(A) Any person making application concerning a permit to conduct a business for which a permit is required under this chapter shall list on the application the name and address of each person having a legal or beneficial interest in the ownership of the business, including contracts for purchase on an installment basis. If any person is a corporation or limited liability company, the applicant shall list the names of each officer of the corporation; the names of each officer of the limited liability company, if the limited liability company has officers, and the names of the managing members of the company or the managers of the company, if the management of the company is not reserved to its members; the names of each person owning or controlling five per cent or more of the capital stock of the corporation; and the names of each person owning or controlling five per cent or more of either the voting interests or membership interests in the limited liability company. If any person is a partnership or association, the applicant shall list the names of each partner or member of the association. Any person having a legal or beneficial interest in the ownership of the business, other than a bank as defined in section 1101.01 of the Revised Code or a building and loan association as defined in section 1151.01 of the Revised Code, shall notify the division of liquor control of the interest, including contracts for purchase on an installment basis, occurring after the application for, or the issuance of, the permit. The notification shall be given within fifteen days of the change. Whenever the person to whom a permit has been issued is a corporation or limited liability company and any transfer of that corporation's stock or that limited liability company's membership interests is proposed such that, following the transfer, the owner of the majority or plurality of shares of stock in the corporation would change or the owner of the majority or plurality of the limited liability company's membership interests would change, the proposed transfer of stock or membership interests shall be considered a proposed transfer of ownership of the permit, and application shall be made to the division of liquor control for a transfer of ownership. The application shall be subject to the notice and hearing requirements of section 4303.26 of the Revised Code and to the restrictions imposed by section 4303.29 and division (A)(1) of section 4303.292 of the Revised Code.
(B) Whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree.
Effective Date: 07-23-2004