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Rs 47:338.62 Authorization To Levy And Collect Additional Sales And Use Tax; Livingston Parish

§338.62. Authorization to levy and collect additional sales and use tax; Livingston Parish

A.(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the governing authority of the parish of Livingston may levy and collect an additional one-half of one percent sales and use tax within the parish under the provisions of Article VI, Section 29(B) of the Constitution of Louisiana, which additional sales and use tax shall not be subject to the combined rate limitations established by Article VI, Section 29(A) of the Constitution of Louisiana, nor any other provision of law to the contrary, including the combined rate limitation established by R.S. 47:338.54.

(2) The authority granted in this Section shall not limit any prior taxing authority granted to the parish or any other political subdivision by any other provisions of law including any authority granted to any other political subdivision to exceed the rate limitations cited in Paragraph (1) of this Subsection.

B. The proceeds of the tax authorized pursuant to this Section shall be used for such purposes as are determined by the parish governing authority, including the funding of the avails of the additional tax into bonds in the manner provided by law.

C. The sales and use tax so levied shall be imposed by ordinance of the parish governing authority and shall be levied upon the sale at retail, the use, lease, or rental, consumption, and the storage for use or consumption of tangible personal property, and on sales of services in the parish, all as defined in Chapter 2 of this Subtitle. However, the ordinance imposing the tax shall be adopted by the governing authority only after the question of the imposition of the tax has been submitted to the qualified electors of the parish, in accordance with the election laws of the state of Louisiana, and a majority of those voting in the election have voted in favor of the imposition of the tax.

D. The tax authorized by this Section shall be in addition to all other sales and use taxes being collected by the parish governing authority and shall be collected at the same time and in the same manner as set forth in Chapter 2 of this Subtitle.

Acts 2004, No. 192, §1, eff. July 1, 2004; Acts 2011, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 20, §1, eff. June 12, 2011; Redesignated from R.S. 33:2721.14 pursuant to Acts 2011, No. 248, §4.

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