§338.4. Tax authorized; city of New Orleans
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the governing body of the city of New Orleans is hereby authorized to levy and collect within the corporate limits of the city a tax of one-half percent upon the occupancy of hotel rooms located within said city. The word "hotel" in this Section shall mean and include any establishment engaged in the business of furnishing or providing rooms intended or designed for dwelling, lodging, or sleeping purposes to transient guests where such establishment consists of ten or more guest rooms. "Hotel" does not include any hospital, convalescent or nursing home or sanatarium, or any hotel-like facility operated by or in connection with a hospital or medical clinic providing rooms exclusively for patients and their families. The tax shall be paid by the person who exercises or is entitled to occupancy of the hotel room and shall be paid at the time the rent or fee for occupancy is paid. "Person" shall have the same definition as that contained in R.S. 47:301(8). The tax shall not apply to hotel rooms rented for less than three dollars a day. The taxes so imposed shall be levied and collected and otherwise shall be governed by the provisions of R.S. 47:338.26 through 338.46; however, the proceeds of the tax herein authorized shall be used by the governing authority to promote tourism.
Added by Acts 1970, No. 680, §1; Acts 2005, No. 366, §1, eff. June 30, 2005; Redesignated from R.S. 33:2711.3 pursuant to Acts 2011, No. 248, §4.