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Age-Based Exceptions (81195-MH-¶359)

Add new ¶359.3 and renumber existing text:
  
3. No Annual Conference may make exceptions based on age for retired clergy with at least 30 years of service who are entitled to retire.

Rationale

Annual Conferences are making decisions based on the age of retired clergy and are overlooking their years of service.  Years of service should equate to benefits earned as much as to age.  This new paragraph will protect retirees and Annual Conferences that may unknowingly be discriminating based on age.