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No person shall be issued a taxicab driver's license unless such person:
(a) Is eighteen years of age or older;
(b) Possess a valid operator's license issued by the State of Ohio or any other State;
(c) Has never been convicted of a crime involving the use, sale, possession, or transportation of illegal drugs;
(d) Has never been convicted of an offense under Ohio R.C. 4511.19(A)(1), (A)(2), (A)(3) or (A)(4), or a substantially similar municipal OMVI ordinance or a substantially similar law or ordinance within any territory of the United States, within the two years prior to the date of the application.
(e) Fills out a blank form to be provided by the Chief of Police, giving the applicant's full name, current residence, previous residences for the five years prior to the date of the application, age, race, height, eye and hair color, place of birth, places of previous employment, and whether the applicant has ever been convicted of a felony, and if so, the date of each conviction, the name of the court in which convicted, and the case number of each conviction. The applicant shall also request from the State of Ohio, on a form to be provided by the Chief of Police, a Computer Criminal History (CCH). CCHs are required no more than twenty-four months apart. The applicant understands that the failure to provide the CCH will result in the non-issuance of a taxicab driver's license. Any costs associated with the request shall be paid by the applicant. The applicant shall also state whether he has previously been licensed as a taxicab driver anywhere, and if so, the current status of the license and whether the license was revoked and for what cause.
The foregoing statement shall be signed and sworn to by the applicant and filed as a permanent record in the office of the Chief of Police. Any false statements or misrepresentations made by the applicant for the purpose of securing a license shall forthwith, upon its discovery, work as a revocation of the license.
(Ord. 1999-23. Passed 1-19-99.)