The district convention is one of the venues for the exercise of legislative powers of lodges. The convention considers two types of legislative proposals, through resolutions: proposals for the benefit of the district which may include supplementary provisions or amendments to the existing district by-laws; and proposals for consideration of the Grand Lodge during its annual grand assembly held in the last week of November. District level resolutions consistent with the IGLPI constitution and its various codes, when approved become part of the District Council’s governing rules or policies. Grand Lodge level proposals on the other hand are subject to the endorsement of the district before these are submitted to the Legislative Council for considertion during the annual grand assembly.
Under the IGLPI Administrative Code Section 3, Article III - Legislative Powers, one of the means to enact new laws and amendments to the Constitution, enabling codes and all existing legislations is:
(3.1) "By resolution of the member lodges through their District Council, passed and recommended by the Legislative Council, and adopted by the Grand Assembly."
The district convention is also expected to formally announce the host lodge of the 2013 Annual District Convention and endorse three recommendees for District Grand Supervisor for appointment by the next by the Grand Master.