SECTION 1: [GENERAL PROVISION]
The General Synod and/or The Executive Council of the Society Of The Astral Star, on behalf of and on the recommendation of a significant percentage of the membership of the General Order at-large shall reserve the right to approve Resolutions.
SECTION 2: [WHO MAY PROPOSE RESOLUTION(S)]
Only a duly chartered subordinate Colonial Lodge; Stellar Temple; Regional See; State or Territorial See; a Cardinal Adept; a Member of the General Synod - including members of the Executive Council of the Society Of The Astral Star; or a member Adept may propose Resolutions for the General Order. The proposed resolution shall be submitted for consideration and voted on at a session of The Executive Council or at the assembly of The General Synod of the Order.
SECTION 3: [NOTIFICATION OF PROPOSED RESOLUTION(S)]
A proposed resolution shall be submitted in writing to the Fourth Adept (Secretary) with a true copy submitted in writing to the Chief Adept (President) not less than thirty (30) days prior to the session at which it is to be considered. Such proposed resolution shall be attested to by the Secretary and shall bear the official seal of the Colonial Lodge, Stellar Temple, Officer, or Adept submitting same and shall state the date of the meeting at which it was agreed that the proposal would be submitted for consideration by the appropriate legislative/governing body.
The Secretary shall mail a copy of such proposed resolution(s) and any related material to each member of the Executive Council, the General Synod, each subordinate Stellar Temple Kerukains, each subordinate Colonial Lodge, and the Chairman of the Constitution, Law, and Legislation Committee not less than Fourteen (14) days prior to the next meeting of the legislative/governing body in question.
SECTION 4: [REQUIREMENTS FOR RESOLUTIONS]
A proposed resolution shall contain the precise language of the proposed resolution, and shall be written in a standard form for resolutions. Proposed resolutions shall be accompanied by a statement, not to exceed one (1) page in length, setting forth the basis of/for the proposed resolution.
SECTION 5: [CONSTITUTION/LAW/LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE REVIEW]
The Constitution, Law, and Legislative Committee shall receive proposed resolutions and shall review same for form, grammar, placement within the appropriate body of legislation, and substance and shall report to the Executive Council and/or the General Synod at the itıs recommendations thereon. The Constitution, Law, and Legislation Committee shall further have power to renumber any effected governing document(s) to provide accurate placement order.
SECTION 6: [RATIFICATION OF RESOLUTION(S)]
No proposed Resolution shall become law upon a three-fourths (3/4) vote of the Executive Council or upon a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the General Synod.
SECTION 7: [RESOLUTION(S) BECOME EFFECTIVE]
All duly ratified Resolutions shall become active and in force sixty (60) days after ratification, unless other provisions are provided. The Chancellor and/or The Secretary at the Chancellor's direction, shall be responsible for notifying all Members, Officers, and Subordinate Stellar Temples and Colonial Lodges of newly ratified resolutions of The Order.
SECTION 8: [PUBLICATION OF RESOLUTION(S)]
Resolutions of The Society Of The Astral Star shall be published by the Sixth Adept (Reporter) as an Addendum to the Constitution and By-Laws in print. Revisions of the Constitution and Law shall be re-published and re-issued by the Sixth Adept (Reporter) by direction of the College of Cardinal Adepti in the form of a Special Edition of the Crux Mystica, Volume #0, Issue #1, and dated appropriately. Additionally, a copy of the most current revision of the Constitution, By-Laws, and adopted Resolutions may be published on the Orderıs web site on the world wide web on the Internet.
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