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Montana Freemason  May 2014  Volume 90 Number 2

1. Have power to confer degrees;
2. Be liable for the relief of a member, his wife, widow, or orphan; or and a member of an historic lodge
shall not be eligible for admission to the Masonic Home unless he is a member in good standing in a lodge
under the jurisdiction of this Grand Lodge; or
3. Be entitled to representation in the Grand Lodge or a vote therein; and

CThoims rmecitotmeemoennJduartiisopnruisdmenacdeeRuantdioenr aaluetahnodritCyoomf CmoednetsS: ection 5070 B 1, which directs the Committee on
Jurisprudence to prepare legislation as may be required, together with a brief statement of the purpose and
effect of them on Grand Lodge, and which will carry out the intent of the proponents.
This is companion legislation to GMR-2014-01. The passage of Grand Master’s recommendation GMR-2014-
01, directing the Home Board of Trustees to close the Masonic Home within the next six months, and sell the
real property assets of the home, would make any reference in the Code to the Masonic Home superfluous.
This recommendation is necessary to clean up the Code by deleting all references to the Home.
If GMR-2014-01 is defeated, this recommendation will be withdrawn.
This is a proposed amendment to the Code of Statutes; a two-thirds favorable vote is necessary for adoption.

                                         RESOLUTION R-2014-01


foBleloiwt sr:esolved that Article V, Section 520 of the Constitution of the Grand Lodge A.F.&A.M. be amended as
520. Qualifications of Officers. All officers must be a member of a lodge in this jurisdiction.The Grand Master
and Deputy Grand Master must be a Past Master of a lodge in this jurisdiction. The Grand Secretary must be a
member of Grand Lodge. Every elected and appointed Grand Lodge officer must be Past Master of a lodge in
this jurisdiction, excluding historic or educational lodges, and must maintain membership in a lodge in this
Submitted by Whitefish Lodge No. 64, on 1/21/2014

CThoims rmesitotleuetioonn JsuereikssprtuodaemnceendCothmemGernatn:d Lodge Constitution to require all elected and appointed Grand
Lodge Officers to be Past Masters of a lodge in this jurisdiction.
In accordance with Section 810 of the Constitution, the Grand Master shall refer this resolution to a special
committee, which shall review the proposed amendment and make corrections which do not change its original
intent. The special committee shall report on the proposed amendment by recommending passage or defeat
thereof, and may concurrently recommend substantive amendments or a substitute Constitutional amendment
which shall be considered by the members of Grand Lodge.
If the proposed Constitutional amendment and any amendments to it are approved by a majority vote of the
members present, it shall be referred to the Committee on Jurisprudence, which shall report thereon at the next
annual communication. A three-fourths favorable vote must be received at the next annual communication
for the amendment to be adopted.

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