(a) License or registration suspension or revocation. The City Council may revoke a license or registration, suspend a license or registration for up to 60 days, impose a civil penalty of up to $2,000 for each violation or impose any combination of these sanctions, issued pursuant to this Division T for a violation of:
(1) Fraud, misrepresentation or false statement contained in a license or registration application or a renewal application;
(2) Fraud, misrepresentation or false statement made in the course of carrying on the licensed occupation or business;
(3) Any violation of this Division T or state law;
(4) A licensee’s or registrant’s criminal conviction that is directly related to the occupation or business licensed as defined by M.S. § 364.03, subd. 2, as it may be amended from time to time, provided that the licensee or registrant cannot show competent evidence of sufficient rehabilitation and present fitness to perform the duties of the licensed occupation or business as defined by M.S. § 364.03, subd. 3, as it may be amended from time to time; or
(5) Conducting the licensed business or occupation in an unlawful manner or in such a manner as to constitute a breach of the peace or to constitute a menace to the health, safety or general welfare of the community.
(b) Notice of hearing. A revocation or suspension by the City Council shall be preceded by written notice to the licensee or registrant and a hearing. The notice shall give at least eight days’ notice of the time and place of the hearing and shall state the nature of the charges against the licensee or registrant. The notice shall be mailed by regular mail to the licensee at the most recent address listed on the license or registration application.
(c) Criminal penalties. A violation of this Division T shall be a misdemeanor under state law. Additionally, practicing body art without a license; in a location not licensed as a body art establishment or a temporary body art event; or tattooing an individual under the age of 18, regardless of parental or guardian consent; shall be a gross misdemeanor under state law.
(d) Civil penalties. Civil penalties shall be subject to assessment pursuant to § 12.15 of the City Charter and § 1.19 of this city code. However, nothing in this Article IV shall be construed to limit the city’s other available legal remedies for any violation of the law, including without limitation, licensing sanctions, criminal, civil and injunctive actions, in addition, violations or failure to pay civil fines may result in future license or registration ineligibility.
(Ord. 87-31, passed 4-27-1987; Ord. 92-36, passed 7-27-1992; recodified by Ord. 95-13, passed 8-7-1995, renumbered and amended by Ord. 2009-19, passed 7-6-2009; Ord. 2010-31, passed 12-6-2010; Ord. 2018-4, passed 2-12-2018)