As of July 1, 2021, Commission meetings and contested case hearings will continue to be conducted solely through the use of electronic equipment (remotely).  Instructions for real-time public access to the Commission’s meetings and contested case hearings will be published and included with each meeting notice and agenda.   Additionally, a recording of each meeting and special meeting will be posted on the Commission’s website. FOIC New Address Effective June 1, 2021 165 Capitol Ave, Suite 1100, Hartford, CT 06106

The Connecticut Freedom of Information Act

This compilation of the Freedom of Information Act (Chapter 14 Conn. Gen. Stats.) is unofficial and is provided for the convenience of the public.  While every effort was made to attain complete accuracy herein, the reader is advised to consult the Connecticut General Statutes for the official codification of the law.

NOTE: The portions of Public Act 21-2 (June Sp Session) that pertain to the conduct of remote meetings, have not yet been codified into the FOI Act.  For information on those new provisions, please refer to the Commission's primer on the remote meeting legislation here.
  Section 1-200 (Formerly Sec. 1-18a) - Definitions.
  Section 1-201 (Formerly Sec. 1-19c) - Division of Criminal Justice deemed not to be public agency, when.
Section 1-202 (Formerly Sec. 1-20e) - Application of freedom of information provisions to agency committee composed entirely of individuals who are not members of the agency.
  Secs. 1-203 and 1-204 Reserved for future use.
  Section 1-205. (Formerly Sec. 1-21j) - Freedom of Information Commission.
Section 1-205a. Recommended appropriations.  Allotments.
  Section 1-206. (Formerly Sec. 1-21i) - Denial of access to public records or meetings.  Appeals.  Notice.  Orders.  Civil penalty.  Petition for relief from vexatious requester. Service of process upon commission.  Frivolous appeals. Appeal re state hazardous waste program records.
  Secs. 1-207 to 1-209. Reserved for future use.
  Section 1-210. (Formerly Sec. 1-19) - Access to public records. Exempt records.
  Section 1-211. (Formerly Sec. 1-19a) - Disclosure of computer-stored public records. Contracts.  Acquisition of system, equipment, software to store or retrieve nonexempt public records.
  Section 1-212 (Formerly Sec. 1-15.) - Copies and scanning of public records.  Fees.
  Sec. 1-213. (Formerly Sec. 1-19b) - Agency administration. Disclosure of personnel, birth and tax records. Disclosure of voice mails by public agencies. Judicial records and proceedings.
  Sec. 1-214 (Formerly Sec. 1-20a) - Public employment contracts as public record. Agency response to request for disclosure of personnel or medical files. Objection to disclosure.
  Sec. 1-214a - Disclosure of public agency termination, suspension or separation agreement containing confidentiality provision.
  Sec. 1-215 (Formerly Sec. 1-20b) - Record of an arrest as public record. Prohibition on redaction. Exemptions. Disclosure of other law enforcement records. Notice to state’s attorney.  Applicability of section.
  Sec. 1-216. (Formerly Sec. 1-20c) - Review and destruction of records consisting of uncorroborated allegations of criminal activity.
  Sec. 1-217 - (Formerly Sec. 1-20f) - Nondisclosure of residential addresses of certain individuals. Written request for nondisclosure. Redaction. Exceptions. Liability of public agency, public official or employee for violation. Hearing. Penalty.
  Sec. 1-218 - Certain contracts for performance of governmental functions.  Records and files subject to the Freedom of Information Act.
  Sec. 1-219 - Veterans' military records.
  Secs. 1-220 to 1-224 - Reserved for future use.
  Sec. 1-225 (Formerly Sec. 1-21) - Meetings of government agencies to be public.  Recording of votes.  Schedule and agenda of certain meetings to be filed and posted on web sites.  Notice of special meetings.  Executive sessions. 
  Sec. 1-226 (Formerly Sec. 1-21a) - Recording, broadcasting or photographing meetings.
  Sec. 1-227 (Formerly Sec.  1-21c) - Mailing of notice of meetings to persons filing written request. Fees.
  Sec. 1-228 (Formerly Sec. 1-21d) - Adjournment of meetings.  Notice.
  Sec. 1-229 (Formerly Sec. 1-21e) - Continued hearings.  Notice.
  Sec. 1-230 (Formerly Sec. 1-21f) - Regular meetings to be held pursuant to regulation, ordinance or resolution.
  Sec. 1-231 (Formerly Sec. 1-21g) - Executive sessions.
  Sec. 1-232 (Formerly Sec. 1-21h) - Conduct of meetings.
  Secs. 1-233 to 1-239 - Reserved for future use.
  Sec. 1-240 (Formerly Sec. 1-21k) - Penalties.
  Sec. 1-241 (Formerly Sec. 1-21l) - Injunctive relief from frivolous, unreasonable or harassing freedom of information appeals.
  Sec. 1-242 - Actions involving provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.  Notice of litigation to the Freedom of Information Commission.  Intervention by commission.
  Secs. 1-243 to 1-259 - Reserved for future use.

 

Updated 7-15-2021 MDR