ASSEMBLY MILITARY AND VETERANS' AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

 

STATEMENT TO

 

ASSEMBLY, No. 750

 

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

 

DATED: †JUNE 6, 2024

 

††††† The Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee reports favorably Assembly Bill No. 750.

†††† This bill authorizes veterans of the armed forces who are more than 35 years old to be appointed as municipal police officers if a maximum of two years of time they served in the armed forces deducted from their actual age equals 35 years or less, provided they served at least 10 days in a war zone.

†††† Under current law, a person is required to be at least 21 but not more than 35 years of age to be appointed as a member or officer of a municipal police department or force.† An applicant who is older than 35 is deemed to meet this age requirement if the applicantís actual age, less the period of military service during a time of war, meets the maximum age requirement of 35.

†††† This bill establishes that a maximum of two years may be deducted from the applicantís age, provided the person meets a minimum threshold of having served at least 10 days during a time of war.

††††† This bill was pre-filed for introduction in the 2024-2025 session pending technical review.† As reported, the bill includes the changes required by technical review, which has been performed.