SENATE, No. 3904

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

219th LEGISLATURE

INTRODUCED JUNE 10, 2021

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator† VIN GOPAL

District 11 (Monmouth)

Senator† JOSEPH A. LAGANA

District 38 (Bergen and Passaic)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Senators Connors and Cruz-Perez

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

†††† Requires DMVA veteransí memorial homes to communicate with veteransí guardians via at least two communication means.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

†††† As introduced.

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An Act concerning means of communication with guardians of veterans residing in Department of Military and Veteransí Affairs memorial homes and supplementing P.L.1993, c.281 (C.38A:3-2b2 et seq.).

 

†††† Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

†††† 1.††† The Division of Veteransí Administrative Services in the Department of Military and Veteransí Affairs shall ensure that each veteransí memorial home shall communicate updates to each veteranís guardian appointed pursuant to section 1 of P.L.1993, c.281 (C.38A:3-2b2 et seq.), and each person otherwise having the veteranís power of attorney, through a minimum of two communication means, which shall include regular mail, email, text message, and voice.

 

†††† 2. †This act shall take effect immediately.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

†††† Under current law, a family member or other person may be appointed as the guardian of a veteran residing in a Department of Military and Veteransí Affairs (DMVA) memorial home.†

†††† This bill requires the Division of Veteransí Administrative Services in the DMVA to ensure that each veteransí memorial home communicates updates to each veteranís guardian, and each person otherwise having the veteranís power of attorney,† through a minimum of two communication means, which must include regular mail, email, text message, and voice.