A. Every licensee hereunder shall be of good moral character, over the age of twenty-one (21) years, and lawfully present in the United States. If the applicant is a corporation, partnership, limited liability company or other entity, it shall be qualified to do business in the state and each shareholder, joint venturer, partner or member holding any interest greater than twenty percent (20%) in the applicant business, and each director, officer, manager and trustee, shall meet the qualifications to be a licensee. Any partnership, limited liability company, corporation or other entity who shall hold its license through an agent shall also meet all the qualifications of a licensee. Such agent shall be personally responsible for assuring compliance with this chapter and the Act and shall be subject to the penalties for any violation of this chapter or of the Act. Upon the death, resignation or discharge of its agent, a partnership, limited liability company, corporation or other entity shall, within fifteen (15) days, appoint another agent to qualify for and hold the license. Failure to designate a substitute agent within the time required shall be grounds for suspension, revocation or refusal to renew the license.
B. No license shall be issued to any person who has violated any provision of this title or the Act or who has violated any provision of a license to sell alcoholic products issued by any governmental agency within the state, or who has had such a license revoked. No license shall be issued to any person who has been convicted of a felony or of any violation of any law or ordinance relating to alcoholic beverages or drugs, keeping a gambling or disorderly house, or any law or ordinance involving moral turpitude, or who has pleaded guilty to, including a plea in abeyance, or forfeited bail on a charge of having committed a felony or of having violated any such law or ordinance. (Ord. 2016-10-008, 10-27-2016; amd. Ord. 2019-01-005, 1-3-2019)