain parishes and municipalities

A.(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the governing authority of the city of Natchitoches may levy and collect an additional one percent sales and use tax within the municipality under the provisions of Article VI, Section 29(B) of the Constitution of Louisiana, which additional sales and use tax shall not be subject to the combined rate limitations established by Article VI, Section 29(A) of the Constitution of Louisiana nor any other provision of law to the contrary.

(2)(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the governing authority of the parish of East Baton Rouge may levy and collect an additional one percent sales and use tax within the parish under the provisions of Article VI, Section 29(B) of the Constitution of Louisiana, which additional sales and use tax shall not be subject to the combined rate limitations established in Article VI, Section 29(A) of the Constitution of Louisiana, nor any other provision of law to the contrary.

(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the governing authority of any municipality located in the parish of East Baton Rouge may levy and collect an additional one percent sales and use tax within the municipality under the provisions of Article VI, Section 29(B) of the Constitution of Louisiana, which additional sales and use tax shall not be subject to the combined rate limitations established in Article VI, Section 29(A) of the Constitution of Louisiana, nor any other provision of law to the contrary.

(3) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the governing authority of the parish of Orleans may levy and collect an additional one percent sales and use tax within the parish under the provisions of Article VI, Section 29(B) of the Constitution of Louisiana, which additional sales and use tax shall not be subject to the combined rate limitations established in Article VI, Section 29(A) of the Constitution of Louisiana, nor any other provision of law to the contrary.

B. The sales and use tax so levied shall be imposed by ordinance of the governing authority of such local governmental subdivision and shall be levied upon the sale at retail, the use, lease, or rental, consumption, and the storage for use or consumption of tangible personal property, and on sales of services in the parish or municipality, all as defined in Chapter 2 of this Subtitle. However, the ordinance imposing the tax shall be adopted by the governing authority only after the question of the imposition of the tax has been submitted to the qualified electors of such parish or municipality, in accordance with the election laws of the state of Louisiana, and a majority of those voting in the election have voted in favor of the imposition of the tax.

C. The ordinance imposing any tax hereunder may specify that if the tax is levied by the governing authority of the parish the net avails or proceeds of the tax may be allocated among the governing authority of the parish and municipalities within the parish in accordance with a formula or method of allocation set forth in the question or proposition approved by a majority of the electors of the parish voting thereon at an election held for that purpose.

D.(1) The proceeds of the tax authorized in this Section shall be used only for purposes of providing for additional compensation for law enforcement officers or firefighters employed by the respective governing authority levying the tax or sharing in the proceeds therefrom and may also be expended by such entities for paying for the employer share of any retirement contribution for such employees.

(2) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the proceeds of the tax authorized in Paragraph (A)(1) of this Section shall be dedicated fifty percent to the police department of the city of Natchitoches and fifty percent to the fire department of the city of Natchitoches. The proceeds of the tax dedicated to the police department of the city of Natchitoches shall be dedicated seventy percent to fund salary enhancements for the employees of the department and thirty percent to fund employer retirement contributions for employees of the department. The proceeds of the tax dedicated to the fire department of the city of Natchitoches shall be dedicated forty percent to fund salary enhancements for the employees of the department, forty percent to fund additional employees and retirement contributions for employees of the department, and twenty percent to fund capital improvements and equipment.

E. The tax authorized by this Section shall be in addition to all other sales and use taxes being collected by the respective governing authority and shall be collected at the same time and in the same manner as set forth in Chapter 2 of this Subtitle.

Acts 2003, No. 960, §1, eff. July 1, 2003; Acts 2004, No. 9, 1st Ex. Sess., §1, eff. March 25, 2004; Acts 2011, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 20, §1, eff. June 12, 2011; Redesignated from R.S. 33:2738.84 pursuant to Acts 2011, No. 248, §4.

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Louisiana
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John Bel Edwards
John Bel Edwards
January 11, 2016 -
Democratic
1-225-342-4404
900 North 3rd Street, Baton Rouge, LA, 70802

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