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 August 4, 2014 through August 8, 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
 August 4, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-033 Mark Dumas and the Connecticut State Police Union v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; Colonel Danny Stebbins, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
 August 5, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2014-021 Robert Spina v. Director, State of Connecticut, Judicial Branch, Judicial Marshal Services; and State of Connecticut, Judicial Branch, Judicial Marshal Services
 August 6, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-733 Barry Moynihan v. David Reed, Chairman, Economic Development Committee, Town of Somers; Economic Development Committee, Town of Somers; and Town of Somers
 11:00 AM FIC 2013-809 Ann Carr v. Chairman, Board of Finance, Town of Morris; Board of Finance, Town of Morris; and Town of Morris
 2:00 PM FIC 2014-014 Michael Fryar v. Superintendent of Schools, Hartford Public Schools; and Hartford Public Schools
Michael Fryar v. Superintendent of Schools, Hartford Public Schools; and Hartford Public Schools
 August 7, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-009 Raymond Cerilli v. Executive Director, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center, Correctional Managed Health Care; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center, Correctional Managed Health Care
 11:00 AM FIC 2014-036 Michael Culhane and the Connecticut Catholic Conference v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Insurance Department; and State of Connecticut, Insurance Department
 2:00 PM FIC 2013-781 Paul Baer v. William Witkowski, Chairman, Board of Education, Thompson Public Schools; and Board of Education, Thompson Public Schools
 August 8, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-072 Bijan Bahramian v. Chairman, Economic, Housing and Zoning Committee, City Council, City of Meriden; Economic Housing and Zoning Committee, City Council, City of Meriden; Mayor, City Council, City  of Meriden; City Council, City of Meriden; and City of Meriden
 11:00 AM FIC 2013-797 Robert Cushman 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, Divison of State Police
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Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 August 4, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-033 Mark Dumas and the Connecticut State Police Union v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; Colonel Danny Stebbins, 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 August 4, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-033;
Mark Dumas and the Connecticut State Police Union v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; Colonel Danny Stebbins, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Mark Dumas appeared on his own behalf.   Assistant Attorney General Neil Parille appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:45 AM, with Hearing Officer, Victor R. Perpetua presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:45 AM.
Dated:  August 7, 2014
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 August 5, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2014-021 Robert Spina v. Director, State of Connecticut, Judicial Branch, Judicial Marshal Services; and State of Connecticut, Judicial Branch, Judicial Marshal Services
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for August 5, 2014 at 11:00 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2014-021;
Robert Spina v. Director, State of Connecticut, Judicial Branch, Judicial Marshal Services; and State of Connecticut, Judicial Branch, Judicial Marshal Services
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 August 6, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-733 Barry Moynihan v. David Reed, Chairman, Economic Development Committee, Town of Somers; Economic Development Committee, Town of Somers; and Town of Somers
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on August 6, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-733;
Barry Moynihan v. David Reed, Chairman, Economic Development Committee, Town of Somers; Economic Development Committee, Town of Somers; and Town of Somers
Barry Moynihan appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Carl Landolina appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:36 AM, with Commissioner, Matthew Streeter presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:30 AM.
Dated:  August 7, 2014
 August 6, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-809 Ann Carr v. Chairman, Board of Finance, Town of Morris; Board of Finance, Town of Morris; and Town of Morris
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on August 6, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-809;
Ann Carr v. Chairman, Board of Finance, Town of Morris; Board of Finance, Town of Morris; and Town of Morris
Leonard Caine, III, Esq. appeared on behalf of the complainant.   Ed Dorset, Tracey Martin, and Ron Emanuel appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:05 AM, with Commissioner, Matthew Streeter presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 2:00 PM.
Dated:  August 8, 2014
 August 6, 2014  2:00 PM FIC 2014-014 Michael Fryar v. Superintendent of Schools, Hartford Public Schools; and Hartford Public Schools
FIC 2014-217 Michael Fryar v. Superintendent of Schools, Hartford Public Schools; and Hartford Public Schools
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on August 6, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-014;
Michael Fryar v. Superintendent of Schools, Hartford Public Schools; and Hartford Public Schools
Docket #FIC 2014-217;
Michael Fryar v. Superintendent of Schools, Hartford Public Schools; and Hartford Public Schools
Michael Fryar appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Melinda B. Kaufmann 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 3:05 PM
Dated:  August 8, 2014
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 August 7, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-009 Raymond Cerilli v. Executive Director, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center, Correctional Managed Health Care; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center, Correctional Managed Health Care
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for August 7, 2014 at 9:30 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2014-009;
Raymond Cerilli v. Executive Director, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center, Correctional Managed Health Care; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center, Correctional Managed Health Care
 August 7, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2014-036 Michael Culhane and the Connecticut Catholic Conference v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Insurance Department; and State of Connecticut, Insurance Department
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for August 7, 2014 at 11:00 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2014-036;
Michael Culhane and the Connecticut Catholic Conference v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Insurance Department; and State of Connecticut, Insurance Department
 August 7, 2014  2:00 PM FIC 2013-781 Paul Baer v. William Witkowski, Chairman, Board of Education, Thompson Public Schools; and Board of Education, Thompson Public Schools
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on August 7, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-781;
Paul Baer v. William Witkowski, Chairman, Board of Education, Thompson Public Schools; and Board of Education, Thompson Public Schools
Paul Baer appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Jessica Soufer appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 2:05 PM, with Hearing Officer, Lisa F. Siegel presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 2:40 PM.
Dated:  August 8, 2014
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 August 8, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-072 Bijan Bahramian v. Chairman, Economic, Housing and Zoning Committee, City Council, City of Meriden; Economic Housing and Zoning Committee, City Council, City of Meriden; Mayor, City Council, City  of Meriden; City Council, City of Meriden; and City of Meriden
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on August 8, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-072;
Bijan Bahramian v. Chairman, Economic, Housing and Zoning Committee, City Council, City of Meriden; Economic Housing and Zoning Committee, City Council, City of Meriden; Mayor, City Council, City  of Meriden; City Council, City of Meriden; and City of Meriden
The Complainant failed to appear.   Attorney John H. Gorman appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:40 AM, with Hearing Officer, Tracie C. Brown presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 9:42 AM.
Dated:  August 8, 2014
 August 8, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-797 Robert Cushman 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, Divison of State Police
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for August 8, 2014 at 11:00 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2013-797;
Robert Cushman 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