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A. In addition to revocation or suspension of a license, as provided in this chapter, each violation of this chapter shall, upon citation by the city business license administrator, require the licensee to pay a civil penalty in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500.00). Such fines shall be deducted from the cost bond posted pursuant to this chapter, unless paid within ten (10) days of notice of the fine or the final determination after any appeal. In addition to the civil fines provided in this chapter, the violation of any provision of this chapter shall be a class B misdemeanor. Each day of a violation shall be considered a separate offense.
B. Every act or omission by an employee constituting a violation of the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed the act or omission of the sexually oriented business licensee and/or operator, if such act or omission occurs either with the authorization, knowledge, or approval of the licensee and/or operator, or as a result of the licensee and/or operator's negligent failure to supervise the conduct of the employee, and the sexually oriented business licensee shall be punishable for such act or omission in the same manner as if the licensee committed the act or caused the omission.
C. A sexually oriented business licensee and/or operator shall be responsible for the conduct of all employees while on the licensed premises, and any act or omission of any employee constituting a violation of the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed the act or omission of the licensee and/or operator for the purposes of determining whether the licensee's license shall be revoked, suspended or renewed. (Ord. 2006-002, 2006)