Article XII

Constitution of the State of Illinois

ARTICLE XII MILITIA

SECTION 1.  MEMBERSHIP
    The State militia consists of all able-bodied persons
residing in the State except those exempted by law.
(Source: Illinois Constitution.)


SECTION 2.  SUBORDINATION OF MILITARY POWER
    The military shall be in strict subordination to the
civil power.
(Source: Illinois Constitution.)


SECTION 3.  ORGANIZATION, EQUIPMENT AND DISCIPLINE
    The General Assembly shall provide by law for the
organization, equipment and discipline of the militia in
conformity with the laws governing the armed forces of the
United States.
(Source: Illinois Constitution.)


SECTION 4.  COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF AND OFFICERS
    (a)  The Governor is commander-in-chief of the organized
militia, except when they are in the service of the United
States. He may call them out to enforce the laws, suppress
insurrection or repel invasion.
    (b)  The Governor shall commission militia officers who
shall hold their commissions for such time as may be provided
by law.
(Source: Illinois Constitution.)


SECTION 5. PRIVILEGE FROM ARREST
    Except in cases of treason, felony or breach of peace,
persons going to, returning from or on militia duty are
privileged from arrest.
(Source: Illinois Constitution.)

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