Disabled Veterans Now Exempt from Beach Buggy Permit Fees

New Jersey recently passed legislation that exempts disabled veterans from having to pay a fee for beach buggy permits.

According to an article published by WHYY.org, “The law, which passed both houses of the New Jersey legislature unanimously, grants free permits to any state resident “who has been honorably discharged from any branch of the United States Armed Forces and has been declared by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs as having any degree of service-connected disability.”

Sen. Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf, and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove praised the measure by saying, “This means a great deal to those disabled veterans…Aside from the financial benefit of being exempted from the permit, this law represents [a] meaningful gesture of respect by the state recognizing the service and sacrifice of these disabled veterans.”

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, there are around 60,000 disabled veterans in New Jersey.

Relevant pages: Veterans Disability