Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs

The Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee is responsible for monitoring all segments of state military preparedness, the National Guard and issues that pertain to veterans and their service.
Democratic Research Aide:  Ben A. Graziano   
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Tucker, Holley & Lopez Bill to Connect Homeless, Veterans to Resources Approved by Assembly

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Cleopatra Tucker, Jamel Holley and Yvonne Lopez designed to reduce homelessness and help New Jersey residents get back on their feet was approved Thursday by the full Assembly, 72-0.

The bill (A-1277) requires hospitals and homeless shelters to provide information on services and resources to individuals who are homeless or military veterans.

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Wimberly & Sumter Bill Giving National Guard & Reserve Members Second Chance at Law Enforcement & Firefighter Jobs Approved by Assembly

Bill Would Aid Military Residents Who Passed the Civil Service Exam but Deployment Postponed the Fulfilling of Remaining Employment Requirements

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Benjie Wimberly and Shavonda Sumter providing a second chance at employment for members of the National Guard or the Reserves who could not accept a position as a police officer or firefighter because of service to the nation was approved 74-0 Thursday by the full Assembly.

"Active duty assignments often derail plans for reserve and guard members who apply to join the police or fire department," said Wimberly (D-Passaic/Bergen). "When they are not fulfilling the part-time obligations of the reserves or the guard, we could use them here on our front lines as first responders and we should accommodate their obligations accordingly."

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