2016 Wesleyan Discipline: 1150-1156

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1150. Resolutions. Resolutions may be submitted to the district conference by a local church conference, a circuit conference, the district board of administration, the annual district convention of women’s ministry or Wesleyan Youth, a district board or committee concerning the work assigned to it, or any three voting members of the district conference with their signatures. 1153. Memorials. All resolutions intended for eventual recommendation by the district conference to the General Conference, including changes in The Discipline and any other proposals, shall be designated as “memorials” (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1557-1560). Anyone authorized to submit a resolution may also submit a memorial to be passed upon by the district conference. 1156. Procedure. All resolutions shall be submitted as directed by the district conference and within a time limit as set by the district conference. The appropriate district conference committee (cf. 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1168:1) shall be responsible to review each resolution or memorial as to its origin (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1150), clarity, relationship to The Discipline and other existing legislation of the General Conference or district conference, and shall report them out to the district conference together with their recommendations. A properly submitted resolution cannot be withheld from the conference body by a committee unless withdrawn by its authors or declared out of order by the chair of the district conference as contravening The Discipline. The committee chair shall present any resolutions in question to the district conference chair for a ruling before presenting them on the conference floor. The district conference may by a two-thirds vote suspend the requirement that a resolution must first be reviewed by a committee (cf. 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1168:1) and immediately proceed to consider and vote upon said resolution.