(b) All applicants for license, owners and all salespersons of an owner or licensee shall submit to examination by the Director of Finance and Chief of Police, including an appropriate background check, as to any disqualifying offenses contained in Section 15A-4 above.
(c) No license shall be issued to or renewed for any person, owner, or any salesperson of an owner or licensee who has, within five years of issuance or renewal, been convicted of or pled guilty or nolo contendere to any felony involving any offense or any misdemeanor involving theft-related offenses, in any state.
(d) All licensees shall submit the identity of all owners and salespersons to the Director of Finance on a continuing basis as changes occur for the purpose of allowing a complete check in order that these requirements be fulfilled.
(e) All salespersons of licensees or owners shall carry a picture identification card supplied by the licensee or owner. Such identification card shall conform to all rules prescribed by the Director of Finance.
(f) No license shall be issued or renewed if it is determined that a person falsified, concealed, or misrepresented any material fact by any device, trick, or scheme while making application for the initial business license or any application for renewal.
All owners, licensees and salespersons of any owner or licensee shall be covered by a surety bond in the amount of $5,000 in favor of Columbus, Georgia, conditioned upon faithful compliance with the laws of Columbus, Georgia and the State of Georgia. Said surety shall be issued by a bonding, surety, or insurance company licensed to do business in the State of Georgia. The term of the bond shall be for one year and shall correspond to the period of any license issued under this chapter. The Director of Finance shall have the right to recover on the bond for the breach of its conditions whenever an owner, licensee or salesperson of an owner or licensee violates any provisions of this chapter or any laws or regulations of the State of Georgia governing burglar and fire alarm sales and installation.
Section 15A-7. Location of business.
All businesses regulated by this chapter shall be located at an identifiable street address in Columbus, Georgia, specifically excluding any hotel or extended stay lodging facility, which shall be provided to the Director of Finance on a license or renewal application. No licensee shall change the address for any business without giving thirty (30) days advance written notice to the Director of Finance and the Chief of Police. All business locations shall meet all requirements of the Unified Development Ordinance of Columbus, Georgia.
Section 15A-8. Penalty.
Any person who violates any provision of this Chapter shall, upon conviction, be punished as provided in Section 1-8 of this Code.