The Grand Lodge may, by duly enacted law, provide for its support as follows:
1. By assessment upon and collection of annual dues from its subordinate lodges, based upon the membership therein; such assessments shall always be equal, uniform, and on a per capita basis of its several lodges. [4-4; 20-1; 47-9; 20-1.1].
5. By fees for dispensations for any purpose. [5-1.8].
7. No assessment shall be made upon the membership of its subordinate lodges except for annual dues as hereinbefore provided in Subdivision 1. [20-1].
The Grand Lodge may by duly enacted law provide for the support of its subordinate lodges as follows:
2.By requiring each subordinate lodge to collect from its members annual dues; and to that end, the minimum amount may be prescribed. [77-1].
3.By providing for endowed memberships.
The general fund shall consist of all moneys paid into the Grand Lodge except those belonging to, or specifically designated for, some other fund. [Chapter 20].
The charity fund shall consist of all moneys received for such fund together with all other moneys or property set aside or appropriated for charitable purposes by the Grand Lodge, or given to it directly or indirectly for general charitable purposes.
All funds that may be separately established by the Grand Lodge shall be separately accounted for by the officer or agency to whom they are entrusted and shall always be subject to such orders and directions as the Grand Lodge may deem proper to issue. [Chapter 20].
The Permanent Fund shall consist of principal received by the Grand Lodge for all endowed memberships and other such moneys, securities, and other property as the Grand Lodge may designate from time to time, or as may be designated thereto by gift or a devise or bequest.
1.Income earned by the Permanent Fund shall be paid into the General Fund.
2.No appropriation may be made from that portion of the Permanent Fund that represents the principal held as the endowed membership of a living Master Mason.
3.Appropriations may be made from that portion of the Permanent Fund that represents the principal held as the endowed memberships of deceased Master Masons to either the Grand Lodge or the Subordinate Lodge of which the deceased Master Mason was a member at the time of his death.
a.Appropriations may be made from the principal of endowed memberships of deceased Master Masons to either the Grand Lodge or the subordinate lodge of which the deceased Master Mason was a member at the time of his death in proportion to their respective interests.
b.Appropriations may be made from the principal of endowed memberships of deceased Master Masons only in the manner provided in subsections 4 and 5 of this section.
4.An appropriation from the Permanent Fund shall be made only by a two-thirds affirmative written vote of the Grand Lodge at an annual communication on a resolution setting forth in detail the object and precise amount of the proposed appropriation.
5.The resolution shall be referred to the Committee on Finance and shall not be acted upon until at least the day after it has been introduced, read, and referred as herein set forth. [19-1.1.D; 28-3.1; 36-7].