A157 HB Report #10

House of Bishops Committee 02 on Constitution and Canons presents its Report #10 on Resolution A157 (Amend Canon III.11.2). The committee recommends:

Adopt

Resolved, the House of Deputies concurring, That Canon III.11.2 is hereby amended to read as follows:

Sec. 2. It shall be lawful, within six months prior to the effective date of the resignation of a Diocesan Bishop Diocesan, for the Bishop, with the advice and consent of the Standing Committee, to call a special meeting of the Convention of the Diocese to elect a successor; provided that if the Convention is to meet in regular session meanwhile, it may hold the election during the regular session. The proceedings incident to reparation preparation for the ordination of the successor shall be as provided in this Canon; but the Presiding Bishop shall not take order for the ordination to be on any date prior to that upon which the resignation is to become effective.


Original text

Resolved, the House of _______ concurring, That Canon III.11.2 is hereby amended to read as follows:

Sec. 2. It shall be lawful, within six months prior to the effective date of the resignation of a Diocesan Bishop Diocesan, for the Bishop, with the advice and consent of the Standing Committee, to call a special meeting of the Convention of the Diocese to elect a successor; provided that if the Convention is to meet in regular session meanwhile, it may hold the election during the regular session. The proceedings incident to reparation preparation for the ordination of the successor shall be as provided in this Canon; but the Presiding Bishop shall not take order for the ordination to be on any date prior to that upon which the resignation is to become effective.