Military Affairs and Defense

Rhode Island Code of Military Justice

SECTION 30-13-57

§ 30-13-57. Record of trial.

(a) Each court-martial shall keep a separate record of the proceedings of the trial of each case brought before it and the record shall be authenticated by the signatures of the president and the law officer. If the record cannot be authenticated by either the president or the law officer by reason of his or her death, disability, or absence, it shall be signed by a member in lieu of him or her. If both the president and the law officer are unavailable, the record shall be authenticated by two (2) members. A record of the proceedings of a trial in which the sentence adjudged includes dishonorable discharge, dismissal, or bad-conduct discharge, or is more than that which could be adjudged by a special court-martial, shall contain a verbatim account of the proceedings and testimony before the court. All other records of trial shall contain such matters and be authenticated in such a manner as the governor may by regulation prescribe.

(b) A copy of the record of the proceedings of each general and special court-martial shall be given to the accused as soon as it is authenticated. If a verbatim record of trial by general court-martial is not required by subsection (a) of this section, but has been made, the accused may buy the verbatim record under such regulations as the governor may prescribe.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1956, § 30-13-57; P.L. 1962, ch. 82, § 1.)