Substitute Senate Bill No. 1217
         Substitute Senate Bill No. 1217

               PUBLIC ACT NO. 97-78


AN ACT CONCERNING  UNIT  PRICING  AND  SHELF  LIFE
PRICING.


    Be  it  enacted  by  the  Senate  and House of
Representatives in General Assembly convened:
    Section 1. Subsection (c) of section 21a-74 of
the general statutes is repealed and the following
is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (c) [No] ANY  PRINTED  advertisement  to  aid,
promote [,] or  assist, directly or indirectly, in
the sale of  any consumer commodity subject to the
provisions  of subsection  (a)  of  this  section,
WHICH PRINTED ADVERTISEMENT  COMPARES OR OTHERWISE
DISPLAYS DIFFERENT SIZES  OR  MEASURES OF THE SAME
SUCH COMMODITY, shall NOT state the total price of
such commodity unless [it] SUCH ADVERTISEMENT also
states the unit price of such commodity.
    Sec.  2.  Section   21a-78b   of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed   and   the   following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    The provisions of  section  21a-78  shall  not
apply  to  the   price  of  any  food  offered  or
displayed for sale  or sold at retail on and after
June 4, 1996,  and  prior  to June 1, [1997] 1999.
The  Department  of   Consumer  Protection  shall,
within existing appropriations, monitor the number
of consumer complaints  regarding  the fluctuation
of food prices  related  to  the nonapplication of
section 21a-78 to such sales.
    Sec. 3. This  act  shall  take effect from its
passage.

Approved May 27, 1997