(a) Upon submission of a business license application, and upon referral by the Governor to the executive secretary of the territorial planning commission, the applicant's name will be placed on the agenda of the next meeting of the commission. The applicant will be informed by the secretary regarding the time and place of the meeting and will be asked to appear before the commission to present his business proposal.
(b) The recommendation of the commission, following the presentation of the applicant, will be forwarded in writing to the Governor with a copy to the applicant.
(c) Should the commission deny the issuance of a license, the applicant has the right to appeal the decision to the governor of American Samoa. Since under present law the Governor cannot reverse a denial for license from the commission, the commission will, upon referral from the Governor, consider such appeals where there are special circumstances or conditions not previously considered or presented to the commission.
(d) The Governor, under authority of the licensing laws may reverse a positive recommendation of the commission and withhold license approval.History: 3-77, eff 14 Sep 77, § 3.