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WEST VIRGINIA CODE
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WVC 60-8-17 §60-8-17. License issuance or refusal; terms of license.
(a) Upon receipt of the application, fee, and bond if required, the commissioner shall conduct such investigation as he may deem necessary to determine the accuracy of the matters contained in the application. For the purposes of conducting such investigation, the commissioner may withhold the granting or refusal to grant a license for a period not to exceed thirty days. If it appears that there is no false statement contained in the application and that the issuance of the license would not be in conflict with any of the provisions of this chapter, the commissioner shall issue the license, and otherwise shall refuse to issue such license.

(b) The commissioner shall refuse the license of any applicant if he finds that such applicant is not a suitable person or that the place of business of such applicant is not a suitable place or that such applicant has not complied with the provisions of this chapter. Upon refusal to issue such license, the commissioner shall enter an order refusing such application, which refusal is final unless a hearing is requested in accordance with the provisions of section eighteen of this article. When such refusal becomes final the commissioner shall forthwith refund to the applicant his fees and bond accompanying said application.

(c) Such license shall expire on the thirtieth day of June next following the date it was issued and may be renewed upon the same showing as required for the issuance of the initial license, together with the payment of fee and filing of any bond required by this article.

(d) Such license shall not be transferred to another person, but the location of the premises to which the license relates may be changed with the written consent of the commissioner if the new location is such as would satisfy the requirements of this article upon an initial application.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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