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 March 10, 2014 through March 14, 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
 March 10, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-216 Anne Stevenson v. Chief Public Defender, State of Connecticut, Office of the Public Defender, Division of Public Defender Services; and State of Connecticut, Office of the Public Defender, Division of Public Defender Services
 11:00 AM FIC 2013-278 Lamberto Lucarelli v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Old Saybrook; and Police Department, Town of Old Saybrook
 2:00 PM FIC 2013-203 David Godbout v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
 March 11, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-234 Donald Steinbrick v. Mayor, Town of Putnam; and Town of Putnam
 11:00 AM FIC 2013-543 The Estate of Anthony Bernoudy v. Director, Personnel Department, City of New London; Personnel Department, City of New London; Director, Recreation Department, City of New London; Recreation Department, City of New London; Risk Manager, City of New London; Mayor, City of New London; and City of New London
FIC 2013-703 The Estate of Anthony Bernoudy v. Chief, Police Department, City of New London; Police Department, City of New London; and City of New London
 2:00 PM FIC 2013-414 Walter Chmurynski v. Clerk, Office of the First Selectman, Town of Bozrah; and Office of the First Selectman, Town of Bozrah
FIC 2013-415 Walter Chmurynski v. First Selectman, Town of Bozrah; and Office of the First Selectman, Town of Bozrah
 March 12, 2014 No Special Meetings Scheduled
 March 13, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-448 David Taylor v. Executive Director, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center, Connecticut Managed Health Care; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center, Connecticut Managed Health Care
 11:00 AM FIC 2013-538 Connecticut Association of Realtors v. Chairman, State of Connecticut, Department of Consumer Protection, Connecticut Real Estate Commission; and State of Connecticut, Department of Consumer Protection, Connecticut Real Estate Commission
 2:00 PM FIC 2013-270 Walter Casey v. EMS Review Committee, Town of Darien; and Town of Darien
 March 14, 2014 No Special Meetings Scheduled
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Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 March 10, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-216 Anne Stevenson v. Chief Public Defender, State of Connecticut, Office of the Public Defender, Division of Public Defender Services; and State of Connecticut, Office of the Public Defender, Division of Public Defender Services
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on March 10, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-216;
Anne Stevenson v. Chief Public Defender, State of Connecticut, Office of the Public Defender, Division of Public Defender Services; and State of Connecticut, Office of the Public Defender, Division of Public Defender Services
Anne Stevenson appeared on her own behalf.   Assistant Attorney General Steven Strom 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, Victor R. Perpetua presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 11:15 AM.
Dated:  March 11, 2014
 March 10, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-278 Lamberto Lucarelli v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Old Saybrook; and Police Department, Town of Old Saybrook

An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on March 10, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-278;
Lamberto Lucarelli v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Old Saybrook; and Police Department, Town of Old Saybrook
Lamberto Lucarelli appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Michael E. Cronin, Jr. appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:20 AM, with Hearing Officer, Tracie C. Brown presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 12:35 PM.
Dated:  March 11, 2014
 March 10, 2014  2:00 PM FIC 2013-203 David Godbout v. 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 matter was held on March 10, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-203;
David Godbout v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
David Godbout appeared on his own behalf.   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 2:10 PM, with Hearing Officer, Tracie C. Brown presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 3:24 PM.
Dated:  March 11, 2014
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 March 11, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-234 Donald Steinbrick v. Mayor, Town of Putnam; and Town of Putnam
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on March 11, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-234;
Donald Steinbrick v. Mayor, Town of Putnam; and Town of Putnam
Attorney Norman B. Seney, Jr. appeared on behalf of the complainant.   Attorney William H. St. Onge 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, Gregory F. Daniels presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 9:58 AM.
Dated:  March 11, 2014
 March 11, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-543 The Estate of Anthony Bernoudy v. Director, Personnel Department, City of New London; Personnel Department, City of New London; Director, Recreation Department, City of New London; Recreation Department, City of New London; Risk Manager, City of New London; Mayor, City of New London; and City of New London
FIC 2013-703 The Estate of Anthony Bernoudy v. Chief, Police Department, City of New London; Police Department, City of New London; and City of New London
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following consolidated matters for March 11, 2014 at 11:00 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2013-543;
The Estate of Anthony Bernoudy v. Director, Personnel Department, City of New London; Personnel Department, City of New London; Director, Recreation Department, City of New London; Recreation Department, City of New London; Risk Manager, City of New London; Mayor, City of New London; and City of New London
Docket #FIC 2013-703;
The Estate of Anthony Bernoudy v. Chief, Police Department, City of New London; Police Department, City of New London; and City of New London
 March 11, 2014  2:00 PM FIC 2013-414 Walter Chmurynski v. Clerk, Office of the First Selectman, Town of Bozrah; and Office of the First Selectman, Town of Bozrah
FIC 2013-415 Walter Chmurynski v. First Selectman, Town of Bozrah; and Office of the First Selectman, Town of Bozrah
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following consolidated matters for March 11, 2014 at 2:00 PM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2013-414;
Walter Chmurynski v. Clerk, Office of the First Selectman, Town of Bozrah; and Office of the First Selectman, Town of Bozrah
Docket #FIC 2013-415;
Walter Chmurynski v. First Selectman, Town of Bozrah; and Office of the First Selectman, Town of Bozrah
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 March 13, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-448 David Taylor v. Executive Director, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center, Connecticut Managed Health Care; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center, Connecticut Managed Health Care
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for March 13, 2014 at 9:30 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2013-448;
David Taylor v. Executive Director, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center, Connecticut Managed Health Care; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center, Connecticut Managed Health Care
 March 13, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-538 Connecticut Association of Realtors v. Chairman, State of Connecticut, Department of Consumer Protection, Connecticut Real Estate Commission; and State of Connecticut, Department of Consumer Protection, Connecticut Real Estate Commission
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on March 13, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-538;
Connecticut Association of Realtors v. Chairman, State of Connecticut, Department of Consumer Protection, Connecticut Real Estate Commission; and State of Connecticut, Department of Consumer Protection, Connecticut Real Estate Commission
The complainant failed to appear.   Assistant Attorney General Alan N. Ponanski 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 11:17 AM.
Dated:  March 13, 2014
 March 13, 2014  2:00 PM FIC 2013-270 Walter Casey v. EMS Review Committee, Town of Darien; and Town of Darien
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for March 13, 2014 at 2:00 PM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2013-270;
Walter Casey v. EMS Review Committee, Town of Darien; and Town of Darien