The Campaign For DA

5.19.2015

Texas Counties Can Form Militias? What Are We Waiting For!



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I just did a very quick glance at the law, and I think this is the relevant portion of the Texas Government Code:

Sec. 431.072.  COUNTY EMERGENCY BOARD.  The county emergency board of each county consists of the county judge, sheriff, and tax assessor-collector.  If one of those officers is unable to act, the governor shall designate another public official to serve on the board.

Sec. 431.073.  DRAFT.  (a)  The governor, by order to the county emergency board, shall apportion the number of members of the reserve militia called into service among the counties by draft according to each county's population or by other means the governor directs.  The county emergency board shall establish fair and equitable procedures for selection of persons to fill the draft according to regulations adopted by the governor.  On completion of the selection, the board shall deliver a list of the persons selected to the governor and notify each person selected of the time and place to appear and report.