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Military roles for Oklahoma officials approved

November 5, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma voters have approved a measure to allow certain government officeholders to hold certain military positions simultaneously.

State Question 769 amends the Oklahoma Constitution to allow officeholders to also serve and be called to active duty or active service in certain military positions. Those include enlisted members of the National Guard, the National Guard Reserve, the Oklahoma State Guard and the Officers Reserve Corps of the United States.

Under present law, certain officeholders, including legislators, state judges, district attorneys and members of state boards, agencies and commissions, can’t simultaneously hold certain military positions.

Republican state Sen. Eddie Fields says the measure aligns Oklahoma law with federal law.

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