The Connecticut Freedom of Information Act allows public access to governmental public records within the State of Connecticut. Public records are defined as any data or information that is kept by a public agency. This is a template form for requesting public information in Connecticut in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act.
Name of State Act:
Freedom of Information Act
Personnel files, medical files, records of law that are currently in trial, strategy/negotiation with pending litigation, trade secrets, financial information, licensing tests, statements of personal worth, collective bargaining reports, student names/addresses, adoption records, petitions, complaint records, information that would cause a breach in security, home addresses of those within the Address Confidentiality Program
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What is a public record?
"Public records or files" means any recorded data or information relating to the conduct of the public's business prepared, owned, used, received or retained by a public agency, or to which a public agency is entitled to receive a copy by law or contract under section 1-218, whether such data or information be handwritten, typed, tape-recorded, printed, photostated, photographed or recorded by any other method."
What agencies are covered?
The FOIA covers almost all political bodies and institutions within Connecticut, including committees, employees and all governmental departments. The exemptions include the Division of Criminal justice and any committee composed of individuals who are outside of the government, which, through petition, has been declared exempt by the Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission.
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