Article 12, Indiana Constitution

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Article 12 of the Indiana Constitution is entitled Militia. It has six sections, two of which have been repealed.

Section 1

Text of Section 1:

Composition

A militia shall be provided and shall consist of all persons over the age of seventeen (17) years, except those persons who may be exempted by the laws of the United States or of this state. The militia may be divided into active and inactive classes and consist of such military organizations as may be provided by law.[1]

Amendments

  • As amended on November 3, 1936.
  • As amended on November 5, 1974.

Section 2

Text of Section 2:

Commander-in-Chief

The Governor is Commander-in-Chief of the militia and other military forces of this state.[1]

Amendments

  • As amended on November 5, 1974.

Section 3

Text of Section 3:

Adjutant General

There shall be an Adjutant General, who shall be appointed by the Governor.[1]

Amendments

  • As amended on November 5, 1974.

Section 4

Text of Section 4:

Conscientious Objectors

No person, conscientiously opposed to bearing arms, shall be compelled to do so in the militia.[1]

Amendments

  • As amended on November 5, 1974.

Section 5

Text of Section 5:

Repealed

Repealed on November 5, 1974.[1]

Section 6

Text of Section 6:

Repealed

Repealed on November 5, 1974.[1]

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