2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 27 - Louisiana Gaming Control
RS 27:391 - Authorization of local governing authority tax

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 27:391 (2018)

PART IV. TAXES AND FEES; DISTRIBUTION

OF REVENUES

§391. Authorization of local governing authority tax

A. Except in Bossier Parish and Calcasieu Parish, the local governing authorities in the parish in which the licensed eligible facility is located may levy a tax not to exceed four percent in the aggregate of the weekly taxable net slot machine proceeds.

B. In Bossier Parish the local governing authorities are authorized to levy taxes not to exceed four percent in the aggregate on taxable net slot machine proceeds as follows:

(1) The school board of the parish of Bossier may levy a tax at a rate not to exceed .06 percent on weekly taxable net slot machine proceeds solely for the purpose of depositing the revenues from such tax into the Bossier Parish Educational Excellence Fund. It is the intention of the legislature that the levy of such tax shall insure that such fund shall receive annually approximately the same amount of revenue as will be received individually by the city, by the sheriff or the law enforcement district, and the parish on behalf of itself and the towns provided for in Paragraph (3)(b), when such revenue is combined with the revenue to be received by the fund pursuant to the provisions of R.S. 33:9561(E)(3) and/or R.S. 27:392(B)(3)(a).

(2) The governing authority of the city in which the licensed eligible facility is located may levy a tax not to exceed .985 percent of the weekly taxable net slot machine proceeds.

(3)(a) The governing authority of the parish of Bossier may levy a tax not to exceed 1.97 percent of the weekly taxable net slot machine proceeds.

(b) One-half of the avails of the tax levied pursuant to Subparagraph (a) of this Paragraph shall be distributed monthly as follows:

(i) One-third to the town of Benton.

(ii) One-third to the town of Haughton.

(iii) One-third to the town of Plain Dealing.

(4) The Bossier Parish sheriff or the governing authority of the law enforcement district of Bossier Parish in which the licensed eligible facility is located may levy a tax not to exceed .985 percent of the weekly taxable net slot machine proceeds.

C.(1) The governing authority of the parish of Calcasieu may levy a tax not to exceed four percent of the weekly taxable net slot machine proceeds.

(2) The authority granted to local governing authorities in Calcasieu Parish in Paragraph (1) of this Subsection may be assigned to a gaming district established in accordance with R.S. 33:9575.

Acts 1998, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 142, §1, eff. July 1, 1998; Acts 2000, No. 41, §1, eff. June 27, 2000; Acts 2000, No. 42, §1, eff. June 21, 2000; Acts 2005, No. 242, §1.

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