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 26, 2014 through May 30, 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 26, 2014 No Special Meetings Scheduled
 May 27, 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; and State of Connecticut, Office of the Chief Public Defender, Division of Public Defender Services
 11:00 AM FIC 2013-665 Edward Peruta and American News and Information Services Inc. 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 2013-666 Edward Peruta and the American News and Information Services v. Reuben F. Bradford, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
 2:00 PM FIC 2013-702 Paul Wragg v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation; Claims Investigator, District II, State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation; and State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation
 May 28, 2014 No Special Meetings Scheduled
 May 29, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-541 Lindsey Edwards v. CTO Washington, FOI Liaison, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction, MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution; Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and  State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
 11:00 AM FIC 2013-662 John Hollis v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
 2:00 PM FIC 2013-594 Donald Berg v. Mary Stanton, Town Clerk, Town of Mansfield; and Town of Mansfield
 May 30, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-482 Derrick Taylor v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
 11:00 AM FIC 2013-708 Paul Wragg v. Town Manager, Town of Groton; and Town of Groton
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Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 May 27, 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; and State of Connecticut, Office of the Chief Public Defender, Division of Public Defender Services
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on May 27, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
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
Sean Bodamer appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Deborah Del Prete Sullivan 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 9:40 AM.
Dated:  June 2, 2014
 May 27, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-665 Edward Peruta and American News and Information Services Inc. 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 2013-666 Edward Peruta and the American News and Information Services v. Reuben F. 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 May 27, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-665;
Edward Peruta and American News and Information Services Inc. 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 2013-666;
Edward Peruta and the American News and Information Services v. Reuben F. Bradford, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Attorney Mitchell Lake appeared on behalf of the complainants.   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 11:00 AM, with Hearing Officer, Lisa F. Siegel presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 12:30 PM.
Dated:  May 30, 2014
 May 27, 2014  2:00 PM FIC 2013-702 Paul Wragg v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation; Claims Investigator, District II, State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation; and State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for May 27, 2014 at 2:00 PM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2013-702;
Paul Wragg v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation; Claims Investigator, District II, State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation; and State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 May 29, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-541 Lindsey Edwards v. CTO Washington, FOI Liaison, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction, MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution; 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 29, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-541;
Lindsey Edwards v. CTO Washington, FOI Liaison, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction, MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution; Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and  State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
Lindsey Edwards appeared on her own behalf.   Attorney James Neil 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, Clifton A. Leonhardt presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:00 AM.
Dated:  May 30, 2014
 May 29, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-662 John Hollis v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for May 29, 2014 at 11:00 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2013-662;
John Hollis v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
 May 29, 2014  2:00 PM FIC 2013-594 Donald Berg v. Mary Stanton, Town Clerk, Town of Mansfield; and Town of Mansfield
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for April 14, 2014 at 2:00 PM, was cancelled due to a settlement of the parties and withdrawal.
Docket #FIC 2013-594;
Donald Berg v. Mary Stanton, Town Clerk, Town of Mansfield; and Town of Mansfield
Date___________ Time___ Contested_Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 May 30, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-482 Derrick Taylor 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 30, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-482;
Derrick Taylor v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
Derrick Taylor appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone.   Assistant Attorney General Steven Strom appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:34 AM, with Hearing Officer, Gregory F. Daniels presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 11:17 AM.
Dated:  June 10, 2014
 May 30, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-708 Paul Wragg v. Town Manager, Town of Groton; and Town of Groton
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on May 30, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-708;
Paul Wragg v. Town Manager, Town of Groton; and Town of Groton
Paul Wragg appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Michael Carey appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:25 AM, with Hearing Officer, Paula S. Pearlman presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 2:13 PM.
Dated:  May 30, 2014