House Bill No. 5111
               House Bill No. 5111

              PUBLIC ACT NO. 97-150


AN ACT CONCERNING VETERANS' HEADSTONES AND PAYMENT
FOR CERTAIN RELATED SERVICES.


    Be  it  enacted  by  the  Senate  and House of
Representatives in General Assembly convened:
    Section  27-119  of  the  general  statutes is
repealed and the following is substituted in  lieu
thereof:
    When  the  grave of any person who, in time of
war, served in the military or naval forces of the
English colonies in America, prior to 1776, or the
grave of any veteran, which  is  located  in  this
state,  is unmarked by a suitable headstone, or is
marked by a bronze marker erected by  this  state,
the  commissioner shall, upon application MADE NOT
LATER THAN TWO  YEARS  AFTER  THE  DEATH  OF  SUCH
VETERAN  OR  TWO  YEARS  FROM THE INTERMENT OF THE
REMAINS  OF  SUCH  VETERAN  FROM  ABROAD,  provide
payment  for  the  costs  of  erecting  headstones
provided  by  the  federal  government  and  shall
furnish   transportation  costs,  where  none  are
provided, for said  headstones  from  the  nearest
destination  point to which the federal government
will deliver such headstones,  to  the  gravesite,
PROVIDED  SUCH PAYMENT IS REQUESTED NOT LATER THAN
ONE YEAR FROM THE DATE OF  THE  APPROVAL  OF  SUCH
APPLICATION. The expense of transportation and THE
erection OR INSTALLATION of such headstone  TO  AN
AMOUNT  NOT  EXCEEDING AN AMOUNT PRESCRIBED BY THE
COMMISSIONER, shall be paid by the Comptroller.

Approved June 25, 1997