TITLE 30
Military Affairs and Defense

CHAPTER 30-13
Rhode Island Code of Military Justice

SECTION 30-13-55


§ 30-13-55 Number of votes required.

(a) No person may be convicted of an offense, except by concurrence of two-thirds (2/3) of the members present at the time the vote is taken.

(b) All sentences shall be determined by the concurrence of two-thirds (2/3) of the members present at the time that the vote is taken.

(c) All other questions to be decided by the members of a general or special court-martial shall be determined by a majority vote. A tie vote on a challenge disqualifies the member challenged. A tie vote on a motion for a finding of not guilty or on a motion relating to the question of the accused's sanity is a determination against the accused. A tie vote on any other question is a determination in favor of the accused.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1956, § 30-13-55; P.L. 1962, ch. 82, § 1.)