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Article IX, Ohio Constitution

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Ohio Constitution
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Article IX of the Ohio Constitution is entitled Militia and consists of five sections.

Section 1

Text of Section 1:

Who Shall Perform Military Duty

All citizens, residents of this state, being seventeen years of age, and under the age of sixty-seven years, shall be subject to enrollment in the militia and the performance of military duty, in such manner, not incompatible with the Constitution and laws of the United States, as may be prescribed by law.

(1851, am. 1953, 1961)

Section 2

Text of Section 2:


Provided for the election of certain officers. (1851, rep. 1953)

Section 3

Text of Section 3:

Appointment of Militia Officers

The governor shall appoint the adjutant general, and such other officers and warrant officers, as may be provided for by law.

(1851, am. 1961)

Section 4

Text of Section 4:

Power of Governor to Call Forth Militia

The governor shall have power to call forth the militia, to execute the laws of the state, to suppress insurrection, to repel invasion, and to act in the event of a disaster within the state.

(1851, am. 1961)

Section 5

Text of Section 5:

Public Arms; Arsenals

The General Assembly shall provide, by law, for the protection and safe keeping of the public arms.

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