GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA

1987 SESSION

 

 

CHAPTER 649

SENATE BILL 553

 

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE ADJUTANT GENERAL TO APPOINT MILITARY JUDGES TO PRESIDE OVER COURTS-MARTIAL OF THE NATIONAL GUARD NOT IN FEDERAL SERVICE.

 

The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:

 

Section 1.  Chapter 127A of the General Statutes is amended by adding a new section to read:

" 127A-50.1.  Military judges. - The Adjutant General shall appoint military judges to preside over courts-martial of the National Guard not in federal service.  Minimum requirements for appointment as a military judge shall be:

(1)       Licensed to practice law in this State or certified as a military judge by the Judge Advocate General of the Army, Air Force, Navy, or Marines;

(2)       Designation as a judge advocate by The Judge Advocate General of the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marines; and

(3)       Membership in the North Carolina National Guard, the National Guard of another state, or the active or reserve components of any of the military services."

Sec. 2.  This act is effective upon ratification.

In the General Assembly read three times and ratified this the 21st day of July, 1987.