Calendar Item 1203

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The Petition is amended as follows:

The annual conference shall be composed of lay and clergy members as defined by the General Conference.
  
Add the following text to the end of the last sentence ("as defined by the General Conference.") as printed in the original petition:
Lay members shall have been members of The United Methodist Church for one year preceding their election.
  
If the lay membership should number less than the clergy members of the Annual Conference, the Annual Conference shall by its own formula, provide for the election of additional lay members to equalize lay and clergy membership of the Annual Conference.