2017 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 13 - Courts and Judicial Procedure
RS 13:5933 - Power to tax; method

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 13:5933 (2017)

§5933. Power to tax; method

A. The commission, through the board, shall have the power to impose and levy an ad valorem tax on the assessed value of all property appearing on the tax rolls of the parish when approved by a majority of the electors of the parish voting thereon in an election held for that purpose.

B. The election provided for in Subsection A of this Section, shall be called by the commission and shall be held only with another parish-wide election.

C. Any costs of the election shall be financed by the commission, to be paid with funds generated from the tax imposed. However, the district judges, through the judicial expense fund, the district attorney, through any funds available to him including those funds provided pursuant to the Criminal Court Fund provided for in R.S. 15:571.11, and the clerk of court through his general fund may defray all or part of the costs of the election.

D. In addition to the taxes authorized by this Section, the commission, through the board, may levy and collect any other taxes authorized by the Constitution of Louisiana for political subdivisions, including tax upon the sale at retail, the use, lease, or rental, the consumption, and the storage for use or consumption of tangible personal property, and on sales of services as defined by law. This tax shall be levied and collected only after the question of its imposition has been submitted to and approved by a majority of the qualified voters of the district voting at a regularly scheduled election to be conducted in accordance with the Louisiana Election Code. This election shall be called by the commission and shall be held only with another parish wide election. Expenses of this election shall be financed in the same manner as provided for in Subsection C of this Section.

Acts 1995, No. 511, §1, eff. June 18, 1995; Redesignated from R.S. 33:9014 pursuant to Acts 2011, No. 248, §3.

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