§ 5-57-20. Procedure for approval or denial of applications.
(a) The procedure of the licensing authority in approving or denying an application shall be as follows:
(1)(i) If the application is approved, the licensing authority shall notify the applicant, in writing, of the approval, and shall state that if bond is not received with the application, upon compliance with § 5-57-21, a license will be issued.
(ii) That notification shall state that the issued license shall expire in one year, unless renewed in accordance with §§ 5-57-22 and 5-57-23, and shall state the time within which application for renewal must be made;
(2) If the application of the alarm business is denied, the licensing authority shall notify the applicant, in writing, and shall state the grounds for denial and advise the applicant of his or her right to a hearing on the denial in accordance with the provisions established by the Administrative Procedures Act, chapter 35 of title 42. If the grounds for denial are subject to correction by the applicant, the notice of denial shall state and the applicant shall be given reasonable time after receipt and acknowledgement of that notice, at the discretion of the licensing authority (or, upon application, a reasonable period of time), within which to make the required correction.
(b) If the application of the alarm business is denied, the applicant may schedule a hearing to be held before the licensing authority or an officer designated by the licensing authority in accordance with the provisions for that hearing as prescribed in the Administrative Procedures Act, chapter 35 of title 42.
(P.L. 1977, ch. 248, § 1; P.L. 1978, ch. 119, § 1; P.L. 1979, ch. 219, § 1.)