Prior to the adoption of Ord. 18006 on 03/01/2004, Section 4-3 read as follows.


    (a) No person shall be granted a license under the provisions of this chapter unless such person is of good moral character, or, in the case of a corporation, whose managing officer is of good moral character; nor shall a license be granted or retained if such person or managing officer has ever had a permit or license revoked under the liquor laws of any state, or who has been convicted of any violation of the provisions of any law applicable to the manufacture or sale of intoxicating liquor or nonintoxicating beer, or who employs in his business any person whose permit or license has been revoked under the liquor laws of any state, or who has been convicted of violating any provisions of any law applicable to the manufacture or sale of intoxicating liquor or nonintoxicating beer. In addition, no person shall be granted a license to sell intoxicating liquor or nonintoxicating beer unless such person is a taxpaying citizen of the state.

    (b) No license shall be granted or retained under the provisions of this chapter for the sale of intoxicating liquor or nonintoxicating beer at retail by the drink for consumption on the premises if:

    (1)    The premises includes a building occupied or used for immoral or unlawful purposes.

    (2)    The premises or room or portion of a building is connected by an entrance or exit or other means of communication with any room or place used for an immoral or unlawful purpose.

    (3)    The place where intoxicating liquor or nonintoxicating beer is sold at retail by the drink for consumption on the premises:

        a.    Has any gambling device on the premises;

        b.    Has any tables concealed or enclosed in private rooms or by partition or rooms.

    (4)    In the case of the sale of intoxicating liquor at retail by the drink for consumption on the premises, the place where such intoxicating liquor is sold, is in any drugstore, cigar and tobacco store, grocery store or confectionary or delicatessen store.

    (c) No license shall be issued for the sale of intoxicating liquor in the original package, not to be consumed on the premises where sold, except to a person engaged in, and to be used in connection with the operation of one or more of the following businesses: a drugstore, a cigar and tobacco store, a grocery store, a general merchandise store, a confectionary or a delicatessen store, nor to any such person who does not have and keep in his store a stock of goods having a value according to invoices of at least one thousand dollars ($1,000.00), exclusive of fixtures and intoxicating liquors.

    (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 license 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)

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