§ 111.14  PERSONS WHO MAY NOT BE LICENSED.
   (A)   No person shall become a licensee who:
      (1)   Has been convicted of any felony until five years have passed from the date of conviction, release from custody or incarceration, parole, or termination of probation, whichever is later;
      (2)   Has been convicted of any misdemeanor involving a controlled substance that is described in or classified pursuant to KRS Chapter 218A in the two years immediately preceding application;
      (3)   Has been convicted of any misdemeanor directly or indirectly attributable to the use of alcoholic beverages in the two years immediately preceding the application;
      (4)   Is under the age of 21 years;
      (5)   Has had any license relating to the regulation of the manufacture, sale, and transportation of alcoholic beverages revoked for cause or has been convicted of a violation of any statute within KRS Chapters 241 to 244, until the expiration of two years from the date of revocation; or
      (6)   Is not a citizen of the United States and has not had an actual, bona fide residence in this state for at least one year before the date on which the application for a license is made. This division (A)(6) shall not apply to applicants for manufacturers' licenses, to applicants that are corporations authorized to do business in this state, or to persons licensed on March 7, 1938.
   (B)   A partnership, limited partnership, limited liability company, or corporation shall not be licensed if:
      (1)   Each principal owner, partner, member, officer, and director does not qualify under divisions (A)(1) through (A)(5) of this section;
      (2)   It has had any license relating to the regulation of the manufacture, sale, and transportation of alcoholic beverages revoked for cause or has been convicted of a violation of any statute within KRS Chapters 241 to 244, until the expiration of two years from the date of revocation or conviction; or
      (3)   Any principal owner, partner, member, officer, or director, or any business entity in which they were directly or indirectly interest, has had any license revoked for cause or has been convicted of a violation of any statute within KRS Chapters 241 to 244, until the expiration of the later of two years from the date of the revocation or conviction.
   (C)   The provisions of this section shall apply to anyone applying for a new license under this chapter, but shall not apply to those who renew a license or for a supplemental license where the original license was issued prior to the adoption of this chapter.
   (D)   A person shall not evade license disqualification by applying for a license through or under the name of a different person. The state administrators shall examine the ownership, membership, and management of all license applicants, and shall deny the application if a disqualified person has a direct or indirect interest in the applicant's business. The Department may issue administrative subpoenas and summonses to determine ownership of an applicant or to investigate alleged violations by a licensee.
(Ord. 59-2018, passed 3-22-18)  Penalty, see § 111.99