(a) The chief of police shall issue a license to an applicant within 30 days after receipt of an application unless the chief finds one or more of the following to be true:
(1) An applicant is under 18 years of age.
(3) An applicant or an applicant’s spouse is overdue in payment to the city of taxes, fees, fines, or penalties assessed against or imposed upon the applicant or the applicant’s spouse.
(5) An applicant is physically or mentally incapacitated to an extent that the applicant cannot operate a billiard hall.
(6) An applicant has failed to answer or has falsely answered a question or request for information on the application form provided.
(7) An applicant or an applicant’s spouse has been convicted of a violation of a provision of this chapter within two years immediately preceding the application. The fact that a conviction is being appealed has no effect.
(8) An applicant is residing with a person who has been denied a license by the city to operate a billiard hall within the preceding 12 months, or residing with a person whose license to operate a billiard hall has been revoked within the preceding 12 months.
(9) An applicant’s premises have not been approved by the department of code compliance, the fire department, and the building official.
(10) The license fee required by this chapter has not been paid.
(11) An applicant or an applicant’s spouse has been convicted of:
(A) a felony; or
(B) a misdemeanor involving an offense of:
(ii) promotion of prostitution;
(iii) public lewdness;
(v) violation of the Texas Controlled Substances and Dangerous Drugs Act; or
(vi) unlawfully carrying a weapon;
and five years have not elapsed since the termination of any sentence, parole, or probation. The fact that a conviction is being appealed has no effect.
(12) An applicant has been employed in a billiard hall in a managerial capacity within the preceding 12 months and has demonstrated that he is unable to operate or manage a billiard hall premises in a peaceful and law-abiding manner.
(13) An applicant has been operating the proposed business as a billiard hall without a valid license issued under this chapter.
(b) The license, if granted, must state on its face the name of the person to whom it is granted, the expiration date, and the address of the billiard hall. The license must be posted in a conspicuous place at or near the entrance to the billiard hall so that it may be easily read at any time. (Ord. Nos. 15222; 16066; 22026; 25424; 27697)