V C Section 11107 Refusal to Issue License

Refusal to Issue License

11107.  (a) The department may refuse to issue a license certificate under this chapter to any applicant to own or operate a school or to any instructor when it finds and determines any of the following to exist:

(1) The applicant has not met the qualifications required under this chapter.

(2) The applicant was previously the holder of a license under this chapter which was revoked or suspended, which was never reissued by the department after revocation, or which was never reinstated after suspension.

(3) The applicant was previously the holder of an occupational license issued by another state, authorizing the same or similar activities of a license issued under this division; and that license was revoked or suspended for cause and was never reissued, or was suspended for cause, and the terms of suspension have not been fulfilled.

(4) The applicant has done any act or series of acts which would be a cause for suspension or revocation under Section 11110.

(5) If the applicant is a business, a business representative was the holder of a revoked or suspended license previously issued under this chapter which was never reissued after revocation or which was never reinstated after suspension, or a business representative, though not previously the holder of a license, has done any act or series of acts which would be a cause for revocation or suspension under Section 11110.

(6) By reason of the facts and circumstances relating to the organization, control, and management of the business, it is likely that the policy or operation of the business will be directed, controlled, or managed by a business representative who, by reason of any act, series of acts, or conduct described in paragraph (4) or (5), would be ineligible for a license and that, by licensing the business, the purposes of this division would be defeated.

(7) The applicant has knowingly made a false statement or knowingly concealed a material fact in applying for a license.

(8) The applicant, or one of the business representatives if the applicant is a business, has been convicted of a crime, or has committed any act or engaged in conduct involving moral turpitude, which is substantially related to the qualifications, functions, or duties of the licensed activity. A conviction after a plea of nolo contendere is a conviction within the meaning of this section.

(b) Upon refusal of the department to issue a license, the applicant may demand, in writing, a hearing before the director or the director's representative within 60 days after notice of refusal.

The hearing shall be conducted pursuant to Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 11500) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code.

(c) A person whose license has been revoked, or whose application for a license has been refused, may reapply for the license after a period of not less than one year has elapsed from the effective date of the decision revoking the license or refusing the application.

Amended Ch. 1563, Stats. 1990. Effective January 1, 1991.
Amended Sec. 42, Ch. 877, Stats. 1998. Effective January 1, 1999.