A105 Amend Canon I.8.2 - Provide Background Checks for Nominees

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Resolved, the House of _______ concurring, That the 79th General Convention amend Canon I.8.2 as follows:

Sec. 2. The General Convention at each regular meeting shall elect, on the nomination of a Joint Committee thereof, twelve (12) persons to serve as Trustees of The Church Pension Fund for a term of six (6) years and until their successors shall have been elected and have qualified, and shall also fill such vacancies as may exist on the Board of Trustees. Effective January 1, 1989, a Any person who has been elected as a Trustee by General Convention for twelve (12) or more consecutive years shall not be eligible for reelection until the next regular General Convention following the one in which that person was not eligible for reelection to the Board of Trustees. Any vacancy which occurs at a time when the General Convention is not in session may be filled by the Board of Trustees by appointment, ad interim, of a Trustee who shall serve until the next session of the General Convention thereafter shall have elected a Trustee to serve for the remainder of the unexpired term pertaining to such vacancy. Any person desiring to be nominated for the Board of Trustees shall, no later than three (3) months prior to the start of General Convention, submit their names to the Joint Standing Committee on Nominations for the purposes of submitting to a background check

Explanation

As part of the conversation regarding appropriate background checks, it became clear that the ability to rely on the efficacy of such background checks, sufficient time needed to be allowed for the information to be gathered. Last minute nominations “from the floor” do not allow the necessary time. This resolution allows time for late nominations to be received and then background checks to be initiated and results received. We have also removed a reference to the beginning of the term limit provisions that is now extraneous.


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