Archive for Tag: military & veterans

Committee clears Dancer bill allowing ashes of veteran family members to be buried in military cemeteries

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Military and Veterans Affairs Committee cleared a bill (A2244), sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer, to allow the unclaimed ashes of a veteran’s spouse or dependent to be united with the service member in a military cemetery. “Husbands and wives are usually buried together in...

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Committee clears DePhillips bill creating Global War on Terrorism Medal

TRENTON, N.J. – Veterans who fought for the country after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks could be eligible for a New Jersey Global War on Terrorism Medal under bill (A2131) cleared by a legislative committee today and sponsored by Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips. “The brave men and women in the...

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Peters, Bergen introduce resolution creating Gold Star Father’s Appreciation Day statewide

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblymen Ryan Peters and Brian Bergen will introduce a resolution (AJR73) to designate the last Sunday in January every year as Gold Star Father’s Appreciation Day statewide. “It is important for us to recognize Gold Star fathers and show appreciation for the sacrifice their sons or daughters...

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Assembly passes Rooney bill creating horse license plates to support riding therapy for veterans and people with special needs

TRENTON, N.J. – In a unanimous vote today, the Assembly passed a bill (A4800) sponsored by Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney, to commemorate the state animal on a special license plate to support the health and well-being of horses as well as therapeutic riding programs for veterans and individuals with special...

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Now law: Residents accepted to U.S. service academies to receive state flags

TRENTON, N.J. – Sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer and signed into law today by Gov. Phil Murphy, the bill (A4233/S2106) requires the Adjutant General to issue state flags to all residents enrolling in one of the five federal service academies. “No matter where their service takes them, home will always...

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Governor signs Dancer’s resolution establishing May as Civil War Veterans Recognition Month

TRENTON, N.J. – Today the governor signed a joint resolution (SJR59/AJR21), sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer, that designates May of each year as “Civil War Veterans Recognition Month” and honors the Grand Army of the Republic and the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War as two Civil...

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Assembly advances DeCroce bill supporting veteran’s employment in insurance industry

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly voted in favor of a bill (A1924) sponsored by Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce to help veterans in New Jersey obtain employment in the insurance industry. The legislation waives the initial insurance producer licensing fee for honorably discharged veterans who are New Jersey residents, have passed...

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Dancer bill issuing state flags to residents accepted to U.S. service academies advances to governor’s desk

TRENTON, N.J. – Following today’s Assembly vote, a bill (A4233) requiring the Adjutant General to issue state flags to all residents enrolling in one of the five federal service academies will go to Gov. Murphy for his signature. “We are so proud of the young men and women from...

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Assembly passes Space bill creating state license plates for veterans

TRENTON, N.J. – Honorably discharged veterans would be eligible to receive special license plates under a bill (A133) sponsored by Assemblyman Parker Space and passed by the Assembly today. “This is a way to spotlight a veteran’s service and show our gratitude. They have earned this special recognition,” said Space...

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