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 14, 2014 through July 18, 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 14, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-736 Junior Jumpp v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
 July 15, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-787 Denise Bachiochi v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
 2:00 PM FIC 2013-805 Gina Maratea v. Administrator, State of Connecticut, Department of Education, Bureau of Human Resources; and State of Connecticut, Department of Education, Bureau of Human Resources
 July 16, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-689 Willodene Allen v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation, Office of Transit and Ridesharing; and State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation, Office of Transit and Ridesharing
 11:00 AM FIC 2013-706 Brian Laubstein v. Chairman, Board of Education, Bethany Public Schools; and Board of Education, Bethany Public Schools
 2:00 PM FIC 2014-006 Bruce W. Walczak v. Debbie Leidlein, Chairman, Board of Education, Newtown Public Schools; and Board of Education, Newtown Public Schools
 July 17, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-777 David Taylor v. Health Services Administrator, State of Connecticut, Correctional Managed Health Care, University of Connecticut Health Center; and State of Connecticut, Correctional Managed Health Care, University of Connecticut Health Center
 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
 2:00 PM FIC 2014-003 Susan Kniep v. Chairman, Town Council, Town of East Hartford; Town Council, Town of East Hartford; and Town of East Hartford
 July 18, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-744 Michael Aronow v. Executive Director, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center
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Date___________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 July 14, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-736 Junior Jumpp 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 14, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-736;
Junior Jumpp v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
Junior Jumpp appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone.   Attorney James Neil appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:36 AM, with Hearing Officer, Victor R. Perpetua presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 9:54 AM.
Dated:  July 14, 2014
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 July 15, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-787 Denise Bachiochi 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 15, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-787;
Denise Bachiochi v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
Denise Bachiochi 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 11:07 AM, with Commissioner, Matthew Streeter presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 11:40 AM.
Dated:  July 16, 2014
 July 15, 2014  2:00 PM FIC 2013-805 Gina Maratea v. Administrator, State of Connecticut, Department of Education, Bureau of Human Resources; and State of Connecticut, Department of Education, Bureau of Human Resources
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for July 15, 2014 at 2:00 PM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2013-805;
Gina Maratea v. Administrator, State of Connecticut, Department of Education, Bureau of Human Resources; and State of Connecticut, Department of Education, Bureau of Human Resources
Date___________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 July 16, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-689 Willodene Allen v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation, Office of Transit and Ridesharing; and State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation, Office of Transit and Ridesharing
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on July 16, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-689;
Willodene Allen v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation, Office of Transit and Ridesharing; and State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation, Office of Transit and Ridesharing
Attorney Wayne Sharnick appeared on behalf of the complainant.   Attorney Alice Sexton appeared on behalf of the respondent, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation; and State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation.  Attorney Claudia D. Heyman appeared on behalf of the respondent, Office of Transit and Ridesharing.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:36 AM, with Hearing Officer, Valicia D. Harmon presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:46 AM.
Dated:  July 31, 2014
 July 16, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-706 Brian Laubstein v. Chairman, Board of Education, Bethany Public Schools; and Board of Education, Bethany Public Schools
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on July 16, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-706;
Brian Laubstein v. Chairman, Board of Education, Bethany Public Schools; and Board of Education, Bethany Public Schools
Brian Laubstein appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Henry Zaccardi appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:06 AM, with Commissioner, Christopher P. Hankins presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 1:07 PM.
Dated:  July 16, 2014
 July 16, 2014  2:00 PM FIC 2014-006 Bruce W. Walczak v. Debbie Leidlein, Chairman, Board of Education, Newtown Public Schools; and Board of Education, Newtown Public Schools
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for July 16, 2014 at 2:00 PM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2014-006;
Bruce W. Walczak v. Debbie Leidlein, Chairman, Board of Education, Newtown Public Schools; and Board of Education, Newtown Public Schools
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 July 17, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-777 David Taylor v. Health Services Administrator, State of Connecticut, Correctional Managed Health Care, University of Connecticut Health Center; and State of Connecticut, Correctional Managed Health Care, University of Connecticut Health Center
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for July 17, 2014 at 9:30 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2013-777;
David Taylor v. Health Services Administrator, State of Connecticut, Correctional Managed Health Care, University of Connecticut Health Center; and State of Connecticut, Correctional Managed Health Care, University of Connecticut Health Center
 July 17, 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 July 17, 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, Divison of State Police
 July 17, 2014  2:00 PM FIC 2014-003 Susan Kniep v. Chairman, Town Council, Town of East Hartford; Town Council, Town of East Hartford; and Town of East Hartford
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for July 17, 2014 at 2:00 PM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2014-003;
Susan Kniep v. Chairman, Town Council, Town of East Hartford; Town Council, Town of East Hartford; and Town of East Hartford
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 July 18, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-744 Michael Aronow v. Executive Director, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for July 18, 2014 at 11:00 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2013-744;
Michael Aronow v. Executive Director, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center