Session of 1998
By Committee on Federal and State Affairs
            9             AN ACT concerning the Kansas army and air national guard; relating to
10             the adjutant general; amending K.S.A. 48-203 and repealing the exist-
11             ing section.
13       Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
14           Section 1. K.S.A. 48-203 is hereby amended to read as follows: 48-
15       203. (a) The governor shall be commander in chief of the militia and shall
16       have supreme command of the military forces of the state while in the
17       service of the state or until they are ordered or accepted into the services
18       of the United States. While the military forces are in the service of the
19       state, the governor, subject to the provisions of federal law, may muster
20       out any national guard organization of the state, discharge any enlisted
21       person who is a member of the state national guard organization or cause
22       any commissioned officer to be summoned and discharged if the officer
23       persists in willfully neglecting the duties of the officer's office or fails to
24       properly account for public property or money in the officer's possession
25       as an officer. The resignation of officers of the national guard shall be
26       accepted by the governor's order before they are discharged from military
27       service of the state.
28           No armed military force from another state or territory shall be per-
29       mitted to enter the state without the governor's permission unless the
30       military force is part of the United States army or is acting under the
31       authority of the United States. No independent military organization, ex-
32       cept a corps of cadets at an educational institution, shall be permitted to
33       bear arms without first securing permission from the commander in chief.
34           (b) The governor shall appoint, subject to confirmation by the senate
35       as provided in K.S.A. 75-4315b, and amendments thereto, one adjutant
36       general with the rank of major general, who shall be chief of staff. The
37       person appointed shall have served at least five years as a commissioned
38       officer in the Kansas national guard and shall have been or shall have
39       served at least five years as an officer in the armed forces of the United
40       States. The adjutant general shall receive an annual salary fixed by the
41       governor. The governor may promote, subject to confirmation by the
42       senate as provided in K.S.A. 75-4315b, and amendments thereto, any ad-
43       jutant general who has served at least 15 consecutive years as adjutant

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  1       general in Kansas to the rank of lieutenant general.
  2           (c) The governor ;(male symbol)y also may detail 12 aides-de-camp from among
  3       the officers of the Kansas national guard or the Kansas state guard, or
  4       appoint such aides-de-camp from among Kansas ex-service personnel, or
  5       reserve personnel of the United States army, air force, navy or marine
  6       corps, each with the simulated rank of lieutenant colonel in the Kansas
  7       national guard. While serving as aides-de-camp, such personnel may wear
  8       either the uniform and insignia of any military service to which they are
  9       entitled or the uniform and insignia of lieutenant colonel of the Kansas
10       national guard.
11           (d) The term of office of officers appointed pursuant to this section
12       shall be during serve at the pleasure of the governor appointing them and
13       until their successors are appointed and qualified.
14           Sec. 2. K.S.A. 48-203 is hereby repealed.
15           Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
16       publication in the statute book.