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Substitute Senate Bill No. 207

PUBLIC ACT NO. 96-259

AN ACT CONCERNING MINOR AND TECHNICAL CHANGES TO CERTAIN DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER PROTECTION STATUTES AND CONCERNING DATING SERVICES, THE REGULATION OF BOXING AND WEIGHTS AND MEASURES.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Subsection (d) of section 42-181 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

(d) The department shall maintain such records of each dispute as the commissioner may require, including an index of disputes by brand name and model. The department shall [, at intervals of no more than six months,] ANNUALLY compile and maintain statistics indicating the record of manufacturer compliance with arbitration decisions and the number of refunds or replacements awarded. A copy of the statistical summary shall be filed with the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles and shall be considered by him in determining the issuance of any manufacturer license as required under section 14-67a. The summary shall be a public record.

Sec. 2. Subsection (h) of section 1 of public act 95-295 is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

(h) The public service gas technician's registration shall expire [on the first day of October in odd-numbered years] ANNUALLY. UPON APPLICATION FOR A LICENSE, THE APPLICANT SHALL PAY TO THE DEPARTMENT A NONREFUNDABLE APPLICATION FEE OF FORTY-FIVE DOLLARS. The fee for registration as a public service gas technician shall be the same fee as that charged for a journeyman's license.

Sec. 3. Subsection (h) of section 20-340b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

(h) The public service technician's registration shall expire [on the first day of October in odd-numbered years] ANNUALLY and the fee shall be the same fee as that charged for a journeyman's license.

Sec. 4. Subsection (b) of section 20-306a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

(b) A qualifying corporation desiring a certificate of registration shall file with the board an application upon a form prescribed by the Department of Consumer Protection accompanied by an application fee of four hundred fifty dollars. Each such certificate shall expire [one year from the date of its issuance but] ANNUALLY AND shall be renewable annually upon payment of a fee of three hundred dollars. If all requirements of this chapter are met, the board shall authorize the department to issue to such corporation a certificate of registration within thirty days of such application; provided the board may refuse to authorize the issuance of a certificate if any facts exist which would entitle the board to suspend or revoke an existing certificate.

Sec. 5. Subsection (c) of section 20-334a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

(c) On or after April 1, 1989, the following licenses for fire protection sprinkler systems work may be issued by the department under the provisions of section 20-330: (1) A fire protection sprinkler contractor's license may be issued to a person who provides satisfactory evidence of education and experience in fire protection sprinkler systems work as defined in subdivision (9) of section 20-330 and who has passed an examination which has demonstrated competence in all aspects of such trade. [A fire protection sprinkler contractor's license may be issued to a person who has been issued a P-1 or F-1 license prior to April 1, 1989, which license at the time of application is valid, provided such application is received by the department no later than January 1, 1989, and upon payment of a fee of fifty-five dollars.] Applicants shall complete a form provided by the commissioner; (2) a journeyman sprinkler fitter's license may be issued to a person who has completed a bona fide apprenticeship program pursuant to section 20-334c, and who has not less than four years experience in fire protection sprinkler systems work as defined in subsection (9) of section 20-330, or who has been licensed under this section, and has passed an examination which has demonstrated competence in all aspects of such trade. [A journeyman sprinkler fitter's license may be issued to a person who has been issued a P-2 or F-2 license prior to April 1, 1989, which license at the time of application is valid, provided such application is received by the department no later than January 1, 1989, and upon payment of an application fee of forty-four dollars.] Applicants shall complete a form provided by the commissioner. [A person who has served a bona fide P-2 or F-2 apprenticeship begun prior to July 1, 1988, or has a valid P-2 or F-2 license shall be qualified to sit for a journeyman sprinkler fitter's examination. The department shall issue a license, without examination, to any person who performed alterations, maintenance or repair of foam extinguishing systems or special hazard systems including water spray, foam, carbon dioxide or dry chemical systems, halon and other liquid or gas fire suppression systems for not less than three years prior to July 1, 1988, provided such person applies for such license not later than January 1, 1989.]

Sec. 6. Section 20-341gg of the general statutes, as amended by section 4 of public act 95-135, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

(a) On and after July 1, 1990, no person shall engage in or offer to perform the work of any [general] MAJOR contractor [or major subcontractor] in this state on any proposed structure or existing structure or addition that exceeds the threshold limits contained in section 29-276b unless such person has first obtained a [license] REGISTRATION as required under the provisions of chapter 539 or from the Department of Consumer Protection in accordance with the provisions of this section. Individuals licensed under chapter 393 shall be exempt from the provisions of this chapter [concerning licensure of major subcontractors] WHILE ENGAGING IN WORK THAT THEY ARE LICENSED TO PERFORM. If the individual or the firm, company, partnership or corporation employing such individual is engaged in work on a structure or addition that exceeds the threshold limits contained in section 29-276b and requires licensure under chapter 393, the firm, company, partnership or corporation shall be exempt from the provisions of this chapter concerning [licensure] REGISTRATION of major [subcontractors] CONTRACTORS, if the firm, company, partnership or corporation employs an individual who is licensed as a contractor under chapter 393 to perform such work. The department shall furnish to each qualified applicant a [license] REGISTRATION certifying that the holder thereof is entitled to engage in the work for which the person has been issued a [license] REGISTRATION under this subsection, and the holder of such [license] REGISTRATION shall carry it on his person while engaging in such work. Such [license] REGISTRATION shall be shown to any properly interested person upon request. No such [license] REGISTRATION shall be transferred to or used by any person other than the person to whom the [license] REGISTRATION was issued. The department shall maintain rosters of [licensees] REGISTRANTS updated annually and may provide copies of rosters to the public for an appropriate fee. The department may suspend or revoke any [license] REGISTRATION issued by it if the holder thereof is convicted of a felony, is grossly incompetent, engages in malpractice or unethical conduct or knowingly makes false, misleading or deceptive representations regarding his work or violates any regulation established under this section. Before any [license] REGISTRATION is suspended or revoked, such holder shall be given notice and opportunity for hearing as provided in regulations established under subsection (b) of this section.

(b) "MAJOR CONTRACTOR" MEANS (1) ANY PERSON ENGAGED IN THE BUSINESS OF CONSTRUCTION, STRUCTURAL REPAIR, STRUCTURAL ALTERATION, DISMANTLING OR DEMOLITION OF A STRUCTURE OR ADDITION THAT EXCEEDS THE THRESHOLD LIMITS PROVIDED IN SECTION 29-276b OR (2) ANY PERSON WHO, UNDER THE DIRECTION OF A GENERAL CONTRACTOR, PERFORMS OR OFFERS TO PERFORM ANY WORK THAT IMPACTS UPON THE STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY OF A STRUCTURE OR ADDITION, INCLUDING REPAIR, ALTERATION, DISMANTLING OR DEMOLITION OF A STRUCTURE OR ADDITION THAT EXCEEDS THE THRESHOLD LIMITS PROVIDED IN SECTION 29-276b. SUCH WORK INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, ROOFING, MASONRY AND STRUCTURAL FRAME WORK.

[(b)] (c) Not later than January 1, 1990, the Commissioner of Consumer Protection shall adopt regulations in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 to implement the provisions of subsection (a) of this section. Such regulations shall (1) establish the [licensing] REGISTRATION requirements for [general] MAJOR contractors, [structural frame subcontractors and mechanical subcontractors,] (2) specify application and [license] REGISTRATION fees, and (3) establish occupational standards for the preservation of the public safety.

Sec. 7. Subsection (a) of section 21a-12a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

(a) The Commissioner of Consumer Protection shall develop a training and education program on playground safety issues. Such program [shall] MAY be presented annually. A representative from each municipality in the state may participate in such program.

Sec. 8. Section 43-42 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

The Commissioner of Weights and Measures is authorized after a public hearing held to establish and promulgate such rules, regulations, specifications and tolerances to supplement and give full effect to the provisions of sections 43-36 to 43-44, inclusive, as he deems necessary. The commissioner may issue as regulations those specifications, tolerances and regulations for commercial weighing and measuring devices adopted by the National Conference on Weights and Measures set forth in the National Institute of Standards and Technology Handbook 44, as amended, of the United States Department of Commerce and incorporate them by reference. Such rules, regulations, specifications and tolerances shall have the force and effect of law. IN ADDITION TO ANY PROVISIONS ADOPTED BY THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON WEIGHTS AND MEASURES, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL NOT REQUIRE ANY PERSON TO ACQUIRE A WEIGHING OR MEASURING DEVICE OR INSTRUMENT THAT EXCEEDS THE WEIGHING OR MEASURING NEEDS OF THE BUSINESS IN WHICH SUCH DEVICE OR INSTRUMENT IS EMPLOYED.

Sec. 9. Section 21a-19 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

Any person violating any provision of sections 21a-14 to [21a-18] 21a-17, inclusive, shall, for the first offense, be fined not more than one hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than sixty days or both. For each subsequent offense, he shall be fined not more than two hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than four months, or both.

Sec. 10. Subsection (b) of section 51-164n of the general statutes, as amended by section 1 of public act 95-119, section 2 of public act 95-93 and section 67 of public act 95-264, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

(b) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes to the contrary, any person who is alleged to have committed (1) a violation under the provisions of section 1-9, 1-10, 1-11, 4b-13, 7-13, 7-14, 7-18, 7-35, 7-41, 7-83, 7-104, 7-283, 7-325, 7-393, 8-25, 8-27, 9-63, 9-296, 9-305, 9-322, 9-350, 10-193, 10-197, 10-198, 10-230, 10-251, 10-254, 12-52, 12-170aa, 12-292, 12-326g, subsection (4) of section 12-408, subsection (3), (5) or (6) of section 12-411, section 12-435c, 12-476a, 12-476b, 12-487, 13a-71, 13a-107, 13a-113, 13a-114, 13a-115, 13a-117b, 13a-123, 13a-124, 13a-139, 13a-140, 13a-143b, 13a-247, 13a-253, subsection (f) of section 13b-42, section 13b-90, 13b-221, 13b-224, 13b-292, 13b-336, 13b-337, 13b-338, 13b-410a, 13b-410b, 13b-410c, subsection (a), (b) or (c) of section 13b-412, section 13b-414, subsection (d) of section 14-12, section 14-20a, 14-27a, subsection (d) of section 14-35, section 14-43, 14-49, 14-50a, 14-58, subsection (b) of section 14-66, section 14-66a, 14-66b, 14-67a, subsection (f) of section 14-80h, section 14-97a, 14-100a, 14-100b, 14-103a, 14-106a, 14-106c, 14-146, 14-152, 14-153, 14-163b, section 14-219 specified in subsection (e) of said section, section 14-240, 14-249, 14-250, subsection (a), (b) or (c) of section 14-261a, section 14-275a, 14-278, 14-279, subsection (e) of section 14-283, section 14-291, 14-293b, 14-319, 14-320, 14-321, 14-325a, 14-326, 14-330, 14-332a, subdivision (1), (2) or (3) of section 14-386a, section 15-33, subsection (a) of section 15-115, section 16-256, 16-256e, 16a-15, 16a-22, subsection (a) or (b) of section 16a-22h, section 17a-24, 17a-145, 17a-149, 17a-152, 17a-465, 17a-642, 17b-124, 17b-131, 17b-137, 17b-407, 17b-451, 17b-734, subsection (b) of section 17b-736, 19a-30, 19a-33, 19a-39, 19a-87, subsection (b) of section 19a-87a, section 19a-91, 19a-105, 19a-107, 19a-108, 19a-215, 19a-219, 19a-222, 19a-224, 19a-286, 19a-287, 19a-297, 19a-301, 19a-309, 19a-335, 19a-336, 19a-338, 19a-339, 19a-340, 19a-425, 19a-502, 20-7a, 20-14, 20-158, 20-231, 20-257, 20-265, 20-324e, subsection (a) of section 20-341, section 20-341l, 20-597, 20-608, 20-610, 21-30, 21-38, 21-39, 21-43, 21-47, 21-48, 21-63, 21-76a, [21a-20,] 21a-21, 21a-25, 21a-26, 21a-30, 21a-31, subsection (a) of section 21a-37, section 21a-46, 21a-60, 21a-61, 21a-63, 21a-77, 21a-78, subsection (b) of section 21a-79, section 21a-85, 21a-154, 21a-159, 21a-201, 21a-211, 22-13, 22-14, 22-15, 22-16, 22-29, 22-34, 22-35, 22-36, 22-37, 22-38, 22-39, 22-39a, 22-39b, 22-39c, 22-39d, 22-39e, 22-49, 22-54, 22-61, 22-89, 22-90, 22-98, 22-99, 22-100, 22-111o, 22-118i, 22-123, 22-279, 22-280a, 22-318a, 22-320h, 22-324a, 22-326, 22-342, subsection (b) or (e) of section 22-344, section 22-359, 22-366, 22-379, 22-380, 22-391, 22-413, 22-414, 22-415, 22a-66a, 22a-246, subsection (a) of section 22a-250, subsection (e) of section 22a-256h, section 22a-449, 22a-461, 23-37, 23-38, 23-46, 23-61b, subsection (a) or (b) of section 23-65, section 25-37, 25-40, 26-19, 26-21 26-31, 26-40, 26-40a, 26-49, 26-54, 26-59, 26-61, 26-64, 26-79, 26-89, 26-97, 26-107, 26-117, 26-128, 26-131, 26-132, 26-138, 26-141, 26-207, 26-215, 26-221, 26-222, 26-224a, 26-227, 26-230, 26-234, 26-267, 26-269, 26-294, 28-13, 29-6a, 29-109, 29-118, 29-161a, 29-161b, 29-198, 29-210, 29-243, 29-277, 29-316, 29-318, 29-341, 29-381, 30-48a, 30-86a, 31-3, 31-10, 31-11, 31-12, 31-13, 31-14, 31-15, 31-16, 31-18, 31-23, 31-24, 31-25, 31-28, 31-32, 31-36, 31-38, 31-38a, 31-40, 31-44, 31-47, 31-48, 31-51, 31-51k, 31-52, 31-52a, 31-54, subsection (a) or (c) of section 31-69, section 31-70, 31-74, 31-75, 31-76, 31-76a, 31-89b, 31-134, subsection (g) of section 31-273, section 31-288, 36a-787, 42-230, 44-3, 45a-450, 45a-634, 45a-658, subdivision (13) or (14) of section 46a-54, section 46a-59, 46b-22, 46b-24, 46b-34, 47-34a, 47-47, 49-8a, 49-16, 53-133, subsection (a) or (b) of section 53-211, section 53-212a, 53-249a, 53-252, 53-264, 53-301, 53-302a, 53-303e, 53-311a, 53-321, 53-322, 53-323, 53-331, 53-344 or 53-450, AS AMENDED or (2) a violation under the provisions of chapter 268, or (3) a violation of any regulation adopted in accordance with the provisions of section 12-484, 12-487 AS AMENDED or 13b-410, AS AMENDED shall follow the procedures set forth in this section.

Sec. 11. Subsection (a) of section 51-344a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

(a) Whenever the term "judicial district of Hartford-New Britain" or "judicial district of Hartford-New Britain at Hartford" is used or referred to in the following sections of the general statutes, it shall be deemed to mean or refer to the judicial district of Hartford on and after September 1, 1998: Sections 1-21i, 1-21j, 2-48, 3-21a, 3-62d, 3-70a, 3-71a, 4-61, 4-160, 4-164, 4-177b, 4-180, 4-183, 4-197, 5-202, 5-276a, 8-30g, 9-7a, 9-7b, 9-369b, 10-153e, 12-208, 12-237, 12-268l, 12-312, 12-330m, 12-394, 12-405k, 12-422, 12-448, 12-454, 12-456, 12-463, 12-489, 12-522, 12-554, 12-565, 12-572, 12-586f, 12-597, 12-730, 13b-34, 13b-235, 13b-315, 13b-375, 14-57, 14-66, 14-67u, 14-110, 14-195, 14-311, 14-311c, 14-324, 14-331, 15-125, 15-126, 16-41, 16a-5, 17b-60, 17b-64, 17b-100, 17b-238, 17b-531, 19a-85, 19a-86, 19a-123d, 19a-149, 19a-425, 19a-498, 19a-517, 19a-526, 20-12f, 20-13e, 20-20, 20-29, 20-40, 20-45, 20-59, 20-73a, 20-86f, 20-99, 20-114, 20-133, 20-154, 20-156, 20-162p, 20-192, 20-195p, 20-202, 20-206c, 20-227, 20-238, 20-247, 20-263, 20-271, 20-307, 20-341f, 20-363, 20-373, 20-404, 20-414, 21a-55, 21a-190i, 21a-196, 22-7, 22-37, 22-64, 22-118i, 22-195, 22-228, 22-248, 22-254, 22-320d, 22-326a, 22-344b, 22-386, [22-404,] 22a-6b, 22a-7, 22a-16, 22a-30, 22a-34, 22a-53, 22a-60, 22a-62, 22a-63, 22a-66h, 22a-106a, 22a-119, 22a-163m, 22a-167, 22a-180, 22a-182a, 22a-184, 22a-220a, 22a-220d, 22a-225, 22a-226, 22a-226c, 22a-227, 22a-250, 22a-255l, 22a-276, 22a-285a, 22a-285g, 22a-285j, 22a-310, 22a-342a, 22a-344, 22a-361a, 22a-374, 22a-376, 22a-388, 22a-408, 22a-430, 22a-432, 22a-438, 22a-449f, 22a-449g, 22a-459, 23-5e, 23-65m, 25-32e, 25-36, 28-5, 29-158, 29-161b, 29-317, 29-323, 29-329, 29-334, 29-340, 29-369, 30-8, 31-109, 31-249b, 31-266, 31-266a, 31-270, 31-273, 31-284, 31-285, 31-339, 31-355a, 31-379, 35-3c, 35-42, 36a-186, 36a-187, 36a-462, 36a-467, 36a-494, 36a-517, 36a-587, 36a-647, 36a-684, 36a-718, 36a-807, 36b-26, 36b-27, 36b-30, 36b-50, 36b-71, 36b-72, 36b-74, 36b-76, 38a-41, 38a-52, 38a-134, 38a-139, 38a-140, 38a-147, 38a-150, 38a-185, 38a-209, 38a-225, 38a-226b, 38a-241, 38a-337, 38a-470, 38a-620, 38a-657, 38a-687, 38a-774, 38a-776, 38a-817, 38a-843, 38a-868, 38a-906, 38a-994, 42-103c, 42-110d, 42-110k, 42-110p, 42-182, 46a-5, 46a-56, 46a-100, 47a-21, 49-73, 51-44a, 51-81b, 51-194, 52-146j, 53-392d and 54-211a AS AMENDED.

Sec. 12. Section 21a-196 of the general statutes, as amended by sections 4 to 6, inclusive, of public act 95-220, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

(a) The Commissioner of Consumer Protection shall have sole control of and jurisdiction over all boxing exhibitions and wrestling bouts held, conducted or given within the state by any person or persons, club, corporation or association, except amateur boxing exhibitions or wrestling bouts held under the supervision of any school, college or university having an academic course of study or of the recognized athletic association connected with such school, college or university or amateur boxing exhibitions and wrestling bouts held under the auspices of any amateur athletic association that has been determined by the commissioner to be capable of ensuring the health and safety of the participants; provided that the commissioner may at any time assume jurisdiction over any amateur boxing exhibition or wrestling bout if he determines that the health and safety of the participants is not being sufficiently safeguarded. The commissioner may appoint inspectors who shall, on the order of the commissioner, represent him at all boxing exhibitions and wrestling bouts. The commissioner may appoint a secretary who shall prepare for service such notices and papers as may be required and perform such other duties as the commissioner directs.

(b) The commissioner or his authorized representative may: (1) Issue subpoenas to any person involved in any matter under investigation; (2) subpoena documentary material relating to any such matter; (3) administer an oath or affirmation to any person, or (4) conduct hearings in aid of any investigation, provided none of the powers conferred by this chapter shall be used for the purpose of compelling any natural person to furnish testimony or evidence which might tend to incriminate him or subject him to a penalty or forfeiture. If any person fails or refuses to obey any such subpoena, the commissioner, after giving notice, may apply to the superior court for the judicial district of Hartford-New Britain which court, after a hearing, may issue an order requiring such person to obey such subpoena or any part of such subpoena. Any disobedience of a final order of any court under this section shall be punished as contempt.

(c) The commissioner shall make such regulations as he deems necessary and desirable for the conduct, supervision and safety of boxing exhibitions, including the licensing of the sponsors and the participants of such exhibitions. Such regulations shall require fees for the issuance of licenses to such sponsors and participants as follows: (1) For referees, a fee of not less than sixty-three dollars; (2) for matchmakers and assistant matchmakers, a fee of not less than sixty-three dollars; (3) for timekeepers, a fee of not less than thirteen dollars; (4) for professional boxers, a fee of not less than thirteen dollars; (5) for amateur boxers, a fee of not less than three dollars; (6) for managers, a fee of not less than sixty-three dollars; (7) for trainers, a fee of not less than thirteen dollars; (8) for seconds, a fee of not less than thirteen dollars; (9) for announcers, a fee of not less than thirteen dollars; and (10) for promoters, a fee of not less than two hundred fifty dollars.

(d) The state, acting by and in the discretion of the commissioner, may enter into a contract with any person for the services of such person acting as an inspector appointed in accordance with the provisions of this section.

(e) THE COMMISSIONER MAY DISALLOW THE CONDUCT OF ANY PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING BOUT IF HE DETERMINES THAT THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF THE PARTICIPANTS IS NOT BEING SUFFICIENTLY SAFEGUARDED.

Sec. 13. Section 53-200 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

Any person who is principal or second in any prize fight in this state shall be imprisoned not more than five years or fined not more than one thousand dollars or both. A contest in which blows are struck which are intended or calculated to stun, disable or knock out either of the contestants, or in which either contestant is counted out or otherwise declared defeated because of failure to resume the contest within a certain time, shall be deemed a prize fight within the meaning of this section. The provisions of this section shall not apply to boxing exhibitions held or conducted under the laws of this state, or to wrestling bouts [,] or [to] amateur boxing exhibitions held under the provisions of section 21a-196 AS AMENDED BY SECTION 12 OF THIS ACT or under the supervision of any school, college or university having an academic course of study or of the recognized athletic association connected with such school, college or university.

Sec. 14. (NEW) As used in sections 14 and 15 of this act: (1) "Buyer" means any person entering into a social referral services contract with a seller; (2) "Person" means a natural person, partnership, corporation, association or any other legal entity; (3) "Seller" means any person offering social referral services; and (4) "Social referral services" means dating, matrimonial, or personal referral services by any of the following means: (A) An exchange of names, telephone numbers, addresses and statistics; (B) a photograph or video selection process; (C) personal introductions provided by the seller at the seller's place of business; and (D) a social environment provided by such person intended primarily as an alternative to singles' bars or club-type environments.

Sec. 15. (NEW) (a) Each contract for social referral services shall provide that such contract may be cancelled within three business days after the date of receipt by the buyer of a copy of the written contract, by written notice, delivered by certified or registered United States mail to the seller at an address which shall be specified in the contract.

(b) (1) In every contract for social referral services, the seller shall furnish to the buyer a fully completed copy of such contract at the time of its execution, which shows the date of the transaction and contains the name and address of the seller, and in the immediate proximity to the space reserved in the contract for the signature of the buyer and in not less than ten-point bold face type, a statement in substantially the following form: "YOU, THE BUYER, MAY CANCEL THIS CONTRACT AT ANY TIME PRIOR TO MIDNIGHT OF THE THIRD BUSINESS DAY AFTER YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS CONTRACT. SEE THE ATTACHED NOTICE OF CANCELLATION FOR AN EXPLANATION OF THIS RIGHT." (2) At the time the buyer signs the social referral service contract, a statement captioned "NOTICE OF CANCELLATION" shall be contained in the contract and shall contain, in not less than ten-point bold face type, the following information and statements: "NOTICE OF CANCELLATION .... (Date of Transaction) YOU MAY CANCEL THIS CONTRACT, WITHOUT ANY PENALTY OR OBLIGATION, WITHIN THREE BUSINESS DAYS AFTER YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS CONTRACT BY MAILING THIS SIGNED AND DATED NOTICE OF CANCELLATION BY CERTIFIED OR REGISTERED UNITED STATES MAIL TO THE SELLER AT THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS: .... . IF YOU CANCEL, ANY PAYMENTS MADE BY YOU UNDER THE CONTRACT WILL BE RETURNED WITHIN TEN BUSINESS DAYS FOLLOWING RECEIPT BY THE SELLER OF YOUR CANCELLATION NOTICE." (3) All moneys paid pursuant to any contract for social referral services shall be refunded within ten business days of receipt of the notice of cancellation.

Sec. 16. (NEW) Any violation of any provision of section 14 or 15 of this act shall be deemed an unfair or deceptive trade practice under subsection (a) of section 42-110b of the general statutes.

Sec. 17. Sections 22-392 to 22-409, inclusive, of the general statutes are repealed.

Sec. 18. Section 20-484 of the general statutes is repealed.

Sec. 19. Sections 21-3 to 21-4, inclusive, of the general statutes are repealed.

Sec. 20. Section 21a-18 of the general statutes is repealed.

Approved June 4, 1996. Effective October 1, 1996.

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