In the Mountain Sky Conference, it is our intent to advocate for, build up, and live into Beloved Community. One of the ways we do that is by having intentional and careful conversations with one another about the ministries we do together as an annual conference. This page highlights some of the important rules and guidelines governing the Legislative Process. Please review this page carefully since some of the rules and guidelines for our new annual conference have changed from what you have known in previous years.
This year, we will be considering petitions both for the Mountain Sky Conference and the 2020 General Conference. These are two different kinds of petitions with different rules and formats. Some of the differences are noted below. Throughout the Legislative Process, our goal is to help you accomplish what you intend to do. We look forward to working with you at this year’s annual conference session.
PETITIONS TO THE MOUNTAIN SKY CONFERENCE
Two Types of Petitions
Most motions considered at an annual conference session come in the form of written petitions. Once adopted, these petitions may be in one of two forms:
“Action” / “Rationale” / “Evaluation”
All petitions are effective on July 1, 2019, and terminate on June 30, 2023, unless otherwise stated.
The Conference Council on Finance and Administration (CFA) will review all petitions for financial impact to the annual conference. Comments from CFA will become part of the petition as presented. These comments are not debatable, and will not be construed as either acceptance or veto of the petition.
Hearing Groups and Legislative Committees
Petitions may be assigned to a small group which will make recommendations for action by the plenary session, either through a consent calendar or on the floor. Some petitions may be assigned to more than one small group for information and conversation with all legislative action on those petitions coming in the plenary session.
All petitions submitted by the May 10 deadline will be posted online prior to the annual conference session. Changes may be made to petitions posted online until 12:00 p.m. MDT (noon) on June 7, 2019. After that time, changes must be made in consultation with the Chair of Legislative Process. Changes posted online will be numbered in a consecutive fashion.
David Amrie, Chair of the Legislative Process & Petitions Coordinator
4210 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
719-599-7250 , ext. 116
The Mountain Sky Conference will be using Robert's Rules of Order throughout our legislative process at Annual Conference, which can be a bit challenging for those who are not well versed in parliamentary procedure. To prepare for conference and familiarize yourself with Robert's Rules of Order, please look over the following documents: