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Committee Membership (81289-CO-¶522.1)

Amend ¶522.1 as follows:
  
¶  522. Jurisdictional Committee on Episcopacy-1. There shall be...
The committee shall be convened by the president of the College of Bishops on the opening day of jurisdictional conference to which the delegates have been elected.  The committee shall serve during the succeeding quadrennium until their successors have been elected at the close of the jurisdictional conference to which the delegates have been elected. It shall serve through the succeeding jurisdictional conference .
  The committee shall...

Rationale

  Present language reflects desire for self-perpetuation.
      Members of committee are now elected 5 years in advance. May fall from leaders of delegation to last in jurisdictional delegation. Ones elected in 2007 may not represent views of delegations or conferences in 2012.
      
Present language not fair to delegates, bishops, conferences.