NOTICE: Due to public health concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic as well as Governor Lamont’s Executive Order requiring all non-essential employees to work from home, staff of the Freedom of Information Commission will not be present at the Commission's office beginning March 24, 2020 and will telework in accordance with the Governor’s Order. Commission staff will make every effort to continue agency operations to the greatest extent practicable under the circumstances and will retrieve and respond to voice mail and email communications. Please feel free to contact the Commission at 860-566-5682 or by email at: foi@ct.gov. CONTESTED CASE HEARINGS scheduled through April 10, 2020 are POSTPONED. The REGULAR MEETINGS of the FOI Commission scheduled for March 25, 2020, and April 7, 2020 are CANCELED.

Sec. 1-240.  (Formerly Sec. 1-21k).  Penalties. (a)  Any person who wilfully, knowingly and with intent to do so, destroys, mutilates or otherwise disposes of any public record without the approval required under section 1-18 or unless pursuant to chapter 47 or 87l, or who alters any public record, shall be guilty of a class A misdemeanor and each such occurrence shall constitute a separate offense.
            (b)  Any member of any public agency who fails to comply with an order of the Freedom of Information Commission shall be guilty of a class B misdemeanor and each occurrence of failure to comply with such order shall constitute a separate offense.  (P.A. 75-342, §16; P.A. 79-631, §24; P.A. 82-188, §2.)