(1) Twenty percent of the one-time-only initial licensing fee based on seating capacity described in 16-4-420, MCA, must be submitted with an original application for a new license.

(2) The department must pay interest on the initial licensing fee if the processing time exceeds four months from receipt of a complete application when that delay is caused by either the Department of Justice's or Department of Revenue's failure to act in a timely manner. If the investigation into the application uncovers the necessity to analyze additional information not previously provided by the applicant, the four-month time period stops until the information is provided.

(3) If an application is terminated, the processing fee will be retained by the department.

(4) The balance of the initial licensing fee and any interest accrued during the processing of the application will be refunded.

History: 16-1-303, MCA; IMP, 16-4-420, MCA; NEW, 1998 MAR p. 3221, Eff. 11/20/98; AMD, 2000 MAR p. 1762, Eff. 7/14/00; AMD, 2003 MAR p. 21, Eff. 1/17/03; AMD, 2010 MAR p. 2225, Eff. 9/24/10.