Dancer bill expanding free parking benefits for veterans advances

Dancer bill expanding free parking benefits for veterans advances

Ron Dancer

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Ron Dancer’s bill expanding free municipal parking to disabled veterans and Purple Heart recipients cleared the Assembly Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee Thursday.

The bill (A2805) would allow those veterans and recipients to receive free municipal parking in cars they do not own, including leased vehicles, as long as they are the driver or passenger of that vehicle, and display a Motor Vehicle Commission authorized placard.

“Giving our disabled veterans and Purple Heart recipients free municipal parking is a small gesture of gratitude for all they have given their country,” Dancer (R-Ocean) said. “Expanding the benefits to include vehicles they do not own but drive in is a common sense reform.”

Currently, the free municipal parking courtesy applies only to vehicles owned by disabled veterans and Purple Heart recipients with license plates showing their veteran status.

New Jersey is home to more than 400,000 veterans.