National Guard vet bill passes Assembly

NEWTON. A bill regarding use of the National Guard discharge form to obtain a county veteran's identification card, was approved by the Senate, and now heads to the governor's desk.


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Veterans who served in the National Guard will be able to use the guard’s discharge form to obtain a county veteran’s ID card under legislation approved today by the Assembly.

Assemblyman Sean Kean and Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce sponsor the bill (S2538/A3455) making it easier for retired Guard members to access county military benefits. Approved by the Senate, it now moves to Gov. Phil Murphy’s desk for consideration.

“It should be an easy process for these brave men and women to obtain a veteran’s identification card or the veterans designation on their license,” said Kean (R-Monmouth). “This legislation ensures veterans who served in the National Guard who have NGB-22 forms are eligible for benefits they earned.”

There are more than 8,300 guardsmen enlisted in the New Jersey Army and Air National Guard.

“New Jersey takes great pride in the programs and services available to our veterans,” said DeCroce (R-Morris). “Former members of the guard should be able to take advantage of them, too. This makes it easier for Guard veterans to get benefits they need.”



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