(A)   It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in the alarm business without a valid license issued by the Alarm Administrator.
   (B)   Prior to engaging in the activities of or advertising or holding itself out as an alarm business, an alarm business shall obtain a license from the Alarm Administrator as provided in this chapter. The license number shall appear in all advertising and on all vehicles displaying the name of the alarm business.
   (C)   The license required by this section shall be in addition to any other licenses or permits required by Metro Government or the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
   (D)   In addition to such other information as the Alarm Administrator may require, every application for an alarm business shall contain the following information given under oath:
      (1)   The name, address and residence of each applicant;
         (a)   If there are more than one and they are partners, the partnership name and address; the name and address of each person interested or to become interested in the company for which the registration is sought, together with the nature of that interest;
         (b)   If the applicant is a corporation or LLC, the names, addresses of each officer, director and managerial employee, and the state under the laws of which the corporate applicant is incorporated; the premise or premises that the alarm business will be operating from, stating the street and number, if the premise has a street number, and otherwise such a description as reasonably indicates the location of the premise or premises.
      (2)   A statement that neither the applicant nor any of their employees has been convicted of any crime which directly relates to the performance of an alarm business including crimes of violence, sexual offenses, dishonesty or fraud.
      (3)   A statement that the applicant is in compliance with the requirements of KRS Chapter 341 and 342 regarding unemployment insurance and workers' compensation.
      (4)   If the alarm business is in the business of servicing, repairing, altering, replacing, moving or installing alarm systems, a sworn statement that:
         (a)   It has at least one alarm technician under contract as a full or part time employee; and
         (b)   For each alarm technician being used by the alarm business, that the alarm technician satisfies either subsections 1. through 4. of § 127.07(D)(4)(b) or satisfies subsection of section § 127.07(D)(4)(b)5. as set forth below:
            1.   Is at least 18 years of age; and
            2.   Has provided the alarm business with their social security number or a set of classifiable fingerprints; and
            3.   Has not been convicted of any crime which directly relates to the performance of holding a license, including crimes of violence, sexual offenses, dishonesty and fraud; and
            4.   Has met minimum levels of training, e.g. National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association "NBFAA" level one course and maintenance requirements of the same or equivalent;
            5.   Holds a current and valid electrical license from the Commonwealth of Kentucky, pursuant to KRS Chapter 227.
   (E)   Any false statement of a material matter made by an applicant for the purpose of obtaining a license, violation of the provisions of this chapter, or failure of an applicant to provide all the information required by this section shall be sufficient cause for refusal to issue a license or to revoke a license.
   (F)   Licenses issued pursuant to this section shall be valid for a period of one year and shall be renewable annually.
   (G)   Fees for initial license application or renewal shall not be refundable, transferable or prorated. The following fees shall apply to alarm business licenses, and shall accompany initial applications or renewals:
      (1)   Initial license application and initial license: $100.
      (2)   Annual renewal: $100.
   (H)   The Alarm Administrator may revoke a license if an alarm business fails to remain in compliance with all the provisions of this chapter.
(Lou. Metro Ord. No. 156-2021, approved 11-11-2021)