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 May 5, 2014 through May 9, 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
 May 5, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-474 Sean Bodamer v. Chief Public Defender, State of Connecticut, Office of the Chief Public Defender, Division of Public Defender Services
 May 6, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-531 Brandon Garcia v. FOI Liaison, Garner Correctional Institution, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
 11:00 AM FIC 2013-587 Jeff Cohen and WNPR v. Chief Executive Officer, State of Connecticut, Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange; and State of Connecticut, Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange
FIC 2013-659 Jeff Cohen and WNPR v. Chief Executive Officer, State of Connecticut, Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange; and State of Connecticut, Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange
 May 7, 2014   9:30 AM FIC 2013-446 Omar Miller 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
 2:00 PM FIC 2013-577 James Torlai 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
FIC 2013-589 James Torlai 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
 May 8, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-515 Gaylord Salters v. Lt. Patricia Helliger, Records Division, Police Department, City of New Haven; and Police Department, City of New Haven
 May 9, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-526 Bryan Jordan v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
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Date___________ Time___ Contested_Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 May 5, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-474 Sean Bodamer v. Chief Public Defender, State of Connecticut, Office of the Chief Public Defender, Division of Public Defender Services
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for May 5, 2014 at 9:30 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2013-474;
Sean Bodamer v. Chief Public Defender, State of Connecticut, Office of the Chief Public Defender, Division of Public Defender Services; and State of Connecticut, Office of the Chief Public Defender, Division of Public Defender Services
Date___________ Time___ Contested_Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 May 6, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-531 Brandon Garcia v. FOI Liaison, Garner Correctional Institution, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for May 6, 2014 at 9:30 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2013-531;
Brandon Garcia v. FOI Liaison, Garner Correctional Institution, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
 May 6, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-587 Jeff Cohen and WNPR v. Chief Executive Officer, State of Connecticut, Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange; and State of Connecticut, Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange
FIC 2013-659 Jeff Cohen and WNPR v. Chief Executive Officer, State of Connecticut, Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange; and State of Connecticut, Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on May 6, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-587;
Jeff Cohen and WNPR v. Chief Executive Officer, State of Connecticut, Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange; and State of Connecticut, Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange
Docket #FIC 2013-659;
Jeff Cohen and WNPR v. Chief Executive Officer, State of Connecticut, Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange; and State of Connecticut, Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange
Jeff Cohen appeared on behalf of the complainants.   Attorney Tammy Preisner appeared on behalf of the respondents in #FIC2013-587 and Attorney Virginia Lamb appeared on behalf of the respondents in #FIC 2013-659.  Attorney Michael Harrington appeared on behalf of the intervener, Maximus, Inc.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:00 AM, with Hearing Officer, Lisa F. Siegel presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 12:25 PM.
Dated:  May 7, 2014
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 May 7, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-446 Omar Miller 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
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on May 7, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-446;
Omar Miller 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
Omar Miller appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone.   Gale Johnson appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:35 AM, with Hearing Officer, Lisa F. Siegel presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 9:50 AM.
Dated:  May 7, 2014
 May 7, 2014  2:00 PM FIC 2013-577 James Torlai 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
FIC 2013-589 James Torlai 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
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on May 7, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-577;
James Torlai 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
Docket #FIC 2013-589;
James Torlai 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
James Torlai 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 2:05 PM, with Hearing Officer, Kathleen K. Ross presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 3:52 PM.
Dated:  May 7, 2014
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 May 8, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-515 Gaylord Salters v. Lt. Patricia Helliger, Records Division, Police Department, City of New Haven; and Police Department, City of New Haven
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for May 8, 2014 at 9:30 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2013-515;
Gaylord Salters v. Lt. Patricia Helliger, Records Division, Police Department, City of New Haven; and Police Department, City of New Haven
Date___________ Time___ Contested_Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 May 9, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-526 Bryan Jordan v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
 An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on May 9, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-526;
Bryan Jordan v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
Bryan Jordan appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone.   Attorney Nancy Canney 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 10:08 AM.
Dated:  May 12, 2014