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Montana Freemason                                           May 2014                                           Volume 90   Number 2


                     COMMITTEE ON JURISPRUDENCE RECOMMENDATION CJ-2014-01

              A recommendation to delete Code Section 4020B to delete all reference to the Masonic Home Board.

           Be it resolved that Code of Statutes Section 4020 B be deleted.


          4020.  SPECIAL COMMITTEES.  T  e following committees shall be appointed at each annual communication
          of Grand Lodge, as soon as practicable af er its organization, by the Grand Master when needed:
            A.  To consist of three members each:
              1. Examination of Visiting Brethren, whose duty it shall be to examine all visitors not properly vouched
              for, and report their respective names, addresses, and Masonic connection to Grand Lodge;
              2. Chartered Lodges and Lodges under Dispensation, whose duty it shall be to:
                 a.  Examine the returns of chartered lodges and report thereon;
                 b.  Examine the work of Lodges under dispensation, and if found worthy to recommend them for
                 charters, and
                 c.  To examine all petitions for change of name or location of lodges, and report thef acts with
                 recommendations. ; and
            B.  To consist of f ve members each:
               1. Examination and Nomination of Masonic Home Trustees, whose duty it shall be to:
                 a.  Examine and report on the annual report of the Masonic Home Board of Trustees prior to the close
                 of the annual communication; and
                 b.  Present the names of the necessary nominees to f ll the vacancies of Master Mason Home Trustees
                 whose terms have expired and the name of the member to serve for the remainder of the term of the
                 member he replaced because of resignation or death to be elected; further nominations may be made
                 from the f oor, although no member of the Masonic Home Board of Trustees shall serve more than
                 two full consecutive terms.  T  e committee shall include the Deputy Grand Master and Senior Grand
                 Warden.
           Be it further resolved that Code of Statutes Section 6030 be amended as follows:


          6030.  CONTRIBUTION FEE TO THE GEORGE WASHINGTON MASONIC MEMORIAL. AND THE
          MASONIC HOME OF MONTANA.  In addition to the degree fees (37080), each Entered Apprentice shall
          pay the lodge $5.00 to support the George Washington Masonic Memorial. and $10.00 to support the Masonic
          Home of Montana.  T ese T  is fee shall be paid only once by the candidate.  T  e lodge shall remit the fees
          fee collected and annually include them it as part of the Annual Return process.  Once all the fees have been
          received through the Annual Return process the combined fees from all lodges for Masonic Home of Montana
          and the George Washington Masonic Memorial will be remitted to them it by the Grand Secretary.


          Be it further resolved that Code of Statutes Section 7040 be amended as follows:
          7040.  VIGILANTE MEMORIAL WELFARE FUND.  T  e Vigilante Memorial Welfare Fund shall be used for
          the aid, and assistance and relief of all poor and distressed Master Masons, their widows and orphans. as well
          as persons who would ordinarily be qualif ed for admission to the Masonic Homes of Montana, but whose
          condition makes it impossible for them to be admitted to the Home because of lack of hospital facilities there.
          It shall be funded by at least $1.00 per capita assessment levied upon the constituent lodges.  T  e Board of
          Directors of the Montana Masonic Foundation shall be responsible for processing of all applications for relief
          and assistance from this fund under such rules and regulations as shall be established by the Board.
          Be it further resolved that Code of Statutes Section 20070, Subsection L be amended as follows:


          20070.  HISTORIC LODGES.  A special classif cation of constituent lodges is hereby established, to be known
          as historic lodges, with authority to preserve their buildings, paraphernalia, and historic connections to their
          communities, subject to all the provisions of this code, except:


          L.  T  ey shall not:
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