On June 8 the Overtures Committee voted 57-30 to recommend Overture 8 be answered in the negative. Among other things, the authors of the overture proposed a reworking of the language in BCO 13-2, 34-1, 24-7, and 24-9 to require that man who is without call for more than three years to be divested automatically unless the presbytery votes by a simple majority to extend his without call status for another year.

The Committee rejected the motion and sent it back  to Tidewater Presbytery for clarification.