§ 111.05  ISSUANCE OF LICENSE.
   (A)   The Director of the Department of Public Safety shall approve the issuance of a license by the assessor and collector of taxes to an applicant within 30 days after receipt of an application unless he or she finds one or more of the following to be true:
      (1)   An applicant is under 18 years of age;
      (2)   An applicant or an applicant’s spouse is overdue in his or her payment to the city of taxes, fees, fines or penalties assessed against him or her or imposed upon him or her in relation to a sexually oriented business;
      (3)   An applicant has failed to provide information reasonably necessary for issuance of the license or has falsely answered a question or request for information on the application form;
      (4)   An applicant or an applicant’s spouse has been convicted of a violation of a provision of this chapter, other than the offense of operating a sexually oriented business without a license, within two years immediately preceding the application. The fact that a conviction is being appealed shall have no effect;
      (5)   An applicant is residing with a person who has been denied a license by the city to operate a sexually oriented business within the preceding 12 months, or residing with a person whose license to operate a sexually oriented business has been revoked within the preceding 12 months;
      (6)   The premises to be used for the sexually oriented business have not been approved by the Health Department, Department of Public Safety and the Building Official as being in compliance with applicable laws and ordinances;
      (7)   The license fee required by this chapter has not been paid;
      (8)   An applicant has been employed in a sexually oriented business in a managerial capacity within the preceding 12 months and has demonstrated that he or she is unable to operate or manage a sexually oriented business premises in a peaceful and law-abiding manner, thus necessitating action by law enforcement officers; or
      (9)   An applicant or the proposed establishment is in violation of or is not in compliance with §§ 111.07, 111.12, 111.25, 111.26, 111.28, 111.29, 111.30, 111.31 or 111.32 below.
      (10)   An applicant or an applicant’s spouse has been convicted of a crime:
         (a)   Involving:
            1.   Any of the following offenses as described in Tex. Penal Code, Ch. 43:
               a.   Prostitution;
               b.   Promotion of prostitution;
               c.   Aggravated promotion of prostitution;
               d.   Compelling prostitution;
               e.   Obscenity;
               f.   Sale, distribution or display of harmful material to minor;
               g.   Sexual performance by a child;
               h.   Possession of child pornography;
            2.   Any of the following offenses as described in the Tex. Penal Code, Ch. 21:
               a.   Public lewdness;
               b.   Indecent exposure;
               c.   Indecency with a child;
               d.   Sexual assault or aggravated sexual assault as described in Tex. Penal Code, Ch. 22;
               e.   Incest, solicitation of a child, harboring a runaway child as described in Tex. Penal Code, Ch. 25;
               f.   Criminal attempt, conspiracy or solicitation to commit any of the foregoing offenses;
         (b)   For which:
            1.   Less than two years have elapsed since the date of conviction or the date of release from confinement imposed for the conviction, whichever is the later date, if the conviction is of a misdemeanor offense;
            2.   Less than five years have elapsed since the date of conviction or the date of release from confinement for the conviction, whichever is the later date, if the conviction is of a felony offense; or
            3.   Less than five years have elapsed since the date of the last conviction or the date of release from confinement for the last conviction, whichever is the later date, if the convictions are of two or more misdemeanor offenses or combination of misdemeanor offenses occurring within any 24-month period.
   (B)   The license, if granted, shall state on its face the name of the person or persons to whom it is granted, the expiration date, and the address of the sexually oriented business. The license shall be posted in a conspicuous place at or near the entrance to the sexually oriented business so that it may be easily read at any time.
   (C)   An applicant who has been convicted or whose spouse has been convicted of an offense listed in division (A)(10) above may qualify for a sexually oriented business license only when the time period required by division (A)(10)(b) has elapsed.
(2005 Code, § 6-2-5)