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  41.480.  Organized militia when called to duty — martial law. — 1.  The governor may, when in his opinion the circumstances so warrant, call out the organized militia or any portion or individual thereof to execute the laws, suppress actual and prevent threatened insurrection and repel invasion.  The governor, if in his judgment the maintenance of law and order will thereby be promoted, may by proclamation declare martial law throughout the state or any part thereof.

  2.  The governor may, when in his opinion circumstances so warrant, call out the organized militia or any portion thereof as he deems necessary to provide emergency relief to a distressed area in the event of earthquake, flood, tornado or other actual or threatened public catastrophe creating conditions of distress or hazard to public health and safety beyond the capacities of local or other established agencies.


(RSMo 1939 §§ 15018, 15022, 15039, A.L. 1951 p. 654 §§ 12, 13)

Prior revisions: 1929 §§ 13825, 13829, 13846; 1919 §§ 7353, 7357, 7374

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