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  40.005.  Definitions — law applicable to all state military forces not in federal service. — 1.  As used in sections 40.005 to 40.490, unless the context clearly otherwise requires:

  (1)  "Accuser" means a person who signs and swears to charges, any person who directs that charges nominally be signed and sworn to by another, and any person who has an interest other than an official interest in the prosecution of the accused;

  (2)  "Active state duty" means:

  (a)  Inactive duty training and active duty for training to include all duty and training performed under Title 32, United States Code Sections 316, 502, 503, 504, and 505, Title 37 United States Code Section 206, 301, 309, 402, or 1002, to wit:  unit training assemblies and split unit training assemblies; equivalent training in lieu of unit training assemblies; aerial flight duty; training or duty such as additional training assemblies, additional training or other duty without pay; full-time training or other full-time duty; detail of rifle instructors for civilians; participation in training and encampments, maneuvers, outdoor target practice, or other exercises, and other duty or training performed under Title 32 U.S.C. 502(f), either with or without pay; participation in encampments, maneuvers, outdoor target practice, or other exercises for field or coast-defense instruction, independently of, or in connection with, the Army; attendance at active component schools, conducting or attending National Guard schools, or participation in small arms competition; and attendance at service schools and routine practical instruction while attached to an active component; including travel to and from such duties; and

  (b)  When ordered to active state duty by the governor under authority vested in the governor by law, including travel to and from such duty;

  (3)  "Commanding officer" includes only commissioned officers;

  (4)  "Convening authority" includes, in addition to the person who convened the court, a commissioned officer commanding for the time being, or a successor in command;

  (5)  "Costs" include service fees, witness fees, mileage, depositions, and costs of confinement as those costs are enumerated in section 40.480 and as provided by law;

  (6)  "Duty status" includes active state duty and any other type of state military duty, including travel to and from such duty;

  (7)  "Enlisted member" means any person serving in an enlisted grade;

  (8)  "Grade" means a step or degree, in a graduated scale of office or military rank, that is established and designated as a grade by law or regulation;

  (9)  "Hostile force" means enemy, rioters, looters, dissidents, and others opposing or interfering with law and order;

  (10)  "Military" refers to any or all of the Armed Forces;

  (11)  "Military court" means a court-martial or a court of inquiry;

  (12)  "Military judge" means an official of a general or special court-martial detailed in accordance with section 40.095;

  (13)  "Officer" means commissioned or warrant officer;

  (14)  "Rank" means the order of precedence among members of the state military forces;

  (15)  "State judge advocate" means the commissioned officer responsible for supervising the administration of the military justice in the state military forces, who shall be the military staff judge advocate to the governor;

  (16)  "State military forces" means the National Guard of this state, as defined in Sections 101(3) and 109 of Title 32, United States Code, and any other military force organized under the laws of this state;

  (17)  "Superior commissioned officer" means a commissioned officer superior in rank or command.

  2.  Sections 40.005 to 40.490 apply to all members of the state military forces who are not in federal service.


(L. 1984 H.B. 1035 §§ 1, 2, A.L. 1986 H.B. 1505)

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