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  • NJ A717
  • Exempts disabled veterans from certain fees at State parks and forests.
Introduced
(1/27/2016)
In Committee
(9/19/2016)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill would provide free admission to State parks and forests to disabled veterans residing in New Jersey who have been honorably discharged or released under honorable circumstances from active service in any branch of the Armed Forces of the United States and who have been declared by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, or its successor, to have a service-connected disability of any degree. This bill would also exempt such disabled veterans from any fees for accessing State park beaches by motor vehicle in order to fish there, including fees for mobile sportfishing vehicle permits. State law currently only provides free admission to State parks and forests to New Jersey residents who are 62 or more years of age, totally disabled, or active members of the New Jersey National Guard who have completed Initial Active Duty Training, and current law does not specifically exempt disabled veterans from fees for motor vehicle access to State park beaches to fish. This bill would extend free State park and forest admission, as well as free motor vehicle access to State park beaches to fish, to all veterans who have incurred a service-connected disability, regardless of the degree of disability.
Military and Veterans' Affairs
Reported and Referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee  (on 9/19/2016)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
9/19/2016 A Reported and Referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee
9/19/2016 Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Hearing (10:00 9/19/2016 Committee Room 13, 4th Floor)
1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 9/19/2016 Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee: Reported Favorably 5 0 1