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23-907. Investigation of applications. Upon receipt of an application for a license under this act, accompanied by the necessary license fee, the director, within ninety (90) days thereafter, shall cause to be made a thorough investigation of all matters pertaining thereto. The investigation shall include a fingerprint-based criminal history check of the Idaho central criminal history database and the federal bureau of investigation criminal history database. Each person listed as an applicant on an initial application shall submit a full set of fingerprints and the fee to cover the cost of the criminal history background check for such person with the application. If the director shall determine that the contents of the application are true, that such applicant is qualified to receive a license, that his premises are suitable for the carrying on of the business, and that the requirements of this act and the rules promulgated by the director are met and complied with, he shall issue such license; otherwise the application shall be denied and the license fee, less the costs and expenses of investigation, returned to the applicant.
In making the investigation required by this section the director shall have the power to investigate and examine the books and records of the licensee and any person having a financial interest in any business to be conducted on the licensed premises, including, but not limited to, their bank accounts, returns filed under the Idaho income tax act, as amended, and any other sources of information deemed desirable by the director and not specifically prohibited by law.
[23-907, added 1947, ch. 274, sec. 7, p. 870; am. 1974, ch. 27, sec. 23, p. 811; am. 2001, ch. 284, sec. 1, p. 1015; am. 2016, ch. 77, sec. 1, p. 254.]