(1) When any alcoholic beverages license is suspended or revoked by the department, the department shall cause a notice to be posted on the inside of the licensed premises so that the notice can be seen from the outside, stating that the license has been suspended or revoked. The notice must identify the number of the license, the name of the licensee, the reason for the suspension or revocation, and the period of suspension. The suspension or revocation notice issued by the department must be dated and signed. The notice must be posted at all times during the period of suspension. In the case of a revocation, the notice must be posted on the premises for a period of 10 days. If the notice is removed or caused to be removed by the licensee or any employee of the licensee during a period of suspension, the license shall be permanently revoked and the licensee must be so notified in writing at the time the notice is posted. The license or licenses suspended will be held by the department during the period of suspension. The department may waive the notice and posting requirements for revocations provided in this rule.
(2) A revoked or lapsed license affects a license quota area as follows:
(a) if an action against the license causes the creation of the last remaining license for that license type in the quota area, the department shall publish the availability of a retail alcoholic beverage license in accordance with ARM 42.12.502; or
(b) if the number of licenses issued for a quota area exceeds statutory limitations, the license will cease to exist and the department will adjust the license quota accordingly.
(3) If a revoked or lapsed beer license originally issued within an incorporated city quota area before October 1, 1997, is reinstated, the license may not be used for premises where gambling is conducted.