§ 110.28  REVOCATION OR SUSPENSION OF LICENSE.
   (A)   When any license shall have been revoked for any cause, no license shall be granted to any person for the period of one year thereafter, for the conduct of the business of manufacturing, distributing or selling alcoholic beverages in the premises described in the revoked license.
   (B)   Any five residents of the territory in the county outside the corporate limits of any city, town or village shall have the right to file a complaint with the Liquor Control Commission stating that any retail licensee, subject to the jurisdiction of the Commission, has been or is violating the provisions of this chapter or the rules or regulations pursuant hereto. The complaint shall be in writing in the form prescribed by the Commission and shall be signed and sworn to by the parties complaining. The complaint shall state the particular provisions, rule or regulations believed to have been violated and the facts in detail upon which belief is based. If the Commission is satisfied that there has been a violation of any of the provisions of this chapter and that the charges have been proven by a preponderance of the evidence, then the Commission shall issue an order suspending or revoking the license.
   (C)   The Commission shall have the authority to enter or to authorize any law enforcing officer to enter at all reasonable times upon any premises hereunder to determine whether any of the provisions of this chapter or any rules or regulations adopted by it, or state liquor regulations have been or are violated, and at such time to examine the premises of the license in connection therewith.
   (D)   If the owner of the licensed premises or any person from whom the licensee derives the right to possession of the premises, or the agent or the owner or persons, shall knowingly permit the licensee to use the licensed premises in violation of the terms of this chapter, the owner, agent or other person shall be deemed guilty of a violation of this chapter to the same extent as the licensee and be subject to the same punishment.
   (E)   Every act or omission of whatsoever nature constituting a violation of any of the provisions of this chapter, by any officer, director, manager or other agent or employee of any licensee, if the act is committed or omission is made with the authorization, knowledge or approval of the licensee, shall be deemed and held to the act of the employer, or licensee, and the employer or licensee shall be punishable in the same manner as if the act or omission had been done or omitted by him or her personally.
   (F)   Whenever any licensee shall be convicted of any violation of this chapter, the license of the licensee shall be suspended or revoked, and all fees paid thereon shall be forfeited, and the bond given by the licensee to secure the licensee’s faithful compliance with the terms of this chapter shall be forfeited, and it shall thereafter be unlawful and shall constitute a further violation of this chapter for the licensee to continue to operate under the license.
   (G)   Whenever any officer, director, manager or other employee in a position of authority of any licensee under this chapter shall be convicted of any violation of this chapter while engaged in the course of his or her employment or while upon the premises described by the license, and the license shall be suspended or revoked and the fees paid thereon forfeited, and the bond given by the licensee to secure the faithful compliance with the terms of this chapter shall be forfeited in like manner as if the licensee has himself or herself been convicted.
(Prior Code, § 110.28)  (Ord. passed 9-14-1989)  Penalty, see § 110.99