CHAPTER 504
MILITIA

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Sec. 27-19. Adjutant General. Appointment and qualifications.
Sec. 27-39. Care and control of military property. Lease of military facilities. Use of military facilities without charge. Annual report.
Sec. 27-100f. Internet informational page listing benefits, services or programs.

PART II
COMMAND AND MILITARY DEPARTMENT

      Sec. 27-19. Adjutant General. Appointment and qualifications. The Military Department shall be comprised of (1) the armed forces of the state, as defined in section 27-2, which shall be under the military command and control of the Adjutant General, and (2) any civilian employee appointed by the Adjutant General pursuant to section 27-31. The Military Department shall be under the charge of the Adjutant General. On or before July 1, 1980, the Governor shall appoint an Adjutant General with the rank of major general to serve for a term of two years from July 1, 1980. Quadrennially thereafter, the Governor shall appoint an Adjutant General with the rank of lieutenant general to serve for a term of four years, from such first day of July and until a successor is appointed and qualified. The Adjutant General shall have had at least fifteen years' commissioned service in the armed forces of the United States and shall have obtained the rank of lieutenant colonel or higher in the Army, Marine Corps or Air Force, or the rank of commander or higher in the Navy or Coast Guard. No person shall be appointed or continue to serve as Adjutant General after reaching the age of sixty-four years. The Adjutant General may be suspended or removed by the Governor in accordance with the provisions of sections 4-11, 4-12 and 4-13.

      (1949 Rev., S. 1235; 1957, P.A. 365, S. 10; 1959, P.A. 496; P.A. 75-333, S. 3; P.A. 01-123, S. 2; P.A. 03-19, S. 67; P.A. 11-41, S. 1.)

      History: 1959 act changed appointment date from July 1, 1963, to July 1, 1964, and changed experience requirement to at least 10 years in the armed forces of the United States; P.A. 75-333 provided for appointment of adjutant general for a 2-year term from July 1, 1980, and quadrennially thereafter, to serve a term of 4 rather than 8 years; P.A. 01-123 replaced "in charge" with "under the charge", changed rank of Adjutant General from major general to lieutenant general and made technical changes for purposes of gender neutrality; P.A. 03-19 made technical changes, effective May 12, 2003; P.A. 11-41 added Subdivs. (1) and (2) re composition of Military Department, changed years of required commissioned service from ten to fifteen and added provision requiring Adjutant General to have obtained the rank of lieutenant colonel or commander or higher, effective June 3, 2011.

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PART IV
PROPERTY, UNIFORMS, EQUIPMENT

      Sec. 27-39. Care and control of military property. Lease of military facilities. Use of military facilities without charge. Annual report. (a) As used in this section "military facility" means any state-owned military building.

      (b) The Adjutant General is charged with the responsibility for the use and maintenance of all armories, rifle ranges, reservations and other military property under the provisions for such use imposed by the statutes. Each military facility shall be under the charge of a commissioned officer, designated by the Adjutant General, and may be leased by him as herein prescribed. Each application for the lease of such facility shall be made to the officer in charge of such facility, who shall forward such application to the Adjutant General, who shall approve or disapprove such application and so advise the applicant. The Adjutant General shall limit the lease of military facilities to military and nonprofit organizations, organizations receiving state aid and governmental agencies. Proceeds from the lease of military facilities shall be paid to the Adjutant General, who shall promptly pay such proceeds into the Treasury of the state. The Adjutant General shall, in military facilities where space is available, assign space to veterans' service organizations for their joint uses, subject to the regulations concerning military facilities. Units of the armed forces of the state and veterans' organizations jointly utilizing military facilities shall be allowed the use of the drill shed and such other portions of the building as are usually included when military facilities are leased, upon proper application through regular channels and subject to the following conditions and terms: When no admissions are charged, the lease shall be free up to midnight on the regular meeting night of the organization making application. If the use of the military facility is required after midnight, the regular military rate shall be charged. At all other times and for entertainments when admissions are charged, the military rate shall be charged veterans' organizations jointly using the military facility. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed as allowing the lease of any military facility (1) on the drill night of any active military organization stationed in the facility or in a manner that conflicts with the military usage of the facility, or (2) at a reduced rate by any veterans' organization for the purpose of conducting any athletic contest or other entertainment for which full nonmilitary rate is charged military organizations. In no case shall any veterans' organization be allowed use of any military facility for the purpose of subleasing.

      (c) Agricultural and other associations that receive state aid and military organizations may be allowed the use of military facilities at a cost not exceeding the actual maintenance cost of such facilities during the period of such use. Applications for such use may be made to the Adjutant General through the officer in charge of the military facility desired to be used. In all cases when admission is charged, a certificate of insurance, approved by the Adjutant General, indemnifying the state against injuries to person and damage to property shall be furnished, the cost of the certificate to be in addition to the leasing or maintenance charge. The Adjutant General may allow the use of any military facility, without charge, by (1) any public or private nonprofit elementary or secondary school or any public institution of higher education for purposes of athletic events with respect to which no admission is charged, (2) the American Red Cross for purposes of blood supply programs, and (3) any local, state or federal governmental agency, provided any such use does not conflict with the use of such facility for military purposes. The Adjutant General shall allow the use of the military facilities associated with the first and second companies of the Governor's Horse Guards in the towns of Avon and Newtown, without charge, by nonprofit organizations receiving contributions to support such Horse Guards for purposes of fundraising, provided such use does not conflict with the use of such facilities for military purposes.

      (d) Not later than August 1, 2007, and annually thereafter, the Adjutant General shall submit a report of the amount of proceeds received from leasing each military facility and the expenses of each such facility, for the twelve-month period ending on June thirtieth of the same year, to the Military Department, the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to public safety and the select committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to veterans' affairs, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a.

      (1949 Rev., S. 1265; 1957, P.A. 365, S. 38; P.A. 81-270; P.A. 87-185; P.A. 89-260, S. 37, 41; P.A. 92-126, S. 30, 48; P.A. 06-46, S. 1; P.A. 11-48, S. 16.)

      History: P.A. 81-270 divided the section into subsections and added provision allowing the use of state armories without rental for school or community college athletic events and Red Cross blood programs; P.A. 87-185 amended Subsec. (b), requiring the furnishing of a certificate of insurance, in lieu of a surety bond, in cases when admission is charged; P.A. 89-260 in Subsec. (b) deleted reference to state system of community colleges; P.A. 92-126 amended Subsec. (b) to change the reference to community college to community-technical college; P.A. 06-46 substituted "military facility" for "armory" and substituted "lease" for "rental" throughout, defined "military facility" in new Subsec. (a) and redesignated existing Subsecs. (a) and (b) as Subsecs. (b) and (c), respectively, in newly designated Subsec. (b) deleted references to "quarters", limited leasing to certain organizations, made technical changes and added requirement that lease not conflict with military usage, in newly designated Subsec. (c) added "military organizations", substituted "public institution of higher education" for "regional community technical college" and added Subdiv. (3) re governmental agency, and added Subsec. (d) re annual report; P.A. 11-48 amended Subsec. (c) by adding provision re use of facilities for fundraising by nonprofit organizations supporting the Governor's Horse Guards, effective July 1, 2011.

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PART X
SERVICES TO MEMBERS OR VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES

      Sec. 27-100f. Internet informational page listing benefits, services or programs. On or before July 1, 2012, the Department of Veterans' Affairs shall publish on the department's Internet web site an informational page listing any benefits, services or programs offered to veterans or their families by any state or federal agency, department or institution. The department shall maintain the informational page after said date and shall update the informational page annually. The department shall publish on the informational page any information concerning the eligibility requirements and application process for such benefits, services or programs, the name and contact information of any entity offering such benefits, services or programs, and a link to the Internet web site for such entity.

      (P.A. 11-3, S. 1.)

      History: P.A. 11-3 effective May 9, 2011.

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