A105 (Amend Joint rule VII.18 regarding the makeup of the Joint Standing Committee on Nominations)

House of Deputies Message #122

The House of Deputies informs the House of Bishops that on Jul 8, 2022 it considered resolution A105 (Amend Joint rule VII.18 regarding the makeup of the Joint Standing Committee on Nominations). The house acted to:

Adopt Substitute


Resolved, the House of Bishops concurring,

That the 80th General Convention amend Joint Rule of Order I.2(b)  and Joint Rule of Order VII.18 as follows: 

I. Composition of Joint Standing Committees and Joint Legislative Committees 

2.

(b) The terms of all members of Joint Standing Committees shall be equal to the interval between the regular meeting of the General Convention preceding their appointment and the adjournment of the succeeding regular meeting of the General Convention and until their successors are appointed; except, that unless otherwise specified in these Joint Rules, if any Clerical or Lay member has not been elected as a Deputy to the succeeding General Convention by the 31st day of January in the year of the said Convention, then the President of the House of Deputies will appoint a replacement for the unexpired term of such member. Any other vacancy, by death, change of status, resignation, or any other cause, shall be filled by appointment by the Presiding Officer of the appropriate House, and such appointments, likewise, shall be for the unexpired terms. The terms of all members of Joint Legislative Committees shall be only from the time of appointment until the adjournment of the first regular meeting of the General Convention following their appointment.

VII.

18. The Joint Standing Committee on Nominations is composed of three Bishops, two Priests, one Deacon, and six Lay Persons. Members who are Priests, Deacons or Lay Persons must have served as Deputies to the most recent General Convention; once appointed, they will continue to serve as members of the Joint Standing Committee on Nominations through the next succeeding General Convention, regardless of whether they are elected as a Deputy to such General Convention, and until their successors are appointed.