Ore. voters to decide on judges in National Guard

FILE -- Judge Steven Maurer thanks the jury before they returned their verdict in the trial of defendants Carl Brent and Raylene Worthington on Thursday July 23, 2009 in Oregon City, Ore. The Oregon couple who relied on prayer instead of medical care were acquitted of manslaughter Thursday in the death of their 15-month-old daughter. (AP Photo/Randy L Rasmussen)
FILE -- Judge Steven Maurer thanks the jury before they returned their verdict in the trial of defendants Carl Brent and Raylene Worthington on Thursday July 23, 2009 in Oregon City, Ore. (AP Photo/Randy L Rasmussen)

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon voters will decide next year whether judges should be allowed to serve in the National Guard or teach at public universities.

The state House voted Friday to refer the question to the November 2014 ballot. The Senate did the same on Tuesday. A ballot referral does not require the governor’s signature.

The Oregon constitution prohibits judges from working for other branches of government. The constitution also makes it illegal for someone to hold more than one paid position in government.

Judges are allowed to teach at Oregon’s private law schools, Willamette University and Lewis and Clark College, but not at the University of Oregon.

State jobs beyond military service and university teaching would continue to be off limits for judges.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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