06 Dec: Van Drew Bill To Exempt Disabled Veterans From Construction-Related Fees Clears Committee

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senator Jeff Van Drew to exempt disabled veterans, or their caretakers, from having to pay fees for the construction or improvement of structures to promote accessibility to their homes was approved today by the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee.

“Soldiers returning from war with lost limbs, brain injuries and other conditions that limit their mobility have already paid an enormous price for our country. Asking them to pay a fee for the construction of something as basic as a ramp so they can gain access to their home is outright offensive,” said Senator Van Drew (D-Cape May/Atlantic/Cumberland). “This kind of project should be tax and fee exempt – no questions asked.”