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  • NJ A4366
  • Provides for increase and annual adjustment in allowance paid to war veterans with certain service-connected disabilities.
Introduced
(12/5/2016)
In Committee
(6/22/2017)
Crossed Over
(6/22/2017)
PassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill would increase the annual payments by the State to veterans with certain wartime service-connected disabilities. Currently, a blind veteran receives $750 annually under the Blind Veterans' Allowance Program. The State has not changed this amount since 1971. A veteran with certain other described disabilities also receives $750 annually under the Paraplegic and Hemiplegic Veterans' Allowance Program. The State has not changed this amount since 1981. This bill increases those annual payments to $1,500. The bill also provides for an annual adjustment to this allowance in direct proportion to the percent change in the Consumer Price Index over each 12-month period beginning November 1 and ending October 31. The "Consumer Price Index" is defined as the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers, New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island Metropolitan Area, All Items (1982-84=100), as published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in the United States Department of Labor. The bill requires the State Treasurer to make an adjustment only if the percent change in the Consumer Price Index results in an increase in the allowance. The State Treasurer will not reduce the allowance if the Consumer Price Index experiences a decline.
2nd Reading in the Assembly, Budget and Appropriations, Military and Veterans' Affairs, Passed Assembly
Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee  (on 6/22/2017)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
6/22/2017 S Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee
6/22/2017 A Passed by the Assembly (75-0-0)
6/5/2017 A Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading
6/5/2017 Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Hearing (19:00 6/5/2017 The committee will receive testimony from Hoof Prints On The Hea)
12/5/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 6/22/2017 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 75 0 5
Detail 6/5/2017 Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee: Reported Favorably 4 0 2