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  • NJ A4402
  • Requires DMVA to notify county veterans' affairs office of death of certain military service members; requires office to have Gold Star liaison.
Introduced
(12/15/2016)
In Committee
(1/30/2017)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/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 Assembly, Military and Veterans' Affairs, Substituted by another Bill
Substituted by S2856 (1R)  (on 2/15/2017)
 
 
Date Chamber Action Description
2/15/2017 A Substituted by S2856 (1R)
1/30/2017 Assembly Appropriations Hearing (19:00 1/30/2017 A-4352 pending referral)
1/30/2017 A Reported out of Assembly Committee, 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 1/30/2017 Assembly Appropriations Committee: Reported Favorably 11 0 0
Detail 1/19/2017 Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee: Reported with Amendments 6 0 0