Petition 81129

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Legislative Committee Assignments (81129-CO-¶507)

   Add new subparagraph, ¶ 507. 10 to ¶ 507:
   10. When petitions are distributed to legislative committees at General Conference, the memberships of the committees shall be chosen on a random basis, while insuring that each jurisdiction’s and each central conference’s representation on each legislative committee shall be proportional to its share of the total church membership.

Rationale

Under our current system, about 70 votes decide most petitions up or down. Asking delegates to choose which committees they wish to serve on (our current practice) packs some committees with members having a vested interest for some petitions and against others. This change would be fairer.