An Albany-based legal group on Monday announced it had filed a lawsuit seeking access to records generated by the commission deciding the details of the creation of a system of publicly financed campaigns.

The Government Justice Center, a group with ties to the fiscal watchdog organization The Empire Center, filed the lawsuit after the campaign finance commission failed to act on its Freedom of Information Law request.

The records request sought documents related to the group’s first meeting. The commission is holding a public hearing on Tuesday in New York City.

The group says it filed the request with Jay Jacobs, the state Democratic Party chairman who was appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to the panel. The commission is composed of appointees of the governor and the legislative leaders.

“The Public Campaign Finance Commission is not taking any of its obligations under Freedom of Information Law seriously,” said the group’s executive director, Cam Macdonald. “This was made abundantly clear when the meeting was streamed using a cellphone camera and the video was sideways and blurry for most of the recording. The public has a right to know what the Commission is up to, especially since the members are not accountable to voters like our elected officials are.”

The commission is tasked with recommending the details of a system of publicly financed campaigns, due by December.

The Government Justice Center earlier this year sued to challenge the recommendations of a similar commission, which backed a pay raise for the Legislature and statewide elected officials as well as a cap on private-sector pay.