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    Subdivision 1. Period. Militia members called out for duty shall be mustered at once into the
service of the state for such period as the governor shall direct, not exceeding the duration of the
war or other occasion for which they were called out and for six months thereafter.
    Subd. 2. National Guard laws and regulations apply. Except as otherwise expressly
provided, all the military forces shall be organized as prescribed for organization of the National
Guard at the time, and shall be officered, equipped, trained, and commanded according to the
laws and regulations governing the National Guard, as nearly as practicable, and all laws relating
to the National Guard or to the duties, rights, privileges, or immunities of the members thereof
shall apply to and govern the other military forces and the members thereof, so far as applicable;
provided, that the age limits for initial appointment of officers in the federally recognized National
Guard shall not apply to officers of the other military forces.
    Subd. 3. Pay and allowances. Except as otherwise expressly provided, the pay and
allowances of the officers and enlisted personnel of all branches of the military forces on active
duty in the service of the state shall be the same as provided for the National Guard when on
such duty.
    Subd. 4. May receive supplies and grants from federal government. The governor may
receive from the federal government any arms, equipment, munitions, supplies, and other grants
for the use of the military forces of the state that may be available.
    Subd. 5. Uniform. The military forces shall be uniformed in such manner as the governor
may prescribe, subject to federal laws or regulations.
    Subd. 6. Governor may organize forces. Without limiting any power otherwise conferred
on the governor, whenever any part of the National Guard of this state has been or is about to be
called or ordered into active federal service, and until such service or the occasion therefor has
terminated and all units of the National Guard engaged therein have been relieved therefrom and
have returned and become available for duty within the state, the governor may organize from the
militia and maintain within the state such forces as the governor deems necessary.
History: (2405) 1921 c 506 s 11; 1939 c 175 s 2; 1943 c 108 s 4; 1986 c 444

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