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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. The following committees shall be appointed at each annual communication
of Grand Lodge, as soon as practicable after 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 five 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 fill 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 floor, although no member of the Masonic Home Board of Trustees shall serve more than
         two full consecutive terms. The 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. These This fee shall be paid only once by the candidate. The 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. The 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 qualified 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. The 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 classification 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. They shall not:

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