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Organizational Meetings (80143-GA-¶706)

Amend ¶¶706.2 and 707.1 as follows:
¶706
2. A bishop, who may be a retired bishop, designated by the president of the Council of Bishops shall convene the committee as soon as practical after jurisdictional elections have been completed.
  
¶707. Meetings
1. In those years in which the General Conference holds its regular session, all general program agencies shall meet, organize, and conduct such business as may properly come before the agency not later than ninety days after the close of the jurisdictional conferences. Each organizational meeting shall be convened by a bishop, who may be a retired bishop, designated by the president of the Council of Bishops.

Rationale

This will bring our law into conformity with our current practice.