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General Assembly

 

Raised Bill No. 5271

February Session, 2018

 

LCO No. 1403

 

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Referred to Committee on GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

 

Introduced by:

 

(GAE)

 

AN ACT REDEFINING "PUBLIC AGENCY" FOR PURPOSES OF THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Subdivision (1) of section 1-200 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2018):

(1) "Public agency" or "agency" means:

(A) Any executive, administrative or legislative office of the state or any political subdivision of the state and any state or town agency, any department, institution, bureau, board, commission, authority or official of the state or of any city, town, borough, municipal corporation, school district, regional district or other district or other political subdivision of the state, including any committee of, or created by, any such office, subdivision, agency, department, institution, bureau, board, commission, authority or official, and also includes any judicial office, official, or body or committee thereof but only with respect to its or their administrative functions, and for purposes of this subparagraph, "judicial office" includes, but is not limited to, the Division of Public Defender Services;

(B) Any person to the extent such person is deemed to be the functional equivalent of a public agency pursuant to law; [or]

(C) Any "implementing agency", as defined in section 32-222; or

(D) Any organization established by a commission, task force, working group or any other body created in statute by the General Assembly, including any nonprofit organization that is tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, as amended from time to time.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

October 1, 2018

1-200(1)

Statement of Purpose:

To redefine "public agency" for purposes of the Freedom of Information Act to include certain organizations established by certain governmental entities.

[Proposed deletions are enclosed in brackets. Proposed additions are indicated by underline, except that when the entire text of a bill or resolution or a section of a bill or resolution is new, it is not underlined.]