ASSEMBLY, No. 5754

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

220th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED NOVEMBER 30, 2023

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblyman  HERB CONAWAY, JR.

District 7 (Burlington)

Assemblyman  JOE DANIELSEN

District 17 (Middlesex and Somerset)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Makes FY 2024 supplemental appropriation of $2 million to DCA for NJ State Veterans Chamber of Commerce for operational costs.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As introduced.

  


A Supplement to the annual appropriations act for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2024, P.L.2023, c.74.

 

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

 

     1.  In addition to the amounts appropriated under P.L.2023, c.74, the annual appropriations act for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2024, there is appropriated from the General Fund the following amount for the purpose specified:

 

22 DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS

50 Economic Planning, Development, and Security

55 Social Services Programs

 

GRANTS-IN-AID

05-8050  Community Resources.......................................... $2,000,000

                 Total Grants-in-Aid Appropriation,                                      

                   Social Services Programs................................. $2,000,000

Grants-in-Aid:

         05    New Jersey State Veterans Chamber of Commerce ($2,000,000)

 

     2.  This act shall take effect immediately.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     This bill supplements the Fiscal Year 2024 Appropriations Act.  The bill appropriates $2 million to the Department of Community Affairs for the New Jersey State Veterans Chamber of Commerce. 

     The New Jersey State Veterans Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization that is focused on improving the economic environment for veterans and military spouses.  Membership is open to all veteran owned businesses with a mission focused on education, veteran business advocacy, networking, as well as procurement and supplier diversity events.  Their goal is to make New Jersey’s economy fairer to veteran owned and service connected disabled veteran owned businesses and facilitate veteran job creation. 

     The New Jersey State Veterans Chamber of Commerce is reliant on State funds for operational costs.  Through the provision of these funds, the New Jersey State Veterans Chamber of Commerce will be able to carry out imperative programs to New Jersey veterans, such as certification courses, university courses, and outdoor therapy.  These programs improve the quality of life for veterans statewide, whilst also allowing them to participate in the State’s economy. 

     In FY 2023, the State funded the New Jersey State Veterans Chamber of Commerce through a $500,000 appropriation. 

     This supplemental appropriation will continue the State’s support of veterans, veteran-owned businesses and their role in the Statewide economy.