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Decision No. 494

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October 30 1980
In Re: Obligation of Annual Conference that has Amended its Budget to Resubmit its Apportionments to the Local Churches.

Digest of Case

During a session of the Pacific and Southwest Annual Conference on June 18, 1980 Bishop Charles F. Golden ruled: That if the Conference amends its budget after the budget is apportioned to local churches in such a manner that funds apportioned for one purpose would in fact be used for a different purpose, then the Conference must submit to the local churches apportionments revised accordingly. This ruling was in conformance with a provision of the 1976 Discipline which was deleted by the 1980 General Conference. The ruling is affirmed.

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