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File #: Ord 11-93    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 9/28/2011
Title: Amending Chapter 310.05 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code to simplify matrix penalties for repeat violations.
Sponsors: Kathy Lantry
Attachments: 1. Chapter 310 Penalty Matrix.pdf
Amending Chapter 310.05 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code to simplify matrix penalties for repeat violations.



Section 1

Section 310.05 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

(a) Adverse action; notice and hearing requirements. In any case where the council may or intends to consider any adverse action, including the revocation or suspension of a license, the imposition of conditions upon a license, or the denial of an application for the grant, issuance or renewal of a license, or the disapproval of a license issued by the State of Minnesota, the applicant or licensee shall be given notice and an opportunity to be heard as provided herein. The council may consider such adverse actions when recommended by the inspector, by the director, by the director of any executive department established pursuant to Chapter 9 of the Charter, by the city attorney or on its own initiative.


(m) Presumptive penalties for certain violations. The purpose of this section is to establish a standard by which the city council determines the amount of fines, the length of license suspensions and the propriety of revocations, and shall apply to all license types, except that in the case of a violation involving a liquor license § 409.26 shall apply where a specific violation is listed. In the case of an adverse action filed for a violation of chapter 331A, the licensee shall be given a fine for each individual violation of § 331A. The total fine amount for violations of § 331A may exceed the maximum fine outlined below due to multiple violations in one (1) appearance. All penalty recommendations for chapter 331A violations shall be based on the food penalty guideline referred to in chapter 331A. These penalties are presumed to be appropriate for every case; however the council may deviate therefrom in an individual case where the council finds and determine...

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