ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) _ New York judicial officials have issued a rule to prevent state judges certified to work past the age of 70 from collecting both a pension and salary as a jurist.
The rule against so-called ``double dipping'' comes with voters scheduled to consider a referendum Nov. 5 to raise the age limit for state judges from 70 to 80. It was first reported Thursday by the New York Daily News.
An Office of Court Administration spokesman says 14 judges out of more than 1,200 currently collect a pension while also working as judges, most because they retired from one court and were elected to another.
State Supreme Court justices can now get three two-year extensions beyond age of 70, provided they get a fitness certificate. The referendum would authorize up to five extensions.