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Canon XVII - Amendment of These Canons

17.1 - Submission of Proposal

Any proposal to alter or amend these Canons, or to introduce a new Canon, must be submitted in the form of a Canon sponsored and seconded by members of the Convention, to the Secretary of the Convention no later than the ninetieth day preceding the day fixed as the first day of the next ensuing Convention. The Secretary shall forthwith transmit copies of the proposal to the Bishop and to the members of the Committee on Constitution and Canons.

17.2 - Recommendation of Committee on Constitution And Canons

The Committee on Constitution and Canons shall notify the Secretary of the Convention of the recommendations of the Committee regarding such proposal no later than the forty-fifth day preceding the day fixed as the first day of the next ensuing Convention. The Secretary shall forthwith transmit copies of such recommendations to the Bishop and to the sponsor and seconder of the proposal.

17.3 - Effect of Failure To Conform With This Canon

Any proposal to alter or amend these Canons, or to introduce a new Canon, which is not submitted in accordance with Section 17.1 hereof shall not be considered by the Convention unless a majority of the votes at the Convention, or, in the case of a vote by orders, a majority of the votes in each order, shall be cast in favor of considering such proposal.

17.4 - Bishop Must Concur

The concurrence of the Bishop shall be necessary before any Canon is altered or amended or any new Canon is adopted.

17.5 - Majority Vote

Any alteration or amendment to the Canons, or the adoption of a new Canon shall require a majority of the votes of the Convention.

 

 

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