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FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE
 Texas Hospital District Police - Lodge 104
                 Established – September 3, 2009




       CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS
                    Revised – October 23, 2009

PRESIDENT                                 VICE PRESIDENT
 Steve Morrell                                   Calvin Miller

                  SECRETARY/ TREASURER
                            Aaron Curry



                    PROUD TO BE FOP
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                               CONSTITUTION
                                          Preamble
         We, the certified law enforcement officers of the various law enforcement
organizations of hospital districts throughout Texas, being convinced that it is in the best
interest of all our members, do hereby unite under the name of the Fraternal Order of Police
(FOP), Texas Hospital District Police - Lodge 104 for the following purposes:




              To support and defend the Constitution of the United
       States; to promote and foster the enforcement of law and
       order; to improve the individual and collective proficiency of
       our members in the performance of their duties; to encourage
       fraternal, educational, charitable, and social activities among
       law enforcement officers; to advocate and strive for uniform
       application of a just and fair merit system for appointment and
       promotion; to support the improvement of the standard of
       living and working conditions of the law enforcement
       profession through every legal and ethical means available; to
       create and maintain tradition of esprit de corps insuring
       fidelity to duty under all conditions and circumstances; to
       cultivate a spirit of fraternalism and mutual helpfulness among
       our members and the people we serve; to increase the
       efficiency of the law enforcement profession and thus more
       firmly to establish the confidence of the public in the service
       dedicated to the protection of life and property.
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                                   ARTICLE 1
                                     Name
Section 1: Name of Organization

       This organization shall be known as the Texas Hospital District Police - Lodge 104
       of the FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE.

Section 2: Chartered

       The Texas Hospital District Police - Lodge 104 of the FRATERNAL ORDER OF
       POLICE was chartered September 3, 2009 by the Grand Lodge and the State Lodge
       of the Fraternal Order of Police in Tarrant County, Texas.

                                   ARTICLE 2
                                    Character
Section 1: Common Good

       The Texas Hospital District Police is an organization composed of certified
       professional law enforcement personnel who have joined together for their common
       good. In no event shall the Texas Hospital District Police - Lodge 104 of the
       Fraternal Order of Police join or be controlled by any labor organization, provided,
       however, that this section shall not prohibit cooperative efforts of the lodge with
       labor organizations for their common good.

Section 2: Shall Not Strike

       The members of the Texas Hospital District Police shall not strike or by concerted
       action cause a cessation of the performance of law enforcement duties or induce
       other members of the lodge to do likewise.

Section 3: Fundamental Law of the Lodge

       This Constitution shall be the fundamental law of the Lodge and, with the Rituals
       adopted at the National Biennial conferences, and such other By-laws as may be
       adopted from time to time, shall govern the conduct of the Texas Hospital District
       Police.


Section 4: Shall be By-laws

       There shall be By-laws which shall govern the day to day operation and
       administration of the Texas Hospital District Police. The By-laws of the Texas
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      Hospital District Police may only be promulgated, amended, or revised by 2/3
      majority vote of the members voting in the annual elections in any given year.

Section 5: Authority and Powers

      The authority and powers of this lodge are vested in its membership who shall have
      the final voice in all matters concerning the welfare of the lodge. The Executive
      Board of the Texas Hospital District Police shall exercise its powers and authority in
      accordance with provisions of this constitution & by-laws.

                                  ARTICLE 3
                                      Definitions
Section 1: Definitions of Terms, Phrases or Words

      As used herein, the following terms, phrases or words shall be defined as follows:

             (a) Elected Law Enforcement Officer
                    "Elected law enforcement officer" shall mean for purposes hereof
                    any law enforcement officer who meets the qualifications in Article
                    4, Sec. 1 or who by law is exempt from meeting the minimum
                    training standards.

             (b) Full-Time Employed
                    "Full-time employed" shall mean law enforcement officers who are
                    engaged in such employment as their full-time occupation.

             (c) Good Cause
                   "Good cause" shall mean nonfeasance, malfeasance, dishonesty, or
                   refusal to carry out the will of the membership of the Texas Hospital
                   District Police.

             (d) Member in Good Standing
                   "Member in good standing" is hereby defined to be a member who
                   has paid all dues and assessments due and payable to or for the
                   Grand Lodge, State Lodge, and the Texas Hospital District Police, or
                   who is not more that ninety (90) days in arrears of such payments as
                   of the date specified for the payment thereof.

             (e) Executive Board
                    "Executive Board" shall be composed of the officers of the lodge.
                    These officers shall be the following: President, Immediate Past
                    President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Sergeant of Arms,
                    and the Chairman of the Board of Trustees.
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(f) Board of Trustees
       "Board of Trustees" shall be composed of the sitting executive board,
       all past presidents and all trustees present.

(g) State Trustee
       "State Trustee" shall be the President of Texas Hospital District
       Police. The President shall have the authority, to appoint any
       member of the Lodge in good standing to serve, as the president
       deems necessary, as the alternate State Trustee. The State Trustee
       shall represent the Lodge at all State Lodge meetings.

(h) Past President
       "Past President" shall be defined as any person elected to the office
       of the President and who served not less then one (1) full term and
       was not removed from office and is still in good standing with the
       Lodge.

(i) Certified regularly appointed Law Enforcement Officer
       "Certified regularly appointed law enforcement officer" shall mean,
       for purposed hereof, any law enforcement officer who meets the
       minimum standards, has received the training and education required
       by the United States, the state, the political subdivision or agency by
       which they are appointed, and is granted arrest powers.

(j) Quorum
      "Quorum" for general meetings shall constitute a majority of the
      executive board and any members or trustees present.

(k) Disability Retirement
       "Disability Retirement" shall be an active, full time law enforcement
       officer who has suffered a medical condition, which makes him/her
       incapable of performing duties as a law enforcement officer, and
       who is receiving monetary retirement reimbursement from his
       department or agency because of said condition.

(l) Gender Terms
       "Gender terms such as “He/She”, "he" or "she" All terms used herein
       to denominate gender shall be generic and, whenever appropriate, the
       singular shall include the plural and the plural shall include the
       singular.

(m) Lodge
      "Lodge" for the purposes of this Constitution and By-laws shall
      mean the Texas Hospital District Police.
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             (n) Region
                    “Region” for the purpose of this Constitution and By-laws shall
                    mean the various represented law enforcement departments that hold
                    membership in the Texas Hospital District Police.

                                   ARTICLE 4
                                   Membership
Section 1: Eligible for Membership

      Any regularly appointed or elected and full-time employed law enforcement officer
      of the United States, in the State of Texas or political subdivision thereof, or any
      agency may be eligible for membership in the Texas Hospital District Police, subject
      to the provisions of the Constitution. No person shall be denied membership on
      account of race, religion, color, creed, sex, age or national origin.

Section 2: Judgment of Membership

      Subject only to the provisions of this Constitution, the Texas Hospital District Police
      shall be the judge of its membership. The Texas Hospital District Police shall
      establish requirements for "membership in good standing" of its membership, which
      requirements shall not be inconsistent herewith.

Section 3: Classes of Membership

      There shall be four (4) classes of membership: Active, Retired, Honorary and
      Associate.

             (a) Active Membership

                     (1)     Shall include certified regularly appointed or elected full-time
                             law enforcement officers.

                     (2)     May include retired regularly appointed or elected law
                             enforcement officers.

                     (3)     May include, subject to the approval of the state lodge
                             regularly appointed or elected law enforcement officers who
                             have resigned from their law enforcement duties and who
                             have remained in good standing with this lodge and the state
                             lodge.

                      (4)    Active members, as herein defined, shall have voice and
                             vote.
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              (b) Retired Membership

                     Retired Membership and/or retired disabled membership shall be
                     comprised of retired certified regularly appointed or elected law
                     enforcement officers, who withdrew from active membership from
                     the FOP and upon or after retirement from their law enforcement
                     agency. Active members who retire due to a disability sustained in
                     the performance of their duties as a law enforcement officer shall be
                     exempt from paying dues in this lodge.

                      (1)   Retired members, as herein defined, shall have voice and vote
                            and can hold office.

              (c) Honorary Membership

                     Honorary Membership shall be comprised of individuals recognized
                     by the State Lodge or Texas Hospital District Police for exceptional
                     service or contribution to the State or political subdivision, the law
                     enforcement community or the Fraternal Order of Police.

              (d) Associate Member

                     Associate Member shall be non-peace officer position such as,
                     Communication Officers, Public Service Officers and/or other
                     support personnel.

Section 5: Disqualification for Membership

       No person shall be a member of more than one subordinate lodge at the same time
       nor shall any member who is delinquent, or who has been suspended by another
       subordinate lodge for any reason, be eligible for membership in this lodge until
       suspension is lifted.

Section 6: Denial of Membership

       The Texas Hospital District Police may deny membership to anyone who is, or has
       been, a member of the Communist Party, or of any party regardless of what name
       known which advocates the abolition, destruction or violent overthrow of the
       government of the United States or any state or political subdivision thereof.

Section 7: Military Leave

       Members of the Lodge in good standing entering the military service during a
       national emergency or leaving their department on account of compulsory service
       in any capacity in connection with the National Defense in time of war or other
       national emergency shall be carried as a non-paying member until his/her return
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       to his/her respective department, providing however, that any such member has
       returned, to active duty with his/her department within five years of the date of
       leaving or within the time limits set with the individual’s department policy. All
       lodge benefits will be placed on hold until the member’s return.

                                   ARTICLE 5
                                   Organization
Section 1: Requirement

       The Texas Hospital District Police shall be composed of professional law
       enforcement officers and non-peace officer positions who have met the requirements
       set forth in Article 4, Sec. 1-3 of this Constitution who are employed and/or formally
       employed by a Hospital Police Department within the State of Texas. All “formally
       employed” members of the Texas Hospital District Police must be a member in
       good standing at the time of their leaving his/her respective department and must be
       employed with another police agency within 30 days.

Section 2: Fiscal Year

       The fiscal year for Texas Hospital District Police shall be from January 1 to
       December 31, inclusively, of each calendar year. The tax year for the lodge shall
       run from January 1 to December 31 of each calendar year.

Section 3: Annual Budget

       There shall be an annual budget for the Texas Hospital District Police which shall be
       formulated by the appointed Budget Committee and shall be submitted to the
       Executive Board in accordance with such rules and regulations as may be proscribed
       within the By-laws and said budget shall be reported to the membership no later than
       the membership meeting in the month of December of the fiscal year. The budget
       shall remain in full force and effect for the fiscal year unless revised by emergency
       action of the Executive Board.

                                   ARTICLE 6
                                  Lodge Officers
Section 1: Lodge Officers

       The Lodge Officers of the Texas Hospital District Police shall consist of a President,
       Immediate Past President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Sergeant of Arms,
       Chaplain, & Chairman of Trustees and all past presidents. The term of each office,
       with exception of the immediate past president and past presidents shall be for two
       (2) years. Lodge Officers shall also consist of members of the Board of Trustees as
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       prescribed in Article 8 of this Constitution. The term of office for immediate past
       president and past presidents is indefinite.

              (a) Ineligibility as Lodge Officers

                      A lodge officer who resigns from office during any elected term shall
                      relinquish all right to and privilege of that office and shall revert to
                      the status of "member". A lodge officer who resigns from active
                      police duty for any reason other than to retire on pension, either for
                      length of service or disability, or otherwise becomes ineligible as a
                      member of the Fraternal Order of Police, shall automatically forfeit
                      his office. Any member who gets assigned to the Criminal
                      Investigation Division, an Internal Affairs Division, a Public
                      Integrity Unit or any internal investigative agency whose
                      responsibility is to conduct investigations against members of its
                      own department or who promotes to a rank above that of sergeant
                      shall resign or be removed from office. They will remain as active
                      members if membership requirements are met.

Section 2: Nomination, Election and Installation

              (a) Executive Board

                      The officers of the Texas Hospital District Police shall be elected
                      every 2 (two) years by the membership as prescribed in Section 3 of
                      this Article.

              (b) Trustees

                      The Trustees for the Texas Hospital District Police shall be elected
                      every 2 (two) years. Trustees shall be elected at Large and the
                      number of Trustees to be elected shall be determined by the numbers
                      of law enforcement organizations in the Lodge that have
                      representative members. A prerequisite for consideration for the
                      position of Trustee is that the trustee is an employee of the agency
                      represented by that position.

              (c) Chairman of Trustees

                      The position of Chairman of Trustees shall be elected by the majority
                      of Trustees at the first post election meeting of the Board of Trustees.
                      He shall be elected by secret ballot, show of hands or voice vote. The
                      newly elected Chairman of Trustees will hold a voting position on
                      the Executive Board of the Texas Hospital District Police.
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(d) Eligibility

        All Lodge Officers shall be the rank of sergeant or below. No
        member shall be nominated for more than one (1) position on the
        same ballot. Only a member in "good standing" may be nominated
        for a position on the Executive Board. No member shall hold more
        then one (1) office in the Lodge. Members must attend eight (8)
        meetings or six (6) meetings and two (2) events, to be eligible for
        nomination for a position on the Executive Board.

(e) Nomination

        Candidates for election to the offices of President, Vice President,
        Treasurer, Secretary, Sergeant of Arms, Chaplain and Trustees shall
        be nominated for their positions at the regularly scheduled general
        meeting of the Calendar year that their position comes up for
        election.

(f) Ballot

        The name of each duly nominated candidate for office shall be
        placed on the ballot in alphabetical order.

(g) Election

        The election of each office shall be conducted at the monthly
        meeting in October in any given year.

                  (1) Regular Voting shall be done by secret ballot and shall
                  be overseen by an Election Committee at the stated meeting
                  held in October The Election Committee shall be chaired by
                  the Immediate Past President and two other non office
                  holding or nominated members chosen by the Immediate
                  Past President with consent of the Executive Board.

                  (2) Early or Absentee voting may be conducted.

                  (3) Run off elections will occur when a candidate with the
                  most votes for any position fails to attain 50% of the votes
                  cast. A runoff of the two top vote getters for each affected
                  position will be held at the next regular schedule general
                  meeting and will be conducted by the Election Committee.
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             (h) Installation

                     Officer-Elect shall be installed by the Past President at the General
                     Membership meeting held in January and shall take office in
                     accordance with the regular order of business.

             (i) Succession

                     A vacancy in any office of the Texas Hospital District Police shall be
                     filled by appointment by the President with approval from the
                     executive board. Such appointment of a member in good standing to
                     serve in the position vacated will be until such time as a special
                     election may be held.

             (j) Term Limits

                     The President may hold office for only three consecutive terms.
                     There shall be no limit placed upon the number of terms of office,
                     consecutive or non-consecutive, which may be served by any of
                     the other elected officers of this Lodge.

                                 ARTICLE 7
                                Executive Board
Section 1: Executive Board

      There shall be an Executive Board comprised of officers as defined in Article 3, Sec.
      1(e).

Section 2: Administrative Powers

      The Executive Board shall have and exercise all Administrative powers of the lodge.
      It shall have the power to act in all emergencies pertaining to the welfare of the
      lodge. The Executive Board shall meet as needed.

Section 3: Promulgation of Rules and Regulations

      The Executive Board shall promulgate such rules and regulations as it deems
      necessary and appropriate to authorize, control, or otherwise conduct the normal
      business of this lodge. They shall receive no salary for the performance of their
      duties on the Executive board.
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Section 4: Board of Inquiry

       The Executive Board will act as the Board of Inquiry on all issues of misconduct
       brought against a member of the Board of Trustees. All other matters of misconduct
       shall be the responsibility of the Board of Trustees.

Section 5: Conflict of Interest

       No member of the Executive Board may hold any other office where such position
       would be a conflict of interest. This section does not exclude the member from
       joining more than one police/law enforcement organization.

Section 6: Missing Meetings without Just Cause

       Any member of the Executive Board who misses three (3) consecutive meetings
       without just cause may be subject to removal from office. Such violations will be
       investigated by the Board of Trustees.

                                   ARTICLE 8
                                  Board of Trustees
Section 1: Custodians of Lodge Property

       The Board of Trustees shall be comprised according to Art.3, Sec.1 (f). The Board
       of Trustees shall be the custodians of the lodge's property. The Board of Trustees
       shall compile an inventory of all real and tangible property belonging to the lodge.
       The Board of Trustees shall report to the Executive Board on a yearly basis an
       inventory of property belonging to the lodge. The Board of Trustees shall, if
       necessary, set the amount of surety bond paid for by the lodge on the offices of
       Secretary and Treasurer to insure the faithful performance of their duties. The Board
       of Trustees shall meet at least once each quarter during the calendar year.

Section 2: Number of Trustees

       Any region with twenty (20) members in good standing shall be authorized three
       (3) trustees (2 Active Members and 1 Associate Member). Every year, membership
       of each region will be reviewed to insure proper representation is maintained.

Section 3: Allegations of Misconduct

       The Board of Trustees will be the main investigative body in matters of allegations
       of misconduct against regular members and/or members of the Executive Board.
       The Board of Trustees shall use the guidelines provided in Article 21 of this
       Constitution when investigating allegations of misconduct.
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                                   ARTICLE 9
                                    President
Section 1: Chief Executive Officer

       The President shall be the chief executive officer of Texas Hospital District Police.
       He shall preside over all lodge and Executive Board meetings as a non voting
       member unless there is a tie vote from the Board. The President at that time may
       cast the deciding ballot.


Section 2: Administrator and Manager

       The President shall administer and manage the business of the lodge between
       meetings of the Executive Board. The President shall ensure that the Resolutions
       and by-laws of this lodge and the orders and actions of the Executive Board are
       carried out. The President shall execute all contracts in which the lodge may enter
       or may delegate authority to do same to duly elected members of the Executive
       Board.

Section 3: Majority appointment on all Committees

       The President shall appoint, with the advice and consent of the Executive Board, a
       majority of each committee thereof to inquire into any matter affecting or
       concerning the lodge. The President shall serve as an ex-officio member of all
       committees of the lodge.

Section 4: Lodge Spokesman

       The President shall be the principle spokesman for the Lodge and shall be the only
       authorized member to speak on behalf of the Lodge and issue news releases. The
       President may with advice and consent of the Executive Board appoint a spokesman.

Section 5: Business Report

       The President shall submit at each regular meeting a report of all official business
       conducted by him/her on behalf of the Lodge.

Section 6: Special Verbal Authorization

       The President shall be empowered to obtain a verbal vote from all members of the
       Executive Board of Directors without calling a special meeting in any urgent or
       emergency matter that comes before the Lodge between regularly schedule
       meetings. The President shall inform the Lodge Secretary of the results of said vote
       immediately and the vote shall be recorded at the next regular meeting.
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Section 7: Appointment of Legal Counsel

       The President, may, with the advice and consent of the Executive Board of Directors
       designate a legal counsel on matters affecting the Lodge.

Section 8: Special Meetings

       The President shall call a special meeting of the Executive Board of Directors when
       he deems it necessary to do so or upon petition of the majority of the Board of
       Directors. Notice of the Special Meeting shall be given to each Board member at
       least two (2) days prior to such meeting.

Section 9: Committee Member

       The President shall be ex-officio a member of all standing committees and at his
       discretion may appointment a chairperson for that committee.

Section 10: State Trustee

       The President of Texas Hospital District Police shall be the State Trustee to the
       Texas State Lodge. The President shall have the authority, with the Board of
       Directors approval, to appoint any member of the Lodge in good standing to serve,
       as the president deems necessary, as the alternate State Trustee. The State Trustee
       shall represent the Lodge at all State Lodge meetings.

Section 11: Parliamentarian

       The President shall have the authority, with the Board of Directors approval, to
       appoint any member of the Lodge in good standing to serve as Parliamentarian and
       adviser to the Executive Board. The Parliamentarian will rule on all points of
       order at all meeting of the Board of Trustees and of the general membership
       where order is or may be in conflict with Modern Parliamentary Procedure, unless
       otherwise specified in the Constitution and By-Laws of this Lodge. If a
       Parliamentarian is not appointed, the Vice President shall perform the duties of
       Parliamentarian.

Section 12: Succession

       Within thirty (30) days after the expiration of his/her term of office, the President
       shall convey to his/her successor all unfinished business, books, records and
       physical property belonging to the lodge.
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                         ARTICLE 10
         Immediate Past President and all Past Presidents
Section 1: The Immediate Past President

       The Immediate Past President may occupy the office of Past President. In order to
       hold this office, he must remain in good standing with the lodge and have served as
       President for at least one (1) complete term. The Immediate Past President shall
       advise and assist the President and Lodge Executive Board. Should the Past
       President hold a lesser office, he will only be entitled to one vote on the Executive
       Board.

Section 2: Chairman of the Election Committee

       The Immediate Past President shall serve on any and all election committees as
       Chairman. If the Immediate Past President cannot or will not perform the duties of
       Chairman, the President may, with advice and consent of the Executive Board,
       choose a replacement.

Section 3: The Past Presidents

       The Past Presidents shall occupy a position on the Executive Board as Past
       President. In order to hold this office, he must remain in good standing with the
       lodge and have served as President for at least one (1) complete term. The Past
       Presidents shall advise and assist the President and Lodge Executive Board. Should
       the Past President hold a lesser office, he will only be entitled to one vote on the
       Executive Board.

                                   ARTICLE 11
                                   Vice President
Section 1: Absence of the President

       The Vice President in the absence of the President, or in the event of his inability or
       refusal to act, shall perform the duties of the President, and when so acting, shall
       have all the powers of, and be subject to all the restrictions upon the President. Any
       Vice President shall perform such other duties as from time to time may be assigned
       to him/her by the President.

Section 2: Committee Appointments

       The Vice President shall have minority appointments on all committees.
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Section 3: Succession

       Within thirty (30) days after the expiration of his/her term of office, the Vice
       President shall convey to his/her successor all unfinished business, books, records
       and physical property belonging to the lodge.


                                  ARTICLE 12
                                   Secretary
Section 1: Duties of the Secretary

       The Secretary shall have custody of books, records, documents, the Seal of the
       Fraternal Order of Police, and office paraphernalia and equipment under the general
       authority and order of the President. He/She shall take record and transcribe minutes
       of the regular meetings, and shall submit the same for approval to the President.
       He/She shall conduct the general correspondence of the lodge. He/She shall attest,
       under the Seal of the Order, all duly authorized contracts of the lodge. He/She shall
       be the official custodian of the By-laws, which shall be authenticated by the Seal of
       the Order, and the signatures of the President and Secretary.

Section 2: Responsibilities of FOP Merchandise

       The Secretary shall be responsible for purchase, inventory, and sale of all Fraternal
       Order of Police merchandise.

Section 3: Surety Bond

       The Secretary shall, if necessary, furnish a surety bond paid for by the lodge for the
       faithful performance of his/her duties in such an amount prescribed by the Board of
       Trustees.

Section 4: Administrative Director

       The Secretary, at the direction of the President and with the advice and consent of
       the Executive Board of Directors may utilize an Administrative Director to handle
       the daily business of the Lodge. The Secretary will be responsible for the
       supervision of the Administrative Director.

Section 5: Custodian of the Constitution & By-Laws

       The Secretary shall be the official custodian of the Constitution & By-Laws of the
       Texas Hospital District Police.
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Section 6: Succession

       At the expiration of his/her term of office and within thirty (30) days thereafter, the
       Secretary shall deliver to his/her successor the official Seal of the Order and all
       books, documents, records, paraphernalia and equipment in his/her possession, and
       shall require and receive a receipt thereof.


                                   ARTICLE 13
                                    Treasurer
Section 1: Custodian of all Monies

       The Treasurer shall be the custodian of all monies of the lodge. He/She shall, if
       necessary, furnish a surety bond paid for by the lodge in the amount specified by the
       board of Trustees, which is to insure the faithful performance of his duties.

Section 2: Deposit of Monies

       The Treasurer shall deposit all monies collected in a bank approved by the Executive
       Board. After approval from the Executive Board, the Treasurer shall, when
       necessary, set up special accounts, for funds and allocate to each, respectively, the
       amount allocated or collected thereof.

Section 3: Paying of Bills

       The Treasurer shall pay all bills in a timely fashion. The Treasurer shall maintain a
       petty cash fund in the sum of not more than one-hundred dollars ($100.00) for
       payment of regular business expenses incurred by the Lodge during the course of
       usual business. This fund shall be replenished upon sufficient proof to the Board of
       Trustees that the monies were spent in the interest and welfare of this Lodge.

Section 4: Required Signatures

       The signatures of the President and the Treasurer shall appear on all regular FOP
       checks. The President may select an alternate member of the Executive Board of
       Directors to sign on the regular FOP account in his/her or the Treasurer's absence.

Section 5: Succession

       At the expiration of his/her term of office and within thirty (30) days thereafter, the
       Treasurer shall deliver to his/her successor, all monies, records, books, documents,
       paraphernalia and equipment in his/her possession, and shall receive a receipt
       thereof.
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Section 6: Duties

       The Treasurer shall perform such duties as are usual and incidental to his/her office,
       and other duties from time to time delegated by the President.

Section 7: Permanent Member of Budget Committee

       The Treasurer shall sit as a permanent member of the Budget Committee.

Section 8: Designation of Administrative Director

       The Treasurer, with the advice and consent of the Board of Directors may designate
       the Administrative Director to perform certain daily duties involving the Treasurer's
       Office.

                                 ARTICLE 14
                                Sergeant of Arms
Section 1: Duties of the Sergeant of Arms

       The Sergeant of Arms shall have charge and control of the meeting hall, and shall
       permit only those qualified persons to enter or remain. The Sergeant of Arms shall
       assist in the duties performed by the Vice President and execute such duties from
       time to time as delegated by the President.


                                ARTICLE 15
                             Chairman of Trustees
Section 1: Duties of the Chairman of Trustees

       The Chairman of Trustees shall be a voting member of the Board of Directors and
       will be responsible for all duties of the Board of Trustees as outline in Article 8.

Section 2: Board of Inquiry Chairman

       He/She shall also act as the Chairman of any Board of inquiry regarding the
       misconduct of members of the Lodge or the Board of Directors with the exception
       that any inquiries of misconduct against a member of the Board of Trustees will be
       handled by the Board of Directors of the Lodge.
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                                  ARTICLE 16
                                  State Trustees
Section 1: Duties of the State Trustee

       The State Trustee shall represent the Lodge at all meetings of the State Board and
       shall report back to the lodge all information gathered at the meeting.

                                  ARTICLE 17
                                 General Counsel
Section 1: Designation of General Counsel

       The President, as outlined in Article 9 Section 7 may designate a general counsel for
       the Texas Hospital District Police, and when necessary, associate counsel. The
       general counsel and such associate counsel may serve as legal representatives to the
       Texas Hospital District Police in all legal matters.

                                  ARTICLE 18
                                   Auxiliaries
Section 1: Reorganization of Auxiliaries

       The Texas Hospital District Police, Fraternal Order of Police, recognizes,
       acknowledges and validates Auxiliaries of the Grand Lodge, State Lodges and
       Subordinate Lodges. Such Auxiliaries may function as Grand Lodge, State Lodge
       Auxiliaries and Subordinate Lodge Auxiliaries. Such Auxiliaries shall be subject to
       the control and supervision of the lodge or lodges with which they are affiliated.
       They shall conform to and be governed by a Constitution and such By-laws as they
       shall adopt and which shall, at all times, be subject to approval of the governing
       body of the lodge with which they are affiliated and ultimately, the Grand Lodge.

                                  ARTICLE 19
                                   Discipline
Section 1: Procedure of Discipline

       Rules of procedure in case of discipline must conform to the due process set forth in
       the National Constitution.
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                                 ARTICLE 20
                                  Legal Aid
Section 1: Legal Assistance

       Upon such terms and in accordance with procedures established in Article 24 of the
       National By-laws, a member may request and be granted legal assistance or financial
       aid at the local, state and National levels.


                                 ARTICLE 21
                                  Resolutions
Section 1: Consideration of Resolutions

       All Resolutions submitted for consideration must be in the format as described by
       Roberts Rules of Order.

                                 ARTICLE 22
                                 Amendments
Section 1: Proposal of Amendments

       Proposed amendments to the Constitution and By-laws of the Texas Hospital
       District Police will be submitted to the Secretary, who will present the
       amendment(s) to the Constitution and By-law Committee. The Constitution and By-
       law Committee will consider all proposed amendment(s) and will report to the
       Executive Board a recommendation for approval or rejection of the amendment(s).


Section 2: Consideration of Amendments

       The Executive Board will consider each amendment and recommendation submitted
       by the Constitution and By-law Committee. The Executive Board will then place
       the proposed amendment(s) on a ballot for the next scheduled election. The
       Executive Board will submit its recommendation for approval or rejection of the
       proposed amendment(s).

Section 3: Vote on Passage of Amendments

       A 2/3 vote of the membership is required for passage of an amendment to the
       Constitution and By-laws of the Texas Hospital District Police.
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                                   BY-LAWS
                                ARTICLE 1
                         Official Order of Business
Section 1:

       The Order of Business shall be:

              1.      Roll call of officers

              2.      Reading of the minutes from last regular
                      meeting and any special meeting.

              3.      Acceptance of new applications for membership.

              4.      Membership committee report and previous
                      applications for membership.

              5.      Officer's report.

              6.      Reports to committee.

              7.      Bills.

              8.      Communications.

              9.      Reports on members sick or in distress.

              10.     Unfinished business.

              11.     New business.

              12.     Good of the Order.

              13.     Election of officers.

               14.    Installation of officers.

              15.     Adjournment.

Section 2:

       All meeting shall adhere to strict parliamentary procedure.
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Section 3:

       Except as provided in this Constitution and the By-laws, the latest edition of
       "Roberts' Rules of Order" shall govern the conduct and deliberations of all
       Executive, Committee and general membership meetings of the Texas Hospital
       District Police.

                                ARTICLE 2
                             Dues and Assessment
Section 1:

       Members of the Texas Hospital District Police shall pay dues in the amounts listed
       below. Dues will be paid at the beginning each month. Members will be considered
       in arrears if their dues are not paid by the next general meeting following the month
       they did not pay dues.

Section 2:

       Schedule of dues payment:

              (a) Active/ Associate members with full legal defense will pay $230.00 per
              year.

              (b) Active/ Associate members with no legal coverage will pay $30.50 per
              year.

              (c) Retired members with no legal coverage will pay $60.00 per year.

              (d) Honorary members are exempt from dues.

              (e) Members with disability retirement are exempt from dues.

Section 3:

       Dues paid shall whenever possible cover the actual cost of obtaining life insurance,
       legal defense coverage, state per capita tax, and national per capita tax.

Section 4:

       Active members who retire due to a disability sustained in the performance of their
       duties as a law enforcement officer shall be exempt from paying dues in this lodge.
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Section 5:

       Members of this lodge who become delinquent in the payment of their dues beyond
       90 days (3 months in arrears) shall be subject to disciplinary action deemed
       necessary by the Board of Trustees including loss of benefits and/or suspension from
       the lodge.

Section 6:

       Said dues shall be deposited in an interest bearing account authorized by the
       Executive Board in Article 13, Sec. 2 of the Constitution.

                                   ARTICLE 3
                                    Benefits
Section 1:

       The Texas Hospital District Police shall maintain in force a life insurance policy
       through the Texas State Fraternal Order of Police for all members.

Section 2:

       The Texas Hospital District Police shall maintain in force a legal defense policy for
       all members who choose to participate.

                                   ARTICLE 4
                                  Use of Alcohol
Section 1:

       During all convened meetings of the Board of Trustees, general and special
       meetings of the general membership, no alcoholic beverages will be consumed.

				
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