Report on Commission Finances:
The Commission on Child Online Protection did not receive any funding from Congress and relied upon gifts and grants from the private sector. The Commission received gift and grant authority from Congress on June 30, 2000. Below is a copy of the language as it appeared in Title IV of the E-Sign bill.
SEC. 401 AUTHORITY TO ACCEPT GIFTS.
Section 1405 of the Child Online Protection Act (47 U.S.C. 231 note) is amended by inserting after subsection (g) the following new subsection:
'(h) GIFTS, BEQUESTS, AND DEVISES-The Commission may accept, use, and dispose of gifts, bequests, or devises of services of property, both real (including the use of office space) and personal, for the purpose of aiding or facilitating the work of the Commission. Gifts or grants not used at this termination of the Commission shall be returned to the donor or grantee.'
The Commission's operations were made possible by contributions of time by numerous individuals and companies, and by $70,000 in monetary grants from Network Solutions Inc.; Yahoo! Inc.; America Online, Inc.; Education Networks of America; and PSINet Inc. These contributions of time and funds were supplied unconditionally and with no expectation or receipt of consideration in any form from the Commission, under statutory gifts and grants authority.
This funding paid for direct costs and professional fees on behalf of the COPA Commission.
The following is an account of expenditures by the COPA Commission from July 1, 2000-September 30, 2000:
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