2018 Louisiana Laws
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:1098.5 - Power to levy taxes, incur debt, issue bonds
§1098.5. Power to levy taxes, incur debt, issue bonds
A. The commission 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.
B. In order to obtain the necessary funds to carry out its purposes, duties, and responsibilities, and in order to acquire, construct, equip, maintain, and operate a youth center and related services and programs in St. James Parish, 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 who vote thereon in an election held for that purpose.
C.(1) The commission may levy a special annual tax not to exceed one mill for a period of not more than twenty years for the purposes of:
(a) Acquiring, constructing, equipping, operating, maintaining, and managing a youth center 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
(b) Making payments pursuant to a lease or lease-purchase contract pursuant to this Subpart by a two-thirds vote of total membership of the commission, without voter approval, but only after a public hearing is held.
(2) In addition, the commission 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 commission, 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 1989, No. 19, §1, eff. June 13, 1989.