Art. 6 Sec. 2 Municipalities
Art. 6 Sec. 3 Classification
Art. 6 Sec. 4 Existing Home Rule Charters and Plans of Government
Art. 6 Sec. 5 Home Rule Charter
Art. 6 Sec. 6 Home Rule Charter or Plan of Government; Action by Legislature Prohibited
Art. 6 Sec. 7 Powers of Other Local Governmental Subdivisions
Art. 6 Sec. 8 Home Rule Parish; Incorporation of Cities, Towns, and Villages
Art. 6 Sec. 9 Limitations of Local Governmental Subdivisions
Art. 6 Sec. 10 Codification of Ordinances
Art. 6 Sec. 11 Local Officials
Art. 6 Sec. 12 Local Officials; Compensation
Art. 6 Sec. 13 Vacancies
Art. 6 Sec. 14 Increasing Financial Burden of Political Subdivisions
Art. 6 Sec. 15 Local Governmental Subdivisions; Control Over Agencies
Art. 6 Sec. 16 Special Districts and Local Public Agencies
Art. 6 Sec. 17 Land Use; Zoning; Historic Preservation
Art. 6 Sec. 18 Industrial Areas
Art. 6 Sec. 19 Special Districts; Creation
Art. 6 Sec. 20 Intergovernmental Cooperation
Art. 6 Sec. 21 Assistance to Local Industry
Art. 6 Sec. 22 Procedure for Certain Special Elections
Art. 6 Sec. 23 Acquisition of Property
Art. 6 Sec. 24 Servitudes of Way; Acquisition by Prescription
Art. 6 Sec. 25 Courts Not Affected
Art. 6 Sec. 26 FINANCE
Art. 6 Sec. 27 Municipal Ad Valorem Tax
Art. 6 Sec. 28 Local Governmental Subdivisions; Occupational License Tax
Art. 6 Sec. 29 Local Governmental Subdivisions and School Boards; Sales Tax
Art. 6 Sec. 30 Political Subdivisions; Taxing Power
Art. 6 Sec. 30.1 Bonding and Taxing Authority of Certain Political Subdivisions and Other Public Entities
Art. 6 Sec. 31 Taxes; Ratification
Art. 6 Sec. 32 Special Taxes; Authorization
Art. 6 Sec. 33 Political Subdivisions; General Obligation Bonds
Art. 6 Sec. 34 Limitations on Bonded Indebtedness
Art. 6 Sec. 35 Contesting Political Subdivision Bonds
Art. 6 Sec. 36 Local Improvement Assessments
Art. 6 Sec. 37 Revenue-Producing Property
Art. 6 Sec. 38.1 Regional Flood Protection Authorities
Art. 6 Sec. 39 Levee District Taxes
Art. 6 Sec. 40 Bond Issues
Art. 6 Sec. 41 Cooperation with Federal Government
Art. 6 Sec. 42 Compensation for Property Used or Destroyed; Tax
Art. 6 Sec. 44 DEFINITIONS

Terms Used In Louisiana Constitution > Article 6 - Local Government

  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • General law: means a law of statewide concern enacted by the legislature which is uniformly applicable to all persons or to all political subdivisions in the state or which is uniformly applicable to all persons or to all political subdivisions within the same class. See Louisiana Constitution Art. 6 Sec. 44
  • General obligation bonds: means those bonds, the principal and interest of which are secured by and payable from ad valorem taxes levied without limitation as to rate or amount. See Louisiana Constitution Art. 6 Sec. 44
  • Governing authority: means the body which exercises the legislative functions of the political subdivision. See Louisiana Constitution Art. 6 Sec. 44
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Local governmental subdivision: means any parish or municipality. See Louisiana Constitution Art. 6 Sec. 44
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Municipality: means an incorporated city, town, or village. See Louisiana Constitution Art. 6 Sec. 44
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Political subdivision: means a parish, municipality, and any other unit of local government, including a school board and a special district, authorized by law to perform governmental functions. See Louisiana Constitution Art. 6 Sec. 44
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.