(1) The Licensing Officer, or on appeal, the Hearing Examiner, may suspend, revoke or refuse to issue a license if the licensee or applicant has violated any of the provisions of this title. A violation includes any and all failures to meet or maintain any of the requirements or qualifications set forth in this chapter for obtaining a license and the making of a materially false statement in the affidavit required under this chapter. The decision to suspend, revoke or refuse to issue a license may be appealed to the Hearing Examiner pursuant to Chapter 2.50 PMC.
(2) Upon a violation of this chapter, a penalty assessment of $250.00 per violation, up to a maximum of $10,000, may be assessed against the for-hire business, the for-hire driver, or both. The failure of the licensee to pay an assessment automatically suspends the license until such time as the assessment is paid. The Licensing Officer, or designee, is hereby authorized to use any lawful means to collect penalties assessed under this chapter, including the use of a collection agency. Suspensions, revocations, and penalties are suspended during the course of the appeal hearing and review unless the Licensing Officer finds by clear and convincing evidence that the licensee or applicant’s claim is meritless. [Ord. 4342, 2017; Code 1970 § 5.45A.130.]