This page contains links to previous legislation and documents relating to resolutions submitted to the General Convention meeting in Austin, July 5th-13th, 2018.  For additional research on previous actions or topics considered by General Convention, please contact the Archives using the Research Request Form. Be sure to identify yourself as a Legislative Committee member in order to receive a priority response. Once the Convention is underway, the Archives Legislative Research office will be located within the General Convention Secretariat. The chair of any Legislative Committee may request the posting of supplementary documents provided they are related and historical in nature.

Legislative Committee Secretary Documents

Supplementary Documents Related to Proposed Legislation

Legislative Research on Proposed Legislation

Legislative Research on Proposed Legislation

Note: This page is updated frequently as resolutions are assigned to committees.

Resolution Number Titlesort descending Committee Topic
2018-C014 S uicide Prevention Advocacy and Clergy Training 15 - Ministry Clergy Education, Theological Education
2018-C038 Safeguard the Rights of Palestinian Children 07 - Social Justice and International Policy Children, Middle East
2018-A028 Salary for the President of the House of Deputies 16 - Churchwide Leadership Budget, DFMS/PECUSA
2018-C050 Sanctuary 04 - Governance and Structure Immigration
2018-D016 Seeking Truth, Reconciliation and Restoration 03 - Safeguarding and Title IV Structure
2018-B001 Set Rates for Funding Church Budget 21 – Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget and Finance Budget
2018-A001 Site of 81st General Convention (2024) 04 - Governance and Structure General Convention
2018-A226 Site of 81st General Convention (2024) 04 - Governance and Structure General Convention
2018-A030 Small Evangelism Grants 11 - Evangelism and Church Planting Evangelism
2018-A215 Solidarity with the People of Venezuela 05 - World Mission Justice
2018-D050 Solidarity with Victims of Religious Persecution 05 - World Mission Human Rights, Religious Freedom
2018-B008 Stewardship in Communities of Color 18 - Stewardship & Socially Responsible Investing Fund Raising, Stewardship
2018-D053 Stewardship of Creation with Church-Owned Land 20 - Environmental Stewardship and Care of Creation Church Property, Environment
2018-A057 Strengthen Staff Resources for Networking 08 - Social Justice and United States Policy Diversity, Justice
2018-C015 Stricter Guidelines for "Lunch Box" Guns 08 - Social Justice and United States Policy Gun Control, Weapons
2018-A143 Study Career Development of Female and Minority Clergy 16 - Churchwide Leadership Diversity
2018-A194 Study Revision of Joint Rules of Order 01 - Rules of Order/HOD Rules of Order (Jt.)
2018-C004 Study the Implications of Expanding Paid Family Leave 17 - Church Pension Fund Church Pension Fund, Employee Benefits
2018-B021 Support Aid to Palestinian Refugees 07 - Social Justice and International Policy Middle East, Refugees
2018-D096 Support for Good Governance 07 - Social Justice and International Policy International Relations, Public Policy
2018-B022 Support for the Episcopal Church in the Philippines and Joint Efforts to Continue the Jesus Movement Scholarship Program 05 - World Mission Theological Education
2018-D015 Support Keeping Families Together 08 - Social Justice and United States Policy Immigration
2018-C002 Support Legislation for a Clean DREAM Act 08 - Social Justice and United States Policy Immigration
2018-C047 Support of One Person, One Vote 08 - Social Justice and United States Policy National Concerns, Public Policy
2018-C049 Support Producers of Locally Grown Food 20 - Environmental Stewardship and Care of Creation Economic Development, Health
2018-D051 Support Recommitment to Iran Nuclear Deal 07 - Social Justice and International Policy Arms Control, International Relations
2018-A033 Supporting and Expanding Episcopal Youth Events 14 - Christian Formation and Discipleship Youth
2018-D063 Supporting Christians in Iraq 05 - World Mission Human Rights, Religious Freedom
2018-D030 Supporting Formation 14 - Christian Formation and Discipleship Christian Formation
2018-A034 Supporting General Convention Children's Program 04 - Governance and Structure Youth
2018-D089 Supporting Non-Discrimination and Civil Rights 08 - Social Justice and United States Policy Discrimination, Racism
2018-C022 Supporting Transgender Access 08 - Social Justice and United States Policy Discrimination, Gender Identity
2018-C027 The Celebration of the life and work of Dorothy Day, Christian Activist 12 - Prayer Book, Liturgy and Music Lesser Feasts/Fasts
2018-A010 The Planting of "Paris Groves" 20 - Environmental Stewardship and Care of Creation Environment
2018-A074 The Prophetic Voice of Provinces 10 - Congregational and Diocesan Vitality Provinces
2018-A218 The Proposed Book of Occasional Services 2018 12 - Prayer Book, Liturgy and Music Book of Occasional Services, Liturgy
2018-D040 The Status of Women Church Musicians 12 - Prayer Book, Liturgy and Music Women
2018-A014 The Use of Carbon Offsets 20 - Environmental Stewardship and Care of Creation Environment, Episcopal Church Center
2018-D044 Tools for Effective Shareholder Engagement for Human Rights 18 - Stewardship & Socially Responsible Investing Socially Responsible Investment
2018-A082 Training for [Digital] Evangelists 11 - Evangelism and Church Planting Evangelism, Technology
2018-A141 Training of Transition Consultants 16 - Churchwide Leadership Appointments/Elections
2018-A070 Translation of the Book of Common Prayer 13 - Committee to Receive the Report of Resolution A169 Book of Common Prayer, Language Translation
2018-A220 Translations and Interpretations 04 - Governance and Structure Language Translation
2018-C024 Translations of Book of Common Prayer 13 - Committee to Receive the Report of Resolution A169 Book of Common Prayer, Language Translation
2018-A138 Transmission of Demographic Data from Episcopal Elections 16 - Churchwide Leadership Appointments/Elections
2018-A016 Trial Use of Creation Care Language in the Baptismal Covenant 12 - Prayer Book, Liturgy and Music Book of Common Prayer, Liturgy
2018-A085 Trial Use of Marriage Liturgies 13 - Committee to Receive the Report of Resolution A169 Book of Common Prayer, Liturgy, Matrimony
2018-D020 Understanding the Truth of Sexual Harrassment and Assault in The Episcopal Church 03 - Safeguarding and Title IV Structure
2018-A145 Urging Adoption of Local Canons Relating to Episcopal Elections 16 - Churchwide Leadership Appointments/Elections, Bishops
2018-D065 Use of Alternative Psalters in Public Worship 12 - Prayer Book, Liturgy and Music Liturgy