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Christie signs three pro-veteran bills into law

Christie signs three pro-veteran bills into law

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Gov. Chris Christie signed three bills into law Monday to support New Jersey veterans and their families.

One new law, the Military Dependent Scholarship Fund, provides scholarships to children of military personnel who have died, become permanently disabled or are missing in action. Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo and state Sen. Jim Whelan, both D-Atlantic, were primary sponsors of the bill.

“We know that freedom isn’t free and it’s only fitting that we honor the sacrifices of those who have worn the uniform by helping their children and spouses attain their highest educational goals,” Mazzeo said in a statement.

Another new law, the New Jersey Stolen Valor Act, makes falsely impersonating veterans to receive perks a third-degree crime. Assemblyman Bob Andrzejczak and state Sen. Jeff Van Drew, both D-Cape May, Cumberland, Atlantic, as well as Mazzeo were primary sponsors.

“To impersonate a veteran and benefit from the service and sacrifice of real military men and woman is disgraceful. It deserves punishment to the fullest extent of the law,” Andrzejczak said in a statement.

The third bill, also sponsored by Andrzejczak, Mazzeo and Van Drew, creates a state contract set-aside program for businesses owned and operated by disabled veterans.

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