This section does not apply to serices, agencies and persons d by the state or the city pursuant to a specific service or ordinance, and employees employed by a business so d, and which perform an escort or an escort service function as a service merely incidental to the primary function of such profession, employment servoces business and which do not hold themselves out to the public as an escort or an escort service.
No person may engage in, conduct or carry on the operation or maintenance of an escort service without escorte obtaining a valid escort service issued under this chapter.
A may be issued only for one escort service located at a fixed and certain place. Any person desiring to operate more than one escort service must have a for each escort service. All escort services existing in the city at the time of the adoption of this chapter must submit an application for a within sixty 60 days of the adoption of this chapter. Any person desiring to obtain an escort service shall pay the required fee as specified in Section 3.
The information provided to the service shall be provided under oath. If the servlces is a corporation, the name of the corporation shall be set forth exactly as set forth in its articles of incorporation, together with the date and state of incorporation, the name and residence address of each of its officers, directors and each stockholder holding five percent or more of the stock or beneficial ownership of the corporation. The application shall also be verified by an officer of the corporation.
If the applicant is escorte partnership, the application shall set forth the name of the partnership and the name and residence address of each of the partners, including limited partners, and shall be verified by each partner.
If one or more of the partners is a corporation, the provisions of this section pertaining to a corporate applicant shall apply to the corporate partner. If the applicant is neither a corporation nor a partnership, the application shall set forth the true full name and residence address of the applicant and shall be verified by the applicant.
The application shall also include any other name by which the applicant has been known during the five years. The application also shall set forth the proposed place of business of the escort service by business address, including suiteand not by post office box, and shall contain a description of the nature and scope of the proposed business operation. In addition, the following information serivces be furnished concerning the applicant if an individual; concerning each officer and director and all stockholders who own five percent or more of the stock or beneficial ownership if the applicant is a corporation; concerning each partner, including limited partners, if the applicant is a partnership: 1.
The residence address, if any, for a period of three years immediately prior to the date of application and the dates of such residence; 2. Written proof that the individual edcorte at least eighteen 18 years of age; 3. A complete set of fingerprints; 4. The business, occupation or employment history for three years immediately preceding the date of application, including, but not limited to, whether such person ly operated under any permit or in another city in this or another state and whether any such permit or had ever been suspended or revoked; 5.
All services in any state or federal court within the past five years, including municipal ordinance violations, exclusive of escorte convictions, with a brief statement of the nature of the convictions and the jurisdiction in xervices the convictions occurred; 6. All pending criminal charges in any state or federal court, with a brief statement of the nature of the pending charges and the jurisdiction in which the charges are pending; 7.
The names of persons who will have custody of the business records at the business location; 8. The name and address of the person who will be the agent for service of process.
The city clerk shall notify the escorye of police, the chief of the fire department, the building inspector and the council or its deee of any escort service application and these officials shall inspect or cause to be inspected each such application and the premises to determine whether the applicant and the premises sought to be d comply with the regulations, ordinances and laws applicable thereto.
These officials shall furnish to the licensing committee, in writing, the information derived from such investigation and a statement as to whether the applicant and the escorte meet the requirements of the departments for whom the officer is certifying within ten days of receipt of notice from the city clerk. No shall be renewed without a reinspection of the premises.
Within thirty 30 days of receiving an application for athe council shall grant or deny a to the applicant upon a recommendation of the committee. The city clerk shall notify the applicant whether the application is granted or denied. Whenever an application is denied, the service clerk shall advise the applicant, in writing, of the reasons for such action.
If the applicant requests a hearing within ten days of receipt of notification of denial, a public hearing shall be held within ten days thereafter before the council or its deee. escorte
Failure or refusal of the applicant to give any information relevant to the application, failure or refusal to escorte at any reasonable time and place for service under oath regarding the application or refusal to submit to or cooperate with regard to any information required by this section shall constitute an admission by the applicant that he is ineligible for such and shall be grounds for denial.
The council shall issue sservices escort service if, upon recommendation by the licensing committee, it finds that: A. The required fee has been paid; B. The application conforms in all respects to this chapter; C. The applicant has not knowingly made servkces material misstatement in the application; D.
The applicant has fully cooperated in the investigation of his application; E. The applicant has not had an escort service or permit or other similar or permit revoked or suspended in this state or any other state within three years prior to the date of application; G.
The applicant, if an individual; any of the stockholders holding five percent or more of the stock or beneficial ownership of the corporation; and any officers, agents or directors, if the applicant is a corporation; or any of the partners, including limited partners, if the applicant is a partnership, does not, at the time of application, have pending any criminal charge for, or within five years prior to the escortw of application has not been convicted of any offense involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, robbery, the use or escorte use of force or violence upon the person of another, or sexual immorality under Ch.
Escorhe applicant, if a corporation, is d to do business and is in good standing in the state; I. All individual applicants; all stockholders holding five percent or more of the stock or beneficial ownership, directors and officers, if the application is a corporation; and all partners, including limited partners, if the applicant is a partnership, are at least eighteen 18 services of age. No person may work or perform services as an escort in the city, either individually or while working for an escort service, unless the person has first obtained a valid escort issued under this section.
All persons working or performing services as an escort in the city at the time of the passage of this section shall submit an application for a within sixty 60 days of the adoption of this section.
Any applicant for an escort shall furnish all information required by Section 5. The applicant shall provide two passport-size color photographs at least one inch by one inch taken within three months of the date of application.
In addition, the applicant shall identify by name and address the escort service at which the applicant is currently working, if any, or at which the applicant expects escorte be employed. Zervices for an escort shall be referred to the chief of police who shall cause an investigation to be made of the applicant and service the findings of the investigation to the licensing committee of the council within ten days of receipt of notice from the city clerk.
Within thirty servicws days of receiving an application for an escortthe council shall grant or deny a to the applicant upon a recommendation of the committee.
The council shall issue servicex escort if, upon recommendation by the licensing committee, it finds that: A. The applicant has not had an escort or permit or other similar or permit revoked or suspended in this state or any other state within three years prior to the date of application; F.
The applicant does not, at the time of application, have pending any criminal charge for, or within five years prior to the date of application has not been convicted of, any offense involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, robbery, the use or threatened use of force or violence upon the person of another, or sexual immorality under Ch. The applicant is at least eighteen 18 years of age.
The shall be in such form as to avoid alteration.
The certificate shall be carried on the person of the escort and shall be exhibited to any person, including law enforcement personnel, requesting to see it at any time while the person is engaged in acting as an escort. Any corporation holding an escort service under this chapter shall report to the city clerk, in writing, within fifteen escotte days of the event described herein, any of the following: A.
Any change of officers of the corporation; B. Any change in the membership of the board of directors of the corporation. Upon the sale or transfer of any interest in an escort service, the shall be void. Any person desiring to continue to operate an escort service following sale or transfer shall apply for a. The operator shall be punishable for such act or omission in the same manner as escorte the operator committed the act or caused the omission. The operator shall be punishable for such act or omission in the same manner as if the operator caused such act or omission.
No escort service operator may allow or permit any person to work as an escort for such escort service unless the person so employed has a valid escort issued by the city. No escort may work for any escort service operator unless the escort service operator has esorte valid escort service issued by the city. No escort service may conduct any business without maintaining on its premises a daily register containing the name of each escort currently employed or otherwise working for the escort service on the date in question, a duplicate of the escort service required servcies Section 5.
The daily register shall be available during all business hours for inspection by law enforcement personnel.
No person d as an escort or escort service may in any manner advertise its services as d by the service. Every issued pursuant to this chapter will terminate escorte the expiration of one year from date of issuance unless sooner revoked and must be renewed before operation is allowed in the servixes year. The renewal application shall contain such information and data, given under oath or affirmation, as is required servicees an application for a new.
Applications to renew s shall be processed by the city in the same fashion as new applications. If the application is denied, one-half of the total fees collected shall be returned.
Any escort service or escort may be suspended for not more than ninety 90 days or revoked by the council for any of the following reasons: 1. Any of the grounds that would warrant the denial of the original application for the ; 2. Discovery that false or misleading information or data was given on any application or material facts were omitted from any application; 3. The operator or any employee of the operator or any escort employed by the operator violates any provision of this section or any rules or regulations adopted by the council pursuant to this chapter; provided, however, that in the case of a first offense by an operator where the conduct was solely that of an employee or escort, the penalty shall not exceed a suspension of thirty 30 days if the council shall find that the operator had no actual or constructive knowledge of such violation and could not, by the service of due diligence, have had such actual or constructive knowledge; 4.
The e becomes ineligible to obtain a or permit; 5. Any cost or fee escorte to be paid by this chapter is not paid. An escort service or escort may be suspended or revoked after notice and hearing before the licensing committee of the council to determine if grounds for such suspension or revocation exist. The notice shall be served at least ten days prior to the date of hearing. The notice shall state the grounds of the complaint against the e and shall deate the time and place where the hearing will be held.
Any operator whose is revoked shall not be eligible to receive a for one year from the date of revocation. No location or premises for which a has been issued shall be used as an escort service for six months from the date of revocation of the. Any person, firm, partnership, or corporation who violates any part of this chapter shall be subject to the penalty and enforcement provisions in Chapter 1.