2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:1096.5 - Board; domicile; power to levy taxes, incur debt, and issue bonds

§1096.5. Board; domicile; power to levy taxes, incur debt, and issue bonds

A. The board of commissioners shall be domiciled in the parish of West Baton Rouge and shall have the power to sue and be sued. In the exercise of its powers to control, administer, and manage the affairs of the district, the board may incur debt and issue bonds, and it may levy taxes in the manner provided in this Subpart and pursuant to Article VI, Sections 30 and 32, of the Constitution of Louisiana or any other constitutional or statutory authority. The board generally may perform any function and exercise any power necessary, requisite, or proper for the administration and management of the affairs of the commission, and it specifically may cooperate with juvenile courts and other courts and public agencies within the Eighteenth Judicial District and aid and assist them in all ways authorized by law to carry out the purposes and responsibilities for which it is established.

B. In addition to the general powers conferred herein, in order to obtain the necessary funds to carry out its purposes, duties, and responsibilities, and in order to acquire, construct, maintain, and operate a juvenile facility or facilities and related services and programs throughout the Tri-Parish Juvenile Justice District, the commission may, subject to the approval of the governing authorities of the parishes of Iberville, Pointe Coupee, and West Baton Rouge, incur debt and issue general obligation bonds within the limitations prescribed by Article VI, Section 33, of the Constitution of Louisiana and other applicable constitutional or statutory authority, but only when authorized by a majority of the electors in the district who vote thereon in an election held for that purpose in accordance with laws governing such elections.

C. The board, subject to the approval of the governing authorities of the parishes of Iberville, Pointe Coupee, and West Baton Rouge, may levy a special annual tax not to exceed one mill for a period of not more than twenty years for the purposes of acquiring, constructing, equipping, operating, maintaining, and managing a facility and providing rehabilitative programs within a structured environment for children who enter the juvenile justice system or who are children in need of care or supervision or making payments pursuant to a lease or lease-purchase contract pursuant to this Subpart by a two-thirds vote of total membership of the board, but only after a public hearing is held and when authorized by a majority of the electors who vote thereon in an election held for that purpose. In addition and subject to the approval of the governing authorities of the parishes of Iberville, Pointe Coupee, and West Baton Rouge, the board may also levy an additional tax not to exceed two mills for a period of not more than twenty years for such purposes by a two-thirds vote of the total membership of the board, but only after a public hearing is held and when authorized by a majority of the electors who vote thereon in an election held for that purpose.

Acts 1986, No. 929, §1, eff. July 10, 1986; Acts 1992, No. 1071, §1, eff. July 14, 1992.

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