Series 103 2002 ORDINANCES/RESOLUTIONS
Section 103-338; Ord. 17347; Amending Chapter 13 RE: Business Licenses Including Armed Guard Licenses, Security Guard Licenses and Temporary Business Licenses
Ordinance No. 17347 Council
Bill No. B 209-02A
amending Chapter 13 of the City Code relating to business licenses including armed guard
licenses, security guard licenses and temporary business licenses; and fixing the time when this
ordinance shall become effective.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, AS
SECTION 1. Chapter 13 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia,
hereby amended as follows:
Material to be deleted in
strikeout; material to be added underlined.
Sec. 13-46. Definitions.
For the purpose of this article, the following definitions and rules of construction
(1) The term "armed guard" shall mean any person employed or retained
in any manner, who is
provided, required, or allowed to carry
, wear, or otherwise have upon his person, any
defined as such by Chapter 571 Revised Statutes of Missouri, as amended. Nothing herein shall
be construed to permit carrying of concealed weapons.
(2) The term "chief" shall mean the chief
of police or
his the chiefs designated
(3) The term conviction shall include a plea of guilty
or a finding of guilty followed by a
suspended imposition of sentence.
34) The term "Patrol
guard or watchman service" shall mean any person who furnishes the
services of another for the purposes of protection of property. The term shall include those who
promote such services.
45) The term "security
firm" shall mean any patrol, guard or watchman service business
which furnishes the services of an armed guard to another person or which employs an armed
guard in performing services for another person.
56) The term "security
guard" and shall mean any person employed by a patrol, guard or
watchman service for the purpose of protecting property, who is unarmed during the performance
of his while performing such duties.
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Sec. 13-50. Standards for issuance; additional standards for armed guards.
(a) No person shall be granted an armed guard or security guard license
unless such person has
been determined by the business license administrator to meet the following minimum standards:
(1) The applicant has not been convicted of a
felony, except for any federal or state offense
of unfair trade practices, antitrust violations, restraint of trade or other similar violations as
determined by the business license administrator; and any misdemeanor involving a firearm or
(2)(a) Security guard license applicants shall be at
least eighteen (18) years of age; armed guard
license applicants shall be at least twenty-one (21) years of age.
(b) Armed guard license applicants and security guard license applicants
have the burden of
demonstrating good moral character. If an applicant has been convicted of a felony within the
past ten (10) years or any misdemeanor involving theft, violence, drugs or sexual abuse within
the past five (5) years, the business license administrator may deny the license after considering
the nature of the crime committed in relation to the license sought, the conduct of the applicant
since the violation and other evidence as to the applicants character.
bc) Any person applying for an armed guard license shall
be determined by the chief to have
met or exceeded adequate standards for firearms safety, knowledge of the law with regard to the
use of firearms, and firearms skills commensurate with public safety. Such determination shall be
based on the following criteria: Have, within the last calendar year passed with a score of at least
seventy (70) percent on each section, a test provided by and administered by the chief, said test
to include written sections on firearms safety, firearms law, and firearms skills and a shooting
section on firearms safety and firearms skills, and a qualifying course of fire, the standards of
which shall be set out in regulations promulgated by the chief. The handgun and ammunition
used in the qualifying course of fire shall be the same as the handgun and ammunition that will
be carried while the applicant is performing his duties as an armed guard.
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Sec. 13-55. Fees.
(a) The following table of fees shall apply to this article:
(1) Application or reapplication and testing
(2) Written or shooting retest
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ARTICLE XII. TEMPORARY BUSINESS LICENSES
DIVISION 1. TEMPORARY ENTERTAINMENT EVENTS
Sec. 13-291. License required.
(a) No person shall produce or offer to the public a temporary entertainment
event without first
obtaining a temporary business license.
(b) An "entertainment event" includes but is not limited to any show,
music concert, theatrical
event, amusement, carnival or circus.
(c) A "temporary entertainment event" is any entertainment event which
is open to the public
for twenty-eight (28) consecutive days or less within any
six three-month period.
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DIVISION 2. TEMPORARY BUSINESS STANDS
Sec. 13-311. License required.
(a) No person shall erect, maintain, operate or occupy any temporary business
stand in the city
without first obtaining a temporary business license. No sales activities or services offered, other
than those outlined in the application for a temporary business stand license, shall be conducted
within the confines of the temporary business stand.
(b) A "temporary business stand" is any stationary booth, tent,
storeroom, street stand, or other
temporary place, for the sale of food, confections, toys, jewelry, groceries, dry goods, drinks of
all kind, goods, wares, merchandise or services, operated from doorways, building recesses,
alleyways, vacant lots, private parking lots, private streets or walkways or any other place near
the public streets of the city and which may last for fourteen (14) days and all days must be
consecutive in any three-month period at only one location.
(c) Non-profit charitable, religious, fraternal, civic, and educational institutions
from the provisions of this division.
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Sec. 13-314. License cards.
(a) The business license administrator shall issue to each licensee a license
card containing: the
words "temporary business license," the period for which the license is issued, the number
license and the place where the business may be conducted.
(b) Each license issued under this division shall be issued for fourteen (14)
days or less.
request, the license may be extended for an additional fourteen (14) days or less. Upon
license issued for less than fourteen (14) days may be extended; provided, that the total time of
the license does not exceed fourteen (14) days.
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Sec. 13-316. Licensee additional duties.
Immediately after ending use of the temporary business stand location, the licensee shall remove
all trash, refuse, rubbish, signs and unsold merchandise from the stand location.
Sec. 13-317. Compliance with the law.
Temporary business stands must comply with the pertinent provisions of the building code,
zoning regulations and sign regulations. If the temporary business stand involves the sale
preparation of food, the licensee must comply with all provisions of the City of Columbia Food
Code. Every operator of a temporary business stand shall comply with all applicable
and federal laws.
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DIVISION 3. TEMPORARY SPECIAL EVENTS
Sec. 13-411. License required.
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(c) A "temporary special event" is any exhibition, display or show,
individual exhibits or booths, for the purpose of selling, trading, bartering or displaying goods or
services to the public which is professionally promoted and which lasts for fourteen (14)
consecutive days or less within any
six (6) three (3) month period. Temporary
include, but are not limited to, trade shows, festivals and arts and crafts shows. Temporary
special event includes any festival held not more than once per week during not more than two
calendar months per calendar year in the central business district as defined in section
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Sec. 13-416. Compliance
under with the law.
If the temporary special event involves the sale or preparation of food, the licensee and all food
vendors must comply with all provisions of the City of Columbia Food Code. Every licensee
under this division shall comply with all city, state and federal laws.
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SECTION 2. This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after
PASSED this 17th day of June, 2002.