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Resolution Number: 1985-A140
Title: Request Dioceses to Establish and Report on Affirmative Action Procedures
Legislative Action Taken: Concurred As Amended
Final Text:

Resolved, the House of Bishops concurring, That the several Dioceses of the Church be requested to establish Affirmative Action procedures, using as a basis those procedures adopted by the 67th General Convention for the Executive Council, the General Convention, and the interim bodies of the General Convention; and be it further

Resolved, That the several Dioceses be requested to report annually their participation in such procedures to the Executive for Administration and to the Committee on the State of the Church, using a form prepared by the Personnel Committee/Department of the Executive Council.

Citation: General Convention, Journal of the General Convention of...The Episcopal Church, Anaheim, 1985 (New York: General Convention, 1986), p. 162.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY

Author: The Standing Commission on The Church in Small Communities
Originating House: House of Deputies
Originating Committee: Committee on Social and Urban Affairs

House of Deputies

Original Text of Resolution:

(A140)

Resolved, the House of Bishops concurring, That the several Dioceses of the Church establish Affirmative Action procedures, using as a basis those procedures adopted by the 67th General Convention for the Executive Council, the General Convention, and the interim bodies of the General Convention; and be it further

Resolved, That the several Dioceses report annually their participation in such procedures to the Executive for Administration and to the Committee on the State of the Church, using a form prepared by the Personnel Committee/Department of the Executive Council.

Deputy McGonigle of Texas moved to amend A140 as follows.

Proposed Amendment:

In the first Resolved:

"That the several Dioceses of the Church be requested to establish Affirmative Action procedures."

In the second Resolved:

"That the several Dioceses be requested to report annually..."

Motion carried

Amendment adopted

Resolution adopted

(Communicated to the House of Bishops in HD Message #59)

House of Bishops

The following message was received from the House of Deputies:

HD Message #59: A140 Amended (Dioceses Establish Affirmative Action Policies).

The House concurred

(Communicated to the House of Deputies in HB Message #90)

Resolution Concurred by Both Houses, September 10.

Report Reference:   The Blue Book, p. 277.
Abstract:   The 68th General Convention requests dioceses to establish affirmative action procedures.