FREEDOM OF INFORMATION COMMISSION
OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT

In the Matter of a Complaint by

FINAL DECISION

FINAL DECISION Robert L. Finley, Jr.,

 

 

Complainants

 

 

against

 

Docket #FIC 1997-199

Patricia Pac, Assistant Attorney General, State of Connecticut, Office of the Attorney General; State of Connecticut, Office of the Attorney General; William Matulewicz, State of Connecticut, Department of Social Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Social Services,

 

 

Respondents

April 22, 1998

        The above-captioned matter was heard as a contested case on March 12, 1998, at which time the complainant and the respondents appeared, and presented testimony, exhibits and argument on the complaint.

        After consideration of the entire record, the following facts are found and conclusions of law are reached:

        1. The respondents are public agencies within the meaning of 1-18a(a), G.S.

        2. By letter dated August 18, 1997, and filed with the Commission on August 22, 1997, the complainant appealed to the Commission alleging that the respondents violated the Freedom of Information Act by failing to provide certain records pertaining to the complainant, as ordered by the Commission in the final decision in Docket #FIC 1996-526 (the "relevant records"). The complainant also requested the imposition of civil penalties.

        3. It is found that the respondents have provided all relevant records in their custody to the complainant.

        4. It is found that the credit report sought by the complainant is not in the custody of the respondents and may be in the custody of the Support Enforcement Division, Family Relations, Superior Court at Waterbury, Judicial Branch.

        5. It is therefore concluded that the respondents have complied with the Commission’s orders in Docket #FIC 1996-526 and have not engaged in the violations of 1-19(a) and 1-15(a), G.S. alleged by the complainant herein.

        6. It is also concluded that there are no grounds herein for the imposition of civil penalties pursuant to 1-21i(b)(2), G.S.

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

        1. The complaint is hereby dismissed.

        Approved by Order of the Freedom of Information Commission at its regular meeting of April 22, 1998.

_________________________
Doris V. Luetjen
Acting Clerk of the Commission

PURSUANT TO SECTION 4-180(c), G.S., THE FOLLOWING ARE THE NAMES OF EACH PARTY AND THE MOST RECENT MAILING ADDRESS, PROVIDED TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION COMMISSION, OF THE PARTIES OR THEIR AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE.

THE PARTIES TO THIS CONTESTED CASE ARE:
Robert L. Finley, Jr.
c/o Atty. William P. Barnum
720 Barnum Avenue
Stratford, CT 06497

Patricia Pac, Assistant Attorney General, State of Connecticut, Office of the Attorney General; State of Connecticut, Office of the Attorney General; William Matulewicz, State of Connecticut, Department of Social Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Social Services
c/o Atty. Patricia Pac
55 Elm Street
Hartford, CT 06106

__________________________
Doris V. Luetjen
Acting Clerk of the Commission
FIC1997-199/FD/tcg/04241998