A106 Amend Joint Rules of Order VII.20 to reduce the number of nominees required to be presented by the Joint Standing Committee on Nominations

Resolved, That the 80th General Convention replace Joint Rules of Order VII.20 as follows:

20.

a. For the elections of the Secretary of the General Convention, the Treasurer of the General Convention, and the members of the Court of Review, the Joint Standing Committee on Nominations will nominate a minimum of one nominee for each vacancy.

b. For the election of the members of Executive Council and the Trustees of The Church Pension Fund, the Joint Standing Committee on Nominations will nominate a minimum of two persons for each vacancy.

c. For all other elections other than those described in parts (a) and (b) of this Joint Rule, for which the Joint Standing Committee on Nominations will present nominees, it will nominate a minimum number of nominees equal to one and one-half times the number of vacancies.

d. In all elections for which it will present nominees, the Joint Standing Committee on Nominations is charged with: (i) ensuring that the nominees for each position, and as a group, as nearly as possible, represent the diverse constituencies of The Episcopal Church; (ii) obtaining biographical sketches with a facial image of all nominees, and (iii) reporting such nominations and sketches in the Reports to the next General Convention, otherwise known as the Blue Book.

e. This Joint Rule does not preclude further nominations from the floor made pursuant to separate rules adopted by either House of the General Convention.