Substitute House Bill No. 5001
          Substitute House Bill No. 5001

              PUBLIC ACT NO. 97-206


AN ACT CONCERNING  DISCLOSURE OF FINANCIAL RECORDS
TO THE DEPARTMENT  OF  VETERANS'  AFFAIRS  AND THE
ACCEPTANCE AND EXPENDITURE  OF FUNDS FOR THE WOMEN
IN MILITARY SERVICE FOR AMERICA MEMORIAL.


    Be  it  enacted  by  the  Senate  and House of
Representatives in General Assembly convened:
    Section  1.  Section  36a-42  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed   and   the   following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    A financial institution  may  not  disclose to
any  person,  except   to   the  customer  or  the
customer's duly authorized  agent,  any  financial
records  relating  to  such  customer  unless  the
customer has authorized  disclosure to such person
or the financial records are disclosed in response
to (1) a certificate signed by the Commissioner of
Administrative  Services or  the  Commissioner  of
Social  Services pursuant  to  the  provisions  of
section 17b-137, (2)  a  lawful subpoena, summons,
warrant or court  order  as  provided  in  section
36a-43, (3) interrogatories by a judgment creditor
or a demand  by  a  levying officer as provided in
sections  52-351b  and   52-356a,   [or]   (4)   a
certificate issued by  a  medical  provider or its
attorney under subsection  (b) of section 17b-124,
provided nothing in  this subsection shall require
the provider or  its  attorney  to  furnish to the
financial institution any  application for medical
assistance filed under  section  17b-259, OR (5) A
CERTIFICATE   SIGNED  BY   THE   COMMISSIONER   OF
VETERANS' AFFAIRS PURSUANT TO SECTION 27-117.
    Sec.  2. (NEW)  The  Department  of  Veterans'
Affairs may, subject  to any limitations otherwise
imposed by law,  receive  and  accept on behalf of
the state any  funds  that  may be offered or that
may  become  available   from  federal  grants  or
appropriations,   private  gifts,   donations   or
bequests, or any  other source and may expend such
funds for the purpose of financing, in whole or in
part and on  behalf of the state, the construction
of  the Women  in  Military  Service  for  America
Memorial  at  Arlington   National   Cemetery   in
Arlington, Virginia.
    Sec. 3. This  act  shall  take  effect July 1,
1997, except that  section  1  shall  take  effect
October 1, 1997.

Approved June 24, 1997