Canon 3 – Of the Standing Committee
The Standing Committee shall be composed of six members, three from the priestly order and three from the lay order. One clerical and one lay member shall be elected at each Annual Council for a term of three years. No member of the Standing Committee completing more than one half of a term shall be re-elected until after an interval of one year from completion of an elected term, except that a member elected to fill a vacancy and who has served less than one half of a term shall be eligible for election.
The Standing Committee shall meet within thirty days of election of new members and elect a President and a Secretary. Vacancies on the Standing Committee shall be filled by election by the remaining members.
The Standing Committee shall meet in conformity with the Constitution and Canons of General Convention and the Diocese of Atlanta and in accordance with the rules established by the members. The Committee shall keep a record of its proceedings.
A majority of the members shall constitute a quorum, all having been notified of the meeting. The President or the Bishop may summon a special meeting when necessary. The President shall call a meeting whenever requested to do so by two of its members. The Standing Committee shall meet when necessary to exercise its function as the Council of Advice to the Bishop.
The rights and duties of the Standing Committee, except those provided by the Constitution and Canons of the General Convention, are prescribed by the Canons of the Diocese of Atlanta.
The Standing Committee shall annually report its proceedings to the Diocesan Council except for its function as the Council of Advice to the Bishop.