AC2017 Monday's Legislation

AC2017 Monday's Legislation

June 13, 2017

Conference Session attendees voted Monday to suspend the rules for the purpose of taking up  ACTION ITEM # 201 Rules of Order - which had been removed from the Consent Calendar on Saturday.

A motion was made from the floor for a Budget Amendment to add $60,000 to the Budget for Monsoon United Asian Women of Iowa; the Amendment was not supported.

A motion was made from the floor for an Amendment to ACTION ITEM 201 that would allow for Conference members lacking Internet access to be provided a hard copy of the Pre-Conference Manual, while those members who do have Internet access would still be required to pay the cost. The motion was defeated 604 to 319.

A motion was made from the floor for an Amendment to ACTION ITEM 201 to provide hard copy summary reports of conference agencies and institutions that go into the Iowa Annual Conference Journal and are not read at Annual Conference Session, these to be provided at no cost at the Conference Treasure’s office during Annual Conference Session. The motion did not pass, receiving 571 yes votes and 358 no votes, a 61% majority that fell short of the required 2/3 majority.

The Healthy Conference Vision Report was received and adopted by attendees of the Annual Conference Session.

Annual Conference Session attendees approved the 2017 Annual Conference Ballot in a 719 to 12 vote. The final amended Ballot can be access HERE.

Annual Conference Session attendees adopted the 2018 Budget in a 671 to 96 vote.

ACTION ITEM #201
Rules of Order Adopted with 92% approval.

ACTION ITEM # 309
 Post Abortion Stress -
Withdrawn as Out of Order as a result of a Point of Order for duplication of General Conference language.

ACTION ITEM # 321
Support for Native Americans (new)  
Withdrawn as Out of Order as a result of a Point of Order for duplication of General Conference language.

ACTION ITEM # 302
Forests, Wetlands and Prairies in Iowa
Adopted to the Consent Calendar

ACTION ITEM # 304
Oil Spills Response
Adopted to the Consent Calendar

ACTION ITEM # 305
Energy Conservation
Adopted to the Consent Calendar

ACTION ITEM # 306
Public Transportation
Adopted to the Consent Calendar

ACTION ITEM # 308
Christian Behavior toward LGBTQ Persons
Adopted to the Consent Calendar

ACTION ITEM # 310
Support for Low Income Housing
Adopted to the Consent Calendar

ACTION ITEM # 311
Support of the DREAM Act
Adopted to the Consent Calendar

ACTION ITEM # 312
Support for an Increase in Family Investment Program (FIP)
Adopted to the Consent Calendar

ACTION ITEM # 314
Tobacco
Adopted to the Consent Calendar

ACTION ITEM # 317
Jubilee USA Network
Adopted to the Consent Calendar

ACTION ITEM # 318
Landmines
Adopted to the Consent Calendar

ACTION ITEM # 319
Radon Hazards in Iowa
Adopted to the Consent Calendar

After removal form the Consent Calendar and further discussion:
ACTION ITEM # 301
Soil Conservation
Adopted to the Consent Calendar

ACTION ITEM # 303
Responsible Consumption of Natural Resources/Earth Day
Adopted to the Consent Calendar

ACTION ITEM # 307
Global Climate Change
Adopted to the Consent Calendar

ACTION ITEM # 313
Federal Budget Priorities
Adopted to the Consent Calendar

ACTION ITEM # 315
Reducing Military Spending to Meet Human Needs
Adopted to the Consent Calendar

ACTION ITEM # 318
Landmines
Adopted to the Consent Calendar

ACTION ITEM # 320
Inclusive Local Church Membership
Adopted to the Consent Calendar

ACTION ITEM #322
A Resolution on the United Methodist Church Iowa Conference and Mental Illness (NEW)
Adopted to the Consent Calendar with the Amendment adding the language “in particular community-based treatment” to the second last paragraph, and the Amendment adding the language “mental health first aid” to the final paragraph.

ACTION ITEM # 401
Episcopal Office Staff
Adopted the Consent Calendar

ACTION ITEM # 403
Clergy Support
Adopted to the Consent Calendar

ACTION ITEM # 405
Office of Pastoral Care and Counseling
Adopted to the Consent Calendar

ACTION ITEM #505
Commission on Equitable Compensation
Adopted the Consent Calendar

ACTION ITEM # 320
Inclusive Local Church Membership
Ruled Out of Order by the Bishop based upon Judicial Decision #1032 regarding the discretion of the pastor in charge. The Annual Conference Session body affirmed the bishop’s ruling via a vote.

Resolutions for Closure of Local Churches:
Meservey Salem United Methodist Church
Milton Grace United Methodist Church                     
Oran United Methodist Church
Peoria United Methodist Church
Rembrandt United Methodist Church
Truro United Methodist Church                     
First United Methodist Church of Galva
Trinity United Methodist Church of Council Bluffs

Adopted by the Annual Conference Session