AC2017 Legislative Action

AC2017 Legislative Action

June 11, 2017

The following legislative action took place Sunday at the Annual Conference Session. The action items can be accessed in the 2017 Pre-Conference Manual, with Section III amendments linked on the Conference homepage.

Further additional items and corrections are available HERE.

Information on the Rules of Order changes is available HERE.
 
The 2018 Working Budget was approved in a 782-168 vote
 
Section I: Constitutional Amendments
Constitutional Amendments were voted upon at the Annual Conference Session for referral to the Council of Bishops. Results will not be published until compiled from all Conferences. The Amendments were adopted at the General Conference of The United 11 Methodist Church held in Portland, Oregon in May.

ACTION ITEM # 101
Proposed Constitutional Amendment – I
ACTION ITEM # 102
Proposed Constitutional Amendment – II
ACTION ITEM # 103
Proposed Constitutional Amendment – III
ACTION ITEM # 104
Proposed Constitutional Amendment – IV
ACTION ITEM # 105
Proposed Constitutional Amendment – V
 
Section II: Proposed Changes to the Rules of Order
ACTION ITEM # 201
Rules of Order
Removed from the Consent Calendar
ACTION ITEM # 202
PLAN OF ORGANIZATION - ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE
Adopted to the Consent Calendar
ACTION ITEM # 203
MINISTERIAL QUALIFICATIONS AND RELATIONS
Adopted to the Consent Calendar
ACTION ITEM # 204
Adopted to the Consent Calendar
 
Section III: Resolutions (Due to orders of the day, Section III is shelved)
ACTION ITEM # 301
Soil Conservation

ACTION ITEM # 302
Forests, Wetlands and Prairies in Iowa

ACTION ITEM # 303
Responsible Consumption of Natural Resources/Earth Day
ACTION ITEM # 304
Oil Spills Response
ACTION ITEM # 305
Energy Conservation
ACTION ITEM # 306
Public Transportation
ACTION ITEM # 307
Global Climate Change
ACTION ITEM # 308
Christian Behavior toward LGBTQ Persons
ACTION ITEM # 309
Post Abortion Stress
ACTION ITEM # 310
Support for Low Income Housing
ACTION ITEM # 311
Support of the DREAM Act
ACTION ITEM # 312
Support for an Increase in Family Investment Program (FIP)
ACTION ITEM # 313
Federal Budget Priorities

ACTION ITEM # 314
Tobacco
ACTION ITEM # 315
Reducing Military Spending to Meet Human Needs
ACTION ITEM # 316
ONE (Formerly DATA Debt, AIDS, Trade and Africa)
ACTION ITEM # 317
Jubilee USA Network
ACTION ITEM # 318
Landmines
ACTION ITEM # 319
Radon Hazards in Iowa
ACTION ITEM # 320
Inclusive Local Church Membership
ACTION ITEM # 321
Support for Native Americans (new)

Section IV: Conference Ministries – Episcopal Office
ACTION ITEM # 401
Episcopal Office Staff
Removed from the Consent Calendar
ACTION ITEM # 402
District Staff and Operations
Adopted to the Consent Calendar
ACTION ITEM # 403
Clergy Support
Removed from the Consent Calendar
ACTION ITEM # 404
Connectional Ministries Staff and Operations
Adopted to the Consent Calendar
ACTION ITEM # 405
Office of Pastoral Care and Counseling
Removed from the Consent Calendar
 
Section V: Conference Ministries – Administration
ACTION ITEM # 501
Council on Finance and Administration
Adopted to the Consent Calendar
ACTION ITEM # 502
Board of Trustees
Adopted to the Consent Calendar
ACTION ITEM # 503
Administrative Committees
Adopted to the Consent Calendar
ACTION ITEM # 504
Commission on Archives and History
Adopted to the Consent Calendar
ACTION ITEM #505
Commission on Equitable Compensation
Removed from the Consent Calendar
 
Section VI: Conference Missions – District Ministries
ACTION ITEM # 601
Central District Connectional Ministries Council
Adopted to the Consent Calendar
ACTION ITEM # 602
East Central District Connectional Ministries Council
Adopted to the Consent Calendar
ACTION ITEM # 603
North Central District Connectional Ministries Council
Adopted to the Consent Calendar
ACTION ITEM # 604
Northeast District Connectional Ministries Council
Adopted to the Consent Calendar
ACTION ITEM # 605
Northwest District Connectional Ministries Council
Adopted to the Consent Calendar
ACTION ITEM # 606
South Central District Connectional Ministries Council
Adopted to the Consent Calendar
ACTION ITEM # 607
Southeast District Connectional Ministries Council
Adopted to the Consent Calendar
ACTION ITEM # 608
Southwest District Connectional Ministries Council
Adopted to the Consent Calendar
ACTION ITEM # 609
District Matthew 25 Initiative
Adopted to the Consent Calendar
ACTION ITEM # 611
District Askings
Adopted to the Consent Calendar
ACTION ITEM # 612
Other District Ministries
Adopted to the Consent Calendar
 
Section VII: Conference Missions – Programming Agencies Part 1
ACTION ITEM # 701
Board of Camp, Conference and Retreat Ministries
Adopted to the Consent Calendar
ACTION ITEM # 702
Board of Church and Society
Adopted to the Consent Calendar
ACTION ITEM # 703
Board of Discipleship
Adopted
ACTION ITEM # 704
Board of Global Ministries
Adopted to the Consent Calendar
ACTION ITEM # 705
Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministries
Adopted to the Consent Calendar
ACTION ITEM # 706
Board of Laity
Adopted to the Consent Calendar
 
Section VIII: Conference Missions –Programming Agencies Part 2
ACTION ITEM # 801
Commission on Ministry with Persons with Disabilities
Adopted to the Consent Calendar
ACTION ITEM # 802
Commission on Religion and Race
Adopted to the Consent Calendar
ACTION ITEM # 803
Commission on the Status and Role of Women
Adopted to the Consent Calendar
 
Sections IX: General Church Apportionments and Other 2 Reports
ACTION ITEM # 901
General Church Apportionments
Adopted to the Consent Calendar
ACTION ITEM #902
General Church Special Offerings Report
Adopted to the Consent Calendar
ACTION ITEM # 903
Other Conference Ministries Report
Adopted to the Consent Calendar
ACTION ITEM #904
Conference Special Offerings & Appeals
Adopted to the Consent Calendar

ACTION ITEM #905
Offerings Received at the 2016 Annual Conference Session
Adopted to the Consent Calendar