Posts For Category: "HB 6750"

Editorial: Sunshine needed – MyRecordJournal.com

Mitchell W. Pearlman, of Glastonbury, probably knows as much about open government as anyone. He has served as director of both the Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission and the Office of State Ethics. He has taught, lectured and written extensively on the subject, and has consulted on democratic governance both in this country and abroad. […]

Lawmakers Seek Compromise on Access to Arrest Records – CTNewsJunkie.com

Less than a year after the state Supreme Court ruled that police could withhold arrest information while criminal prosecutions are ongoing, lawmakers are reviewing a bill that would essentially undo that decision. The bill before the legislature, H.B. 6750, would require police to disclose the “record of arrest of any person” as well as “any other public record […]

Editorial: Police Should Not Be Deciding What Public Can Know – Hartford Courant

Editorial: It’s in the public’s welfare to have information on crimes in communities. A state with the nickname of Corrupticut should think hard about the wisdom of leaving entirely up to police whether to release important arrest records while a prosecution is pending. A 2014 state Supreme Court ruling allows police to withhold all but […]

Let the sun shine: Pass Raised Bill 6750 – The Lakeville Journal

By Dan Klau The Connecticut General Assembly held a public hearing last week on Raised Bill 6750, An Act Expanding The Requirement For Disclosure Of Arrest Records During A Pending Prosecution Under The Freedom Of Information Act. The bill seeks to overturn a Connecticut Supreme Court decision last year, Comm’r of Public Safety v. FOIC, which […]

To know, or not to know? – The Lakeville Journal Editorial

Every recent legislative session in Connecticut has brought another challenge to open information that is both meaningful and dangerous for those who care about governmental accountability. This time, one of those is the need to reverse the state Supreme Court decision in 2014 that changed the amount of information that police must make public. That […]