Full Legislative History
Resolution Number: 2009-A035
Title: Evaluate Use of Standing Commissions to Develop Policy Proposals
Legislative Action Taken: Concurred as Substituted
Final Text:

Resolved, That the 76th General Convention urge the Presiding Bishop and the President of the House of Deputies to establish a Group to evaluate the current system of standing commissions as a method “to study and draft policy proposals on major subjects considered to be of continuing concern to the mission of the Church” (Canon I.1.2a); and be it further

Resolved, That the Group explore and consider proposing alternative methods and structures for accomplishing this task of proposing policy, including mission priorities; and be it further

Resolved, That no new Standing Commissions be established at the 76th General Convention; and be it further

Resolved, That the Group report its findings to the 77th General Convention of The Episcopal Church.

Citation: General Convention, Journal of the General Convention of...The Episcopal Church, Anaheim, 2009 (New York: General Convention, 2009), pp. 369-370.