DEEP: Declaration of Protected Class

Declaration of Protected Class

June 30, 2008

Section 1-217 of the Connecticut General Statutes prohibits public agencies from disclosing, under the Freedom of Information Act, the residential address of any of the following people:

(1) A federal court judge, federal court magistrate, judge of the Superior Court, Appellate Court or Supreme Court of the state, or family support magistrate;

(2) A sworn member of a municipal police department, a sworn member of the Division of State Police within the Department of Public Safety or a sworn law enforcement officer within the Department of Environmental Protection

(3) An employee of the Department of Correction;

(4) An attorney-at-law who represents or has represented the state in a criminal prosecution;

(5) An attorney-at-law who is or has been employed by the Public Defenders Division of a social worker who is employed by the Public Defender Services Division;

(6) An inspector employed by the Division of Criminal Justice

(7) A firefighter;

(8) An employee of the Department of Children and Families;

(9) A member or employee of the Board of Pardons and Paroles;

(10) An employee of the judicial branch; or

(11) A member or employee of the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities.

In order to comply with this law and the Freedom of Information Act (requests for addresses in the marine license database), the Department must identify members of the above listed protected classes. If you are a member of one of these groups and have supplied your resident address as your mailing address on the application for your marine fishing license, complete this form and mail it by July 10, 2008 to:

DEP Marine Fisheries Division
PO Box 719
Old Lyme, CT 06371

I,_____________________________, born on______________ am a member of one of the protected groups listed above.

Please note that business addresses are not protected under this statute.

By signing this form, I understand that any person making a written false statement on this form shall be subject to arrest as provided for in Sec. 53-157b of the Connecticut General Statutes and may be subject to fine or imprisonment.

Signature:_________________________ Date:________________

For further information, contact the DEP Marine Fisheries Division, P.O. Box 719, Old Lyme, CT 06371 or by telephone at 860.434.6043 between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.  (N08-16)