Discipline ¶519

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  ¶  519. Special Sessions-1. The jurisdictional conference may order a special session in such manner as it shall determine.
2. The College of Bishops of a jurisdiction by a two-thirds vote shall have authority to call a special session of the jurisdictional conference when necessary; provided, however, that if an episcopal area is left vacant by reason of death, retirement, or other cause within twenty-four months of the close of the preceding jurisdictional conference, the College of Bishops may by majority vote convene within three months, after giving not less than thirty days’ notice, a special session of the jurisdictional conference for the purpose of electing and consecrating a bishop and of considering any other matters specified in the call; and provided further, that in such case the standing committee on episcopacy may recommend to the conference reassignment of one or more of the previously elected bishops.
3. The delegates to a special session of the jurisdictional conference shall be the delegates last elected by each annual conference.
4. A called session of the jurisdictional conference cannot transact any other business than that indicated in the call.