A.  Whenever a helicopter used in the exploration for or the extraction or production of oil, gas, and other minerals or for providing services to those engaged in such extraction, production, or exploration is acquired or used through a transaction entitled lease, rental, lease-purchase, or any similar name which for purposes other than sales taxation might be considered a conditional sale contract or a transaction in lieu of sale, such acquisition or use shall be deemed to be a sale for state and local sales tax purposes.  

B.  The tax due on such transactions shall be payable in equal monthly installments over the term of the lease, rental, or lease-purchase contract.  

Acts 1984, No. 353, §1, eff. July 2, 1984.