Section 4-3 Same--Qualifications of applicant.

    (a)     No individual shall be granted a license under this chapter unless the individual is of good moral character, or, in the case of a corporation or limited liability company, whose managing officer or manager in charge of the business to be licensed is of good moral character. In determining whether an individual is of good moral character, the individual’s reputation in the community and criminal history may be considered.

    (b)    No license shall be granted to any individual or managing officer who has ever had a permit or license revoked under the liquor laws of any state or who employs in the licensed business any person whose permit or license has been revoked under the liquor laws of any state.

    (c)    No person shall be granted a license to sell intoxicating liquor or nonintoxicating beer unless the person is a taxpaying citizen of the state.

    (d)     No license issued under this chapter shall be denied, suspended, revoked or otherwise affected based solely on the fact that an employee of the licensee has been convicted of a felony unrelated to the manufacture or sale of intoxicating liquor so long as any such employee does not directly participate in retail sales of intoxicating liquor. Each employer shall report the identity of any employee convicted of a felony to the business services administrator.

    (e)     No person shall be denied a license or renewal of a license issued under this chapter solely due to a conviction for unlawful sale or supply to a minor when serving in the capacity as an employee of a licensed establishment.


(Code 1964, §§ 4.210, 4.420; Ord. No. 13733 § 1, 7-6-93; Ord No. 18006, § 1, 3-1-04 )

     State law reference(s)--Similar provisions, RSMo. §§ 311.060, 311.080(2), 311.200, 312.040.


(Ord. 18006, Amended, 03/01/2004, Prior Text)