Petition 80149

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Credential Revocation (80149-JA-¶2711.3)

Amend ¶2711.3 as follows:
¶2711.
Power of the Trial Court
3. Penalties—If the Trial Results in Conviction. Further testimony may be heard and arguments by counsel presented regarding what the penalty should be. The trial court shall determine the penalty, which shall require a vote of at least seven members. The trial court shall have the power to remove the respondent from professing membership, terminate the conference membership and/or revoke the credentials of conference membership and/or ordination or consecration of the respondent, suspend the respondent from the exercise of the functions of office, or to fix a lesser penalty. The penalty fixed by the trial court shall take effect immediately unless otherwise indicated by the trial court.

Rationale

General Conference 2004 created a certificate of conference membership as a companion to the ordination certificate, but this piece of the accompanying corrective legislation was omitted. Its addition fixes that problem.