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 July 7, 2014 through July 11, 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
 July 7, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-482 Derrick Taylor v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
 2:00 PM FIC 2013-782 Jim Dobson v. Chairman, State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Public Utilities Regulatory Authority; and  State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Public Utilities Regulatory Authority
 July 8, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-516 Michael Gaetano 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
 11:00 AM FIC 2013-646 Daniel Pekera v. President, Long Hill Fire Department, Town of Trumbull; Long Hill Fire Department, Town of Trumbull; and Town of Trumbull
 2:00 PM FIC 2013-810 Andrew Bilodeau v. Chairman, Redevelopment Agency, Town of Preston; Redevelopment Agency, Town of Preston; and Town of Preston
 July 9, 2014 No Special Meetings Scheduled
 July 10, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-764 John Benjamin v. Warden, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction, New Haven Correctional Center; and  State of Connecticut, Department of Correction, New Haven Correctional Center
 July 11, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-734 Junior Jumpp 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
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Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 July 7, 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 July 7, 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 9:38 AM, with Hearing Officer, Gregory F. Daniels presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:28 AM.
Dated:  July 9, 2014
 July 7, 2014  2:00 PM FIC 2013-782 Jim Dobson v. Chairman, State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Public Utilities Regulatory Authority; and  State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Public Utilities Regulatory Authority
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for July 7, 2014 at 2:00 PM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2013-782;
Jim Dobson v. Chairman, State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Public Utilities Regulatory Authority; and  State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Public Utilities Regulatory Authority
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 July 8, 2014  9:30 AM Michael Gaetano 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
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for July 8, 2014 at 9:30 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2013-516;
Michael Gaetano 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
 July 8, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-646 Daniel Pekera v. President, Long Hill Fire Department, Town of Trumbull; Long Hill Fire Department, Town of Trumbull; and Town of Trumbull
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on July 8, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-646;
Daniel Pekera v. President, Long Hill Fire Department, Town of Trumbull; Long Hill Fire Department, Town of Trumbull; and Town of Trumbull
Daniel R. Pekara appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Denny Kokenos appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:30 AM, with Hearing Officer, Lisa F. Siegel presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 12:15 PM.
Dated:  July 9, 2014
 July 8, 2014  2:00 PM FIC 2013-810 Andrew Bilodeau v. Chairman, Redevelopment Agency, Town of Preston; Redevelopment Agency, Town of Preston; and Town of Preston
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for July 8, 2014 at 2:00 PM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2013-810;
Andrew Bilodeau v. Chairman, Redevelopment Agency, Town of Preston; Redevelopment Agency, Town of Preston; and Town of Preston

Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 July 10, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-764 John Benjamin v. Warden, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction, New Haven Correctional Center; and  State of Connecticut, Department of Correction, New Haven Correctional Center
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for July 10, 2014 at 9:30 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2013-764;
John Benjamin v. Warden, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction, New Haven Correctional Center; and  State of Connecticut, Department of Correction, New Haven Correctional Center
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 July 11, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-734 Junior Jumpp 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
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on July 11, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-734;
Junior Jumpp 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
Junior Jumpp appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone.   Assistant Attorney General Stephen Courtney 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, Lisa F. Siegel presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:15 AM.
Dated:  July 14, 2014