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A. Applications for licenses shall be approved by the City Clerk unless:

1. The application fails to meet the requirements of this Chapter.

2. The applicant will not be operating the amusement to be licensed in conformance with all laws and regulations.

3. The applicant is a corporation or limited liability company and is not qualified to transact business in the State of Arizona.

4. The applicant has provided false or misleading information on the application or in connection with the application process.

5. The applicant is applying for any amusement license and the owner of the amusement, or any member, partner, person financially interested, or managing employee of the applicant has within the past five years been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude that relates to the activity to be licensed or has, within two years preceding the date of the issuance of a license, violated any of the provisions of this Chapter while conducting any amusement regulated by this Chapter.

6. The applicant is a teenage dance hall or a game center and the owner of the amusement, any member, partner, person financially interested, or managing employee of the applicant, or any independent contractor hired to perform a service on behalf of the applicant has been convicted of a sexual or violent offense against a child at any time.

7. The applicant, a person financially interested in the applicant, or a manager of the applicant has had a license revoked due to a violation of a consent agreement entered into pursuant to this Chapter within the previous two years.

B. The City Clerk shall deny a license by personally serving or mailing by certified mail to the applicant’s address of record a written notice of denial stating the reasons therefor.

C. Appeals from the denial of a license provided for in this Chapter shall be taken to the License Appeal Board in accordance with the procedures in article II of Chapter 19 of the Phoenix City Code. (Ord. No. G-1964, § 3; Ord. No. G-3610, § 2; Ord. No. G-3683, § 10; Ord. No. G-3922, § 5, 1996; Ord. No. G-4409, § 4, 2002; Ord. No. G-5389, § 11, 2009)