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  40.307.  Mutiny — sedition — attempted mutiny or sedition — failure to suppress or inform — offenses, court-martial. — 1.  Any person subject to sections 40.005 to 40.490 who:

  (1)  With intent to usurp or override lawful military authority, refuses, in concert with any other person, to obey orders or otherwise do his duty or creates any violence or disturbance is guilty of mutiny;

  (2)  With intent to cause the overthrow or destruction of lawful civil authority, creates, in concert with any other person, revolt, violence, or other disturbance against that authority is guilty of sedition;

  (3)  Fails to do his utmost to prevent and suppress a mutiny or sedition being committed in the person's presence, or fails to take all reasonable means to inform his superior commissioned officer or commanding officer of a mutiny or sedition which the person knows or has reason to believe is taking place, is guilty of a failure to suppress or report a mutiny or sedition.

  2.  A person who is found guilty of attempted mutiny, mutiny, sedition, or failure to suppress or report a mutiny or sedition shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.

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(L. 1984 H.B. 1035 § 95)


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