¶ 51. Article VII.-A bishop presiding over an annual, central, or jurisdictional conference shall decide all questions of law coming before the bishop in the regular business of a session;98 provided that such questions be presented in writing and that the decisions be recorded in the journal of the conference.
Such an episcopal decision shall not be authoritative except for the pending case until it shall have been passed upon by the Judicial Council. All decisions of law made by each bishop shall be reported in writing annually, with a syllabus of the same, to the Judicial Council, which shall affirm, modify, or reverse them.
98. See Judicial Council Decision 33.