Connecticut: Bill Would Impose Fee On Excessive FOIA Requests

In Connecticut a bill before the legislature seeks to limit frivolous complaints to the state’s Freedom of Information Commission.

Republican State Representative Adam Dunsby of Easton proposed the bill. It would impose a $125 fee for two or more complaints submitted to the commission within a calendar year.

During a public hearing this week, Dunsby said these numerous complaints are not about transparency.

“The individual who is filing tens or hundreds of complaints is not interested in records. Their objective is to harass public officials.”