Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Wayne DeAngelo and Annette Quijano to exempt certain veterans from having to pay parking meter fees has been signed into law.
“Extending a courtesy to military veterans who have exhibited and were commended for their bravery in war is a small way of thanking these men and women for their service to our country,” said DeAngelo (D-Mercer/Middlesex).
The law (A-2276) exempts a person who is a disabled veteran or a recipient of the Purple Heart from the payment of municipal parking meter fees when a motor vehicle he or she owns displays disabled veteran’s or Purple Heart license plates issued by the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission, unless the vehicle has been parked in one location for more than 24 hours.
The exemption applies only when the disabled veteran or Purple Heart recipient to whom the special license plates have been issued is either the driver or a passenger of the vehicle.
“With this law, New Jersey can continue to show appreciation to our brave veterans for their sacrifices and efforts to preserve democracy around the world.” said Quijano (D-Union).
The measure gained unanimous approval from the legislature before being signed by the governor.