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Montana Freemason                                         April 2017                                               Volume 93   Number 1
                                             PROPOSED RESOLUTION 2017-03

            A  Constitutional  amendment  to  Section  1060  to  require  all  recommendations  of  legislation  by  the
            Grand Master to be held outside of the content of the Grand Master’s annual report to Grand  Lodge.

            Be it resolved that:
             Article I, Section 1060, Part B, Subsection 3, of the Constitution of the Grand Lodge A.F.&A.M. be amended
            as follows:

            1060. DUTIES.
            B.     Present, at each annual communication, a message setting forth:
            3.     Recommendations of such legislation as he deems necessary or expedient for the welfare of the craft;

                                                                                    Submitted  by Butte Lodge No. 22

            Proponent’s  Rationale:
            Inclusion of legislation  within The Grand Master’s Annual  Message to the craft presents an inherent problem
            in voting to accept his report. An affirmative vote to accept his report would also be a tacit affirmative vote to
            accept any legislation contained within. Should the craft have any opposition to legislation contained within
            the report, they cannot vote it down without also voting down the acceptance of The Grand Master’s Annual
            Report to The Grand Lodge. These types of votes should be segregated  in order to eliminate  confusion as
            well as the possibility of  disharmony.

            Committee on Jurisprudence Comments:
            This Resolution was received in proper form and meets the formatting requirements of proposed Legislation.
            Changes from this committee are to further detail the Constitutional references applying to this legislation
            – “Be it resolved that Article I, Section 1060 of the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. be amended as follows: 1060
            Duties. That (insert – “Part B, Subsection 3”) …..”.  This legislation amends Section 1060 of the Code of
            Statutes and will require, as per “Section 50320 A two-thirds vote of the member’s present shall be required
            to alter, amend or repeal these Statutes.”  We the Committee find this resolution to be redundant to R-2017-1.

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