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What officers to give bond.

What Officers to Give Bonds. “Sec. 42. All officers commissioned under this chapter, in whose possession or responsibility shall be placed public moneys, or public property owned by, or which the state of Rhode Island is liable for, shall, if required by the commander-in-chief, furnish a satisfactory bond of indemnity, in such amount as may be determined, for protection of the state.'

Sec. 9. Section 47 of chapter 418 of the general laws, is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

Eligibility for commissions.

Eligibility for Commissions. “Sec. 47. Commissioned officers must be citizens of the United States and residents of this state, and of the age of twenty-one years and upwards. No person shall be nominated or commissioned in the national guard or naval militia who has been dishonorably discharged or who is under sentence of disability to hold office or command in the military or naval forces of the United States or of any state, or whose name does not appear upon a list of persons certified to by the adjutant general as being qualified under the provisions of federal law to hold a commission as second lieutenant or ensign.

“The officers of the medical corps must all be physicians or surgeons admitted to practice in this state, the officers of the judge advocate general's department shall be members of the Rhode Island bar, all chaplains shall be regularly ordained ministers of the gospel, and the provisions requiring previous service or being on a list of persons certified to, as being qualified to hold commissions as second lieutenants shall not apply to those officers.”

SEC. 10. Section 49 of chapter 418 of the general laws is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

officers.

Uniforms of Commissioned Officers. “Sec. 49. Every commissioned officer shall pro- commissioned vide himself with arms, uniforms and equipments as prescribed for officers of the same grade in the United States army or navy with insignia as required by regulations of the war or navy department.

To all officers of the national guard or naval Allowance for. militia, there shall be allowed and paid, out of the appropriation for the maintenance of the state militia, annually on the first day of April, the sum of twenty-five dollars, upon the approval of the adjutant general, and upon the certification by him and the intermediate commanders of organizations of the national guard or naval militia, respectively, that such officers have, in the year preceding said date, complied with all the provisions of this section, and during the said period have kept their uniforms, arms, and equipments in proper order and according to regulations of the national guard or naval militia: Provided, however, that a new appointee shall be allowed and paid, an additional sum of twenty-five dollars for the first year of said appointment.”

Sec. 11. Section 52 of chapter 418 of the general laws, is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

Discharge of Commissioned Officers. “Sec. 52. The commander-in-chief may discharge Discharge of a commissioned officer, upon his removal from the officers. state; where he has been absent from his command for more than sixty days without leave; upon sentence of a court-martial after trial according to law; upon disbandment of an organization; or upon the recommendation of an examining board. No officer shall be dishonorably discharged except by reason of sentence of a general court-martial as hereinafter provided.”

Payments for duty.

Payment, how made.

Sec. 12. Section 60 of chapter 418 of the general laws, is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

Payments. “Sec. 60. In case the militia, or any part thereof, shall be ordered out by the commander-in-chief, as provided in section nine of this chapter, payment shall be made for the entire period of such duty, in the amounts provided in section fifty-nine of this chapter, and from the source and manner hereinafter described in sections sixty-one and sixty-two of this chapter.”

SEC. 13. Section 61 of chapter 418 of the general laws, is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

Payment, How Made. “Sec. 61. The paymaster general, upon receiving the muster and pay-rolls, shall at once examine and compare the same with the muster-rolls in the office of the adjutant general and if found correct and approved by the commander-in-chief shall certify the same to the state auditor and the state auditor shall draw his orders upon the general treasurer in favor of the paymaster general for such sums as may be required and the general treasurer shall pay such sums from the amount appropriated for the expenses and payment of the militia when called out in accordance with the provisions of section nine of this chapter. Said paymaster general shall within ten days after receiving such money, pay to the officers and men of the organizations the amount due to each person: Provided, that any member may assign his pay for the general benefit of the organization of which he is a member.”

Sec. 14. Section 62 of chapter 418 of the general laws is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

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Expenses, How Paid. “Sec. 62. All expenses for transportation, rations, Expenses, how forage, shelter and medical care incurred, and which were rendered necessary by compliance with the provisions of section nine of this chapter and section sixty of this chapter, or with any order issued by the commander-in-chief or adjutant general in pursuance thereof when supported by proper vouchers, approved by the commander-in-chief, shall be paid by the state and the state auditor shall draw his orders on the general treasurer in favor of the paymaster general for such sums as may be required, and the general treasurer shall pay such sums from the amount appropriated for the expenses and payment of the militia when called out in accordance with the provisions of section nine of this chapter. It being the full meaning and intent of this section, that such payment shall be made from sources that are separate and distinct from any regular annual appropriation for maintenance of the militia.”

SEC. 15. Section 84 of chapter 418 of the general laws, is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

Fines Not Otherwise Provided for, How Collected.

“Sec. 84. For all fines incurred under the pro- Fines, certain, visions of this chapter, the commanding officer of tion of. each organization shall issue his warrant and deliver it to the sheriff, his deputy, or any town sergeant or constable in the town in which such delinquent resides, who shall execute the same. Such warrant may be levied on the goods and chattels of the delinquent, and, for want thereof, upon his body in which case the officer shall commit him to jail, there to be kept until such fine, with lawful fees for warrant and service, and jail fees, be paid: Provided,

Law relative to provisional commissions

board, repealed. Annual appropriation for pay of militia to be made by general assembly.

Appropriation for fiscal year

that, in the event said fine and costs be not paid, such commitment shall be for a period, not in excess of one day for each dollar so assessed."

SEC. 16. Section 44 of chapter 418 of the general and examining laws, is hereby repealed.

SEC. 17. The general assembly shall annually appropriate such sum as it may deem necessary for the expenses and payment of the militia when called out in accordance with the provisions of section 9. of chapter 418 of the general laws.

SEC. 18. For the purpose of carrying out the bading, Nexem- provisions of sections 13 and 14 of this act during the

fiscal year ending November 30, 1923, the sum of two hundred thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, be, and the same is hereby appropriated out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated for the expenses and payment of the militia when called out in accordance with the provisions of section 9 of chapter 418 of the general laws; and the state auditor is hereby authorized and directed to draw his orders on the general treasurer for the payment of said sum or so much thereof as may be from time to time required upon receipt by him of proper vouchers approved by the commander-in-chief.

SEC. 19. This act shall take effect upon its passage, and all acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.

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