All of the decisions made by GA committee 15 are recommendations only. To be official acts of the Presbyterian Church (USA), these must be passed by the plenary. It is often the case that committee recommendations are rubber stamped – because of the amount of business a GA must consider, only committees received testimony and examine the proposals before them in any depth. Nonetheless, on controversial issues, a plenary does sometimes depart from the committee’s advice.
For those interested, the plenary of the 220th General Assembly of the PC(USA) is being live-streamed here.
The word is Committee 15 issues will likely be acted upon on Thursday.