The Militia, Kentucky Constitution
| Text of Section 219:
Militia, What to Consist of
The militia of the Commonwealth of Kentucky shall consist of all able-bodied male residents of the State between the ages of eighteen and forty-five years, except such persons as may be exempted by the laws of the State or of the United States.
| Text of Section 220:
General Assembly to Provide for Militia -- Exemptions from Service
The General Assembly shall provide for maintaining an organized militia, and may exempt from military service persons having conscientious scruples against bearing arms; but such persons shall pay an equivalent for such exemption.
| Text of Section 221:
Government of Militia to Conform to Army Regulations
The organization, equipment and discipline of the militia shall conform as nearly as practicable to the regulations for the government of the armies of the United States.
| Text of Section 222:
Officers of Militia -- Adjutant General
All militia officers whose appointment is not herein otherwise provided for, shall be elected by persons subject to military duty within their respective companies, battalions, regiments or other commands, under such rules and regulations and for such terms, not exceeding four years, as the General Assembly may, from time to time, direct and establish. The Governor shall appoint an Adjutant-General and his other staff officers; the generals and commandants of regiments and battalions shall respectively appoint their staff officers, and the commandants of companies shall, subject to the approval of their regimental or battalion commanders, appoint their noncommissioned officers. The Governor shall have power to fill vacancies that may occur in elective offices by granting commissions which shall expire when such vacancies have been filled according to the provisions of this Constitution.
| Text of Section 223:
Safekeeping of Public Arms, Military Records, Relics, and Banners
The General Assembly shall provide for the safekeeping of the public arms, military records, relics and banners of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
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