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Chapter 15     Entire Code


ARTICLE 1. MILITARY FORCES OF THE STATE.

ARTICLE 1A. ADJUTANT GENERAL.

ARTICLE 1B. NATIONAL GUARD.

ARTICLE 1D. ACTIVE STATE SERVICE.

ARTICLE 1E. CODE OF MILITARY JUSTICE.

ARTICLE 1F. PRIVILEGES AND PROHIBITIONS.

ARTICLE 1G. SERVICE MEDALS.

ARTICLE 1H. MORALE, WELFARE AND RECREATION FACILITIES.

ARTICLE 1I. THE CHILD PROTECTION ACT OF 2006.

ARTICLE 1J. THE WEST VIRGINIA MILITARY AUTHORITY ACT.

ARTICLE 1K. CIVIL AIR PATROL.

ARTICLE 2. WEST VIRGINIA STATE POLICE.

ARTICLE 2A. WEST VIRGINIA STATE POLICE RETIREMENT SYSTEM.

ARTICLE 2B. DNA DATA.

ARTICLE 2C. CENTRAL ABUSE REGISTRY.

ARTICLE 2D. DIVISION OF PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

ARTICLE 2E. STATE POLICE ACADEMY POST EXCHANGE.

ARTICLE 3. COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS FOR POLICE PURPOSES.

ARTICLE 3A. AMBER ALERT PLAN.

ARTICLE 3B. SILVER ALERT PLAN.

ARTICLE 3C. BLUE ALERT PLAN.

ARTICLE 3D. MISSING PERSONs ACT.

ARTICLE 4. WEST VIRGINIA STATE GUARD.

ARTICLE 5. DIVISION OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.

ARTICLE 5A. WEST VIRGINIA EMERGENCY RESPONSE AND COMMUNITY RIGHT-TO-KNOW ACT.

ARTICLE 5B. MINE AND INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT RAPID RESPONSE SYSTEM.

ARTICLE 5C. REPORTING OF EMERGENCY INCIDENTS BY WELL AND PIPELINE OPERATORS.

ARTICLE 6. STATE ARMORY BOARD.

ARTICLE 7. EMERGENCY INTERIM LEGISLATIVE SUCCESSION ACT.

ARTICLE 8. WEST VIRGINIA SHERIFFS\' BUREAU.

ARTICLE 9. GOVERNOR\'S COMMITTEE ON CRIME, DELINQUENCY AND CORRECTION.

ARTICLE 9A. DIVISION OF JUSTICE AND COMMUNITY SERVICES.

ARTICLE 9B. SEXUAL ASSAULT EXAMINATION NETWORK.

ARTICLE 10. COOPERATION BETWEEN LAW-ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES.

ARTICLE 10A. LAW-ENFORCEMENT REEMPLOYMENT ACT.

ARTICLE 11. PAYMENT OF FUNERAL EXPENSES.

ARTICLE 12. SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION ACT.

ARTICLE 13. CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT REGISTRATION.

ARTICLE 14. THE STATEWIDE INTEROPERABLE RADIO NETWORK.

ARTICLE 1C. STATE RETIRED LIST AND HONORARY MILITIA.

§15-1C-1. State retired list.

a. Any member of the National Guard who has reached the age of sixty-four years, or shall be retired from service under applicable laws and regulations of the United States, shall be transferred to the state retired list by order of the Governor.

b. Any officer who has served for at least twenty years in the National Guard, or in the National Guard and the Armed Forces of the United States combined, upon his request, may be transferred to the state retired list in a grade one grade higher than the highest grade previously held by him during such service. In computing such twenty-year period, service as an enlisted man shall be counted.

c. Any enlisted man who has served at least twenty years in the National Guard, or in the National Guard and the Armed Forces of the United States combined, upon his request may be transferred to the state retired list by the Governor in a grade equivalent to the highest grade held by him during such service. If said grade was of officer grade, the provisions of subsection b of this section will govern.

d. Any officer of the National Guard may be transferred to the state retired list on his own request, approved by the Adjutant General.

e. Any officer of the National Guard who has been rendered surplus by reduction, disbandment, or reorganization of a unit or for any other reason, unless transferred to the inactive National Guard, may be relieved from duty and command and may be transferred to the state retired or reserve list.

f. Any person who has served as an officer in the National Guard or in the Armed Forces of the United States and has been honorably discharged therefrom, may be commissioned and placed on the state retired list in the highest grade previously held by him after complying with such conditions as may be prescribed by regulations issued pursuant to this chapter.

§15-1C-2. Duty with the National Guard.

Upon recommendation of the Adjutant General with the consent of the person concerned, the Governor may order any person on the state retired list to state duty in or with the National Guard for a period not to exceed three months, in which case such person shall rank in his grade from the date of such order.

§15-1C-3. Seniority, resignation, discharge, etc.

Time spent on the state retired list shall not be credited in the computation of seniority, pay, length of service, or any of the privileges and exemptions pertaining thereto, except that the time during which he served on active duty by order of the Governor shall be so credited. The provisions of this article relative to resignation, court-martial, dismissal or discharge, including dismissal or discharge on the finding of an efficiency or medical examining board shall be applicable to persons on the state retired list.

§15-1C-4. Honorary militia.

The Governor may appoint and commission any person, with such rank as he may fix, to serve in the honorary militia and may appoint and commission an honorary staff of such number and rank as he may deem advisable to serve during his term of office. Members of the honorary militia shall not be held to be a part of the organized militia.

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