Church Representation Rules - suggested update

From the Church of Scotland.

Ideas for amending the church representation rules:

'Responsibility for diligence
There is a responsibility and presumption of diligence in two senses. First, there is an expectation of attendance at Kirk Session meetings, and an elder failing to exercise that diligence for a whole year should be removed from membership of the Kirk Session [Act III 2000 Section 36(a)]
Second, there is a presumption that an elder has been present for any decision-making. Therefore no item of business should be raised again at a future meeting, or appealed against, because the elder was not present at the original debate and wishes to have that original decision reversed to suit his or her own views on the matter.'