§9033.  Sales tax increment financing

A local governmental subdivision may issue revenue bonds payable solely from an irrevocable pledge and dedication of up to the full amount of sales tax increments, in an amount to be determined by the local governmental subdivision, to finance or refinance an economic development project or any part thereof or to pay all or a portion of the costs of an economic development project as specified in R.S. 33:9035.  A sales tax increment shall consist of that portion of sales tax revenues for any or all taxing authorities, except for the state of Louisiana and any political subdivision whose boundaries are coterminous with the state of Louisiana, collected each year on the sale at retail, the use, the lease or rental, the consumption and storage for use or consumption of tangible personal property, and on sales of services, all as defined in R.S. 47:301 et seq., or any other appropriate provision or provisions of law as amended, from taxpayers located within an economic development area which exceeds the sales tax revenues that were collected for such taxing authority in the year immediately prior to the year in which the area was designated as an economic development area.  Dedication of sales tax increments to pay the revenue bonds shall not impair existing obligations and shall not include tax revenues previously dedicated for a special purpose.

Acts 1990, No. 1082, §1; Acts 1995, No. 1118, §1, eff. June 29, 1995.

NOTE:  See Acts 1995, No. 1118, §2 relative to legislative intent.

NOTE:  See Acts 2006, Nos. 240 and 435, amending Acts 1995, No. 1118, §2, relative to interpretation and application of the prohibition regarding use of sales tax increments of the state or a political subdivision with coterminous boundaries to those of the state for tax increment financing as provided in R.S. 33:9033.