2006 Louisiana Laws - RS 29:5 — Louisiana state guard
§5. Louisiana State Guard
A. Members of the militia who enter, volunteer, or who are called into active service of the state may, in accordance with the orders of the governor or the adjutant general or rules and regulations adopted by the Military Department, be organized into units in addition to and distinct from designated units of the national guard and shall be known as the Louisiana State Guard.
B. The Louisiana State Guard shall be uniformed, organized, compensated, governed, and maintained in accordance with the orders of the governor or the adjutant general or the rules and regulations adopted by the Military Department.
C. Whenever the members of the state guard are in active service or going to or returning therefrom as authorized by law or rules or regulations, the members shall have the same rights, duties, privileges, and immunities as are provided for the other military forces of this state, including the same workers' compensation benefits provided for the National Guard under R.S. 23:1211.
D. The governor or the Military Department may request from any agency, branch, or department of the United States of America funds, arms, equipment, or any other property for the use of the Louisiana State Guard.
E. Nothing contained in this Section shall be construed as authorizing the Louisiana State Guard or any part thereof to be transferred, as such, into the military service of the United States of America, but no person by reason of membership in the Louisiana State Guard shall be exempt from military service under laws of the United States of America.
F. No civil organization or association shall be enlisted in the Louisiana State Guard as an organizational unit.
G. No person shall be commissioned or enlisted in the Louisiana State Guard who has been expelled or dishonorably discharged from any of the military forces of this state, of another state, or of the United States of America.
H. All officers of the Louisiana State Guard shall take the oath required by law before entering upon the duties of their office. Every person who enlists or reenlists in the Louisiana State Guard shall take and sign the oath required by law and shall execute a contract of enlistment. No person shall be enlisted in the state guard for longer than one year, but the enlistment may be extended for successive periods not to exceed one year in length.
Acts 1974, No. 622, §1; Acts 1983, 1st Ex.Sess., No. 1, §6; Acts 2003, No. 40, §2, eff. May 23, 2003.
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