That Rule of Order 23(a) be suspended in relation to Resolution A185.
Point of Order
The Rev. James Robinson raised a point of order. He submitted that this motion was out of order because the proposed action was required to be taken by enactment of a Canon. The Assessors advised that the point raised was not a point of order, although it may be a question as to the validity of the enactment, if passed. A two-thirds majority was required. The Primate ruled that the point raised was not a point of order.
1. That, with respect to resolutions A186 and A187, and pursuant to Rule 23, the requirement of Rules of Order 18(b), 19 and 20(c) that a majority of votes be required for passing a motion, and Rule of Order 20(d) concerning a tied vote in a vote by dioceses, be suspended, and
2. That resolutions A186 and A187 be deemed to have been carried only if they receive the affirmative votes of sixty percent of the members of each Order present and voting and, if a vote by dioceses is requested, only if they receive the affirmative votes of sixty percent of the dioceses whose votes are counted.
Moved by: Archdeacon Vicars Hodge
Seconded by: Ms. Sheila Vanderputten
That the words “sixty percent” be deleted in both places where they appear and replaced with the words “two thirds” and then add after the word “voting”, the words “at two successive General Synods”. DEFEATED
Point of Privilege
Ms. Janet Neubauer requested permission for Synod members to pray before the vote on the following resolution and the Primate granted this request.
Resolution A185 (Revised) was then put and DEFEATED Act 39