Louisiana State House 2013 Session HB 323-332

by Courtney C Horne @FireezDragon

I am going to be giving a quick 2-3 (sometimes more for more interesting bills) sentence summary of each of the Louisiana State House and Senate 2013 Bills. I will be doing about 10 an entry and a few entries a day until I get caught up. Once I am caught up, I will cover new bills as they are filed. This entry covers House Bills 323-332

House Bill 323 (HB323)– (Badon) Creates the Eastover Neighborhood Improvement and Security District in Orleans Parish for the security and betterment of the district. Sets up the board, its functions, and its funding source.

House Bill 324 (HB324)- (Jefferson) Creates an income tax rebate of 75% of a taxpayers donation to a public school that was graded as a B, C, D, or F

House Bill 325 (HB325)– (St Germain) This law would allow, with voter approval, Iberville Parish to raise their sales/use tax by one percent.

House Bill 326 (HB326)-  (Barras) This law would allow, with voter approval, the city of Youngsville to levy a 2% hotel occupancy tax. The proceeds of the tax are for funding the construction, maintenance, and operation of a multipurpose community center, economic development, and tourism.

House Bill 327 (HB327)- (Arnold) Clarifies the powers and duties of the Algiers Development District, particularly as it pertains to the districts ability to buy, sell, or lease property.

House Bill 328 (HB328)– (Talbot) This constitutional amendment adds a property tax exemption for 1) inventory held by manufacturers, distributors, and retailers 2) and for natural gas held, used, or consumed in providing natural gas storage services or operating natural gas storage facilities.

House Bill 329 (HB329)- (A Williams) This constitutional amendment removes the income requirement from the requirements someone must meet to qualify for a special property assessment level for purposes of property taxes. Other requirements would remain in place.

House Bill 330 (HB330)– (Greene) This constitutional amendment would reduce the homestead exemption from covering the first $75k of property value to covering the first $25k of property value, cutting it down to a third of its current amount.

House Bill 331 (HB331)- (Greene) This constitutional amendment would keep the $75k homestead exemption but only after taxing the first $10k of value would the exemption then be applied on the rest or the next $75k.

House Bill 332 (HB332)- (Garofalo)  Increases court costs collected by a justice of the peace for certain civil matters filings.