2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:1098.7 - Participation by other parishes; appropriations

§1098.7. Participation by other parishes; appropriations

A. The governing authority of any parish may enter into a participation agreement with St. James Parish subleasing a portion of the youth center and providing for the care and maintenance of juveniles from that participating parish at the center pursuant to this Subpart.

B. The governing authority of each participating parish shall annually appropriate an amount which will be sufficient to fund the parish's obligation pursuant to the participation agreement entered into with St. James Parish pursuant to this Subpart.

C. For the purpose of obtaining necessary funds pursuant to Subsection B, each participating parish may levy a special annual tax not to exceed one mill for a period of not more than twenty years by a two-thirds vote of total membership of the parish governing authority, without voter approval, but only after a public hearing is held. In addition and if deemed necessary by the governing authority, a participating parish may levy a supplemental annual 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 governing authority, but only after a public hearing held and when authorized by a majority of the electors who vote thereon in an election held for that purpose.

D. The governing authority of St. John the Baptist Parish may continue to levy the special annual tax not to exceed one mill for a period of twenty years to fund the costs of housing and detaining juveniles, but those tax proceeds shall not automatically be tied to the St. James Parish youth center. The parish council by majority vote may elect to utilize those funds on hand and any funds to be received for any other juvenile detention center approved by appropriate state and federal authorities in St. John the Baptist Parish or in any other parish or may appropriate and expend such funds for operation and maintenance costs and for construction or renovation of a facility to house the juvenile probation officers, judges, counselors, and other personnel associated with juvenile services.

Acts 1989, No. 19, §1, eff. June 13, 1989; Acts 1995, No. 28, §1; Acts 2009, No. 195, §1, eff. June 30, 2009.

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