During General Conference, petition packets, including copies of each multiple submission, will be issued to the Committee on Reference and the legislative committees to which they are assigned. Any delegate desiring to see a petition packet may contact the petitions secretary.
Proposed deletions to existing material are indicated by strike through.
Proposed additions to existing material are indicated by single underline.
Each petition is numbered using the following code:
|First series of numbers||Chronological listing of petitions (begins with 90001)|
|First two letters||Legislative committee|
|Petition Number||Positions 1-5|
|Separator 1||Position 6 Value “-”|
|Legislative Committee Code||Positions 7-8|
|Separator 2||Position 9 Value “-”|
|The type of petition determines the next several positions|
|Discipline paragraph number with Petition Symbol||¶XXXX.XXXX|
|Or resolution number||RXXXX|
|R9999 indicates that a petition requests a new resolution.|
|Or the word, “NonDis” for a petition that does not deal with Discipline paragraphs or resolutions|
|Separator 3||Next Available Position Value “-”|
|The type of petition determines the next position.|
|C” if a petition impacts the Constitution, all other petition types are not signified in the Petition Identification Code.|
The financial indicator occupies the next available position.
Blank if petition does not impact budget.
Or “$” Financial Implications for an existing budget line item.
Or “!” if petition has Financial Implications for a new budget line item.
The global indicator code occupies the next available position.
Blank if petition does not impact the global church.
Or “G” if petition impacts the global church.
|CA||Church and Society A|
|CB||Church and Society B|
|FO||Faith and Order|
|MH||Ministry and Higher Education|
|GBCS||General Board of Church and Society|
|GBOD||General Board of Discipleship|
|GBGM||General Board of Global Ministries|
|GBHEM||General Board of Higher Education and Ministry|
|GBPHB||General Board of Pension and Health Benefits|
|GCAH||General Commission on Archives and History|
|GCOC||General Commission on Communications|
|GCFA||General Council on Finance and Administration|
|GCRR||General Commission on Religion and Race|
|GCSRW||General Commission on the Status and Role of Women|
|GCUMM||General Commission on United Methodist Men|
|GCUMW||General Commission on United Methodist Women|
|GBUMPH||General Board of The United Methodist Publishing House|
|OCUIR||Office of Christian Unity and Interreligious Relationships|