4-4-150 Indebtedness – License ineligibility.
   (a)   Whenever used in this section, the term “debt” shall mean:
      (1)   a sum of money owed to the City for which the period granted for payment has expired, including, but not limited to, any obligation or payment of a sum of money owed to the City pursuant to a court order or an order of the Department of Administrative Hearings, and in the case of a "tax" within the meaning of Section 3-4-020 of this Code, includes any unpaid tax liability, whether or not an assessment has been issued;
      (2)   any obligation or payment of a sum of money owed to a third party, including restitution, pursuant to an order of the Department of Administrative Hearings;
      (3)   a parking ticket, notice of parking violation, or parking violation complaint on which full payment has not been made or an appearance has not been filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County within the time specified on the complaint;
      (4)   a sum of money owed to the State of Illinois when the City has received certification from the State that the license applicant or licensee upon renewal has been given notice and an opportunity to contest the State's determination that such applicant or licensee owes the sum of money;
      (5)   a sum of money owed to the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority for the M.P.E.A. Airport Departure Tax;
      (6)   a sum of money owed to the County of Cook when the City has received certification from the County, pursuant to procedures agreed upon by the County and the City, that the license applicant has been given notice and an opportunity to contest the County's determination that such license applicant owes the sum of money;
      (7)   a sum of money owed to any Sister Agency, as that term is defined in Section 1-23-010, when the City has received certification from the Sister Agency, pursuant to procedures agreed upon by the Sister Agency and City, that the license applicant has been given notice and an opportunity to contest the Sister Agency's determination that such license applicant owes the sum of money.
   (b)   (1)   No initial or renewal license shall be issued under this Title to any license applicant if (1) issuance is prohibited by Section 1-23-400 of the Code, and (2) notice of the debt which triggers the prohibition on issuance in Section 1-23-400 has been provided to such applicant in accordance with the requirements set forth in Section 2-32-094(c); and (3) such debt has not been satisfied or otherwise resolved within the meaning of Section 2-32-094(a).
      (2)   (i)   No initial or renewal license shall be issued under this Title to any license applicant or person owning either directly or indirectly, 25 percent or more of the interest in such applicant, if such applicant or person, at the time of application for such initial or renewal license, is a building code scofflaw pursuant to Section 2-92-416 of this Code.
         (ii)   Any applicant for any initial or renewal license issued under this Title shall certify to the City with his application whether or not such applicant or any person owning, directly or indirectly, 25 percent or more of the interest in the applicant is, at the time of application for such license or permit, identified as a building code scofflaw pursuant to Section 2-92-416.
   For purposes of this subsection (b), the following definition shall apply: The term “25 percent or more of the interest in the applicant” shall mean 25 percent or more of the combined voting power or fair market value of all stock, partnership interests or other ownership interests in the applicant or the right to receive at any time the distribution of 25 percent or more of the income or profits of the applicant. Provided, however, that with respect to those licenses for which a lesser percentage of ownership interest is required to be disclosed, including, but not limited to, licenses issued under Chapter 4-60 (Liquor Dealers), the percentage of ownership set forth in the specific licensing ordinance shall be substituted for the term “25 percent” in the above definition.
   (c)   A late fee and interest shall be assessed in connection with a license renewal if the license cannot be issued or renewed in a timely manner due to outstanding debt.
(Added Coun. J. 5-9-12, p. 27485, § 14; Amend Coun. J. 1-21-15, p. 102428, § 4; Amend Coun. J. 11-20-19, p. 9510, Art. IV, § 9; Amend Coun. J. 11-24-20, p. 24003, Art. III, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 4-21-21, p. 29948, § 4; Amend Coun. J. 10-27-21, p. 39543, Art. IV, § 2)