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 December 3, 2012 through December 7, 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
 December 3, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-355 Steven Ballok v. Director of Finance, Town of Monroe; and Town of Monroe
 11:00 AM FIC 2012-245 Frank Kolb v. Comptroller, State of Connecticut, Office of the State Comptroller; and State of Connecticut, Office of the State Comptroller
FIC 2012-246 Frank Kolb v. Comptroller, State of Connecticut, Office of the State Comptroller; and State of Connecticut, Office of the State Comptroller
 2:00 PM FIC 2012-307 Robert Sears v. First Selectman, Town of Stafford; and Town of Stafford
 December 4, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-371 Mark Dumas and the Connecticut State Police Union v. Roy Occhiogrosso, Senior Advisor, State of Connecticut, Office of the Governor; and State of Connecticut, Office of the Governor
FIC 2012-377 Mark Dumas and the Connecticut State Police Union v. Roy Occhiogrosso, Senior Advisor, State of Connecticut, Office of the Governor; and State of Connecticut, Office of the Governor
 2:00 PM FIC 2012-295 Vinti Singh and The Connecticut Post v. Dawn Perkins, Transportation Coordinator, Board of Education, Trumbull Public Schools; and Board of Education, Trumbull Public Schools
 December 5, 2012 No Hearings Scheduled
 December 6, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-302 David Godbout v. State of Connecticut, Office of the Attorney General
 11:00 AM FIC 2012-336 Andy Thibault and the New Haven Register v. Neil O'Leary,Mayor, City of Waterbury; and City of Waterbury
 December 7, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-283 Umar Shahid v. Chief, State of Connecticut, Office of the Chief Public Defender, Division of Public Defender Services; and State of Connecticut, Office of the Chief Public Defender, Division of Public Defender Services
 11:00 AM FIC 2012-360 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
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Date  Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 December 3, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-355 Steven Ballok v. Director of Finance, Town of Monroe; and Town of Monroe
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on December 3, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-355;
Steven Ballok v. Director of Finance, Town of Monroe; and Town of Monroe
Steven Ballok appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney John Fracassini 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 10:45 AM.
Dated:  December 10, 2012
 December 3, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2012-245 Frank Kolb v. Comptroller, State of Connecticut, Office of the State Comptroller; and State of Connecticut, Office of the State Comptroller
FIC 2012-246 Frank Kolb v. Comptroller, State of Connecticut, Office of the State Comptroller; and State of Connecticut, Office of the State Comptroller
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following consolidated matters for December 3, 2012 at 11:00 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2012-245;
Frank Kolb v. Comptroller, State of Connecticut, Office of the State Comptroller; and State of Connecticut, Office of the State Comptroller
Docket #FIC 2012-246;
Frank Kolb v. Comptroller, State of Connecticut, Office of the State Comptroller; and State of Connecticut, Office of the State Comptroller
 December 3, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2012-307 Robert Sears v. First Selectman, Town of Stafford; and Town of Stafford
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on December 3, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-307;
Robert Sears v. First Selectman, Town of Stafford; and Town of Stafford
Robert Sears appeared on his own behalf.   Richard Shuck, First Selectman appeared on behalf of the respondents.   No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 2:00 PM, with Hearing Officer, Clifton A. Leonhardt presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 2:40 PM.
Dated:  December 5, 2012
Date  Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 December 4, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-371 Mark Dumas and the Connecticut State Police Union v. Roy Occhiogrosso, Senior Advisor, State of Connecticut, Office of the Governor; and State of Connecticut, Office of the Governor
FIC 2012-377 Mark Dumas and the Connecticut State Police Union v. Roy Occhiogrosso, Senior Advisor, State of Connecticut, Office of the Governor; and State of Connecticut, Office of the Governor
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following consolidated matter for December 4, 2012 at 9:30 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2012-371;
Mark Dumas and the Connecticut State Police Union v. Roy Occhiogrosso, Senior Advisor, State of Connecticut, Office of the Governor; and State of Connecticut, Office of the Governor
Docket #FIC 2012-377;
Mark Dumas and the Connecticut State Police Union v. Roy Occhiogrosso, Senior Advisor, State of Connecticut, Office of the Governor; and State of Connecticut, Office of the Governor
Dated:  December 5, 2012
 December 4, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2012-295 Vinti Singh and The Connecticut Post v. Dawn Perkins, Transportation Coordinator, Board of Education, Trumbull Public Schools; and Board of Education, Trumbull Public Schools
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for December 4, 2012 at 2:00 PM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2012-295;
Vinti Singh and The Connecticut Post v. Dawn Perkins, Transportation Coordinator, Board of Education, Trumbull Public Schools; and Board of Education, Trumbull Public Schools
Date  Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 December 6, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-302 David Godbout v. State of Connecticut, Office of the Attorney General

An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on December 6, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-302;
David Godbout v. State of Connecticut, Office of the Attorney General
David Godbout 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 9:33 AM, with Hearing Officer, Tracie C. Brown presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:12 AM.
Dated:  December 10, 2012
 December 6, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2012-336 Andy Thibault and the New Haven Register v. Neil O'Leary,Mayor, City of Waterbury; and City of Waterbury
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for December 6, 2012 at 11:00 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2012-336;
Andy Thibault and the New Haven Register v. Neil O'Leary,Mayor, City of Waterbury; and City of Waterbury
Date  Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 December 7, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-283 Umar Shahid v. Chief, State of Connecticut, Office of the Chief Public Defender, Division of Public Defender Services; and State of Connecticut, Office of the Chief Public Defender, Division of Public Defender Services
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for December 7, 2012 at 9:30 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2012-283;
Umar Shahid v. Chief, State of Connecticut, Office of the Chief Public Defender, Division of Public Defender Services; and State of Connecticut, Office of the Chief Public Defender, Division of Public Defender Services
 December 7, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2012-360 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 December 7, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-360;
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 11:15 AM, with Hearing Officer, Lisa F. Siegel presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 11:45 AM.
Dated:  December 10, 2012