Terms Used In Louisiana Revised Statutes 47:1851

  • Airline: means a company engaged in the business of transporting passengers and/or property for hire on regularly scheduled flights within, into, or from this state. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 47:1851
  • Company: means a person, firm, association, organization, partnership, or corporation. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 47:1851
  • 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.
  • Electric membership corporation: means any non-profit association or corporation organized pursuant to Title 12, Chapter 4, Part I of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, which is engaged in the business of manufacturing, generating, supplying, or manufacturing, generating and supplying electricity for light, heat, or power to consumers in this state. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 47:1851
  • Electric power company: means a company primarily engaged in the business of manufacturing, generating, supplying, or manufacturing, generating and supplying electricity for light, heat, or power to consumers in this state. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 47:1851
  • Express company: means a company engaged in the business of conveying merchandise or other articles by express for hire within, through, into, or from this state. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 47:1851
  • Gas company: means a company engaged in the business of supplying artificial or natural gas through pipe or tubing for light, heat, or power to consumers in the state and which is regulated by the Louisiana Public Service Commission or by the governing authority of a political subdivision pursuant to Section 21 of Article IV of the Louisiana Constitution of 1974. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 47:1851
  • Immovable property: means all things fixed and immovable by nature, destination or object, or disposition of law, whether owned or leased for a definite and specific term stated or which are continuously used or operated in Louisiana, including, but not limited to land, real estate, depots and station houses, buildings, tracks, repair and other shops, storage and other warehouses, excavations, channels, pole lines, docks, piers, or any structure or construction of permanent or quasi-permanent character. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 47:1851
  • Major movable property: means all movable and regularly moved locomotives, cars, vehicles, craft, barges, boats, and similar things which have not the character of immovable property, either owned or leased for a definite and specific term, including, but not limited to, the engines, cars, and all rolling stock of railroad companies; the boats, barges, and other watercraft and floating equipment of barge line and towing companies; the rolling stock of private car companies; the flight equipment of airlines; but not including "other movable property" as defined in Subsection J. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 47:1851
  • movable property: means and includes all things other than real estate which have any pecuniary value, all monies, credits, investments in bonds, stocks, franchises, shares in joint stock companies, or otherwise. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 47:1702
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • person: includes a body of persons, whether incorporated or not. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 1:10
  • Pipeline company: means any company that is engaged primarily in the business of transporting oil, natural gas, petroleum products, or other products within, through, into, or from this state, and which is regulated by (1) the Louisiana Public Service Commission, (2) the Interstate Commerce Commission, or (3) the Federal Power Commission, as a "natural gas company" under the Federal Natural Gas Act, 15 U. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 47:1851
  • Private car company: means a company whose railway rolling stock, used either for freight or passenger purposes and whether owned or leased, is operated over any railroad within, through, into, or from this state, but not the rolling stock of any regularly incorporated railroad. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 47:1851
  • Property: includes every form, character and kind of property, real, personal, and mixed, tangible and intangible, corporeal and incorporeal, and every share, right, title or interest therein or thereto, and every right, privilege, franchise, patent, copyright, trade-mark, certificate, or other evidence of ownership or interest; bonds, notes, judgments, credits, accounts, or other evidence of indebtedness, and every other thing of value, in possession, on hand, or under the control, at any time during the calendar year for which taxes are levied, within the State of Louisiana, of any person, firm, partnership, association of persons, or corporation, foreign or domestic whether the same be held, possessed, or controlled, as owner, agent, pledgee, mortgagee, or legal representative, or as president, cashier, treasurer, liquidator, assignee, master, superintendent, manager, sequestrator, receiver, trustee, stakeholder, depository, warehouseman, keeper, curator, executor, administrator, legatee, heir, beneficiary, parent, attorney, usufructuary, mandatary, fiduciary, or other capacity, whether the owner be known or unknown; except in the cases of fire, life, or other insurance companies, the notes, judgments, accounts, and credits of nonresident persons, firms, corporations, partnerships, associations, or companies doing business in the State of Louisiana, originating from the business done in this state, are hereby declared to be property with its situs within this state. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 47:1702
  • Railroad company: means a company primarily engaged in the business of operating a railroad or terminal either wholly or partially within this state on right-of-way owned, leased, or held exclusively by the company. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 47:1851
  • Rolling stock: includes any kind of locomotive, car, or sleeping car used either for freight or passenger purposes, that may be operated over any railroad within this state. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 47:1702
  • Tax commission: means the Louisiana Tax Commission as established in Title 47, Section 1831 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, or its successor. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 47:1851
  • Telegraph company: means a company primarily engaged in the business of transmitting telegraph messages within, through, into, or from this state. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 47:1851
  • Telephone company: means a company primarily engaged in the business of transmitting telephone messages within, through, into, or from this state; however, the term "telephone company" shall not include any company that:

    (1)  Primarily is engaged in the business of owning, operating, or managing a radio common carrier, as defined in R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 47:1851

  • Water company: means a company primarily engaged in the business of supplying water through pipe or tubing to consumers in this state with the exception of those exempt by the Louisiana Constitution of 1974, Article VII, Section 21(B)(1). See Louisiana Revised Statutes 47:1851

When used in this Part, unless the context requires a different meaning:

A.  “Airline” means a company engaged in the business of transporting passengers and/or property for hire on regularly scheduled flights within, into, or from this state.

B.  “Barge line, towing, and other water transportation company” means any resident or nonresident company, whether domiciled in this state or outside this state, whose boats, barges, or other watercraft either owned or leased are engaged in the business of water transportation as a common, contract, or private carrier over the inland waterways of this state on a regular basis.  Excluded from this definition are supply vessels, overnight leisure passenger vessels, and crew vessels.

C.  “Company” means a person, firm, association, organization, partnership, or corporation.

D.  “Electric membership corporation” means any non-profit association or corporation organized pursuant to Title 12, Chapter 4, Part I of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, which is engaged in the business of manufacturing, generating, supplying, or manufacturing, generating and supplying electricity for light, heat, or power to consumers in this state.

E.  “Electric power company” means a company primarily engaged in the business of manufacturing, generating, supplying, or manufacturing, generating and supplying electricity for light, heat, or power to consumers in this state.

F.  “Express company” means a company engaged in the business of conveying merchandise or other articles by express for hire within, through, into, or from this state.

G.  “Gas company” means a company engaged in the business of supplying artificial or natural gas through pipe or tubing for light, heat, or power to consumers in the state and which is regulated by the Louisiana Public Service Commission or by the governing authority of a political subdivision pursuant to Section 21 of Article IV of the Louisiana Constitution of 1974.

H.  “Immovable property” means all things fixed and immovable by nature, destination or object, or disposition of law, whether owned or leased for a definite and specific term stated or which are continuously used or operated in Louisiana, including, but not limited to land, real estate, depots and station houses, buildings, tracks, repair and other shops, storage and other warehouses, excavations, channels, pole lines, docks, piers, or any structure or construction of permanent or quasi-permanent character.

I.  “Major movable property” means all movable and regularly moved locomotives, cars, vehicles, craft, barges, boats, and similar things which have not the character of immovable property, either owned or leased for a definite and specific term, including, but not limited to, the engines, cars, and all rolling stock of railroad companies; the boats, barges, and other watercraft and floating equipment of barge line and towing companies; the rolling stock of private car companies; the flight equipment of airlines; but not including “other movable property” as defined in Subsection J.  Motor vehicles or property specifically exempt by law shall not be included within this definition.

J.  “Other movable property” means all other property, corporeal or incorporeal, not included within the definitions of “immovable property” or “major movable property” and not immovable by nature or by disposition of law, which are so owned, leased, and so operated or used, including, but not limited to, material and supplies, inventories, fuel, leased rail, tools, furniture and fixtures, machinery, scales, pumps, water wells, communication equipment used solely in such enterprises and not available to the public, landing piers, docks, and all similar equipment.  Any property specifically exempt by law shall not be included within this definition.

K.  “Pipeline company” means any company that is engaged primarily in the business of transporting oil, natural gas, petroleum products, or other products within, through, into, or from this state, and which is regulated by (1) the Louisiana Public Service Commission, (2) the Interstate Commerce Commission, or (3) the Federal Power Commission, as a “natural gas company” under the Federal Natural Gas Act, 15 U.S.C. §§717-717w, because that person is engaged in the transportation of natural gas in interstate commerce, as defined in the Natural Gas Act.

L.  “Private car company” means a company whose railway rolling stock, used either for freight or passenger purposes and whether owned or leased, is operated over any railroad within, through, into, or from this state, but not the rolling stock of any regularly incorporated railroad.

M.  “Public service properties” means the immovable, major movable, and other movable property owned or used but not otherwise assessed in this state in the operations of each airline, electric membership corporation, electric power company, express company, gas company, pipeline company, railroad company, telegraph company, telephone company, and water company.  For each barge line, towing, and other water transportation company or private car company, only the major movable property owned or used but not locally assessed or otherwise assessed in this state in interstate or interparish operations shall be considered as public service property.

N.  “Railroad company” means a company primarily engaged in the business of operating a railroad or terminal either wholly or partially within this state on right-of-way owned, leased, or held exclusively by the company.

O.  “Tax commission” means the Louisiana Tax Commission as established in Title 47, Section 1831 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, or its successor.

P.  “Telegraph company” means a company primarily engaged in the business of transmitting telegraph messages within, through, into, or from this state.

Q.  “Telephone company” means a company primarily engaged in the business of transmitting telephone messages within, through, into, or from this state; however, the term “telephone company” shall not include any company that:

(1)  Primarily is engaged in the business of owning, operating, or managing a radio common carrier, as defined in R.S. 45:1501(C), or a public “for hire” radio service.

(2)  Primarily is engaged in the business of providing a service of radio communications between mobile and base stations, between mobile and land stations, or between two or more mobile stations, including but not limited to any cellular service, paging service, or other forms of mobile or portable communications service.

R.  “Water company” means a company primarily engaged in the business of supplying water through pipe or tubing to consumers in this state with the exception of those exempt by the Louisiana Constitution of 1974, Article VII, Section 21(B)(1).

Added by Acts 1976, No. 703, §1.  Amended by Acts 1980, No. 602, §1; Acts 1992, No. 522, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1993; H.C.R. No. 88, 1993 R.S., eff. May 30, 1993; H.C.R. No. 1, 1994 R.S., eff. May 11, 1994; Acts 2006, No. 268, §1; Acts 2012, No. 65, §1.