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  • NJ S2856
  • Requires DMVA to notify county veterans' affairs office of death of certain military service members; requires office to have Gold Star liaisons.
Introduced
(12/12/2016)
In Committee
(1/23/2017)
Crossed Over
(2/13/2017)
Passed
(2/15/2017)
Signed
(5/1/2017)
Dead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
Under current law, the Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs, when notified of the death of a military service member, notifies the appropriate State veterans' service office of the service member's death. This bill will require the department to also notify the appropriate county veterans' affairs office of the service member's death. This bill also requires every county office to have a designated Gold Star family liaison. The liaison would be a volunteer or a Gold Star family member. The liaison will, with the State veterans' service offices, assist Gold Star families to access the services they are entitled by providing information on State benefits, Gold Star family organizations, and such other resources deemed necessary and beneficial to Gold Star families. This bill defines a Gold Star family member as the 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, of a member of the armed services who died while on active duty for the United States.
2nd Reading in the Senate, Bills and Joint Resolutions Signed by the Governor, Military and Veterans' Affairs, Passed both Houses, Passed Senate
Approved P.L.2017, c.57.  (on 5/1/2017)
 
 
Date Chamber Action Description
5/1/2017 A Approved P.L.2017, c.57.
2/15/2017 A Passed Assembly (Passed Both Houses) (70-0-0)
2/15/2017 A Substituted for A4402 (1R)
2/15/2017 A Received in the Assembly without Reference, 2nd Reading
2/13/2017 S Passed by the Senate (38-0)
1/23/2017 S Reported from Senate Committee with Amendments, 2nd Reading
1/23/2017 Senate Military and Veterans' Affairs Hearing (11:00 1/23/2017 Committee Room 1, 1st Floor)
12/12/2016 S Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 2/15/2017 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 70 0 10
Detail 2/15/2017 Assembly Floor: Substitute For A4402 Aca (Voice Vote) 0 0 0
Detail 2/13/2017 Senate Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 38 0 2
Detail 1/23/2017 Senate Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee: Reported with Amendments 4 0 1