2017 Wyoming Statutes
TITLE 19 - Defense Forces and Affairs
CHAPTER 9 - WYOMING NATIONAL GUARD
ARTICLE 2 - DUTIES AND POWERS
SECTION 19-9-207 - Suppressing tumult; preserving order, insuring public safety; expenses; creation of additional units; draft.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 19-9-207 (2017)

19-9-207. Suppressing tumult; preserving order, insuring public safety; expenses; creation of additional units; draft.

(a) The governor may order any designated person or commanding officer of any military unit to appear with or without his command at a time and place specified to:

(i) Aid in suppressing any tumult, riot, mob or invasion;

(ii) Assist in preserving order and insure the public safety in time of emergency when other civil agencies are unable to perform the function;

(iii) Insure public safety and assist in the protection of property or persons in times of fire, flood or other domestic catastrophe;

(iv) Perform such other duties as the commander in chief may require and which the militia or national guard may lawfully perform.

(b) Any expense incurred under this or any other provision of law shall be borne by the state from the general funds until other provisions are made. Upon the declaration of war, the breaking out of insurrection, or the imminence of either, the governor may activate the Wyoming state guard by creating such additional units as he deems necessary. He may proceed in such manner as regulations prescribe for the drafting into the organized militia of all such portions of the militia of the state as he deems necessary in any such emergency.

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