§338.51. Authorization to levy and collect tax in St. Landry Parish; procedure; collection; allocation of proceeds; incurring debt and issuing bonds
A. The St. Landry Parish Police Jury, as governing authority of the parish of St. Landry, state of Louisiana, is hereby authorized to levy and collect within said parish an additional tax of not exceeding one percent upon the sale at retail, the use, the lease or rental, the consumption, and the storage for use or consumption of tangible personal property and upon the sale of services, as presently defined in R.S. 47:301 through 317, inclusive. Except where inapplicable, the procedure established by R.S. 47:301 through 317, inclusive, shall be followed in the imposition, collection and enforcement of said tax and all procedural details necessary to be established to supplement the provisions of said sections and to make said provisions applicable to the tax imposed hereunder shall be fixed by resolution of the governing authority of said parish. The police jury of the parish shall have the right to contract with the sheriff or with the department of revenue of the state of Louisiana or any other agency or political subdivision for the collection of the tax. The police jury shall set forth the purposes for which the proceeds of the tax are to be used in the proposition submitted at the election hereinafter required, and such proceeds may be funded into negotiable bonds as hereinafter more specifically provided. The levy, collection, dedication and use of the proceeds of the sales tax herein authorized to be levied shall be subject to the provisions of R.S. 47:338.65 through 338.78 in all respects.
B. The resolution imposing such additional tax shall be adopted by the police jury of St. Landry Parish only after the question of the imposition of such tax and the funding thereof into bonds under the provisions of this Section and R.S. 47:338.65 through 338.78 shall have been submitted to the qualified electors of the parish at an election to be called, conducted, canvassed and promulgated by said governing authority in accordance with the general laws of the state of Louisiana governing the authorization of general obligation bonds of the parish and the majority of the qualified electors voting in such election shall have voted in favor of such additional tax and the funding thereof into bonds subject to the provisions and restrictions contained in R.S. 47:338.65 through 338.78.
C. The resolution imposing any tax hereunder, or amendments hereto, may specify that the avails or proceeds of the tax after payment of collection costs shall be used by the St. Landry Parish Solid Waste Disposal Commission for the construction, acquisition, extension, improvement, operation and maintenance of solid waste collection and disposal facilities, sewers and sewerage disposal works, and other facilities for pollution control and abatement in accordance with the authority granted to said commission by the St. Landry Parish Solid Waste Disposal Act of 1980, and to pay debt service requirements on bonds issued for such purpose, or any part thereof, in the manner herein established, subject to the approval of a majority of the qualified electors of the parish approving the levy of the tax in compliance with the requirements of this Section. The question or proposition approved at said election shall constitute a full and complete dedication of the avails or proceeds of said tax and its provisions shall control the expenditure thereof.
Added by Acts 1980, No. 148, §1, eff. July 2, 1980; Redesignated from R.S. 33:2721.3 pursuant to Acts 2011, No. 248, §4.