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Memorandum No. 841

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October 29 1998
In Re: Review of Bishop’s Decision of Law in the Florida Annual Conference Related to the Requirement That Candidates Must Have Completed One Fourth of Seminary Before January 1, 1997, to Qualify for Conference Relationship.

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The Judicial Council does not have jurisdiction to consider this request. The request for a ruling from Bishop Cornelius L. Henderson was transmitted by mail on October 30, 1997, a time when the Florida Annual Conference was not in session. Par. 2613 of the 1996 Discipline requires that the question must be presented in writing during the regular business of a session of the Annual Conference. Any decision rendered by a bishop on a question not properly presented is null and void.

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