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  • NJ A4401
  • Authorizes certain benefits for certain family members of military personnel who died while on active duty.
Introduced
(12/15/2016)
In Committee
(6/1/2017)
Crossed Over
(2/15/2017)
Passed
(6/19/2017)
Signed
(7/21/2017)
Dead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill authorizes the Chief Administrator of the Motor Vehicle Commission to approve and issue a driver's license and an identification card with a Gold Star Family designation for certain family members of servicemen and servicewomen who lost their lives while on active duty for the United States. A Gold Star Family member is defined to mean a spouse, domestic partner, partner in a civil union, parent, brother, sister, child, legal guardian, or other legal custodian, whether of the whole or half blood or by adoption. The types of proof needed to demonstrate a familial relationship include certification from the New Jersey section of the American Gold Star Mothers, Inc., a federal DD Form 1300 (Report of Casualty), federal DD Form 2064 (Certificate of Death Overseas), or other documentation deemed appropriate by the Adjutant General. Under this bill, the holder of a driver's license or identification card with a Gold Star Family designation would be eligible for certain benefits, including: · Free or reduced price admission to New Jersey beaches; · Free admission to State parks and forests; · Free admission to the New Jersey State Museum; · Waiver of license fees charged by several professional and occupational licensing boards in the Division of Consumer Affairs in the Department of Law and Public Safety; and · Admission into homes, institutions, and hospitals administered by the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. In addition, this bill permits holders of a driver's license or identification card with a Gold Star Family designation to present the card to the Motor Vehicle Commission to establish the holder's eligibility to receive a Gold Star Family motor vehicle license plate. The bill also requires the Motor Vehicle Commission to provide to the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs personal identifying information of any person issued a Gold Star Family license plate or a driver's license or identification card with a Gold Star Family designation.
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.175.  (on 7/21/2017)
 
 
Date Chamber Action Description
7/21/2017 S Approved P.L.2017, c.175.
6/19/2017 S Passed Senate (Passed Both Houses) (39-0)
6/19/2017 S Substituted for S2854 (2R)
6/1/2017 S Reported from Senate Committee, 2nd Reading
6/1/2017 Senate Budget and Appropriations Hearing (19:00 6/1/2017 *Revised 5/31/17 - S-2180 and S-2793 have been added. S-2490 (1R)
6/1/2017 Senate Budget and Appropriations Hearing (19:00 6/1/2017 A-320 (1R), A-1690 (ACS) and A-4587 (2R) are all pending referra)
2/27/2017 S Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee
2/15/2017 A Passed by the Assembly (68-0-0)
1/30/2017 Assembly Appropriations Hearing (19:00 1/30/2017 A-4352 pending referral)
1/30/2017 A Reported out of Assembly Comm. with Amendments, 2nd Reading
1/30/2017 Assembly Appropriations Hearing (13:00 1/30/2017 Committee Room 11, 4th Floor)
1/19/2017 Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Hearing (10:00 1/19/2017 Committee Room 16, 4th Floor)
1/19/2017 A Reported out of Asm. Comm. with Amendments, and Referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee
1/19/2017 Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Hearing (10:00 1/19/2017 Committee Room 13, 4th Floor)
12/15/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 6/19/2017 Senate Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 39 0 1
Detail 6/19/2017 Senate Floor: Substitute For S2854 (Voice Vote) 0 0 0
Detail 6/1/2017 Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee: Reported Favorably 12 0 1
Detail 2/15/2017 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 68 0 12
Detail 1/30/2017 Assembly Appropriations Committee: Reported with Amendments 11 0 0
Detail 1/19/2017 Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee: Reported with Amendments 6 0 0