Under existing law, the state code of military justice provides disciplinary authority and procedures for the Alabama National Guard that are based on the Federal Code of Military Justice
This bill would make technical revisions so as to make the state code substantially similar to the federal code. This bill would clarify that the penalty of a reduction in grade may not be imposed on commissioned officers through nonjudicial punishment. This bill would clarify that penalties which may be imposed by field grade officers through nonjudicial punishment may also be imposed by generals, the Adjutant General, and the Governor. This bill would clarify the definition of commanding officer so that it includes warrant officers in a command position. This bill would clarify that a summary court martial does not have the authority to order a discharge of any kind
To amend Sections 31-2A-1, 31-2A-15, and 31-2A-20, Code of Alabama 1975; to provide further for disciplinary penalties; to clarify the definition of commanding officer; and to clarify the authorities of a summary court martial.
|March 6, 2014||S||Read for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Veterans and Military Affairs|
|Bill Text||SB452 Alabama 2014 Session - Introduced|