(TRENTON) – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Cleopatra Tucker and Gordon Johnson to designate a burial site for North Jersey Veterans and an option on the State tax return for residents to contribute to the fund passed the full Assembly on Thursday.
“Designating burial sites for veterans in the Northern part of the state would allow families to be closer to their loved ones. This would be an honorable recognition of the sacrifices made by our service men and women and their families,” said Tucker (D-Essex).
The bill (A-126) establishes the “Northern New Jersey Veterans Memorial Cemetery Development Fund” and provides for a designation on the State gross income tax return that will permit taxpayers to make voluntary contributions to the fund. The fund will facilitate the development and operation of the Northern New Jersey Veterans Memorial Cemetery.
“Our veterans deserve a resting place within the community they live and where their family resides. This is the right thing to do to honor our veterans’ in Northern New Jersey,” said Johnson (D-Bergen).
The bill was approved 73-0.