§ 1 Definitions
§ 2 Membership
§ 3 Organized and unorganized militia
§ 4 Organized militia, composition
§ 4A National Lancers; organization
§ 5 Powers of commander-in-chief; regulations
§ 6 Powers of commander-in-chief; increase in forces
§ 6A Powers of commander-in-chief; delegation of authority
§ 7 Powers of commander-in-chief; name and location of units; rank of personnel
§ 9 Powers of commander-in-chief; disposition of inefficient units
§ 10 Armed forces of commonwealth; composition
§ 11 National guard; composition
§ 12 Discrimination or segregation because of race, color, religious creed, sexual orientation or national origin
§ 13 Entitlement to rights, protections, privileges and immunities afforded under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act; action against private employer; service time exempted from calculation of cumulative period of absence from a posi
§ 13A Entitlement to rights, protections, privileges and immunities afforded under the federal Servicemembers Civil Relief Act; action by person aggrieved by violations of this section; written demand for relief; award of costs of action
§ 14 Aides-de-camp
§ 15 State staff; composition; qualifications; tenure
§ 19 Massachusetts military academy; establishment; curriculum; academic board; membership; compensation
§ 19A Armory commission within military division
§ 20 Qualification for appointment as officer in the armed forces or for commission in national guard
§ 21 State judge advocate or state surgeon; legal, medical, dental or veterinary officers registration and qualifications
§ 22 Eligibility for appointment without professional examination
§ 23 Officers; appointment
§ 24 Oaths; form
§ 25 Officers; performance of duties; prerequisites
§ 27 Seniority of officers; determination
§ 28 Uniforms
§ 29 Discharge of officers; grounds
§ 30 Certificate of discharge; form
§ 31 Discharge of officers or noncommissioned officers for superannuation; retirement
§ 32 Discharge or retirement for disability
§ 33 Retired officers and non-commissioned officers; duties; compensation
§ 34 Enlisted personnel; regulations
§ 35 Enlisted personnel; appointments and promotions
§ 36 Dishonorable discharge
§ 38 Use of militia; escort duties; emergencies
§ 39 Use of militia outside the commonwealth
§ 40 Use of militia; invasion or insurrection
§ 41 Aid by armed forces to the civil authority in cases of riot, natural disaster or catastrophe or when necessary to preserve order and afford protection to persons and property; powers and duties of military police forces of the national guard
§ 43 Written orders; conditions; contents
§ 44 Unit called into service; duties of commander
§ 46 Armed forces of the commonwealth to appear armed and equipped to execute orders issued under Sec. 41
§ 47 Excuse from duty upon physician’s certificate of disability
§ 48 Expenses of militia; source of funds
§ 49 Payment
§ 50 Use of streets and highways; right of way; exceptions; permission to mount flashing, rotating or oscillating red lights on vehicle
§ 51 Occupation of land and buildings; exceptions; liability for damages
§ 52 Damages to lands; compensation
§ 53 Immunity from liability for damages caused while performing military duty
§ 54 Additional forces; source
§ 55 Unorganized militia; method of impressing into service
§ 56 Term of enlistment; training
§ 59 Effect of military service on salary, seniority and leave allowances of public employees
§ 60 Training of armed forces
§ 61 Unit training periods; meetings of instruction for noncommissioned officers; frequency; arrests for absence without leave
§ 62 Meetings of instruction for officers; frequency
§ 64 Exclusion of traffic from public ways and highways during target practice
§ 65 Boundaries of encampments; establishment; limitations; penalty for trespass or resisting sentry
§ 66 Obstructing or interfering with armed forces; penalty
§ 67 Decorations and awards; qualifications
§ 67A Medal of liberty
§ 68 Recognition for competitions or outstanding military service
§ 81 Oaths; administration
§ 83 Pay and allowances for certain duties
§ 84 Travel expenses
§ 85 Subsistence
§ 88 Death or disability compensation
§ 88B Group life insurance; partial payment of premium by commonwealth
§ 88C State sponsored life insurance
§ 89 Use of private automobiles; conditions
§ 90 Board of compensation; powers and duties; payment of claims
§ 93 Subrogation
§ 94 Persons temporarily employed by armed forces; status; right to compensation
§ 96 Authorization; administration; bond of custodian; distribution on disbandment of unit
§ 97 Allowances for administration and maintenance
§ 98 Uniforms
§ 99 Unauthorized use of uniform; penalties
§ 101 Unit clothing and equipment; issuance
§ 102 Unit clothing and equipment; regulation of use
§ 103 Use, care and return of military property
§ 105 Loss or damage to military property; liability; restitution
§ 107 Unlawful purchase or possession of military property; penalty
§ 108 Custodians of military property; bond; duties; accountability
§ 109 Use of schedule bonds
§ 110 Premiums on bonds; payment
§ 111 Custodians of military property; powers and duties
§ 112 Accounting for military property upon change of command or disbandment
§ 113 Inspection and condemnation of military property; reports
§ 114 Lease of military property
§ 116 Acceptance of gifts
§ 117 Establishment; responsibility of cities and towns; penalty for noncompliance
§ 118 Rentals
§ 119 Rental bills; contents; filing; payment
§ 120 Armories furnished by state; effect on municipal responsibility
§ 122 Lease, rent or use of armory for nonmilitary purpose
§ 126 Armory commission; powers and duties in respect to location and rejuvenation of armories and air installations; method of acquiring land
§ 130 Drills or parades by armed citizens or foreign troops; conditions
§ 131 Unauthorized parades by armed citizens; unlawful maintenance of armories; penalties
§ 132 Ancient and honorable artillery company; rights preserved
§ 133 Civil officers; penalties for violation of chapter
§ 134 Corps of cadets; rights preserved
§ 135 National guard; representation at conventions
§ 137 National guard education assistance program
§ 138 Joint Base Cape Cod fire department
§ 139 Protection of assets classified as vital to national security

Terms Used In Massachusetts General Laws > Chapter 33 - Militia

  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Interests: includes any form of membership in a domestic or foreign nonprofit corporation. See Massachusetts General Laws ch. 156D sec. 11.01
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Military forces of the commonwealth: shall include the organized militia, as defined in section 4, and members of the unorganized militia, as defined in section 3, if drafted or accepted as volunteers under sections 55 and 56. See Massachusetts General Laws ch. 33 sec. 1
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Unit: shall include headquarters, detachment, company, battery, troop and equivalent air unit and such other elements as may be determined by the commander-in-chief to come under such designation. See Massachusetts General Laws ch. 33 sec. 1