As Connecticut works to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, the staff of the Freedom of Information Commission has begun returning to the Commission’s office on a limited basis.  However, the building continues to be closed to the general public.  During this time of reopening, a limited number of staff will work at the Commission’s office while others will continue to telework.   The Commission resumed its schedule of Regular Meetings on Wednesday, June 10, 2020.  Commission meetings will be conducted via telephone and teleconference until such time as restrictions allow a public meeting to be held at the Commission's offices.  Instructions for real-time public access to the Commission’s meetings will be published and included with each meeting agenda.   Additionally, a recording of each meeting will be posted on the Commission’s website.  Contested case hearings are scheduled to resume via telephone the week of August 17, 2020. The Commission continues to accept appeals and engage in its ombudsman program.

The Freedom of Information Commission will hold special meetings during the week of May 28, 2012 through June1, 2012 at the specific dates and times listed below.  Each meeting will be held in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, First Floor, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut, for the purpose of conducting a hearing concerning the contested case designated by the corresponding docket number listed below.  For further information concerning these hearings, please contact the Commission’s administrative office at 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut 06106:  telephone (860) 566-5682.
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 May 28, 2012  No Hearings Scheduled
 May 29, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-134 Michael Nowacki v. Co-Chairman, State of Connecticut, Joint Committee on Judiciary
 11:00 AM FIC 2011-642 Michael Nowacki v. Chief, Police Department, Town of New Canaan; and Police Department, Town of New Canaan
FIC 2012-229 Michael Nowacki v. Chief, Police Department, Town of New Canaan; and Police Department, Town of New Canaan
 May 30, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-292 Thomas Marra v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
 May 31, 2012  10:00 AM FIC 2012-010 Guy Sullivan v. Chairman, State of Connecticut, Connecticut Council on Developmental Disabilities; and State of Connecticut, Connecticut Council on Developmental Disabilities
 June 1, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-570 John Kaminski v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
 June 1, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2011-563 Lamberto Lucarelli v. Executive Director, State of Connecticut, Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities; and State of Connecticut, Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities
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Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 May 29, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-134 Michael Nowacki v. Co-Chairman, State of Connecticut, Joint Committee on Judiciary
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on May 29, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-134;
Michael Nowacki v. Co-Chairman, State of Connecticut, Joint Committee on Judiciary
The complainant failed to appear.   Assistant Attorney General Philip Miller appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:45 AM, with Hearing Officer, Lisa F. Siegel presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 9:46 AM.
Dated:  May 30, 2012
 May 29, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2011-642 Michael Nowacki v. Chief, Police Department, Town of New Canaan; and Police Department, Town of New Canaan
FIC 2012-229 Michael Nowacki v. Chief, Police Department, Town of New Canaan; and Police Department, Town of New Canaan
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on May 29, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2011-642;
Michael Nowacki v. Chief, Police Department, Town of New Canaan; and Police Department, Town of New Canaan
Docket #FIC 2012-229;
Michael Nowacki v. Chief, Police Department, Town of New Canaan; and Police Department, Town of New Canaan
The complainant failed to appear.   Attorney Christopher J. Jarboe appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:15 AM, with Hearing Officer Lisa F. Siegel presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 11:17 AM.
Dated:  May 30, 2012
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 May 30, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-292 Thomas Marra v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on May 30,2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2011-292;
Thomas Marra v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Thomas Marra appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone.   Attorney Stephen Sarnoski appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:30 AM, with Hearing Officer Victor R. Perpetua presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 9:50 AM.
Dated:  May 30, 2012
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 May 31, 2012  10:00 AM FIC 2012-010 Guy Sullivan v. Chairman, State of Connecticut, Connecticut Council on Developmental Disabilities; and State of Connecticut, Connecticut Council on Developmental Disabilities
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for May 31, 2012 at 10:00 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2012-010;
Guy Sullivan v. Chairman, State of Connecticut, Connecticut Council on Developmental Disabilities; and State of Connecticut, Connecticut Council on Developmental Disabilities
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 June 1, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-570 John Kaminski v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
NOTICE: The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for June 1, 2012 at 9:30 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2011-570;
John Kaminski v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
 June 1, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2011-563 Lamberto Lucarelli v. Executive Director, State of Connecticut, Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities; and State of Connecticut, Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities
NOTICE: The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for June 1, 2012 at 11:00 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2011-563;
Lamberto Lucarelli v. Executive Director, State of Connecticut, Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities; and State of Connecticut, Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities