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14A.70.060 Social Games Permit Application Process.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 186746, effective August 6, 2014.)

A.  The application for a permit to conduct any social game activity shall set forth all information deemed necessary by the Director of the Revenue Division consistent with the regulations provided in this Chapter, including but not limited to a description of the premises subject to the permit, and the fingerprints of the owner(s), officers, principal managing employees, and all employees who are involved in conducting the game activities or operating the game premises of the applicant. The permittee shall notify the Director within 10 days of any change in owners, officers, or principal managing employees that occurs subsequent to permit issuance.

1.  For the purposes of this Section, "principal managing employee" shall include:

a.   Any person who is a proprietor or partner of the applying organization;

b.   Any person who owns or controls 5 percent or more of the outstanding capital stock where the organization is a corporation;

c.   Any person who has supervisory authority over employees and/or operations of the business as it relates to the conduct of permitted social games; and

d.  Any person who has the authority to supervise the premises and conditions under which permitted social games are conducted. 

2.  Where the permit applicant is a nonprofit membership organization, "principal managing employee" shall also mean the chief elected official of the organization and any other elected official(s) whose authority extends to the supervision or management of permitted social games.

3.  With the concurrence of the Chief of Police or proper designee, the Revenue Division may exempt a corporate stockholder from the definition "principal managing employee" when it is shown that the involvement of such stockholder(s) in the operations of the applying organization is limited to stock ownership and that such stockholder(s) has no role in the conduct of the organization's operations. 

4.  All persons required to supply information in the application shall by oath or affirmation swear to the veracity of the information supplied by them. 

B.  There shall be no right to renewal of a permit; each application shall be considered as it would be for a new permit notwithstanding that the applicant has previously been issued a permit.

C.  Each application for a permit shall be accompanied by a nonrefundable fee of $500.

D.  Before issuance of a permit, the Director or appropriate designee shall confer with the Chief of Police or proper designee, who shall advise whether or not and on what basis there exists law enforcement concerns about the particular applicant’s suitability to obtain a permit.  If the Chief of Police so recommends, then no permit shall be issued, provided that Council may finally determine, upon appeal by the applicant that permit shall be issued.