Revision Summary to the Proposed Rules of Discipline (as of March 15, 2019)
The Proposed Rules of Discipline can be found here.
The 222nd General Assembly (2016) created a Rules of Discipline Task Force, to be charged with revising the entire Rules of Discipline to make the Rules of Discipline more accessible to the church, to preserve and enhance the accountability of councils and individuals to the church, to expand the role of mediation and alternate dispute resolution, and to provide flexibility in crafting censures and remedies, particularly in light of recent learnings in ethical and social development and experiments by the secular legal system with alternative sentencing. The task force, which shall be appointed by the 222nd General Assembly (2016) Moderator, shall release its proposed revised draft by September 2017, and shall gather comments and present a final report to the 224th General Assembly (2020).
For more information on the action from the 222nd General Assembly: Item 06-14 from the 222nd General Assembly (2016) - On Creating a Rules of Discipline Task Force Charged with Revising the Rules of Discipline.