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 November 24, 2014 through November 28, 2014 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 24, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-147 Marissa Lowthert v. Superintendent of Schools, Wilton Public Schools; and Wilton Public Schools
FIC 2014-148 Marissa Lowthert v. Superintendent of Schools, Wilton Public Schools; and Wilton Public Schools
FIC 2014-160 Marissa Lowthert v. Superintendent of Schools, Wilton Public Schools; and Wilton Public Schools
 November 25, 2014 No Special Meetings Scheduled
 November 26, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-140 Jose Ayuso v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of Scientific Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of Scientific Services
 11:00 AM FIC 2014-156 Michael Aronow v. Executive Vice President, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center
FIC 2014-157 Michael Aronow v. Executive Vice President, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center
FIC 2014-158 Michael Aronow v. Executive Vice President, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center
 November 27, 2014 No Special Meetings Scheduled
 November 28, 2014 No Special Meetings Scheduled
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Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 November 24, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-147 Marissa Lowthert v. Superintendent of Schools, Wilton Public Schools; and Wilton Public Schools
FIC 2014-148 Marissa Lowthert v. Superintendent of Schools, Wilton Public Schools; and Wilton Public Schools
FIC 2014-160 Marissa Lowthert v. Superintendent of Schools, Wilton Public Schools; and Wilton Public Schools
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on November 24, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-147;
Marissa Lowthert v. Superintendent of Schools, Wilton Public Schools; and Wilton Public Schools
Docket #FIC 2014-148;
Marissa Lowthert v. Superintendent of Schools, Wilton Public Schools; and Wilton Public Schools
Docket #FIC 2014-160;
Marissa Lowthert v. Superintendent of Schools, Wilton Public Schools and Wilton Public Schools
Marissa Lowthert appeared on her own behalf.   Attorney Anne Littlefield 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, Kathleen K. Ross presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 1:02 PM.
Dated:  November 25, 2014
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 November 26, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-140 Jose Ayuso v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of Scientific Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of Scientific Services
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on November 26, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-140;
Jose Ayuso v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of Scientific Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of Scientific Services
Jose Ayuso appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone.   Assistant Attorney General Terrence M. O'Neill appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:38 AM, with Hearing Officer, Victor R. Perpetua presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:15 AM.
Dated:  November 26, 2014
 November 26, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2014-156 Michael Aronow v. Executive Vice President, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center
FIC 2014-157 Michael Aronow v. Executive Vice President, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center
FIC 2014-158 Michael Aronow v. Executive Vice President, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following consolidated matter for November 26, 2014 at 11:00 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2014-156;
Michael Aronow v. Executive Vice President, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center
Docket #FIC 2014-157;
Michael Aronow v. Executive Vice President, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center
Docket #FIC 2014-158;
Michael Aronow v. Executive Vice President, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center

Dated:  November 26, 2014