A077 Resolution Amending Canon IV.15.3 Provision to serve Notice of Appeal by Bishop Diocesan

Resolved, That the 80th General Convention amend Canon IV.15.3 to read as follows:

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Any Order from a Hearing Panel finding that the Respondent did not commit an Offense involving a question of the Doctrine, Faith, or Worship of the Church may be appealed by the Bishop Diocesan upon the written request of at least two Bishops Diocesan of other Dioceses within the Province who are not members of the Court of Review. Such an appeal may be taken only on the question of the Church’s Doctrine, Faith, or Worship, and may not seek to reverse the finding of the Hearing Panel that the Respondent did not commit an Offense. The Bishop Diocesan may take an appeal under this section by serving a notice of appeal upon the Respondent, the Church Attorney, the President of the Hearing Panel, and the President of the Court of Review within forty days after the Hearing Panel issues the Order.

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Any Order from a Hearing Panel finding that a the Respondent did not commit an Offense involving a question of the Doctrine, Faith, or Worship of the Church may be appealed by the Bishop Diocesan upon the written request of at least two Bishops Diocesan of other Dioceses within the Province who are not members of the Court of Review. Such an appeal shall may be taken only on the question of the Church’s Doctrine, Faith, or and Worship only, and may not seek to reverse the finding of the Hearing Panel that Offenses were not committed the Respondent did not commit an Offense. An The Bishop Diocesan may take an appeal under this section may be taken by service of serving a notice of appeal by the Bishop Diocesan upon the Respondent, the Church Attorney, the President and the presidents of the Hearing Panel, and the Province President of the Court of Review within forty days after the Order of the Hearing Panel is received by the Bishop Diocesan Hearing Panel issues the Order.