New Legislative Bill in Oklahoma Would Create State Guard

There is currently a Legislative Bill in the Oklahoma Senate that would Re-Activate the Oklahoma State Guard. It is Senate Bill 1251 and it is entitled ‘creating the Oklahoma State Guard and Militia Revitalization Act of 2022’. This would be the first time the State Guard would be re-activated since World War II.

The bill, if passed, would give the State Guard the mission to Assist & Augment The National Guard, as well as local authorities and Emergency Management agencies. It would place the Oklahoma State Guard under the command of the Governor & TAG (National Guard Adjutant General) and apply the states Uniform Code of Military Justice to any member of the State Guard.

  • Senate Bill 1251
    • Summary: Creating the Oklahoma State Guard and Militia Revitalization Act of 2022. Such military forces shall be designated as the “Oklahoma State Guard” and shall be composed of officers commissioned or assigned, and such able-bodied male citizens of the state as shall volunteer for service therein. They shall be additional to and distinct from the National Guard of the State of Oklahoma, as defined in Title 32 of the United States Code. They shall not be required to serve outside the boundaries of the State of Oklahoma this state.
      • Additional Information: Beginning December 1, 2022, the registrar of each county shall provide every registered voter with notice of the opportunity for service in and contact information for the county OSG unit, and thereafter, upon first-time voter registration.
    • Status: 2022-02-08 – Second Reading referred to Veterans and Military Affairs Committee then to Appropriations Committee
    • Overall Status: 25% progression

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