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(A) At the time set forth herein for the renewal of a retail tobacco products license, and in case of a successful new applicant, the current licensee or the applicant shall present the following to the County Executive:
(1) Payment to the County Executive by means of a certified or cashier’s check of the license fee for the retail tobacco products license by the following payment schedule:
(a) The entire amount for the year at the time of approval for the license to be awarded; and
(b) The first half of the fee is to be paid on or before December 31 of the previous year for the renewal of the license for the following year.
Then, the second half of the fee is to be paid on or before July 1 of that year the license has been approved.
(2) If payment of the license fee is not received on any of the above dates in divisions (A)(1)(a) and (A)(1)(b) which are required by this section, the licensee may be fined no less than $100, have the license suspended or have the license revoked.
(B) (1) To ensure employer responsibility and self-compliance, all applicants will be required to either:
(a) Attend a vendor education session; or
(b) View a video recording of same issued by the County Health Department.
(2) Store management responsible for new employee or staff training will also be required to comply with division (B)(1)(a) or (B)(1)(b). The County Health Department shall provide retailers with all educational materials necessary to effectuate this provision.
(C) Each licensee shall secure and file with the County Executive, a certificate of approval showing compliance with all applicable rules or regulations of the Health Department of the county.
(D) If the applicant has fulfilled the requirements of divisions (A) and (B) above, within the prescribed time period, the County Executive may issue the license.
(E) If the requirements of divisions (A) and (B) are not fulfilled within the time periods set forth therein, the applicant shall reapply as set forth previously.
(F) At any time during the pendency of an application, the County Executive shall have the right to compel the applicant to submit to any examination and to produce any books and records which, in the judgment of the County Executive, are material to the determination as to whether the applicant is qualified to receive a license under the provision of this chapter, or whether the premises sought to be licensed are suitable for that purpose. The County Executive shall also have the right to require the applicant to answer any charges made in any objection to the issuance of the license. The failure of any applicant to appear at the time and place fixed by the County Executive for his or her examination or to produce books and records required, unless for good cause shown, shall be deemed to be an admission that the applicant is not qualified to receive a license.
(1980 Code, § 120.14) (Ord. 09-181, adopted 6-18-2009)