Archive for Tag: Veterans

Bill banning body armor possession could have consequences for veterans and schoolchildren

TRENTON, N.J. – Republican members of the Assembly Appropriations Committee slammed Democrats for moving a bill banning body armor possession that could carry criminal consequences for veterans and prohibit parents from buying bulletproof backpacks. Assemblyman Brian Bergen (R-Morris), holding up his U.S. Army-issued body armor he wore as an...

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Dancer bill would create burial fund for impoverished veterans

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Ron Dancer recently introduced legislation that would create a fund to help pay for burying or cremating veterans who passed with little resources of their own. Dancer’s bill (A3918) would establish a burial fund for indigent veterans. When submitting their state income tax return, taxpayers could...

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Dancer bill will help veterans get and keep New Jersey licensed jobs

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Ron Dancer wants veterans with out-of-state professional or occupational licenses to have an easier time obtaining a license in New Jersey. The Assembly Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee on Monday released Dancer’s bill (A315) that would require professional and occupational boards to issue licenses to...

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DiMaio says restitution for veterans Covid deaths doesn’t equal resolution

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader-Elect John DiMaio says the state’s settlement with 119 families of veterans who died of Covid-19 in state-run homes is a first step, not a substitution for answers and accountability. “It is rather convenient that this news breaks just as the governor jets off...

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Dancer bill expanding free parking benefits for veterans advances

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,...

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Dancer’s bill hiking penalties for “stolen valor” advances in Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Ron Dancer is calling for tough penalties for persons misrepresenting as a member or veteran of the armed forces or organized militia. His bill setting new penalties was released by the Assembly Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee Monday. His bill (A1121) would keep the current third-degree crime with...

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Teacher, mayor, assemblywoman, Jersey girl: This is DiAnne Gove

TRENTON, N.J. – Her parents planted deep roots after World War II on Long Beach Island. And for her entire life, that’s where Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove flourished. The youngest of three children – and the only daughter – Gove grew in her love of the Jersey Shore and public...

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Bill would allow veterans to coach high school sports

TRENTON, N.J. – Famed college basketball coach John Wooden observed that good coaches can change a game, but great coaches can change a life. In the diamond, Lower Cape May Regional High School graduate Ryan Lewis forged such a bond with his varsity baseball coach Ryan Slaney, whose care...

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Horse power: Committee advances Rooney legislation creating license plates to support riding therapy

TRENTON, N.J. – New Jersey’s state animal, the horse, is trotting towards its own license plate to support therapeutic riding programs for veterans and individuals with special needs. The Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee passed the legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney today. “The monies generated from...

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Assembly moves Dancer bill protecting disabled veterans’ federal student loan debt from state income taxes

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly voted today to assure disabled veterans that their federally-discharged student loan debt would not be subject to state income taxes. Assemblyman Ron Dancer sponsors the bill (A803) codifying that New Jersey’s income tax exclusion for cancelled debt also applies to a disabled veteran’s federal...

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