A permittee shall not employ an unsuitable person in any position involved with the preparation, sale, distribution, or dispensing of alcoholic beverages or place such a person in charge of the licensed premises.  For purposes of this Rule, "unsuitable person" includes a person who:

(1)           has been convicted of a felony within the preceding three years;

(2)           has been convicted of an alcoholic beverage or controlled substances offense within the preceding two years; or

(3)           has had any permit for the sale or possession of alcoholic beverages revoked within the preceding three years.

The Commission may waive the provisions of this Rule upon investigation and determination that the restriction would cause undue hardship for the employee or the permittee or otherwise unreasonably interfere with the operation of a licensed establishment.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 18B-100; 18B‑207; 18B‑1003(c);

Eff. January 1, 1982;

Amended Eff. May 1, 1984;

Transferred and Recodified from 04 NCAC 02S .0214 Eff. August 1, 2015;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. August 20, 2016.