Charter: The Committee on Jurisprudence serves as a deliberative group within the Grand Lodge structure.
Duties: It shall review all proposed amendments to existing law, as well as proposed new laws, and make recommendations to assembled delegates at the Grand Annual Communication to either approve or reject each proposal.
The Chairman, or its collective membership, may have questions on Masonic law referred to it by the Grand Master or Grand Secretary.
As an adjunct function, it assists the Grand Master by reviewing Lodges’ by-laws revisions and assuring that they are in proper form and content before recommending his approval.
Proposed Charters for new Lodges are referred to the Committee for review, evaluation, conformity to Grand Lodge requirements, necessary communications with the proposers, and final recommendations to the Grand Master and Grand Lodge delegates. It may also have referred to it matters regarding Lodge consolidations and dissolutions.
This is a list of commonly used terms when referring to Virginia Masonic law.
Membership: The Committee shall be composed of nine (9) members and two (2) adjunct members appointed by the Grand Master of Masons in Virginia.
Paul David Sleeper, Chairman
Frank Genues Bond
James Friend Dickerson
Roy Michael McKenney
Mickey Mantle Merritt
Daniel Knowlton Read, Jr.
Philip Niemann Rhodes
Lawrence Rowe Whitehurst
Gino Warren Williams
For further information on this Committee, please contact the Committee Chairman.