In the Matter of a Complaint by FINAL DECISION


Joseph Caprio,




against Docket #FIC 86-89


Commissioner, Department of Consumer Protection of the State of Connecticut,


Respondent May 14, 1986


The above-captioned matter was heard as a contested case on April 18, 1986, at which time the complainant and the respondent appeared and presented testimony, exhibits and argument on the complaint.


After consideration of the entire record, the following facts are found:


1. The respondent is a public agency within the meaning of 1-18a(a), G.S.


2. By letter dated March 25, 1986 the complainant made a request of the respondent for minutes of the electrical heating and cooling board's meeting regarding the case of John DeMarco, complaint No. 86-5. The complainant also stated in his letter that he wanted "a copy of the Dept. of Consumer Protection Investigator who work this case," and posed questions regarding a Beatrice Wood.


3. On or about March 29, 1986 the complainant forwarded a copy of his request letter to the Commission to be treated as a complaint.


4. The respondent provided the complainant with a copy of the minutes of the March 7, 1986 meeting of "the joint Boards of Electrical Examiners; Heating, Piping & Cooling Examiners and Plumbing & Piping Examiners." Minutes of the meeting indicated that Complaint No. 86-5 was reviewed and dismissed.


5. By letter dated March 31, 1986 the respondent responded to the questions posed in the complainant's March 25, 1986 letter to the extent that such questions could be understood.


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6. It is found that the respondent provided the complainant with prompt access to the minutes requested in his March 25, 1986 letter. It is also found that the respondent's March 31, 1986 letter indicates a willingness to exceed the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act in responding to the complainant's requests and inquiries.


The following order by the Commission is hereby recommended on the basis of the record concerning the above-captioned complaint.


1. The complaint is dismissed.


Approved by order of the Freedom of Information Commission at its special meeting of May 14, 1986.


Karen J. Haggett

Clerk of the Commission