Report Title:

Adjutant General

Description:

Allows the Adjutant General to appoint and Assistant Adjutant General of the Army and Air component and the joint headquarters, in a federally recognized grade no higher than major general of the joint command. (SD1)

THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

2919

TWENTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE, 2004

S.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

 


 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

RELATING TO THE MILITIA.

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

SECTION 1. Since the tragic attacks upon the United States on September 11, 2001, the nation has been taking actions to prepare for and protect against additional terrorist attacks upon the United States. The State department of defense has evolved into a joint headquarters. In addition, the Commander of Pacific Command has established a Joint Task Force Civil Support to respond to potential or actual terrorist threats or attacks on nations throughout the Pacific Rim.

The purpose of this Act is to allow the adjutant general to appoint an assistant adjutant general of the army national guard, air national guard, and joint command in the federally recognized grade no higher than major general.

SECTION 2. Section 121-12, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"121-12 Staff for military components, organization. (a) The headquarters staff of the national guard shall be composed of the army national guard component, which shall include a selective service section, [and] the air national guard component[.], and a joint headquarters. The headquarters shall be staffed by such officers, warrant officers, and enlisted personnel, in the grades and branches of service as may be authorized by the secretaries of the army and the air force. The army division and the air division, and the joint headquarters shall each be headed by an assistant adjutant general, who shall, while holding the office, have a grade no higher than [brigadier] major general. The assistant adjutants general, when in the full-time employment of the department of defense, may receive the pay and allowance of their grade as fixed by the tables of the regular army or the air force of the United States.

(b) The army national guard shall be organized and equipped as prescribed from time to time by the secretary of the army. Subject to the foregoing, it shall consist of not less than one brigade, or the equivalent thereof, to be organized by the order of the governor and be located throughout the State in accordance with military needs.

(c) The air national guard shall be organized and equipped as prescribed from time to time by the secretary of the air force.

(d) The joint headquarters shall be organized and equipped as prescribed from time to time by the secretaries of the army and the air force.

[(d)] (e) The inactive national guard consists of officers, warrant officers, and enlisted personnel transferred to it from the national guard in accordance with regulations promulgated by the secretaries of the army and the air force as appropriate. Members shall be assigned appropriately within the state headquarters for administration only, and attached to an active unit or organization for potential assignment and service with the unit or organization."

SECTION 3. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.