B.  Notwithstanding the fact that a financed lease creates a security interest under Chapter 9 of the Louisiana Commercial Laws, the lessor under a properly perfected financed lease shall retain full legal and equitable title and ownership in and to the leased equipment until such time as the lessee exercises his option or complies with his obligation to purchase the leased equipment from the lessor as provided under the lease agreement.  The provisions of this Chapter shall further not affect present taxation of financed leases.  

Acts 1985, No. 592, §1, eff. July 13, 1985; Acts 1989, No. 137, §4, eff. Sept.  1, 1989.