FOI Protections for Probation Officers Soon to be a LAW!
HOUSE BILL 5125 PASSES HOUSE and SENATE
A hard fought legislative battle has yielded Freedom of Information Protections to Probation Officers. Thank you to all who assisted during this process. More information will follow on when the Bill will be signed into law.
AN ACT LIMITING ACCESS TO CERTAIN INFORMATION REGARDING PROBATION OFFICERS UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:
Section 1. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2014) Any personal information of a current or former probation officer employed by the Judicial Branch that is not related to the performance of such officer's duties or employment, including, but not limited to, such officer's (1) date of birth, (2) Social Security number, (3) current or former electronic mail address, telephone number or residential address, (4) photograph, and (5) driver's license information, shall not be subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, as defined in section 1-200 of the general statutes, to any individual under the supervision of the Court Support Services Division or any individual committed to the custody or supervision of the Commissioner of Correction pursuant to section 53a-32 of the general statutes for a violation of probation.