Military Affairs and Defense

Rhode Island Code of Military Justice

SECTION 30-13-71

§ 30-13-71. Vacation of suspension.

(a) Before the vacation of the suspension of a special court-martial sentence that, as approved, includes a bad-conduct discharge, or of any general court-martial sentence, the officer having special court-martial jurisdiction over the probationer shall hold a hearing on the alleged violation of probation. The probationer shall be represented at the hearing by counsel if he or she so desires.

(b) The record of the hearing and the recommendation of the officer having special court-martial jurisdiction shall be sent for action to the governor in cases involving a general court-martial sentence and to the commanding officer of the force of the state military forces of which the probationer is a member in all other cases covered by subsection (a) of this section. If the governor or commanding officer vacates the suspension, any unexecuted part of the sentence, except a dismissal, shall be executed.

(c) The suspension of any other sentence may be vacated by any authority competent to convene, for the command in which the accused is serving or assigned, a court of the kind that imposed the sentence.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1956, § 30-13-71; P.L. 1962, ch. 82, § 1; P.L. 2016, ch. 511, art. 2, § 37.)