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Rs 47:338.261 Sales Tax On Cigarette Papers

PART K. MISCELLANEOUS TAXES

§338.261. Sales tax on cigarette papers

A. Any governing authority may levy a tax of not more than twenty-five cents per pack upon the sale at retail of cigarette papers in the parish. The tax shall be in addition to any other sales tax levied by the state or any other taxing authority. In the event a tax on cigarette papers is levied by one of these parishes,* all proceeds from the tax shall be dedicated to the sheriff of that parish for law enforcement purposes, except in the parish of Washington all proceeds collected shall be dedicated to the parish governing authority.

B.(1) The governing authority of any parish may levy a tax of not more than one dollar and twenty-five cents per pack upon the sale at retail of cigarette papers in the parish. This tax shall not be levied on cigarette papers packaged with tobacco. The tax shall be in addition to any other sales tax levied by the state or any other taxing authority. In the event a tax on cigarette papers is levied by the governing authority, all proceeds from the tax shall be dedicated and paid to the sheriff of the parish and shall be used solely for the purpose of developing or continuing the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) programs within the public and private educational systems of the parish.

(2) However, in the parish of Washington, the proceeds shall be dedicated in the following manner:

(a) Fifty cents of the tax collected on the sale of each pack of cigarette papers shall be dedicated to the sheriff of the parish to be used solely for the purpose of developing or continuing the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) programs.

(b) The remaining seventy-five cents collected on the sale of each pack of cigarette papers shall be dedicated to the general fund of the parish governing authority.

(3) Notwithstanding the provisions of Paragraph (1) of this Subsection, in the parish of St. Tammany, fifty cents of the tax on the sale of each pack of cigarette papers collected by the parish pursuant to Paragraph (1) of this Subsection shall be dedicated to the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program and the remainder of the monies collected shall be dedicated to recreational purposes in the parish.

C. The governing authority of the parish of Orleans may levy a tax of not more than one dollar and fifty cents per pack upon the sale at retail of cigarette papers in the parish. This tax shall not be levied on cigarette papers packaged with tobacco. The tax shall be in addition to any other sales tax levied by the state or any other taxing authority. In the event a tax on cigarette papers is levied by the governing authority, all proceeds of this tax shall be used solely for the purposes of the New Orleans Recreation Department and twenty-five cents shall be used solely for the NFL Youth Educational Program.

D. Subject to the provisions of Article VI, Section 29 of the Constitution of Louisiana, the governing authorities of Acadia Parish, Allen Parish, Assumption Parish, Avoyelles Parish, Beauregard Parish, Calcasieu Parish, Caldwell Parish, Cameron Parish, Catahoula Parish, Concordia Parish, Evangeline Parish, Franklin Parish, Grant Parish, Jefferson Parish, Jefferson Davis Parish, Lafayette Parish, Lafourche Parish, Lasalle Parish, Natchitoches Parish, Ouachita Parish, Plaquemines Parish, Rapides Parish, Red River Parish, Richland Parish, Sabine Parish, St. Bernard Parish, St. Landry Parish, St. Mary Parish, Tangipahoa Parish, Terrebonne Parish, Vermilion Parish, Vernon Parish, West Feliciana Parish, and Winn Parish and the governing authorities of the city of Alexandria and the city of Pineville may levy a tax of not more than one dollar and fifty cents per pack upon the sale at retail of cigarette papers in the parish and within each municipality. This tax shall not be levied on cigarette papers packaged with tobacco. This tax shall be in addition to any other sales tax levied by the state or any other taxing authority. In the event a tax on cigarette papers is levied by one or more of the governing authorities, all proceeds from the tax shall be dedicated in the following manner:

(1) Fifty cents of the tax collected on the sale of each pack of cigarette papers shall be dedicated to the sheriff of the parish to be used solely for the purpose of developing or continuing the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) programs.

(2) The remaining one dollar collected on the sale of each pack of cigarette papers shall be used by the governing authority of the local governmental subdivision levying the tax for cooperative endeavors to benefit the youth of the respective local governmental subdivision.

Acts 1992, No. 709, §1; Acts 1993, No. 608, §1; Acts 1994, No. 46, §1; Acts 1996, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 48, §1; Acts 2004, No. 853, §1, eff. July 12, 2004; Redesignated from R.S. 33:2740.25 pursuant to Acts 2011, No. 248, §4.

*As appears in enrolled bill.

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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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