MICHIGAN MILITARY ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 150 of 1967
The definitions used in the command, administration, supply, training, discipline, deployment, and employment of the armed forces of the United States, unless clearly inapplicable or contradictory, are adopted with respect to the state military establishment except as otherwise provided in this act. As used in this act:
(a) "Military" means a reference to all components of the state military establishment.
(b) "Michigan national guard" means the army national guard and the air national guard.
(c) "Commander-in-chief" means the governor of this state.
(d) "Active state service", as applied to the national guard and the defense force, means military service in support of civil authorities, at the request of state or local authorities, including, but not limited to, support in the enforcement of laws prohibiting the importation, sale, delivery, possession, or use of a controlled substance, if ordered by the governor or as otherwise provided in this act.
(e) "Special duty" means military service in support of the full-time operation of the state military establishment for a period of not less than 1 day if ordered by competent authority.
(f) "Active service" means service, including active state service and special duty required by law, regulation, or pursuant to order of the governor. Active service includes continuing service of an active member of the national guard and the defense force in fulfilling that active member's commission, appointment, or enlistment.
(g) "Inactive status" means the status of those members of the national guard who are listed on an inactive list authorized by a federal statute or regulation.
(h) "In the service of the United States" and "not in the service of the United States" mean the same as those terms are used and construed under federal laws and regulations.
(i) "Officer" means a commissioned officer and a warrant officer, unless a distinction between commissioned officer and warrant officer is clearly evident.
(j) "Martial law" or "martial rule" means the exercise of partial or complete military control over domestic territory in time of emergency because of public necessity.
(k) "Armory" means a building, facility, or the lots and grounds used by an army, navy, or air unit of the national guard or organized militia as a home station or for military training.
(l) "Military establishment" means the organized militia of this state, including the employees and equipment assigned or necessary to carry out the provisions of this act.
(m) "Vital resource" means a public or private building, facility, property, or location that the governor considers necessary to protect the public health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of this state.
(n) "Controlled substance" means that term as defined in section 7104 of the public health code, 1978 PA 368, MCL 333.7104.
History: 1967, Act 150, Imd. Eff. June 30, 1967
Am. 1998, Act 212, Imd. Eff. July 1, 1998
Am. 2002, Act 133, Eff. May 1, 2002
Am. 2013, Act 99, Imd. Eff. July 2, 2013
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