(TRENTON) – To support honorably discharged veterans who suffer from a disability connected to their time in the military, Assembly Democrats John Armato (D-Atlantic), Bill Moen (D-Camden, Gloucester) and Gordon Johnson (D-Bergen) sponsor a measure that would exempt certain veterans from fees for a basic driver’s license, motorcycle license and digitized pictures. The measure was approved by the full Assembly on Thursday, 71-0.
The measure (A-652) would apply to veterans with disabilities classified by U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as 60 percent or greater.
Upon approval of the measure, Assembly members Armato, Moen and Johnson issued the following joint statement:
“New Jersey is home to over 400,000 veterans. There is always something more we can do to give back to these heroes who have sacrificed so much to preserve our freedom. Disabled veterans and Purple Heart recipients are currently exempt from municipal parking meter fees for up to 24 hours. An exemption from driver’s license fees, motorcycle license fees and associated photo charges is another benefit our veterans deserve. This little change will go a long way.”