Disabled veterans will now be exempted from paying beach buggy permit fees under legislation authored by Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf, and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove that was recently signed into law by Governor Phil Murphy.
Disabled veterans have been exempted from paying beach buggy permit fees under a newly enacted law that was authored by Connors, Rumpf & Gove. (SenateNJ.com)
Under the law, a disabled veteran is defined as a State resident who has been honorably discharged from any branch of the United States Armed Forces and has been declared by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs as having a service-connected disability of any degree.
The delegation issued the following statement upon the signing of their veterans-initiative:
“First and foremost, we want to thank our constituent, Mr. Joseph Dolobacs, who brought this issue to our attention as part of his continuing efforts to advocate on behalf of his fellow veterans.
“This means a great deal to those disabled veterans who participate in this recreational activity where permitted along New Jersey’s scenic coastline. Aside from the financial benefit of being exempted from the permit, this law represents meaningful gesture of respect by the State recognizing the service and sacrifice of these disabled veterans.
“Also, we want to express our sincere gratitude to legislative colleagues on both sides of aisle who supported this veterans’ initiative that we are proud to say passed both Houses of the Legislature unanimously.”
Members of the 9th District delegation serve, respectively, on the Senate and Assembly Military and Veteran’s Affairs Committee.
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