§489D-11 Issuance of license; grounds for denial. (a) Upon the filing of a complete application, the commissioner shall investigate the financial condition and responsibility, financial and business experience, character, and general fitness of the applicant. The commissioner may conduct an on-site investigation of the applicant, the reasonable cost of which shall be borne by the applicant.
(b) If the commissioner finds that:
(1) The applicant's business will be conducted honestly, fairly, and in a manner commanding the confidence and trust of the community;
(2) The applicant has fulfilled the requirements imposed by this chapter; and
(3) The applicant has paid the required license fee,
the commissioner shall issue a license to the applicant authorizing the applicant to engage in the licensed activities in the State for a term expiring on December 31 of the calendar year in which the license is issued.
(c) If the commissioner is not satisfied that the applicant meets all the criteria set forth for approval, the commissioner shall issue a written decision denying the application.
(d) Any applicant aggrieved by a denial issued by the commissioner under this chapter may submit a request for a contested case hearing in accordance with chapter 91. [L 2006, c 153, pt of §1; am L 2008, c 195, §7]