Petition 81088

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Require Jurisdictional Audit (81088-CO-¶500)

    Add new paragraph to the Discipline following current ¶518 and renumber the remaining text:
The Jurisdictional Conferences shall provide for the accounts of the Jurisdictional Treasurer for the preceding fiscal year to be audited by a certified public accountant within 150 days after the close of the conference fiscal year and to provide for the report to be distributed to each of the Presiding Bishops and Conference Treasurers and in the jurisdiction.

Rationale

    Paragraph 518 provides that “the jurisdictional conference shall provide for the expenses of its sessions.”  This results in each jurisdictional conference accumulating significant funds.  No provision is made in the Discipline for these funds to be audited.  The jurisdictional conference is the only body of the United Methodist Church which...