2006 Louisiana Laws - RS 8:124 — District as political subdivision; election imposing taxes, maximum tax; authority

§124.  District as political subdivision; election imposing taxes, maximum tax; authority

The St. Mary Parish Cemetery District is hereby declared to be a political subdivision of the state.  For carrying out the purposes of the district as provided in this Chapter, under the provisions of the Louisiana Constitution the board, as the governing authority of the district, shall have the power to call an election which will be held at the next regularly scheduled election, subject to approval by the parish governing authority, for the purpose of imposing ad valorem millage taxes for direct use by the district.  At any election for the purpose of imposing such a tax, the proposition shall authorize a tax not in excess of three mills on the dollar assessment of all real property subject to taxation, and the election shall be held in accordance with the procedures enumerated in R.S. 39:781 et seq.  relative to voting for special taxes.  No such tax may be imposed unless a majority of the electors voting on the proposition approve said proposition.  The proceeds of any such tax shall be used exclusively for those public cemeteries within the district as created by this Chapter.

Added by Acts 1981, No. 862, §1.  Amended by Acts 1982, No. 296, §1.

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