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 November 3, 2014 through November 7, 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
 November 3, 2014 No Special Meetings Scheduled
 November 4, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-537 Edward Peruta and American News and Information Services Inc. v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
 11:00 AM FIC 2014-007 Edward Peruta v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Edward Peruta and American News and Information Services Inc. v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Edward Peruta and American News and Information Services Inc. v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Edward Peruta and American News and Information Services Inc. v. Dora Schriro, 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 2014-042 Elisabeth Seieroe Maurer v. Office of Corporation Counsel, City of Danbury; and City of Danbury
 November 5, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-054 Edward Peruta and American News and Information Services Inc. v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Edward Peruta and American News and Information Services Inc. v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Edward Peruta and American News and Information Services Inc. v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
 November 6, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-061 Edward Peruta and American News and Information Services Inc. v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Edward Peruta and American News and Information Services Inc. v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
FIC 2014-065 Edward Peruta and American News and Information Services Inc. v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
FIC 2014-493 Edward Peruta and American News and Information Services Inc. v. Brian Foley, Deputy Chief, and Ursula Wiebush, FOI Officer, Police Department, City of Hartford; Police Department, City of Hartford; and City of Hartford
 2:00 P.M. FIC 2014-075 Edward Peruta and American News and Information Services, Inc. v. Dora B. Schriro, 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
Edward Peruta and American News and Information Services Inc. v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Edward Peruta v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Edward Peruta and American News and Information Services Inc. v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
 November 7, 2014 No Special Meetings Scheduled
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Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 November 4, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-537 Edward Peruta and American News and Information Services Inc. v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for November 4, 2014 at 9:30 AM, was cancelled due to a settlement of the parties.
Docket #FIC 2014-537;
Edward Peruta and American News and Information Services Inc. v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services
 November 4, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2014-007 Edward Peruta v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Edward Peruta and American News and Information Services Inc. v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Edward Peruta and American News and Information Services Inc. v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Edward Peruta and American News and Information Services Inc. v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following consolidated matter for November 4, 2014 at 11:00 AM, was cancelled due to a settlement of the parties.
Docket #FIC 2014-007;
Edward Peruta v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Docket #FIC 2014-057;
Edward Peruta and American News and Information Services Inc. v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Docket #FIC 2014-060;
Edward Peruta and American News and Information Services Inc. v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Docket #FIC 2014-063;
Edward Peruta and American News and Information Services Inc. v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
 November 4, 2014  2:00 PM FIC 2014-042 Elisabeth Seieroe Maurer v. Office of Corporation Counsel, City of Danbury; and City of Danbury
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for November 4, 2014 at 2:00 PM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2014-042;
Elisabeth Seieroe Maurer v. Office of Corporation Counsel, City of Danbury; and City of Danbury
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 November 5, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-054 Edward Peruta and American News and Information Services Inc. v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Edward Peruta and American News and Information Services Inc. v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Edward Peruta and American News and Information Services Inc. v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for November 5, 2014 at 9:30 AM was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2014-054;
Edward Peruta and American News and Information Services Inc. v. Dora Schriro, 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 matter was held on November 5, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matter was held on November 5, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-055;
Edward Peruta and American News and Information Services Inc. v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Docket #FIC 2014-056;
Edward Peruta and American News and Information Services Inc. v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
The Complainant failed to appear when the hearing was opened.   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 9:55 AM, with Commissioner, Matthew Streeter presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 9:57 AM.
Dated:  November 5, 2014
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 November 6, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-061 Edward Peruta and American News and Information Services Inc. v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Edward Peruta and American News and Information Services Inc. v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Edward Peruta and American News and Information Services Inc. v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Edward Peruta and American News and Information Services Inc. v. Brian Foley, Deputy Chief, and Ursula Wiebush, FOI Officer, Police Department, City of Hartford; Police Department, City of Hartford; and City of Hartford
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following consolidated matters for November 6, 2014 at 9:30 AM, was cancelled.  The complaints in these matters have been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2014-061;
Edward Peruta and American News and Information Services Inc. v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Docket #FIC 2014-062;
Edward Peruta and American News and Information Services Inc. v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Docket #FIC 2014-065;
Edward Peruta and American News and Information Services Inc. v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Publlic Protection
Docket #FIC 2014-493;
Edward Peruta and American News and Information Services Inc. v. Brian Foley, Deputy Chief, and Ursula Wiebush, FOI Officer, Police Department, City of Hartford; Police Department, City of Hartford; and City of Hartford
 November 6, 2014  2:00 PM Edward Peruta and American News and Information Services, Inc. v. Dora B. Schriro, 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
Edward Peruta and American News and Information Services Inc. v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Edward Peruta v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Edward Peruta and American News and Information Services Inc. v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following consolidated matters for November 6, 2014 at 2:00 PM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2014-075;
Edward Peruta and American News and Information Services, Inc. v. Dora B. Schriro, 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 2014-418;
Edward Peruta and American News and Information Services Inc. v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Docket #FIC 2014-419;
Edward Peruta v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Docket #FIC 2014-491;
Edward Peruta and American News and Information Services Inc. v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection