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.  At this time, there are no Contested Case Hearings scheduled through August 14, 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 30, 2013 through January 3, 2013 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 30, 2013 No Special Meetings Scheduled
 December 31, 2013 No Special Meetings Scheduled
 January 1, 2014 No Special Meetings Scheduled
 January 2, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-389 Darlene Chapdelaine v. First Selectman, Town of Eastford; and Town of Eastford
 2:00 PM FIC 2013-364 Julie Sprengelmeyer and the Manchester Journal Inquirer v. Office of the Governor, State of Connecticut
 January 3, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-404 Barbara Edelson v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
 11:00 AM FIC 2013-336 Steven DeBow v. Acting Chief Information Officer, Metro Hartford Information Services; and Metro Hartford Information Services
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Date___________ Time___ Contested_Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 January 2, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-389 Darlene Chapdelaine v. First Selectman, Town of Eastford; and Town of Eastford
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on January 2, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-389;
Darlene Chapdelaine v. First Selectman, Town of Eastford; and Town of Eastford
Darlene Chapdelaine appeared on her own behalf.   Attorney Eric Knapp appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:47 AM, with Hearing Officer, Victor R. Perpetua presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:12 AM.
Dated:  January 2, 2014
 January 2, 2014  2:00 PM FIC 2013-364 Julie Sprengelmeyer and the Manchester Journal Inquirer v. Office of the Governor, State of Connecticut
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on January 2, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-364;
Julie Sprengelmeyer and the Manchester Journal Inquirer v. Office of the Governor, State of Connecticut
Julie Sprengelmeyer appeared on her own behalf.   Assistant Attorney General Philip Miller appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 2:06 PM, with Hearing Officer, Kathleen K. Ross presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 2:36 PM.
Dated:  January 2, 2014
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 January 3, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-404 Barbara Edelson v. Commissioner, 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 January 3, 2014 at 9:30 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2013-404;
Barbara Edelson v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
 January 3, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-336 Steven DeBow v. Acting Chief Information Officer, Metro Hartford Information Services; and Metro Hartford Information Services
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for January 3, 2014 at 11:00 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2013-336;
Steven DeBow v. Acting Chief Information Officer, Metro Hartford Information Services; and Metro Hartford Information Services