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  • Federal information disclosure, by James T. O'Reilly

  • Guidebook to the Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts, by Justin D. Franklin and Robert F. Bouchard.


Connecticut General Statutes

Selected statutes:

Chapter 14 Freedom of Information Act

  • Sec. 1-200. (Formerly Sec. 1-18a). Definitions.

  • Sec. 1-205. (Formerly Sec. 1-21j). Freedom of Information Commission.

  • Sec. 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.

  • Sec. 1-210. (Formerly Sec. 1-19). Access to public records. Exempt records.

  • Sec. 1-215. (Formerly Sec. 1-20b). Record of an arrest as public record. Prohibition on redaction. Excemptions. Disclosure of other law enforcement records. Notice to state's attorney. Applicability of section.

  • 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. 1-231. (Formerly Sec. 1-21g). Executive sessions.

  • Sec. 1-241. (Formerly Sec. 1-21l). Injunctive relief from frivolous, unreasonable or harassing freedom of information appeals.

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U.S. Code
  • 5 USC 552. Public information; agency rules, opinions, orders, records, and proceedings.

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