23-1037. Determination to revoke, suspend or refuse renewal of license by director — Monetary penalty. (1) In the event of a conviction of any brewer manufacturing beer in this state or of any wholesaler or retailer licensed under the provisions of this chapter, of any law of the state of Idaho, or of the United States, regulating, governing or prohibiting the sale, manufacture, transportation or possession of alcoholic beverages or intoxicating liquor, or if the director shall determine that any such licensee has violated any of the provisions of this chapter or any regulation of the director promulgated under the authority of this chapter, the director may, in his discretion, and in addition to any other penalty imposed, determine to revoke the license of any such licensee, to suspend the same for a period not in excess of six (6) months, or to refuse to grant a renewal of such license after the date of its expiration.
(2) When the director determines to suspend such license, the affected licensee may petition the director prior to the effective date of the suspension requesting that a monetary payment be allowed in lieu of the license suspension. If the director determines such payment to be consistent with the purpose of the laws of the state of Idaho and is in the public interest, he shall establish a monetary payment in an amount not to exceed five thousand dollars ($5,000). The licensee may reject the payment amount determined by the director, and instead be subject to the suspension provisions of subsection (1) of this section. Upon payment of the amount established, the director shall cancel the suspension period. The director shall cause any payment to be paid to the treasurer of the state of Idaho for credit to the state’s general account in the state operating fund.
(3) The suspension of a license for the sale of liquor or wine shall automatically result in the suspension of any license for the sale of beer held by the same licensee and issued for the same premises or location. Such additional suspension shall be equal in length to and run concurrently with the period of the suspension.
(4) When a proceeding to revoke or suspend a license has been or is about to be instituted, during the time a renewal application of such license is pending before the director, the director shall renew the license notwithstanding the pending proceedings, but such renewed license may be revoked or suspended without hearing if and when the previous license is, for any reason, revoked or suspended.
[I.C., sec. 23-1037, as added by 1961, ch. 299, sec. 7, p. 543; am. 1974, ch. 27, sec. 52, p. 811; am. 1979, ch. 295, sec. 1, p. 778; am. 1981, ch. 199, sec. 2, p. 352; am. 1991, ch. 50, sec. 2, p. 92; am. 1993, ch. 347, sec. 2, p. 1291.]