House Bill No. 5307
               House Bill No. 5307

              PUBLIC ACT NO. 98-174


AN  ACT CONCERNING  THE  DISCLOSURE  OF  OWNERSHIP
INFORMATION BY FUNERAL SERVICE BUSINESSES.


    Be it enacted  by  the  Senate  and  House  of
Representatives in General Assembly convened:
    (NEW) (a) Each  person,  firm  or  corporation
that carries on  or  engages  in a funeral service
business, as defined  in  section  20-207  of  the
general statutes, shall display, on a sign located
immediately  inside  of   such   funeral   service
business, in a  place  proximate to the display of
the license and  certificate  required  by chapter
385  of the  general  statutes  and  in  a  manner
visible to the  public,  the  following  ownership
information:
    (1)  The  name   of   every  licensed  funeral
director, as defined  in  section  20-207  of  the
general statutes, who  holds an ownership interest
of  ten per  cent  or  more  in  the  corporation,
limited  liability company,  partnership,  limited
partnership or other business entity that operates
such funeral service business; and
    (2)  The  name  of  any  corporation,  limited
liability   company,   partnership,   or   limited
partnership that holds  an  ownership  interest of
ten per cent  or  more  in  such  funeral  service
business.
    (b)  Each person,  firm  or  corporation  that
carries on or  engages  in  such  funeral  service
business shall include,  on  any  contract for the
sale of funeral services or merchandise, the name,
business address and  business telephone number of
any   corporation,  limited   liability   company,
partnership, or limited  partnership that holds an
ownership interest of ten per cent or more in such
funeral service business.

Approved June 4, 1998