“Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
Sec. 1. That sections 3, 4, 5, 17, 25, 27, 28, 29 and 31 of chapter 255 of Session Laws of Kansas of 1901 be amended to read as follows:
Sec. 3. The governor of the state shall be commander-in-chief of the militia, and as such shall have supreme command of the military forces of the state while in the service of the state, or until they are ordered and accepted into the service of the United States. While in the service of the state, he shall have power at any time to muster out any militia organization of the state, and he may discharge any enlisted man who may be a member of the state militia organization, and he may cause to be mustered out and discharged any commissioned officer who shall persist in wilfully neglecting the duties of his office or shall fail to properly account for public property or money in his possession as such officer; the registration of officers of the organized militia shall be accepted by his order before they can be discharged from the military service of the state. No armed military force from another state or territory shall be permitted to enter the state without his permission, unless such military force is a part of the United States army or is acting under the authority of the United States. No independent military organization, except it is [sic] a corps of cadets at an educational institution, shall be permitted to bear arms without first securing permission from the commander-in-chief. He shall appoint, by and with the consent of the senate, one adjutant general, with the rank of brigadier general, who shall be chief of staff; one quartermaster general, one paymaster general, one judge-advocate general, and one surgeon general, each with the rank of colonel; and three aides-de-camp, each with the rank of lieutenant colonel. The terms of office of the above-named officers shall be during the pleasure of the governor appointing them, and until their successors are appointed and qualified, but in no case to exceed four years without reappointment. The governor may also appoint one inspector general, who may be an officer of the army of the United States on duty with the national guard of the state; said inspector general is entitled to rank as colonel. The governor may also appoint one assistant adjutant general, with the rank of colonel, upon the recommendation and advice of the adjutant general.”
State of Kansas: Session Laws, 1903, Passed at the Thirtieth Regular Session–the Same Being the Thirteenth Biennial Session-Of the Legislature of the State of Kansas (Topeka, KS: W. Y. Morgan, 1903), 549-550. Chapter 359—An Act Amendatory of and Supplemental to an Act Entitled “An Act to Provide for the Organization, Government and Compensation of the Militia of the State of Kansas, to Prescribe the Duties of Certain Officers Thereof, to Provide for the Public Defense, to Create Certain Penalties, and Repeal All Acts and Parts of Acts in Conflict Therewith.”, § 1 (Amending § 3 of Chapter 255 of Session Laws of Kansas of 1901). Approved March 9, 1903.