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 December 22, 2014 through December 26, 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
 December 22, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-295 Umar Shahid v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
 December 23, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-292 Frank Cortese v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Consumer Protection, Drug Control Division; and State of Connecticut, Department of Consumer Protection, Drug Control Division
 December 24, 2014 No Meetings Scheduled
 December 25, 2014 No Meetings Scheduled
 December 26, 2014 No Meetings Scheduled
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Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 December 22, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-295 Umar Shahid 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 December 22, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-295;
Umar Shahid v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
Umar Shahid 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 9:35 AM, with Hearing Officer, Victor R. Perpetua presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:00 AM.
Dated:  December 22, 2014
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 December 23, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-292 Frank Cortese v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Consumer Protection, Drug Control Division; and State of Connecticut, Department of Consumer Protection, Drug Control Division
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for December 23, 2014 at 9:30 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2014-292;
Frank Cortese v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Consumer Protection, Drug Control Division; and State of Connecticut, Department of Consumer Protection, Drug Control Division