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 November 12, 2012 through November 16, 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
 November 12, 2012 No Hearings Scheduled
 November 13, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-287 Troy Artis v. Michael Bibens, Director of Nutrition and Food Services, State of Connecticut, York Correctional Institution, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, York Correctional Institution, Department of Correction
 11:00 AM FIC 2012-205 James Torlai 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
 2:00 PM FIC 2012-220 Cecilia Baxter and the New London Consortium on Aging v. Director of Finance, Finance Department, City of New London; and City of New London
 November 14, 2012 No Hearings Scheduled
 November 15, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2012-184 Edward Peruta v. Reuben Bradford, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; Thomas Hatfield, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
FIC 2012-189 Edward Peruta v. Reuben Bradford, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; Cynthia Powell, Office Supervisor, 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 2012-527 Charles Evans, Jr.  And Roberta Clapper 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
 November 16, 2012 No Hearings Scheduled
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Date  Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 November 13, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-287 Troy Artis v. Michael Bibens, Director of Nutrition and Food Services, State of Connecticut, York Correctional Institution, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, York Correctional Institution, Department of Correction
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on November 13, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-287;
Troy Artis v. Michael Bibens, Director of Nutrition and Food Services, State of Connecticut, York Correctional Institution, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, York Correctional Institution, Department of Correction
Troy Artis appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone.   Attorney James Neil appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:35 AM, with Hearing Officer, Victor R. Perpetua presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:29 AM.
Dated:  November 15, 2012
 November 13, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2012-205 James Torlai 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 matter was held on November 13, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-205;
James Torlai 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
James Torlai appeared on his own behalf.   Assistant Attorney General Terrence O'Neill appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:05 AM, with Hearing Officer, Victor R. Perpetua presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 12:35 PM.
Dated:  November 15, 2012
 November 13, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2012-220 Cecilia Baxter and the New London Consortium on Aging v. Director of Finance, Finance Department, City of New London; and City of New London
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for November 13, 2012 at 2:00 PM was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2012-220;
Cecilia Baxter and the New London Consortium on Aging v. Director of Finance, Finance Department, City of New London; and City of New London
Date  Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 November 15, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2012-184 Edward Peruta v. Reuben Bradford, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; Thomas Hatfield, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
FIC 2012-189 Edward Peruta v. Reuben Bradford, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; Cynthia Powell, Office Supervisor, 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 consolidated matter for November 15, 2012 at 11:00 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2012-184;
Edward Peruta v. Reuben Bradford, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; Thomas Hatfield, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Docket #FIC 2012-189;
Edward Peruta v. Reuben Bradford, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; Cynthia Powell, Office Supervisor, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Dated:  November 16, 2012
 November 15, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2012-527 Charles Evans, Jr.  And Roberta Clapper 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 matter was held on November 15, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-527;
Charles Evans, Jr.  And Roberta Clapper 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
Charles Evans Jr. and Roberta Clapper appeared on their own behalf.   Assistant Attorney General Steven Barry appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 2:07 PM, with Hearing Officer, Kathleen K. Ross presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 3:55 PM.
Dated:  November 16, 2012