Military Affairs and Defense

General Offenses

SECTION 30-12-1

§ 30-12-1. Use of military forces outside state.

No military forces of this state other than the national guard (and the naval militia) shall be required to serve outside the boundaries of this state except:

(1) Upon the request of the governor of another state, the governor of this state may, in his or her discretion, order any portion of, or all of, the forces of this state to assist the military or police forces of the other state who are actually engaged in defending the other state. These forces may be recalled by the governor at his or her discretion.

(2) Any organization, unit, or detachment of state forces, upon the order of the officer in immediate command thereof, may continue in fresh pursuit of insurrectionists, saboteurs, enemies, or enemy forces beyond the borders of this state into another state until they are apprehended or captured by the organization, unit, or detachment, or until the military or police forces of the other state or the forces of the United States have had a reasonable opportunity to take up the pursuit, or to apprehend, or capture these persons; provided, the other state shall have given authority by law for the pursuit by the forces of this state.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1956, ch. 3742, par. 213; G.L. 1956, § 30-12-1.)