Section 5-18-6

License - Investigation of application; issuance or denial of license.

(a) Investigation of application. - Upon the filing of such application and the payment of such fees, the supervisor shall investigate the facts concerning the application and the requirements provided for in subsection (b) of this section. The supervisor shall grant or deny such application for a license within 90 days from the filing thereof with the required information and fees unless the period is extended by written agreement between the applicant and the supervisor.

(b) Issuance of license. - If the supervisor shall find that the liquid assets, financial responsibility, experience, character and the general fitness of the applicant are such as to warrant the belief that the business will be operated lawfully, honestly, fairly and efficiently, within the purposes of this chapter, and that allowing such applicant to engage in the business would promote the convenience and advantage of the community in which the business of the applicant is to be conducted, he shall thereupon enter an order granting such application and file his findings with the bureau and forthwith issue and deliver a license to the applicant.

(c) Denial of license. - If the supervisor shall not so find, he shall notify the applicant in writing who may request a hearing on the application. The request for a hearing must be within 30 days of the rejection, with the hearing to be held within 30 days of the date of the request. After such hearing or if no hearing is demanded, the supervisor may deny such application by written order accompanied by his findings of fact and shall deliver a copy of such order and findings to the applicant. The investigation fee shall be retained by the supervisor while the license fee shall be returned to the applicant.

(Acts 1959, No. 374, p. 966, §5.)