PAIR OF BILLS TO HELP VETS AND ACTIVE DUTY ADVANCE

vandrew_colorTwo measures to assist those who have and are serving our nation advanced on Monday. Senator Jeff Van Drew sponsored the bills that cleared the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee. The first bill would exempt disabled veterans, or their caretakers, from having to pay fees for the construction or improvement of ramps solely designed to promote accessibility to their homes. The second bill proposes a constitutional amendment to extend the current $250 property tax deduction, which applies to veterans of the United States Armed Forces who are honorably discharged or released under honorable circumstances from active service, in time of war or other emergency, to also include members of the Armed Forces while they are on active service during time of war or other emergency.

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