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File #: Ord 21-26    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 7/28/2021
Title: Amending Chapter 310.02 of the Legislative Code to allow re-application within a year if a license applicant can provide evidence of rehabilitation as outlined in Minnesota Statute 364.03, subd. 3.
Sponsors: Nelsie Yang, Dai Thao, Mitra Jalali, Jane L. Prince, Amy Brendmoen, Chris Tolbert
Attachments: 1. Minnesota Statute 364.03 Subd 3
Title
Amending Chapter 310.02 of the Legislative Code to allow re-application within a year if a license applicant can provide evidence of rehabilitation as outlined in Minnesota Statute 364.03, subd. 3.
Body
Section 1
Whereas, ordinances of the City of Saint Paul should address the restorative justice in addressing racial disparities in places of licensing and;
Whereas, an applicant who has been denied a license based on a criminal conviction but has subsequently completed rehabilitation should be given a chance to apply for a license without facing a one year penalty wait time and;
Whereas, an applicant who presents evidence of rehabilitation which meets the standards outlined in Minnesota Statute section 364.03, subd. 3, should not be denied or disqualified from applying to obtain licensing in the City of Saint Paul; now therefore
THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAINT PAUL DOES ORDAIN:
Section 2
Saint Paul Legislative Code section 310.02 is hereby amended to read as follows:
Sec. 310.02. - Application.
(a) Form. All applicants for licenses or permits issued pursuant to these chapters shall make both original and renewal applications to the inspector on such forms as are provided by the division. Such applications shall not be received by the inspector until completely filled out, accompanied by all fees, insurance policies, bonds, deposits, sureties, and indemnifications or certificates required by these chapters, together with the certification required in paragraph (b) below.
(b) Taxes. No person shall be granted a license or a renewal of a license required by the Saint Paul Legislative Code unless, prior to and in addition to any other requirements, rules or ordinances heretofore or hereafter required, the Ramsey County Department of Property Taxation certifies that said applicant has paid any and all taxes, real or personal, before said taxes become delinquent, on any property, real or personal, situated within the City of Saint Paul and used in connec...

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