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 February 3, 2014 through February 7, 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
 February 3, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-422 Edward Peruta v. Reuben Bradford, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
FIC 2013-423 Edward Peruta v. Reuben Bradford, 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 2013-479 Robert Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Montville; and Police Department, Town of Montville
 2:00 PM FIC 2013-461 Robert Cushman v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
 February 4, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-183 David Godbout v. Andres Ayala, Member, State of Connecticut, Connecticut State Senate; and Joan Hartley, Member, State of Connecticut, Connecticut State Senate
FIC 2013-184 David Godbout v. Executive Director, State of Connecticut, Office of Legislative Management; and State of Connecticut, Office of Legislative Management
FIC 2013-194 David Godbout v. Anthony Guglielmo and Kevin Witkos, as members, State of Connecticut, State Senate
 11:00 AM FIC 2013-159 David Godbout v. State of Connecticut, Bipartisan Task Force on Gun Violence Prevention and Children's Safety, Connecticut General Assembly
FIC 2013-160 David Godbout v. State of Connecticut, Bipartisan Task Force on Gun Violence Prevention and Children's Safety, Connecticut General Assembly
 February 5, 2014   9:30 AM FIC 2013-468 Bradshaw Smith v. James Readeker, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation; State of Connecticut Department of Transportation; Kevin Maloney, Chairman, State of Connecticut, Connecticut Public Transportation Commission; and State of Connecticut, Connecticut Public Transportation Commission
 2:00 PM FIC 2013-476 Adrienne Johnson v. Principal, New Horizons, New Haven Public Schools; and Board of Education, New Haven Public Schools
 February 6, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-336 Steven DeBow v. Acting Chief Information Officer, Metro Hartford Information Services; and Metro Hartford Information Services
 2:00 PM FIC 2013-317 Paul Kadri v. Chairman, Board of Education, Groton Public Schools; and  Board of Education, Groton Public Schools
 February 7, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-503 J. Fenton Williams v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health; and State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health
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Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 February 3, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-422 Edward Peruta v. Reuben Bradford, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
FIC 2013-423 Edward Peruta v. Reuben Bradford, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on February 3, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-422;
Edward Peruta v. Reuben Bradford, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Docket #FIC 2013-423;
Edward Peruta v. Reuben Bradford, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Edward Peruta appeared on his 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 9:34 AM, with Hearing Officer, Tracie C. Brown presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 11:20 AM.
Dated:  February 3, 2014
 February 3, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-479 Robert Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Montville; and Police Department, Town of Montville
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for February 3, 2014 at 11:00 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2013-479;
Robert Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Montville; and Police Department, Town of Montville
 February 3, 2014  2:00 PM FIC 2013-461 Robert Cushman 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 February 3, 2014 at 2:00 PM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2013-461;
Robert Cushman v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Date___________ Time___ Contested_Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 February 4, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-183 David Godbout v. Andres Ayala, Member, State of Connecticut, Connecticut State Senate; and Joan Hartley, Member, State of Connecticut, Connecticut State Senate
FIC 2013-184 David Godbout v. Executive Director, State of Connecticut, Office of Legislative Management; and State of Connecticut, Office of Legislative Management
FIC 2013-194 David Godbout v. Anthony Guglielmo and Kevin Witkos, as members, State of Connecticut, State Senate
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on February 4, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-183;
David Godbout v. Andres Ayala, Member, State of Connecticut, Connecticut State Senate; and Joan Hartley, Member, State of Connecticut, Connecticut State Senate
Docket #FIC 2013-184;
David Godbout v. Executive Director, State of Connecticut, Office of Legislative Management; and State of Connecticut, Office of Legislative Management
Docket #FIC 2013-194;
David Godbout v. Anthony Guglielmo and Kevin Witkos, as members, State of Connecticut, State Senate
David Godbout appeared on his 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 9:30 AM, with Hearing Officer, Lisa F. Siegel presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 11:30 AM.
Dated:  February 4, 2014
 February 4, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-159 David Godbout v. State of Connecticut, Bipartisan Task Force on Gun Violence Prevention and Children's Safety, Connecticut General Assembly
FIC 2013-160 David Godbout v. State of Connecticut, Bipartisan Task Force on Gun Violence Prevention and Children's Safety, Connecticut General Assembly
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on February 4, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-159;
David Godbout v. State of Connecticut, Bipartisan Task Force on Gun Violence Prevention and Children's Safety, Connecticut General Assembly
Docket #FIC 2013-160;
David Godbout v. State of Connecticut, Bipartisan Task Force on Gun Violence Prevention and Children's Safety, Connecticut General Assembly
David Godbout appeared on his 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 11:40 AM, with Hearing Officer, Lisa F. Siegel presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 12:30 PM.
Dated:  February 4, 2014
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 February 5, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-468 Bradshaw Smith v. James Readeker, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation; State of Connecticut Department of Transportation; Kevin Maloney, Chairman, State of Connecticut, Connecticut Public Transportation Commission; and State of Connecticut, Connecticut Public Transportation Commission
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for February 5, 2014 at 9:30 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2013-468;
Bradshaw Smith v. James Readeker, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation; State of Connecticut Department of Transportation; Kevin Maloney, Chairman, State of Connecticut, Connecticut Public Transportation Commission; and State of Connecticut, Connecticut Public Transportation Commission
 February 5, 2014  2:00 PM FIC 2013-476 Adrienne Johnson v. Principal, New Horizons, New Haven Public Schools; and Board of Education, New Haven Public Schools
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for February 5, 2014 at 2:00 PM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2013-476;
Adrienne Johnson v. Principal, New Horizons, New Haven Public Schools; and Board of Education, New Haven Public Schools
Date___________ Time___ Contested_Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 February 6, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-336 Steven DeBow v. Acting Chief Information Officer, Metro Hartford Information Services; and Metro Hartford Information Services
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on February 6, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-336;
Steven DeBow v. Acting Chief Information Officer, Metro Hartford Information Services; and Metro Hartford Information Services
Steven DeBow appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Cynthia Lauture 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, Valicia D. Harmon presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 11:46 AM.
Dated:  February 7, 2014
 February 6, 2014  2:00 PM FIC 2013-317 Paul Kadri v. Chairman, Board of Education, Groton Public Schools; and  Board of Education, Groton Public Schools
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on February 6, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-317;
Paul Kadri v. Chairman, Board of Education, Groton Public Schools; and  Board of Education, Groton Public Schools
Attorney Norman Pattis and Attorney Kevin Smith appeared on behalf of the complainant.   Attorney Floyd Dugas 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, Lisa F. Siegel presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 2:20 PM.
Dated:  February 7, 2014
Date___________ Time___ Contested_Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 February 7, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-503 J. Fenton Williams v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health; and State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on February 7, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-503;
J. Fenton Williams v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health; and State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health
The Complainant failed to appear.   Assistant Attorney General Daniel Shapiro appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:47 AM, with Commissioner, Christopher P. Hankins presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 9:50 AM.
Dated:  February 7, 2014