April 10, 2013
(Submitted by Committee on Rules)
NOTE: THIS ACTION HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN BY THE COMMITTEE ON RULES AND WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED AT THE 2013 ANNUAL CONFERENCE.
Amend Article III, B.2, by inserting the underlined words after May 1, and deleting “of the”. The amended Article III, B.2, would read as follows:
2. Biographies. Nominating biographies for both clergy and laity shall be announced by the Conference Secretary. "Submission of a biography by May 1 of the full calendar year next preceding General Conference, constitutes nomination. Additional nominations may be made from the floor, but no speeches will be permitted. Nominating biographies shall be no more than 100 words with nominations being made by persons of the same class (clergy and laity).
(EXPLANATORY NOTE & EXAMPLE: This amendment is designed to follow the intent of the action of the 2012 GC which gives each Annual Conference the option to hold the elections in 2014 or in 2015, in the case of the 2016 GC. For the 2016 General Conference, the nominating biographies for clergy and laity shall be filed with the NEAC Secretary by May 1, 2014 which will allow the vote for our GC and JC delegates to be held at the 2014 Annual Conference).