General Conference 2008 Legislation Tracking

Petition 81432<< Back

Episcopal Areas (81432-SU-¶405)
Petition Status:Calendar Item
Petition Text:Submitted TextADCA p. 459
References:Book of Discipline: ¶405
Financial Implications:No
Submitted by:
Task Force to Study the Episcopacy
Carolyn Briscoe
Washington, DC, USA

Calendar Item Status<< Back

Episcopal Areas (SU20-¶405-N)
Calendar Item Status:Committee Voted (Printed in DCA p. 2179)
Calendar Item No:790
Petitions on Calendar:81432
Consent Calendar:Not assigned to a Consent Calendar.
Committee Motion:Recommendation to Reject
Committee Vote:
For: 44Against: 13Not Voting: 0
Vote Date and Time:4/26/2008 9:44 PM

Plenary Action Status<< Back

Last Vote Action:Vote on Main Motion
This motion was Adopted, with 457 votes for and 401 votes against.
Plenary Motions:
4/29/2008 10:14 AM
Amend the Main Motion by Substitution REJECTED 0-0
I move that the number of active bishop be reduced among the jurisdictional conference in the US in order to reduce US demand upon the Episcopal fund.  The reduction in the number of bishops in each jurisdiction will refelct the needs for bishops in the report of the Task Force to Study the Episcopacy on page 1526 of the Advance DCA.  This reduction in US demands upon this fund will free up over $10  million per guadrenniem for episcopal leaders in areas of the world where our membership  is expanding.  This reduction will be effective no later than 2012.
4/29/2008 10:29 AM
Amend Amendment REJECTED 351-540
I move that we use the data on p. 1534 rather than 1526 to allow resources for the U.S. Church.
4/29/2008 11:14 AM
Commit or Refer ADOPTED 478-196
Refer back to committee to review and bring back to plenery before ending of GC 2008.
4/29/2008 7:46 PM
Amend the Main Motion REJECTED 156-620
¶405.2 The method for determining the number of bishops assigned to the jurisdictions shall be based on the number of clergy appointed within the jurisdiction, including full and part-time local pastors.  The jurisdictions shall be entitled to one bishop for each 1100 appointed clergy, with the exception that each jurisdiction shall be entitled to a minimum of six (6) bishops to accomplish the mission of the area.
3.  The effects of the legislation shall take place September 1, 2012.
4/29/2008 8:14 PM
Amend the Main Motion ADOPTED 435-394
Page 459 of ADCA
I move to amend petition 81432 by adding a 2.e that shall say: "In the event a reduction in Episcopal assignments in a jurisdiction is required by the above formula, any funds made available will remain in the Episcopal fund to support new Episcopal areas in the Central Conferences."
4/29/2008 8:36 PM
Vote on Main Motion ADOPTED 457-401