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  • PART I ADMINISTRATION OF THE GOVERNMENT
  • TITLE V MILITIA
  • CHAPTER 33 MILITIA

Section 1 - Definitions

Section 2 - Membership

Section 3 - Organized and unorganized militia

Section 4 - Organized militia, composition

Section 4A - National Lancers; organization

Section 5 - Powers of commander-in-chief; regulations

Section 6 - Powers of commander-in-chief; increase in forces

Section 7 - Powers of commander-in-chief; name and location of units; rank of personnel

Section 8 - Repealed, 2014, 307, Sec. 7

Section 9 - Powers of commander-in-chief; disposition of inefficient units

Section 10 - Armed forces of commonwealth; composition

Section 11 - National guard; composition

Section 12 - Discrimination or segregation because of race, color, religious creed, sexual orientation or national origin

Section 13 - Entitlement to rights, protections, privileges and immunities afforded under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act; action against private employer; service time exempted from calculation of cumulative period of absence from a position of employment

Section 13A - Entitlement to rights, protections, privileges and immunities afforded under the federal Servicemembers Civil Relief Act; action by person aggrieved by violations of this section; written demand for relief; award of costs of action

Section 14 - Aides-de-camp

Section 15 - State staff; composition; qualifications; tenure

Section 16to18 - Repealed, 2014, 307, Sec. 12

Section 19 - Massachusetts military academy; establishment; curriculum; academic board; membership; compensation

Section 19A - Armory commission and war records commission within military division

Section 20 - Qualification for appointment as officer in the armed forces or for commission in national guard

Section 21 - Legal, medical, dental or veterinary officers; qualifications

Section 22 - Military service commission; membership; terms; eligibility

Section 23 - Officers; appointment

Section 24 - Oaths; form

Section 25 - Officers; performance of duties; prerequisites

Section 26 - Terms of office

Section 27 - Seniority of officers; determination

Section 28 - Uniforms

Section 29 - Discharge of officers; grounds

Section 30 - Certificate of discharge; form

Section 31 - Discharge of officers for superannuation; retirement

Section 32 - Discharge or retirement for disability

Section 33 - Retired officers; duties; compensation

Section 34 - Enlisted personnel; regulations

Section 35 - Enlisted personnel; appointments and promotions

Section 36 - Dishonorable discharge

Section 37 - Enlisted personnel; certificates of discharge

Section 38 - Use of militia; escort duties; emergencies

Section 39 - Use of militia outside the commonwealth

Section 40 - Use of militia; invasion or insurrection

Section 41 - Aid by armed forces to the civil authority in cases of riot, natural disaster or catastrophe or when necessary to preserve order and afford protection to persons and property; powers and duties of military police forces of the national guard

Section 42 - Repealed, 1979, 134, Sec. 2

Section 43 - Written orders; conditions; contents

Section 44 - Unit called into service; duties of commander

Section 45 - Disobedience of orders; penalty

Section 46 - Troops to appear armed and equipped to execute orders issued under Sec. 41

Section 47 - Failure to appear for duty; excuses; penalty for being absent without leave

Section 48 - Expenses of militia; source of funds

Section 49 - Payment

Section 50 - Use of streets and highways; right of way; exceptions; permission to mount flashing, rotating or oscillating red lights on vehicle

Section 51 - Occupation of land and buildings; exceptions; liability for damages

Section 52 - Damages to lands; compensation

Section 53 - Immunity from liability for damages caused while performing military duty

Section 54 - Additional forces; source

Section 55 - Unorganized militia; method of impressing into service

Section 56 - Term of enlistment; training; penalty for desertion

Section 57 - Military duty on election day; exceptions; penalty

Section 58 - Repealed, 1977, 415, Sec. 7

Section 59 - Effect of military service on salary, seniority and leave allowances of public employees

Section 59A - Repealed, 2014, 307, Sec. 43

Section 60 - Annual training period

Section 61 - Unit training periods; meetings of instruction for noncommissioned officers; frequency; arrests for absence without leave

Section 62 - Meetings of instruction for officers; frequency

Section 63 - Repealed, 2014, 307, Sec. 45

Section 64 - Exclusion of traffic from highways during target practice

Section 65 - Boundaries of encampments; establishment; limitations; penalty for trespass

Section 66 - Obstructing or interfering with armed forces; penalty

Section 67 - Decorations and awards; qualifications

Section 67A - Medal of liberty

Section 68 - Prizes for competitions

Section 69 - Military courts; organization; powers; procedure

Section 70 - Repealed, 2014, 307, Sec. 51

Section 71 - General courts martial; powers

Section 72 - Special courts martial; limitations; powers

Section 73 - Summary courts martial; powers; limitations

Section 74 - Minor offenses; penalties; appeals

Section 75 - Repealed, 2014, 307, Sec. 53

Section 76 - Dismissal or dishonorable discharge; approval of sentence

Section 77 - Arrest of accused; warrants; attendance of witnesses; issuance of subpoenas

Section 78 - Execution of processes and sentences; duties of jailor; payment of costs; disposition of fines

Section 79 - Actions against members of military courts

Section 80 - Jurisdiction; presumption

Section 81 - Oaths; administration

Section 82 - Fees of civilian witnesses

Section 83 - Pay and allowances for certain duties

Section 84 - Travel expenses

Section 85 - Subsistence

Section 86,87 - Repealed, 2014, 307, Sec. 58

Section 88 - Death or disability compensation

Section 88A - Repealed, 1990, 150, Sec. 261

Section 88B - Group life insurance; partial payment of premium by commonwealth

Section 89 - Use of private automobiles; conditions

Section 90 - Board of compensation; powers and duties; payment of claims

Section 91, 92 - Repealed, 1978, 512, Sec. 6

Section 93 - Subrogation

Section 94 - Persons temporarily employed by armed forces; status; right to compensation

Section 95 - Repealed, 1978, 512, Sec. 6B

Section 96 - Authorization; administration; bond of custodian; distribution on disbandment of unit

Section 97 - Allowances for administrative purposes

Section 98 - Uniforms; method of acquisition

Section 99 - Unauthorized use of uniform; penalties

Section 100 - Repealed, 2014, 307, Sec. 65

Section 101 - Unit clothing and equipment; issuance

Section 102 - Unit clothing and equipment; regulation of use

Section 103 - Use, care and return of military property

Section 104 - Repealed, 2014, 307, Sec. 67

Section 105 - Loss or damage to military property; liability; restitution

Section 106 - Conversion of military property; penalty

Section 107 - Unlawful purchase or possession of military property; penalty

Section 108 - Custodians of military property; bond; duties; accountability

Section 109 - Use of schedule bonds

Section 110 - Premiums on bonds; payment

Section 111 - Custodians of military property; powers and duties

Section 112 - Accounting for military property upon change of command or disbandment

Section 113 - Inspection and condemnation of military property; reports

Section 114 - Lease of military property

Section 115 - Repealed, 2014, 307, Sec. 76

Section 116 - Acceptance of gifts

Section 117 - Establishment; responsibility of cities and towns; penalty for noncompliance

Section 118 - Rentals

Section 119 - Rental bills; contents; filing; payment

Section 120 - Armories furnished by state; effect on municipal responsibility

Section 121 - Repealed, 2014, 307, Sec. 78

Section 122 - Use of armories or air installations; nature and scope

Section 123 - Control of armories during period of occupation; exception

Section 124 - Repealed, 2014, 307, Sec. 80

Section 125 - Armory commission; powers and duties in respect to erection, maintenance and control

Section 126 - Armory commission; powers and duties in respect to location and rejuvenation of armories and air installations; method of acquiring land

Section 127 - Purchase of municipally owned military installation

Section 128 - Armory commission; use of appropriated funds; federal grants

Section 129 - Maintenance of armories by private organizations

Section 130 - Drills or parades by armed citizens or foreign troops; conditions

Section 131 - Unauthorized parades by armed citizens; unlawful maintenance of armories; penalties

Section 132 - Ancient and honorable artillery company; rights preserved

Section 132A - Repealed, 1964, 722, Sec. 4

Section 133 - Civil officers; penalties for violation of chapter

Section 134 - Corps of cadets; rights preserved

Section 135 - National guard; representation at conventions

Section 136 - [There is no 33:136.]

Section 137 - National guard education assistance program

Section 138 - Joint Base Cape Cod fire department

Section 139 - Protection of assets classified as vital to national security