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Clergy in Other Annual Conferences (80320-MH-¶344.4)

Amend ¶344.4 as follows:
  
¶ 344.4. Affiliate Relation to Annual Conference—Ordained elders  clergy appointed to extension ministries or appointments beyond the local church outside the boundary of their annual conference may at their own initiative apply to the board of ordained ministry for affiliate membership in the annual conference in which their appointment is located or in which they reside. By a two-thirds vote of the clergy session, such clergy may be received with rights and privileges, including service on conference boards, agencies, task forces, and committees, with voice but without  and vote but with voice and without vote in the annual conference session.

Rationale

Clergy serving outside the bounds of their annual conference given the right to vote on conference committees etc. in the conference in which they serve.