A132 Amend Canon IV.14 Notice of Accords

Resolved, the House of Bishops concurring, That Canon IV.14 be amended as follows:

Sec. 4. In the case of any Accord that has become effective:

(a) A a copy of the Accord shall be sent to the Complainant, the Complainant’s Advisor, the Complainant’s counsel, if any, the Respondent, the Respondent’s Advisor, the Respondent’s counsel, if any, the Church Attorney, the president of the Disciplinary Board, and the Bishop Diocesan by the Conciliator or the president of the Conference Panel (whichever the matter was before when the Accord was reached), the Presiding Bishop, the President of the House of Deputies and the Secretary of the General Convention on the date on which the Accord is signed.;

(b) Iif the Accord was reached between the Bishop Diocesan and Respondent under Canon IV.9, the Bishop Diocesan shall send a copy of the Accord to the president of the panel to which the matter is assigned and the persons listed in this Section subsection (a), above, on the date the Accord becomes effective and irrevocable.; and

(c) in the case of any Accord pertaining to a Bishop, the Presiding Bishop shall provide a full and complete copy of the Accord to (i) in the case of a Bishop Diocesan, Bishop Suffragan serving under Article II.5, or Bishop serving under Canon III.13, to the Standing Committee of that Diocese, (ii) in the case of a Bishop Suffragan, Bishop Coadjutor, or Assistant Bishop, to the Bishop Diocesan and the Standing Committee of that Diocese.

Sec. 5. The Bishop Diocesan shall have twenty (20) days from the date on which the Accord is entered in which to advise in writing the Respondent, the Respondent’s Advisor, the Respondent’s counsel, if any, the Complainant, the Complainant’s Advisor, the Church Attorney and the Conciliator or the president of the Conference Panel or Hearing Panel whether the Bishop Diocesan will pronounce the Sentence or accept the other terms of the Accord as recommended. The Bishop Diocesan shall advise that he or she will (a) pronounce the Sentence as recommended, or (b) pronounce a lesser Sentence than that recommended and/or, (c) reduce the burden on the Respondent of any of the other terms of the Accord. The Bishop Diocesan shall pronounce Sentence not sooner than twenty (20) days following the date on which the Accord is entered and not later than forty (40) days following such date. The Bishop Diocesan’s pronouncement of a lesser Sentence than that recommended or other modification shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the remainder of the Accord. In the case of an Accord under Canon IV.9, the Bishop Diocesan shall pronounce Sentence not sooner than the day after the date the Accord becomes effective and irrevocable.

And be it further,

Resolved, That a new Section 12 be added to Canon IV.14 and successive sections renumbered:

Sec. 12. In the case of any Order issued by a Conference Panel, Hearing Panel or a Provincial Court of Review or Court of Review for Bishops:

(a) a copy of the Order shall be sent to the Complainant, the Complainant’s Advisor, the Complainant’s counsel, if any, the Respondent, the Respondent’s Advisor, the Respondent’s counsel, if any, the Church Attorney, the president of the Disciplinary Board, the Presiding Bishop, the President of the House of Deputies and the Secretary of the General Convention on the date on which the Order is signed; and

(b) in the case of any Order pertaining to a Bishop, the President of the Disciplinary Board for Bishops shall provide a full and complete copy of the Order (i) in the case of a Bishop Diocesan, Bishop Suffragan serving under Article II.5, or Bishop serving under Canon III.13, to the Standing Committee of any Diocese in which they are serving, and (ii) in the case of a Bishop Suffragan, Bishop Coadjutor, or Assistant Bishop, to the Bishop Diocesan and the Standing Committee of any Diocese in which they are serving.

And be it further

Resolved, That Canon IV.14.12 is hereby amended to read as follows:

Sec. 12 13. If there has been no objection by the Respondent or the Church Attorney to the Order(s), notice of Accords and Orders which have become effective shall be given without delay as follows:

(a) In the case of any Accord or Order that has become effective and that contains a Restriction on Ministry or a Sentence pertaining to a Priest or Deacon, the Bishop Diocesan shall give notice of the Accord or Order to every Member of the Clergy in the Diocese, each Vestry in the Diocese, the Secretary of Convention, and the Standing Committee of the Diocese, which shall be added to the official records of the Diocese; to the Presiding Bishop, to all other Bishops of the Church, and where there is no Bishop, to the Ecclesiastical Authority of each Diocese of the Church; to the President of the House of Deputies; to the Recorder of Ordinations; to the Archives; to the Secretary of the House of Bishops; to the Secretary of the House of Deputies; to the Secretary of the General Convention; to the Church Pension Fund; and and to the Office of Transition Ministry; the Archives; and to the Secretary of the House of Bishops and the Secretary of the House of Deputies. If the Priest or Deacon is canonically resident in a Diocese other than the Diocese in which the matter is being heard, the Bishop Diocesan of the Diocese of canonical residence shall also give notice of the Accord or Order to every Member of the Clergy in the Diocese, each Vestry in the Diocese, the Secretary of Convention, and the Standing Committee of the Diocese, which shall be added to the official records of the Diocese.

(b) In the case of any Accord or Order that has become effective and that contains a Restriction on Ministry or a Sentence pertaining to a Bishop, the Presiding Bishop shall give notice of the Accord or Order to the Ecclesiastical Authority of every Diocese of the Church, to the Standing Committees of every Diocese of the Church, to the Recorder of Ordinations, to the Office of Transition Ministry, and to the Secretary of the House of Bishops, to the President of the House of Deputies, to the Secretary of the General Convention, to the Archives, and to the Office of Transition Ministry and to all Archbishops and Metropolitans, and to all Presiding Bishops of Churches in communion with this Church.

(c) In the case of any Accord or Order that has become effective and that contains a Sentence of Suspension or Deposition pertaining to a Bishop, the Presiding Bishop shall give notice of the Accord or Order to those parties listed in subsection (b), above, and to all Archbishops, Metropolitans, Presiding Bishops and heads of Churches in full communion with this Church.

(cd) All notices given pursuant to this Canon shall reference the Canon(s), section(s) and subsection(s) specifying the Offense which is the subject of the Accord or Order.

(de) Similar notice shall be given whenever there is any modification or remission of any Order for which notice has previously been given pursuant to this Canon


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