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 June 16, 2014 through June 20, 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
 June 16, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-720 Paul Wragg v. Attorney General, State of Connecticut, Office of the Attorney General; and State of Connecticut, Office of the Attorney General
 11:00 AM FIC 2013-713 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
 June 17, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-737 George Schober v. Chairman, Board of Finance, Town of Somers; Board of Finance, Town of Somers; and Town of Somers
 11:00 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
FIC 2013-793 Elizabeth Devine v. Chairman, Economic Development Commission, Town of Somers; and Economic Development Commission, Town of Somers
 2:00 PM FIC 2013-712 Karen Lombardi v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Agriculture, Animal Control Division; and State of Connecticut, Department of Agriculture, Animal Control Division
 June 18, 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 2013-706 Brian Laubstein v. Chairman, Board of Education, Bethany Public Schools; and Board of Education, Bethany Public Schools
 June 19, 2014  9:30 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
 June 20, 2014 No Special Meetings Scheduled
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Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 June 16, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-720 Paul Wragg v. Attorney General, State of Connecticut, Office of the Attorney General; and State of Connecticut, Office of the Attorney General
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for June 16, 2014 at 9:30 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2013-720;
Paul Wragg v. Attorney General, State of Connecticut, Office of the Attorney General; and State of Connecticut, Office of the Attorney General
 June 16, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-713 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 matter was held on June 16, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-713;
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 Stephen Sarnoski appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:05 AM, with Hearing Officer, Victor R. Perpetua presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 11:50 AM.
Dated:  June 17, 2014
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 June 17, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-737 George Schober v. Chairman, Board of Finance, Town of Somers; Board of Finance, Town of Somers; and Town of Somers
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on June 17, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-737;
George Schober v. Chairman, Board of Finance, Town of Somers; Board of Finance, Town of Somers; and Town of Somers
George Schober 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 9:30 AM, with Commissioner, Matthew Streeter presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:00 AM.
Dated:  June 18, 2014
 June 17, 2014  11:00 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
FIC 2013-793 Elizabeth Devine v. Chairman, Economic Development Commission, Town of Somers; and Economic Development Commission, Town of Somers
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on June 17, 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
Docket #FIC 2013-793;
Elizabeth Devine v. Chairman, Economic Development Commission, Town of Somers; and Economic Development Commission, Town of Somers
The complainants appeared failed to appear.   Attorney Carl Landolina appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:21 AM, with Commissioner, Matthew Streeter presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 11:25 AM.
Dated:  June 18, 2014
 June 17, 2014  2:00 PM FIC 2013-712 Karen Lombardi v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Agriculture, Animal Control Division; and State of Connecticut, Department of Agriculture, Animal Control Division
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for June 17, 2014 at 2:00 PM was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2013-712;
Karen Lombardi v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Agriculture, Animal Control Division; and State of Connecticut, Department of Agriculture, Animal Control Division
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 June 18, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-482 Derrick Taylor v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for June 18, 2014 at 9:30 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2013-482;
Derrick Taylor v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
 June 18, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-706 Brian Laubstein v. Chairman, Board of Education, Bethany Public Schools; and Board of Education, Bethany Public Schools
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for June 18, 2014 at 11:00 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2013-706;
Brian Laubstein v. Chairman, Board of Education, Bethany Public Schools; and Board of Education, Bethany Public Schools
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 June 19, 2014  9:30 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
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on June 19, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
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
John Hollis appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Jacqueline S. Hoell appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:30 AM, with Commissioner, Matthew Streeter presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 11:07.
Dated:  June 20, 2014