2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:1097.5 - Board; domicile; power to levy taxes, incur debt, issue bonds

§1097.5. Board; domicile; power to levy taxes, incur debt, issue bonds

A. The board of commissioners shall be domiciled in Red River Parish 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 authority, 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 seven parish area 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 territorial jurisdiction of the Northwest Louisiana Juvenile Detention Center Authority, the commission may 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 seven parish area who vote thereon in an election held for that purpose in accordance with laws governing such elections.

Acts 1986, No. 833, §1, eff. July 10, 1986.

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