§338.262. Lincoln Parish; sales and use tax; North Louisiana Exhibition Center
A. In order to provide for the construction, operation, and maintenance of a facility, to be known as the North Louisiana Exhibition Center, to be used for exhibitions, expositions, or entertainment or any or all of such purposes, the governing authority of Lincoln Parish, subject to the approval of a majority of the electors of the parish as provided in this Section, may levy an additional tax not exceeding one-eighth of one percent on the sale at retail, the use, the lease or rental, the consumption, and storage for use or consumption of tangible personal property and on sales of services, subject to the same exclusions and exemptions as are applicable to the state sales and use tax as provided in R.S. 47:305 through R.S. 47:305.49. In accordance with the provisions of Article VI, Paragraph 29(B) of the Constitution of Louisiana, the additional sales and use tax provided in this Section shall be authorized to exceed the limitation set forth in Article VI, Paragraph 29(A) of the Constitution of Louisiana. Except where inapplicable, the procedures established by R.S. 47:301 through 317, inclusive, shall be followed in the imposition, collection, and enforcement of the tax and all procedural details necessary to be established to supplement the provisions thereof and to make the provisions applicable to the tax imposed pursuant to this Section shall be fixed by resolution of the parish governing authority. Any tax levied as authorized by this Section shall be in addition to all other taxes which the parish or any other political subdivision within Lincoln Parish is now or hereafter may be authorized to levy and collect.
B. Before any tax is levied under the provisions of this Section, a proposition to authorize the imposition of the tax shall be submitted to the electors of the parish at a special election called for this purpose. The proposition shall include the purpose, rate, and duration of the tax. Such election shall be conducted in accordance with the election laws of the state, and a majority of those voting in the election shall have voted in favor of the proposition.
C. The funds collected from the imposition of the tax shall be used for the costs and expenses of the construction, operation, and maintenance of the North Louisiana Exhibition Center. Such costs and expenses may include but shall not be limited to salaries, wages, facility operating costs, advertising and promotion, and costs necessary to construct, maintain, and operate the facility, or to maintain or replace equipment for the facility.
D. In order to carry out the purposes of this Section, the governing authority of Lincoln Parish may incur debt, including but not limited to the issuance of revenue bonds, borrowing money, and issuance of certificates of indebtedness, notes, and other debt obligations as evidence thereof, and may provide for the manner and method of payment thereof, including the pledge of all or part of the proceeds from the tax authorized by this Section to the payment of such indebtedness. The parish governing authority may perform any act which is necessary, proper, convenient, or useful for the construction, maintenance, or operation of the North Louisiana Exhibition Center, including establishing a commission to operate and maintain the facility and granting to it such powers as the governing authority shall deem necessary for the operation and maintenance of the authority.
Acts 1995, No. 972, §1, eff. July 1, 1995; Redesignated from R.S. 33:2740.32 pursuant to Acts 2011, No. 248, §4.