Article XVII, Colorado Constitution
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Persons Subject to Service
The militia of the state shall consist of all ablebodied male residents of the state between the ages of eighteen and fortyfive years; except, such persons as may be exempted by the laws of the United States, or of the state.
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Organization Equipment Discipline
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 3:
Officers How Chosen
The governor shall appoint all general, field and staff officers and commission them. Each company shall elect its own officers, who shall be commissioned by the governor; but if any company shall fail to elect such officers within the time prescribed by law, they may be appointed by the governor.
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The general assembly shall provide for the safekeeping of the public arms, military records, relics and banners of the state.
| Text of Section 5:
Exemption in Time of Peace
No person having conscientious scruples against bearing arms shall be compelled to do militia duty in time of peace.
- Colorado Obsolete Constitutional Provisions, Referendum G (2006), which was approved on November 7, 2006.
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- List of constitutional amendments since 1912
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- Oesterle, Dale A., and Richard B. Collins (2002). The Colorado State Constitution: A Reference Guide, Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Publishing.