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RECOMMENDATION FOR ASSEMBLY ACTION ON BUDGET PROCEDURES

II. Recommends the following “Budget Procedures” to guide the adoption of the 2022-2023 budget by the 2021 South Carolina Synod Assembly:

  1. Proposed amendments to the budget must be submitted to the secretary of this synod in writing no later than 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, June 26. Each amendment or resolution to amend must be supported in writing by ten (10) signatures of voting members in this assembly. The secretary shall refer such proposed amendments to the Treasurer and the Finance Committee. During the consideration of the budget by the assembly, the Treasurer or Finance Committee shall report on the implication of each proposed amendment.
  2. Any amendment to the budget that increases a current program proposal expense, or adds a current program proposal to the budget, must include a corresponding decrease in some other current program proposal of the same amount; or an increase in revenues to offset the proposed expense.

Regarding Votes to Appropriate Funds not Approved by Synod Council:

S10.04. Any proposal to appropriate funds, whether by amendment to the budget or otherwise, which is presented to a meeting of the Synod Assembly without the approval of the Synod Council, shall require a two-thirds vote for adoption.
(Constitution, Bylaws and Continuing Resolutions, South Carolina Synod)

Budget Procedures

Budget Procedures

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