Resolution Number: 2018-A128
Title: On the Topic of Amending Canon IV.2 [Definition of Terms]
Legislative Action Taken: Rejected
Final Text:

Resolution Rejected. See Legislative History for original text of resolution.

Citation: General Convention, Journal of the General Convention of...The Episcopal Church, Austin, 2018 (New York: General Convention, 2018), p. 252.

Legislative History

Author: Standing Commission on Structure, Governance, Constitution and Canons
Originating House: House of Deputies
Originating Committee: Safeguarding and Title IV

House of Deputies

The House of Deputies Committee on Safeguarding and Title IV presented its Report #10 on Resolution A128 (Amend Canon IV.2 - Composition of a Conference Panel) and moved the resolution, recommending rejection.

Original Text of Resolution:


Resolved, the House of Bishops concurring, That Canon IV.2 be amended as follows:

Conference Panel shall mean a panel of onetwo (2) or more members of the Disciplinary Board selected by the president of the board, unless some other manner of selection is provided by Diocesan Canon, to serve as the body before which an informal conference is held as provided in Canon IV.12, provided, however, that no such member of the Conference Panel may serve as a member of the Hearing Panel in the same case. The president of the Disciplinary Board shall be ineligible to serve on the Conference Panel. If tThe Conference Panel consists of more than one member, it shall include both clergy and lay members in equal proportions.

Motion defeated

Resolution rejected

(Communicated to the House of Bishops in HD Message #43)

Resolution Rejected.

Report Reference:   Standing Commission on Structure, Governance, Constitution & Canons, Reports to the 79th General Convention, 2018, pp. 369-462.
Abstract:   The 79th General Convention rejects a resolution amending Canon IV.2 to the appointment of at least two members to a Conference Panel.