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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) A state panel reviewing ways to balance victims' privacy with Connecticut's open records law is holding its second public hearing.

The Task Force on Victim Privacy and the Public's Right to Know is scheduled to hear from members of the public Wednesday at Bridgeport City Hall. The hearing begins at 6 p.m.

The panel faces a Jan. 1 deadline to present recommendations to the General Assembly.

The 17-member task force was created by the legislature as part of a new law that creates exemptions to the state Freedom of Information Act. The exemptions bar the release of photographs, film, video and other images depicting a homicide victim, if those records are considered an unwarranted invasion of privacy.

Families of the Newtown school shooting victims requested the legislation.

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