Vetting comes before voting

Kathleen Wells, our assistant chancellor, is serving on the Constitution and Canons Committee for General Convention, but she has another assignment as well, approving resolutions before they can be voted on by the House of Deputies.

“I am also on the House of Deputies Resolutions Review Committee, which reviews every resolution for canonical implications in order to assist each legislative committee. We report to the committee chairs and either approve or reject a resolution for constitutional and canonical compliance or other procedural or formatting problems. We also will issue advisories to the committees on possible nonsubstantive amendments that would help in implementation and consistency in form. We have already reviewed all the resolutions filed to date and will continue for new resolutions filed at the General Convention.”

Before the legislative sessions get underway, Wells is already doing committee work. New resolutions can be submitted all the way up through the second day of Convention, so she’ll stay busy.