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  Commission - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In law, a commission is a patent which allows a person to take possession of a state office and carry out official acts and duties.
Although "commissioned officer" is a military term, civilian officers of the government such as judges, justices of the peace, marshals, and cabinet ministers also are commissioned, as well as many others.
The appointment occurs before the granting of the commission itself; however, the commission is necessary for the person to exercise the office.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Commission   (416 words)

 European Commission - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The European Commission (formally the Commission of the European Communities) is the executive body of the European Union.
The term "the Commission" is generally used to refer both to the administrative body in its entirety, and to the team of Commissioners who lead it.
The Commission originated in the High Authority of the European Coal and Steel Community, which was established in 1952 under the terms of the Treaty Establishing the European Coal and Steel Community.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/European_Commission   (1350 words)

 Cape Cod Commission   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Commission is a department of Barnstable County and is funded by the Cape Cod Environmental Protection Fund.
The Commission is made up of 19 members representing each of Barnstable County's 15 towns as well as the County Commissioners, minorities, Native Americans, and a governor's appointee.
Commission planners and technical staff have expertise in a wide variety of areas including: landscape architecture, land use planning, economic development, affordable housing, historic preservation, wetland and wildlife resources, water resources, coastal resources, waste management, transportation planning, communications and computer mapping.
www.capecodcommission.org   (408 words)

 Referendum Commission   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The other members of the Commission shall be the Clerk of the Dáil, the Clerk of the Seanad, the Ombudsman and the Comptroller and Auditor General.
Whenever a referendum falls to be held the establishment of a Referendum Commission is at the discretion of the Minister for the Environment and Local Government.
The current primary role of the Referendum Commission is to explain the subject matter of referendum proposals, to promote public awareness of the referendum and to encourage the electorate to vote at the poll.
www.refcom.ie   (300 words)

 commission - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about commission
Commission is usually based on a percentage of the price paid by the consumer, and is normally received by an intermediary who deals with both the consumer and the supplier of the good or service.
Commission payments are a type of piece rate payment.
It happened that the famous Commission of the 2nd of June had set on foot an inquiry into the irrigation of lands in the Zaraisky province, which fell under Alexey Alexandrovitch's department, and was a glaring example of fruitless expenditure and paper reforms.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Commission   (399 words)

 Independent International Commission on Kosovo: The Kosovo Report
However, the Commission considers that the intervention was justified because all diplomatic avenues had been exhausted and because the intervention had the effect of liberating the majority population of Kosovo from a long period of oppression under Serbian rule.
The Commission is also critical of the use of cluster bombs, the environmental damage caused by the use of depleted-uranium tipped armor-piercing shells and missiles and by toxic leaks caused by the bombing of industrial and petroleum complexes in several cities, and the attack on Serbian television on April 17, 1999.
The Commission strongly condemns the attempts by the Serbian government to place restrictions on their own media's coverage of the war and its aftermath, especially the detention of Miroslav Filipovic for his interviews with FRY soldiers who took part in operations in Kosovo, and for his publication of their admission of atrocities and war crimes.
www.reliefweb.int /library/documents/thekosovoreport.htm   (18471 words)

 washingtonpost.com: Bush Names Commission On Iraq Data
The most sensitive part of the commission's charge is to study the information about Iraq that was available to the White House before the war, in an effort to determine whether an intelligence failure contributed to Bush's as-yet-unproved assertions that Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction.
A Republican official involved in the commission's selection process said yesterday's announcement was part of a White House "strategy to seize the initiative on this issue -- part defense, but partly trying to get to higher ground again" since Kay's statements last month after he resigned as head of the CIA-led Iraq Survey Group.
The commission was to have nine members and was to be named earlier this week.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A20286-2004Feb6?language=printer   (923 words)

 GAMBLING COMMISSION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Gambling Commission is an independent organization with the sole purpose of regulating and discouraging corrupt on-line gaming organizations and daily business operations.
Commission members are measured against strict quality control guidelines.
The Gambling Commission seal of approval will be granted only after certain qualifications are met.
www.gamblingcommission.com   (164 words)

 The Commission
The Commission was bestowed upon me by my people: to be born, to work, to fight, to speak and to lead, for which I am humbly grateful.
The Commission, therefore, is not from my people to me, alone, or from me to my people, alone, but from both to each.
My own drawing earned me a commission to do two murals for my history class wall, one on the settlement of the new world and the other on the Civil War.
www.nationalist.org /docs/books/commission.html   (20270 words)

 Frits Bolkestein and Software Patents
Internal Market Commissioner of the European Commission since 2000, leader of dutch right-wing liberal party VVD, known mainly by interventions in favor of the world's second largest pharmaceutical company, of whose supervisory board he is a member, and by various policies in favor of big business.
In February 2002, after a year of silence and almost no dialogue within the European Commission, Bolkestein's directorate published a draft directive "on the patentability of computer-implemented inventions", drafted in close collaboration with EPO and BSA, which was grudgingly accepted by other directorates due to pressure from Bolkestein and the UK Patent Office.
In March 2004 Bolkestein intervened in the antitrust procedings of the Commission's competition directorate against Microsoft, pushing for extreme interpretations of TRIPs according to which Microsoft must be allowed to charge fees for patented standards.
swpat.ffii.org /players/bolkestein/index.en.html   (2634 words)

 Anglican Communion News Service
Specific submissions to the Commission will be invited from particular groups or individuals, both in written form and by the reception of evidence in interview, either at plenary sessions, or at subsidiary meetings and sub-committees.
The Commission should be grateful if members of the Anglican Communion, and our ecumenical partners, will hold the Commission’s work in their prayers, together with the life of the Anglican Communion.
Information on the Commission and its ongoing work may be found on the web site: (www.anglicancommunion.org/ecumenical/commissions/primates/index.cfm), or by contacting the Secretary to the Commission, the Revd Canon Gregory Cameron, on commission.secretary@anglicancommunion.org.
www.anglicancommunion.org /acns/articles/37/00/acns3713.cfm   (839 words)

 :: Louisiana Public Service Commission ::
The Louisiana Public Service Commission (LPSC) is an independent regulatory agency dedicated to serving the public interest by assuring safe, reliable, and reasonably priced services for the public utilities and motor carriers.
The overall goals of the Commission are to ensure a regulatory balance that enables utilities to provide customers with safe, adequate and reliable service, at rates that are just and reasonable, equitable and economically efficient, and that allow utilities an opportunity to earn a fair rate of return on their investment.
In addition, the Commission continues to take an active and cautious role in development of a competitive, market-based approach to utility regulation whenever such an approach is in the public interest.
www.lpsc.org   (223 words)

 Commission   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Commission makes rules and regulations for managing, conserving, and protecting wildlife and fisheries resources, and safe and regulated watercraft and off-highway vehicle operations for the benefit of the citizens of Arizona.
In support of the Commission's obligations, the Director, as chief administrative officer, provides general supervision and control of all Department functions and activities.
The Commission is composed of five members appointed by the Governor pursuant to ARS 38-211.
www.azgfd.gov /inside_azgfd/commission.shtml   (180 words)

 Board of County Commissioners
The Commission does not have control of the budgets or policies of the School Board.
The Commission approves support funding for court services, insofar as County funds are concerned, and approves the budgets of the Clerk of the Circuit Court, the Sheriff, and the Supervisor of Elections.
Budgets for the Tax Collector and the Property Appraiser are approved by the State Department of Revenue and filed with the Board of County Commissioners.
www.pinellascounty.org /commission   (329 words)

 Advisory Commission on Electronic Commerce
The Advisory Commission on Electronic Commerce was created by Congress and tasked with producing what is arguably the most important policy initiative of the information age: recommendations on electronic commerce and tax policy, critical issues with global implications.
The Commission completed its work with its Report to Congress, which was delivered on April 12, 2000, ahead of schedule.
Questions about Commission activities may be addressed to the Office of the Chairman of the Advisory Commission on Electronic Commerce, the Honorable James S. Gilmore, III, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, State Capitol, Richmond, Virginia 23219.
www.ecommercecommission.org   (148 words)

 County Commission - Knox County Tennessee - A Great American Community
The Knox County Commission is the legislative body of Knox County.
Utilizing its home rule powers, the Commission adopts ordinances, emergency ordinances, and resolutions that govern the operation of Knox County government or regulate the conduct and affairs of the residents of Knox County.
The Commission adopts the annual county budget and sets the county government property tax rate, including that of the Knox County School System.
www.knoxcounty.org /commission/index.php   (348 words)

 COPA Commission   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The COPA Commission, a congressionally appointed panel, was mandated by the Child Online Protection Act, which was approved by Congress in October 1998.
The primary purpose of the Commission is to "identify technological or other methods that will help reduce access by minors to material that is harmful to minors on the Internet."
The Commission released its final report to Congress on Friday, October 20, 2000.
www.copacommission.org   (115 words)

 U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy
On September 20, 2004, the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy fulfilled its mandate to submit recommendations for a coordinated and comprehensive national ocean policy to the President and Congress.
On December 19, 2004, the Commission expired, as provided under the terms of the Oceans Act of 2000 (P.L. 106-256), as amended.
Detailed information on the history of the Commission, its membership, testimony from the 16 public meetings, official documents, public comments received by the Commission, and news releases are all available on this website.
oceancommission.gov   (379 words)

 National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States
The Commission is also mandated to provide recommendations designed to guard against future attacks.
On July 22, 2004 the Commission released its public report, which is available for download from this site.
The ten members of the 9-11 Commission announce the creation of the 9/11 Public Discourse Project.
www.9-11commission.gov   (159 words)

 US Sentencing Commission
See the Commission's 2003 Sourcebook of Federal Sentencing Statistics for descriptive figures, tables, and charts, and selected district, circuit, and national sentencing data.
Sentencing Commission Submits Letter to Congress Regarding H.R. On April 19, 2005, the Sentencing Commission submitted a letter to the House Judiciary Committee regarding H.R. 1528, the "Defending America's Most Vulnerable: Safe Access to Drug Treatment and Child Protection Act of 2005".
Joint memorandum to all judges from the respective Chairs of the Sentencing Commission and the Criminal Law Committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States emphasizing the importance of continuing to submit sentencing documents to the Sentencing Commission.
www.ussc.gov   (1228 words)

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 Homepage : The Healthcare commission
The Healthcare Commission is committed to making a real difference to the delivery of healthcare and to promote continuous improvement for the benefit of patients and the public.
The Healthcare Commission is working with the National Audit Office, the Audit Commission and the Commission for Social Care Inspection to promote improvement in patient care and efficiency in the NHS and public health.
The Healthcare Commission today (Monday) called on the NHS and police to introduce new nationwide safeguards for handling patients in accident and emergency units when the police are involved.
www.healthcarecommission.org.uk   (920 words)

 National Commission on Federal Election Reform on Reform Elections.org
The National Commission on Federal Election Reform released its final report to Congress and the White House on July 31, 2001.
Between March and June 2001, the Commission held four public hearings and organized task forces on the federal election system, election administration, and constitutional and federal election law issues.
The Commission was organized by the University of Virginia's Miller Center of Public Affairs and The Century Foundation.
www.reformelections.org /ncfer.asp   (956 words)

 Commission on Federal Election Reform
The Commission on Federal Election Reform, co-chaired by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former U.S. Secretary of State James A. Baker, III, issued its report with 87 recommendations on September 19, 2005.
The Commission was organized by American University’s Center for Democracy and Election Management (CDEM) and remains an ongoing project of CDEM to make sure that future elections are an improvement on the past ones.
If you are not able to open the files, you can download the most recent version of the free Acrobat Reader® software, which will allow you to view and print Adobe PDF files.
www.american.edu /ia/cfer   (291 words)

 Commission Tracker Software
Working with commissions is now my favorite thing to do at work.
It is great to have all of the pieces in one place for agents and back office to view.
With Commission Tracker all of these complex calculations are performed for you...
www.commission-tracker.com   (206 words)

 Workers' Compensation Oversight Commission
As part of that advisory role, the commission has two subcommittees that provide advice and consent on specific matters.
The Ohio Workers’ Compensation Oversight Commission serves as an advisory board to BWC.
The commission meets monthly for duties such as: making recommendations on BWC policy, investments and premium rates; reviewing the effectiveness of policies and operations; and reviewing independent financial audits of BWC.
www.ohiobwc.com /basics/guidedtour/generalinfo/aboutoc.asp   (296 words)

 The Volcker Oil-for-Food Commission: Is It Credible?
The Commission’s operations are shrouded in secrecy, with little transparency or external oversight.
The Commission bears all the hallmarks of a toothless paper tiger, with no subpoena power, and is clearly open to U.N. manipulation.
The Commission should be open to public scrutiny and should include third-party representatives seconded from bodies such as the FBI and Interpol.
www.heritage.org /Research/InternationalOrganizations/wm569.cfm   (1349 words)

 Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction
The Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction ceased operations and closed its office on May 27, 2005.
After a year of study that included the review of thousands of documents and hundreds of interviews with knowledgeable observers from both within and outside the intelligence community, the Commission presented its report to the President on March 31, 2005.
Click here to read the Commission's report submitted to the President on March 31, 2005.
www.wmd.gov /about.html   (119 words)

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