29A.8  Active service.

The governor shall have the power to order into active state service such of the military forces of the state, including retired national guardpersons, both army and air, as the governor may deem proper, under command of such officer as the governor may designate in cases of insurrection or invasion, or imminent danger thereof, or for the purpose of aiding the civil authorities of any political subdivision of the state in maintaining law and order in such subdivision in cases of breaches of the peace or imminent danger thereof, if the law enforcement officers of such subdivision are unable to maintain law and order, and the civil authorities request such assistance. If circumstances necessitate the establishment of a military district under martial law and the general assembly is not convened, such district shall be established only after the governor has issued a proclamation convening an extraordinary session of the general assembly.

Section History: Early form

  [C51, § 623; R60, § 1004; C73, § 1051; C97, § 2169, 2170; S13, § 2215-f19; C24, 27, 31, § 449; C35, § 467-f28, -f29; C39, § 467.28, 467.29; C46, 50, § 29.28, 29.29; C54, 58, 62, § 29.7, 29.8; C66, 71, 73, 75, § 29A.7, 29A.8; C77, 79, 81, § 29A.8]

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