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  • NJ A450
  • Wounded Warrior Caregivers Relief Act; Provides income tax credit to family caregivers of certain armed service members with physical disabilities.
Introduced
(1/27/2016)
In Committee
(1/30/2017)
Crossed Over
(6/27/2016)
Passed
(2/13/2017)
Signed
(5/11/2017)
Dead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill, entitled the Wounded Warrior Caregivers Relief Act, provides a gross income tax credit to family caregivers of certain former armed service members with service-connected disabilities. The purpose of the bill is to help family caregivers support the quality of life of former military personnel suffering from a complete disability arising out of active duty service. The bill sets the refundable credit at 100 percent of the service member's disability compensation or $675, whichever is less. The credit's $675 limit applies per service member. To qualify for a credit, the bill requires a caregiver to be related to the service member within the third degree or closer and to be an individual resident of this State. The caregiver's gross income may not exceed $100,000 as a joint filer or $50,000 as a single or separate filer. The bill requires the service member to be an individual who: -- has a disability arising out of service in the active military or naval service of the United States in any war or conflict on or after September 11, 2001, -- has been honorably discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable, -- meets the requirements for total disability ratings for compensation based upon unemployability of the individual as determined by the federal Department of Veterans Affairs, and -- has resided with the caregiver in this State for not less than six months of the year. The bill takes effect immediately and provides for the credit to apply to taxable years beginning on or after January 1 next following the date of enactment.
2nd Reading in the Assembly, 2nd Reading in the Senate, Bills and Joint Resolutions Signed by the Governor, Budget and Appropriations, Military and Veterans' Affairs, Passed Assembly, Passed both Houses
Approved P.L.2017, c.67.  (on 5/11/2017)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
5/11/2017 S Approved P.L.2017, c.67.
2/13/2017 S Passed Senate (Passed Both Houses) (37-0)
2/13/2017 S Substituted for S750
1/30/2017 S Reported from Senate Committee, 2nd Reading
1/30/2017 Senate Budget and Appropriations Hearing (19:00 1/30/2017 A-4146 (2R) is pending referral.)
1/30/2017 Senate Budget and Appropriations Hearing (13:00 1/30/2017 Committee Room 4, 1st Floor)
6/30/2016 S Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee
6/27/2016 A Passed by the Assembly (79-0-0)
6/20/2016 Assembly Appropriations Hearing (10:00 6/20/2016 Committee Room 11, 4th Floor)
6/20/2016 A Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading
6/20/2016 Assembly Appropriations Hearing (13:00 6/20/2016 Committee Room 11, 4th Floor)
4/4/2016 A Reported and Referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee
4/4/2016 Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Hearing (10:00 4/4/2016 Committee Room 13, 4th Floor)
1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 2/13/2017 Senate Floor: Substitute For S750 (Voice Vote) 0 0 0
Detail 2/13/2017 Senate Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 37 0 3
Detail 1/30/2017 Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee: Reported Favorably 13 0 0
Detail 6/27/2016 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 79 0 1
Detail 6/20/2016 Assembly Appropriations Committee: Reported Favorably 10 0 1
Detail 4/4/2016 Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee: Reported Favorably 4 0 2