Article 11, Arkansas Constitution

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Article 11 of the Arkansas Constitution is entitled Militia. It has four sections.

Section 1

Text of Section 1:

Persons Liable to Military Duty

The militia shall consist of all able-bodied male persons, residents of the State, between the ages of eighteen and forty-five years; except such as may be exempted by the laws of the United States, or this State; and shall be organized, officered, armed and equipped and trained in such manner as may be provided by law.[1]

Section 2

Text of Section 2:

Volunteer Companies

Volunteer Companies of Infantry, Cavalry or Artillery may be formed in such manner and with such restrictions as may be provided by law.[2]

Section 3

Text of Section 3:

Privilege of Members from Arrest

The volunteer and militia forces shall in all cases (except treason, felony and breach of the peace) be privileged from arrest during their attendance at muster and the election of officers, and in going to and returning from the same.[3]

Section 4

Text of Section 4:

Authority to Call out Volunteers or Militia

The Governor shall, when the General Assembly is not in session, have power to call out the Volunteers or Militia, or both, to execute the laws, repel invasion, repress insurrection and preserve the public peace; in such manner as may be authorized by law.[4]

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