All resolutions, whether they are presented to a National Convention or a meeting of the 15 National Executive Committee, are to be submitted in triplicate, adhering to the following procedures:
N.E.C. Resolutions: Resolutions to be presented at a meeting of the National Executive Committee are to be submitted in accordance with the provisions set forth in the Uniform Code of Procedure of the National Executive Committee. It reads in part (Rule 10, parts A-D):
A) Resolution which shall be offered as the direct action of the National Executive Committee shall be prepared in appropriate form containing an informative preamble in the form of “WHEREAS” followed by statements of fact and shall conclude with a resolving clause or declaration that it is to receive action of the National Executive Committee. Such resolving clause or clauses shall contain the following leading language: “RESOLVED, By the National Executive Committee of the Sons of The American Legion in regular (or special) meeting assembled in (City, State), on (date or dates) that, etc.–and, be it further “RESOLVED, That, etc.”
B) Resolutions of Squadrons, intermediate bodies, or other officially constituted subordinate organizations which shall have received favorable action by their respective Detachment Conventions or Executive Committee and which shall be acted upon by the National Executive Committee in the form of a final Resolving Clause shall contain the following leading language: “And it finally Resolved, By the National Executive Committee regular (or special) meeting assembled in (City, State) on (date or dates) that, etc. ..“
C) Resolutions of Detachment Conventions or Detachment Executive Committees shall be similarly acted upon by the National Executive Committee in the form of a final resolving clause (clauses) as contemplated in paragraph B above.
D) All resolutions for consideration by the National Executive Committee not emanating from a Commission or Committee of the National Executive Committee must be forwarded to the National Adjutant at least fifteen (15) days prior to said meeting of the National Executive Committee.
National Convention Resolutions: Resolutions submitted for the consideration of a National Convention are to be submitted in accordance with the provisions set forth in the “Uniform Code of Procedure for the Organizations of the National Convention of the Sons of The American Legion”. It reads in part (National Convention resolutions section, numbers 1 – 4):
1) Resolutions shall be submitted upon proper form and shall be numbered for identification as provided by the National Adjutant.
2) Resolutions shall be approved by a Detachment, the National Executive Committee of the Sons of The American Legion, and Outlying Squadrons not affiliated with a Detachment, or any Standing or Special Committee of the Convention. Resolutions submitted in advance of the Convention by Detachments, Outlying Squadrons, and the NEC shall be filed with the National Adjutant.
3) Resolutions emanating from a Detachment Convention shall be forwarded to the National Adjutant to be in his hands thirty (30) days prior to the opening of the Convention. The only exception to this rule is the case of a Detachment Convention held on a date that renders it physically impossible to comply with the restricted time limit. In such cases, resolutions should be forwarded immediately following said Conventions, and the National Adjutant shall be notified.
4) Resolutions originating with and approved by a Convention Committee shall be received and processed through the National Adjutant for record and number assignment. Wording of resolutions submitted to the National Convention should include a resolving clause (or clauses) containing the following leading language: “And be it finally Resolved, by the (Convention Number) Annual National Convention, of the Sons of The American Legion, meeting in (City, State), these (dates) days of (month), (year), that, etc. Constitutional Amendments may only be considered by the National Convention. Therefore, all resolutions pertaining to Constitutional changes must be submitted to the National Convention. A limited number of resolution forms have been attached. If additional forms are need, they may be copied, or obtained through the National Adjutant’s Office.