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Assembly Passes DeAngelo, Lagana & Muoio Bill to Extend Driver's License Renewal Period for Active Duty Military
Bill Also Applies to Immediate Family Members of Active Duty Military(TRENTON) - Legislation Assembly members Wayne DeAngelo, Joseph Lagana and Elizabeth Maher Muoio sponsored to authorize driver's license renewal extension to active duty military personnel and their immediate family members recently cleared the full Assembly, 76-0.
"This legislation will alleviate another unnecessary worry for military on active duty and their family," said DeAngelo (D-Mercer and Middlesex). "Their duty and service should not interrupt their driving privilege if it doesn't have to. We can extend the renewal period and keep the current reduced fee with this bill."
Andrzejczak, Mazzeo, Mukherji & Wilson Bill to Support Disabled Veteran Business Owners Gains Final Legislative ApprovalLegislation sponsored by Assemblymen Bob Andrzejczak, Vince Mazzeo, Raj Mukherji and Whip Wilson to create a state contract set-aside program for businesses owned and operated by disabled veterans now heads to the governor's desk, having received unanimous approval from both houses of the legislature.
"Technical and leadership skills acquired through military service can easily translate into successful entrepreneurship," said Andrzejczak (D-Cape May/Atlantic/Cumberland), who was wounded in Iraq while serving with the U.S. Army. "Disabled veteran-owned businesses have made significant contributions to New Jersey's economy. This legislation would continue to support our disabled veterans who aim to start or grow their businesses."
Mazzeo, Andrzejczak, Lagana, Mukherji, Tucker & Garcia’s ‘New Jersey Stolen Valor Act’ Gains Final Legislative ApprovalBill Inspired by Recent Spate of Imposters Caught on Video Impersonating Military Personnel
Assembly approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Vince Mazzeo, Bob Andrzejczak, Joseph Lagana, Raj Mukherji, Cleopatra Tucker and Carmelo G. Garcia to crack down on individuals who demean members of the U.S. Armed Forces by falsely impersonating veterans or active duty military in order to try and receive various perks gained final legislative approval on Monday.
"Anyone who attempts to obtain any financial benefit or perks by knowingly lying about their military or veteran status really stoops to a new low," said Mazzeo (D-Atlantic). "These examples of Stolen Valor demean those who have served in the military and those who have sacrificed and lost their lives in defense of our nation. It is my hope that this legislation and its harsh penalties will help dissuade anyone from continuing this heinous practice."
Mazzeo, Eustace, Johnson, Wilson & Moriarty Bill to Establish Scholarship Fund for Families of Soldiers Lost, Missing & Disabled in Action Heads to Gov's DeskBipartisan legislation sponsored by Assemblymen Vincent Mazzeo, Tim Eustace, Gordon Johnson, Whip Wilson and Paul Moriarty to provide scholarships to the children of military personnel who have died, become permanently disabled or are missing in action received final legislative approval Monday and now heads to the governor's desk.
"Military families are our nation's real unsung heroes," said Mazzeo (D-Atlantic). "We know that freedom isn't free and it's only fitting that we honor the sacrifices of those who have worn the uniform by helping their children and spouses attain their highest educational goals."