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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Houghtaling, Downey, Andrzejczak & DeAngelo Bill to Facilitate Motorcycle Endorsement Process for Service Members Advances

Asm. Eric Houghtaling Legislation Assembly Democrats Eric Houghtaling, Joann Downey, Sgt. Bob Andrzejczak and Wayne DeAngelo sponsored to make it easier for those serving in the military to receive authorization to operate a motorcycle was advanced Monday by an Assembly committee.

"Men and women who serve in the military learn certain skills that they may be able to employ during their time in the service as well as upon their return to civilian life. For some, that includes knowing how to ride a motorcycle," said Houghtaling (D-Monmouth). "If service members can prove that they already know how to operate a motorcycle, there's no need for the Motor Vehicle Commission to require them to take additional steps before providing them with an endorsement."

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DeAngelo, Eustace, Mukherji & Holley Bill to Create Registry of Organizations Providing Services to Veterans Clears Committee

Asm. Wayne DeAngelo Legislation Assemblymen Wayne DeAngelo, Tim Eustace, Raj Mukherji and Jamel Holley sponsored to create a "one-stop shop" for military veterans seeking assistance in New Jersey was advanced Monday by an Assembly committee.

The bill (A-3748) would require the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs to create a comprehensive online registry of organizations providing services to veterans. Inclusion on the webpage would not constitute an endorsement of an organization by the department or state.

"Men and women in uniform make sacrifices to help people here at home and all around the world, but when they need a little help themselves, they sometimes find the system difficult to navigate," said DeAngelo (D-Mercer/Middlesex). "Creating a registry is a simple task that can go a long way toward making life easier for some of our nation's finest citizens."

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Danielsen Bill to Establish ‘Support the Troops Fund’ Advanced by Assembly Committee

Asm. Joseph Danielsen Legislation Assemblyman Joseph Danielsen sponsored to support the families of military personnel serving overseas was advanced Monday by an Assembly committee.

The bill (A-935) would authorize the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission to issue specialty "Support the Troops" license plates. "The stress that military families experience when their loved ones are deployed is amplified if they can't make ends meet in their absence," said Danielsen (D-Middlesex/Somerset). "Purchasing specialty plates is an easy way for New Jersey residents to commit to a recurring contribution to military families in need while also expressing their support for those fighting for our freedom."

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Danielsen Bill to Establish ‘Support the Troops Fund’ Advanced by Assembly Committee

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Eliminating Standardized Tests in Teacher Evaluation, Special Police Prosecutor, School Bus Safety, Student Concussion Safety, Farm-to-School Improvements Highlight Monday Assembly Committees

Concerns on Unattended Children in Vehicles, No Under Age 18 Marriages, Cheerleading as Interscholastic Sport, Clean Vehicles & Protections for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities Also on Tap

Eliminating the requirement that standardized assessments be used as a measure of student progress in the overall evaluation of a teacher, using a special prosecutor in cases involving deaths by law enforcement, improving school bus safety, student athlete concussion safety and improving the Farm-to-School program top Monday's Assembly committee hearings.

Concerns about unattended children being left in vehicles and legislation to prohibit marriages for those under 18, make cheerleading as an interscholastic sport, promote clean vehicle usage and protect individuals with development disabilities are also on tap...

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