2011 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 39 — Public finance
RS 39:553 — Municipal purposes


LA Rev Stat § 39:553 What's This?

§553. Municipal purposes

The governing authorities of municipal corporations, including cities, towns and villages, may incur debt and issue bonds of the municipal corporations for the following purposes: opening, constructing, paving and improving streets, sidewalks, roads and alleys; constructing bridges; purchasing or constructing waterworks; sewers and sewerage disposal works; drains, drainage canals, and pumping plants; waste disposal facilities; facilities for pollution control and abatement; light and power plants; gas plants; artificial ice and refrigerating plants; halls; courthouses; jails; public markets, and abattoirs; fire department stations and equipment; hospitals, auditoriums; public parks; natatoriums; libraries; school houses; teachers' homes; and other public buildings; docks, wharves, and river terminals; acquiring and/or improving lands for industrial parks, within or without the corporate limits of the municipality; and other works of public improvement as the legislature may expressly authorize. Debt may be incurred and bonds may be issued for the necessary equipment and furnishings for the works, buildings and improvements. The title to all the works, buildings and improvements shall be in the public.

Amended by Acts 1968, No. 620, §1.

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