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(a) The Chief of Police shall approve the issuance of a license to an applicant within 60 days after receipt of an application unless the Chief of Police 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 payment to the city of taxes, fees, fines or penalties assessed or imposed upon the applicant or the applicant's spouse 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) The license fee required by this chapter has not been paid;
(6) An applicant has been employed in a sexually oriented business in a managerial capacity within the preceding 12 months and has demonstrated an inability to operate or manage a sexually oriented business premises in a peaceful and law abiding manner, thus necessitating action by law enforcement officers;
(7) An applicant or the proposed establishment is in violation of, or is not in compliance with, this chapter;
(8) An applicant or an applicant's spouse has been convicted of a crime:
A. Involving any of the following offenses:
2. Promotion of prostitution;
3. Aggravated promotion of prostitution;
4. Compelling prostitution;
6. Sale, distribution or display of harmful material to a minor;
7. Sexual performance by a child;
8. Possession of child pornography;
9. Public lewdness;
10. Indecent exposure;
11. Indecency with a child;
12. Sexual assault or aggravated sexual assault;
13. Incest, solicitation of a child or harboring a runaway child; or
14. 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.
(9) An applicant proposes a site which is 1,000 feet near a residence, school or park; and
(10) An applicant fails to comply with laws of the city or state statutes or additional codes or federal laws.
(b) The fact that a conviction is being appealed shall have no effect on the disqualification of the applicant or the applicant's spouse.
(c) An applicant who has been convicted or whose spouse has been convicted of an offense listed in subsection (a)(8) hereof may qualify for a sexually oriented business license only when the time period required by subsection (a)(8)B hereof has elapsed.
(d) 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 of the sexually oriented business so that it may be easily read at any time.
(Ord. 98-O-24, passed 4-6-1998)