SENATE MILITARY AND VETERANS' AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
SENATE, No. 714
STATE OF NEW JERSEY
DATED: MAY 5, 2016
The Senate Military and Veterans Affairs Committee reports favorably Senate Bill No. 714.
Under current law, any person who excludes a person lawfully wearing a uniform of the militia from the enjoyment of any accommodation, facility, public accommodation, or privilege because of that uniform, is guilty of a misdemeanor. This bill adds the United States Armed Forces and the Reserves to those protected by the statute.
The bill replaces the term misdemeanor with the current equivalent designation of a crime of the fourth degree. The bill also adds a mandatory minimum fine of $1,000 for a violation of the statute. Any fines collected will be deposited in the “NJ National Guard State Family Readiness Council Fund.”
This bill was prefiled for introduction in the 2016-2017 session pending technical review. As reported the bill includes the changes required by technical review, which has been performed.