§ 30-2-17. Quartermaster.
(a) The governor shall appoint, designate, or detail, upon recommendation of the adjutant general, subject to the approval of the secretary of defense, an officer of the national guard who shall be regarded as property and fiscal officer of the United States, and state property officer. He or she shall receipt and account for all funds and property belonging to the United States in possession of the national guard and shall make such returns and reports concerning the funds and property as may be required by the Secretary of Defense.
(b) The United States property and fiscal officer shall be designated as the state quartermaster and shall issue and be held accountable for, under the adjutant general, all state military property and shall make such property returns and reports of the military property as the adjutant general may direct.
(c) The governor shall require the state quartermaster to give bond to the state in such sum as the governor may require and with good and sufficient surety, to be approved by the governor to faithfully discharge the duties of the office of the state quartermaster. The costs of the bond is to be paid for by state funds.
(d) The general assembly shall annually appropriate such a sum as it may deem necessary to compensate the property and fiscal officer, provided that no person receiving annual compensation from the state for other service shall be paid as property and fiscal officer.
(P.L. 1956, ch. 3742, par. 35; G.L. 1956, § 30-2-17.)