§338.97. Sabine Parish governing authority; authority to levy sales tax; use of proceeds
A. In order to provide additional funds for the payment of salaries of teachers employed in the public elementary and secondary schools of Sabine Parish and/or for the operation of the public elementary and secondary schools of said parish, and in order to provide additional funds for the operation of the governmental affairs of the parish of Sabine, and the municipalities therein, the governing authority of the parish is hereby authorized to levy and collect a sales and use tax of not in excess of one per cent within Sabine Parish.
B. The sales tax so levied shall be imposed by ordinance of the Sabine Parish governing authority and shall be levied upon 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 in the parish, all as presently defined in R.S. 47:301 through 317; provided, however, that the ordinance imposing said tax shall be adopted by the Sabine Parish governing authority only after the question of the imposition of said tax shall have been submitted to the qualified electors of the parish at a special election conducted in accordance with the general election laws of the State of Louisiana, and the majority of those voting in said election shall have voted in favor of the adoption of such ordinance. All costs of conducting the election required by this section shall be borne by the parish governing authority.
C. This tax shall be in addition to all other taxes and shall be collected at the same time and in the same manner and pursuant to the definitions, practices and procedures set forth in R.S. 47:301 through 317.
D.(1) The proceeds derived from the levy of the tax herein authorized by the Sabine Parish governing authority shall be used for the following purposes and shall be allocated as follows:
(a) One-third to the Sabine Parish Police Jury.
(b) One-third to the Sabine Parish School Board.
(c) One-third to the governing authorities of the incorporated municipalities in the parish on the basis of the ratio of the population of each incorporated municipality to the total population of all of the incorporated municipalities within the parish according to the last United States census.
(2) The ordinance imposing said tax and any amendments thereto, as well as the call for the election conducted to determine the approval of said ordinance, shall state such purposes.
E. The funds derived from the tax and allocated to the Sabine Parish School Board pursuant to the provisions of this section shall not be considered by the state board of education or the state department of education in the application of the state equalization formula or the distribution of proceeds of any other kind or nature by the state board of education and the state department of education.
Added by Acts 1968, No. 40, §1; Redesignated from R.S. 33:2737.21 pursuant to Acts 2011, No. 248, §4.