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Rs 47:338.216 City Of Baker; Hotel Occupancy Tax; Authorization

§338.216. City of Baker; hotel occupancy tax; authorization

A.(1) In addition to any other tax levied and collected, the governing authority of the

city of Baker may levy and collect a tax upon the paid occupancy of hotel rooms located

within the city. The hotel occupancy tax shall not exceed five percent of the rent or fee

charged for such occupancy.

(2) The word "hotel" as used in this Section shall mean and include any

establishment, public or private, engaged in the business of furnishing or providing rooms

or overnight camping facilities intended or designed for dwelling, lodging, or sleeping

purposes to transient guests where such establishment consists of two or more guest rooms

and does not encompass any hospital, convalescent or nursing home or sanitarium, or any

hotel-like facility operated by or in connection with a hospital or medical clinic providing

rooms exclusively for patients and their families.

(3) The person who exercises or is entitled to occupancy of the hotel room shall pay

the hotel occupancy tax at the time the rent or fee for occupancy is paid. "Person" as used in

this Paragraph shall have the same definition as that contained in R.S. 47:301(8).

B. The governing authority of the city of Baker shall impose the hotel occupancy tax

by ordinance. The governing authority may adopt such ordinance only after a proposition

authorizing the levy of the tax has been approved by a majority of the electors of the city

voting at an election held for that purpose in accordance with the Louisiana Election Code.

The governing authority may provide in the ordinance necessary and appropriate rules and

regulations for the imposition, collection, and enforcement of the hotel occupancy tax.

C. The governing authority may enter into a contract with any public entity

authorized to collect sales or use taxes, under such terms and conditions as it may deem

appropriate, including payment of a reasonable collection fee, for the collection of the hotel

occupancy tax authorized by this Section. The hotel occupancy tax shall be in addition to

all taxes levied upon the occupancy of hotel rooms located within the city.

D. Except as provided in Subsection C of this Section, the governing authority of the

city shall use the proceeds of the tax to fund parks and recreation programs within the city

of Baker.

Acts 2015, No. 294, §1, eff. July 1, 2015.

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John Bel Edwards
John Bel Edwards
January 11, 2016 -
900 North 3rd Street, Baton Rouge, LA, 70802