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23-1016.  Municipal license also required — Procedure. (1) It shall be competent and lawful for an incorporated municipality within the county wherein said county license to sell beer is granted by the county, by proper ordinance and regulation, to prohibit the sale of beer within the incorporated limits of such incorporated municipality until a retailer’s license is first obtained from such incorporated municipality. Provided, however, that no incorporated municipality shall issue a license to any retailer until such retailer shall have first obtained a county license from the board of county commissioners, and that a revocation of the license granted by the board of county commissioners shall work a revocation of license granted by such incorporated municipality. Provided, further, that no municipality, whether operating under a special charter or otherwise, shall exact a license fee from any retailer except as follows:
(a)  Where such retailer sells only bottled or canned beer: none of which is consumed on the premises where sold, the license fee shall be equal to twenty-five per cent (25%) of the license fee exacted under subsection (1)(b) of this section.
(b)  Where such retailer sells for consumption on the premises, draught beer and bottled or canned beer or draught beer only, not in excess of two hundred dollars ($200) a year.
(2)  The city council shall establish by ordinance a procedure for processing applications for licenses, transfers or renewals thereof in a timely manner. Each application for a license, transfer or renewal thereof, required by the provisions of this section, shall be submitted to the city council for a decision. The city council shall have a reasonable time to examine the application before a decision is made on granting or denying the license, or the transfer or renewal thereof. Each city council shall establish, by ordinance, a time period within which a decision must be made following submission of an application. Whenever a city council denies an application, the council shall specify in writing:
(a)  The statutes, ordinances and standards used in evaluating the application;
(b)  The reasons for denial; and
(c)  The actions, if any, that the applicant could take to obtain the license, transfer or renewal thereof.
(3)  Nothing in this section shall be construed as prohibiting the delegation of the processing of an application and the granting or denying thereof, as provided in subsection (2) of this section, to a municipality’s city clerk. If the licensing power is delegated, an applicant denied a license, transfer, or renewal thereof may appeal the city clerk’s decision to the city council, within the time and in the manner as the city council may provide by ordinance.
(4)  An applicant denied a license, transfer or renewal thereof or aggrieved by a decision of the city council pursuant to this section may, within twenty-eight (28) days, after all remedies have been exhausted under city ordinances and procedures, seek judicial review under the procedures provided in chapter 52, title 67, Idaho Code, and for such purposes a city shall be construed to mean an agency.
(5)  In all cases where the city council is considering an application for or hearing an appeal from a denial of a license, transfer or renewal thereof, a transcribable verbatim record of the proceedings shall be made. If the application for or appeal from a denial of a license, transfer or renewal is denied, a transcribable, verbatim record of the proceedings shall be kept for a period of not less than six (6) months after a final decision on the matter. For the purpose of this section, the date of final decision shall be the date upon which the written decision of the city council is transmitted. Upon written request and within the time period provided for retention of the record, any person may have the record transcribed at his expense. The city council shall also provide for the keeping of minutes of the proceedings. Minutes shall be retained indefinitely or as otherwise provided by law.

[23-1016, added 1935, ch. 132, sec. 7-B, as added by 1947, ch. 192, sec. 7, p. 462; am. 1981, ch. 237, sec. 1, p. 477; am. 1983, ch. 50, sec. 4, p. 122; am. 1987, ch. 12, sec. 1, p. 16; am. 1993, ch. 216, sec. 7, p. 593.]

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