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 resumed 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 August 27, 2012 through August 31, 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
 August 27, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-129 Alexander Wood and the Journal Inquirer v. Chairman, State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health, Connecticut Medical Examining Board; and State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health, Connecticut Medical Examining Board
 11:00 AM FIC 2012-267 Edward Tuccio v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police
FIC 2012-292 Edward Tuccio v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police
 August 28, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2011-670 Mark Dumas and the Connecticut State Police Union v. Col. Danny Stebbins, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
 2:00 PM FIC 2012-088 Jonathan Lucas and the Stamford Advocate v. Board of Education, Stamford Public Schools
 August 29, 2012  10:00 AM FIC 2012-035 Mark Hughes v. Ethics Commission, Town of Monroe; and Town of Monroe
 August 30, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-126 Sandra Staub and the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Connecticut v. Chief, Police Department, City of Stamford; and Police Department City of Stamford
 11:00 AM FIC 2012-127 Sandra Staub and the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Connecticut v. Chief, Police Department, City of Bridgeport; and Police Department, Cty of Bridgeport
 2:00 PM FIC 2012-157 Thomas White v. City Attorney, Office of the City Attorney, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
 August 31, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-160 Adam Osmond v. Director, State of Connecticut, Connecticut Lottery Corporation; and State of Connecticut, Connecticut Lottery Corporation
 11:00 AM FIC 2012-156 Robert C. Hunt, Jr. v. Assessor, Town of Andover; and Town of Andover
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Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 August 27, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-129 Alexander Wood and the Journal Inquirer v. Chairman, State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health, Connecticut Medical Examining Board; and State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health, Connecticut Medical Examining Board
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for August 27, 2012 at 9:30 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2012-129;
Alexander Wood and the Journal Inquirer v. Chairman, State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health, Connecticut Medical Examining Board; and State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health, Connecticut Medical Examining Board
 August 27, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2012-267 Edward Tuccio v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police
FIC 2012-292 Edward Tuccio v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on August 27, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-267;
Edward Tuccio v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police
Docket #FIC 2012-292;
Edward Tuccio v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police

Edward Tuccio appeared on his own behalf.   Assistant Attorney General Stephen Sarnoski appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:00 AM, with Hearing Officer, Victor R. Perpetua presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 1:00 PM.
Dated:  August 31, 2012
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 August 28, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2011-670 Mark Dumas and the Connecticut State Police Union v. Col. Danny Stebbins, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for August 28, 2012 at 11:00 AM was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2011-670;
Mark Dumas and the Connecticut State Police Union v. Col. Danny Stebbins, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
 August 28, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2012-088 Jonathan Lucas and the Stamford Advocate v. Board of Education, Stamford Public Schools
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for August 28, 2012 at 2:00 PM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2012-088;
Jonathan Lucas and the Stamford Advocate v. Board of Education, Stamford Public Schools
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 August 29, 2012  10:00 AM FIC 2012-035 Mark Hughes v. Ethics Commission, Town of Monroe; and Town of Monroe
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for August 29, 2012 at 10:00 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2012-035;
Mark Hughes v. Ethics Commission, Town of Monroe; and Town of Monroe
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 August 30, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-126 Sandra Staub and the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Connecticut v. Chief, Police Department, City of Stamford; and Police Department City of Stamford
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for August 30, 2012 at 9:30 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2012-126;
Sandra Staub and the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Connecticut v. Chief, Police Department, City of Stamford; and Police Department City of Stamford
 August 30, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2012-127 Sandra Staub and the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Connecticut v. Chief, Police Department, City of Bridgeport; and Police Department, Cty of Bridgeport
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for August 30, 2012 at 11:00 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2012-127;
Sandra Staub and the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Connecticut v. Chief, Police Department, City of Bridgeport; and Police Department, City of Bridgeport
 August 30, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2012-157 Thomas White v. City Attorney, Office of the City Attorney, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on August 30, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-157;
Thomas White v. City Attorney, Office of the City Attorney, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
Thomas White appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Gregory Conte appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 2:02 PM, with Hearing Officer, Kathleen K. Ross presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 2:50 PM.
Dated:  August 31, 2012
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 August 31, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-160 Adam Osmond v. Director, State of Connecticut, Connecticut Lottery Corporation; and State of Connecticut, Connecticut Lottery Corporation
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for August 31, 2012  at 9:30 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2012-160;
Adam Osmond v. Director, State of Connecticut, Connecticut Lottery Corporation; and State of Connecticut, Connecticut Lottery Corporation
 August 31, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2012-156 Robert C. Hunt, Jr. v. Assessor, Town of Andover; and Town of Andover
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on August 31, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-156;
Robert C. Hunt, Jr. v. Assessor, Town of Andover; and Town of Andover
Attorney Daniel Klau appeared on behalf of the complainant.   Attorney Aimee Wickless appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:13 AM, with Hearing Officer, Valicia D. Harmon presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 12:25 PM.
Dated:  September 5, 2012
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