The Local Liquor Control Commissioner may revoke or suspend any video gaming terminal permit issued hereunder if he or she determines that the permit holder has violated any of the provisions of the Video Gaming Act, ILCS Ch. 230, Act 40, §§ 1 et seq., and/or 11 Ill. Admin. Code 1800 (Title 11 of the Illinois Administrative Code, subtitle D: Video Gaming, Ch. I: Illinois Gaming Board, part 1800: Video Gaming (General)), as amended, incorporated by reference in this chapter, and/or any provision of this chapter. No such permit shall be revoked or suspended for more than 30 days and no permit holder shall be fined except after a public hearing by the Local Liquor Control Commissioner, with a three-day written notice to the permit holder, affording the permit holder opportunity to appear and defend. The Local Liquor Control Commissioner may also levy a fine only or a fine in addition to a suspension or revocation of a permit, not to exceed $1,000 for a first violation within a 12-month period; $1,500 for second violation within a 12-month period; $2,500 for a third or subsequent violation within a 12-month period. Each day on which a violation continues shall constitute a separate violation. Not more than $15,000 in fines under this section may be imposed against a permit holder during the permit period. Proceeds of such fines shall be paid into a general corporate fund of the city.
(Ord. 3859, passed 2-17-2015; Am. Ord. 3989, passed 6-19-2017)