2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:849.4 - Commission's right to incur debt; funding for operation and maintenance of Terrebonne Parish Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation; authority to levy ad valorem tax; tax election; approval by parish council

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 15:849.4 (2018)

§849.4. Commission's right to incur debt; funding for operation and maintenance of Terrebonne Parish Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation; authority to levy ad valorem tax; tax election; approval by parish council

A. The commission shall have the right to incur debt, enter into contracts, and to perform any act which is necessary or proper for carrying out the objects and purposes of the commission.

B.(1) Subject to the approval of a majority of the electors within the parish of Terrebonne, the commission is hereby authorized to levy an ad valorem tax on property located within the boundaries of the district without limit as to the amount of the tax.

(2) Before any tax is levied under the provisions of this Section, there shall be submitted to the qualified electors of the parish at a special election called for the purpose, the proposition to authorize the imposition of the ad valorem tax. Such proposition shall include the purpose, rate, and duration of the tax. Such election shall be conducted in accordance with the general election laws of the state of Louisiana, and a majority of those voting in the election shall have voted in favor of the proposition.

(3) No provision of this Subsection shall become effective until approved by resolution of the parish council of the Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government.

(4) The funds collected from the imposition of such taxes shall be used for the costs or expenses of the operation and maintenance of the Terrebonne Parish Detention Center. They shall be paid by the commission, but only out of funds budgeted for that purpose. Such expenses or costs may include salaries, wages, facility operating costs, and costs necessary and proper to maintain or operate the facility, maintain or replace equipment, or maintain and feed prisoners incarcerated with the department. The commission may, by resolution, delegate to the chairman or one of the other members the duty of approving such monthly expenses and maintenance costs.

Acts 1984, No. 821, §1, eff. July 13, 1984.

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