Petition 81042

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Complaint Referral (81042-JA-¶362.1d3)

Amend ¶362.1d(3) as follows:
  
(3)    Refer the matter as an administrative complaint (¶362.2) or a judicial complaint (¶2704), but not both. A referral constitutes transmitting jurisdiction for the complaint to the ministerial members in full connection of the annual conference, who are responsible for all matters relating to character and conference relations (¶¶33, 605.6).

Rationale

To eliminate the confusion over how and where a Bishop is to refer a complaint when the alleged behavior includes elements of both misconduct and unsatisfactory performance (¶362.1a), and to affirm appropriate jurisdiction in the processing of complaints.