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Record #: O2017-2138   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 3/29/2017 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on License and Consumer Protection
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Section 4-4-060 regarding license applications, renewals and inspections
Sponsors: Mitchell, Gregory I., Harris, Michelle A., Willie B. Cochran, O'Shea, Matthew J., Thompson, Patrick D., Scott, Jr. Michael, Sawyer, Roderick T., Mitts, Emma, Dowell, Pat, King, Sophia D., Ervin, Jason C., Taliaferro, Chris, Burnett, Jr., Walter, Villegas, Gilbert, Austin, Carrie M., Hairston, Leslie A., Brookins, Jr., Howard
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 4 - Businesses, Occupations & Consumer Protection - Ch. 4 General Licensing Provisions
Attachments: 1. O2017-2138.pdf
Related files: R2019-362
License and Consumer Protection



SECTION 1. The Municipal Code of the City of Chicago is hereby amended by revising Section 4-4-060, by adding the language underscored, as follows:

4-4-060 License - Application and Renewal - Inspection or investigation.

(Omitted language is not affected by this ordinance)
(b) Upon receipt of an application for a license, the commissioner shall transmit to the appropriate departments or boards, and alderman, all information necessary for any required investigation, inspection or approval. Within ten days after the receipt of such information, the head of the applicable department or board shall investigate the applicant or inspect the business premises, as appropriate and shall provide the commissioner with a written report summarizing the results of such investigation or inspection, or, if applicable, whether the license applicant has sufficiently self-certified the requirements necessary for approval of the application. The alderman shall have twenty days to inform the commissioner in writing of his recommendation on whether to approve the application. If the recommendation is not to approve the application, the reasons for the denial must be provided. If the alderman signs an approval letter or does not submit a recommendation within twenty days, he will be deemed to be in approval of the issuance of the license. The commissioner is also authorized to examine the applicant for a license or renewal thereof or its controlling persons under oath, and to examine the books and records of any such applicant. If the applicant fails to appear to answer any question or to produce any book(s) or record(s) required to be produced, such failure shall be sufficient grounds to disapprove the license application. Within two business days of receipt of such written report, the commissioner shall transmit the application and accompanying report to the mayor, along with ...

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