Freshman Senator Vin Gopal has been appointed to serve as Chairman of the Senate Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee.
“I am honored to take on this new and important role as Chair of the Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee,” said Senator Gopal.
“As a State Senator, I have striven to support veterans both in my district and throughout the state. I look forward to continuing my support of the service members in New Jersey who have fought for our state and our country. These men and women deserve the utmost care from our communities and I plan on facilitating that as best I can.”
This is Senator Gopal’s second Chairmanship appointment in his first term in the State Senate.
“I am humbled to be entrusted with leading this vital committee,” said Senator Gopal. “My track record thus far underscores my commitment to our veterans and I look forward to the opportunity to repay our debt of gratitude to these brave men and women through my work on this committee.”
Among the legislation Senator Gopal has introduced in support of veterans is a bill to extend the $250 property tax deduction and the total property tax exemption that is currently granted to honorably discharged veterans as well as their surviving spouses on the homes they own, to residential units in continuing care retirement communities.
“With all of the sacrifices our veterans have made in the name of their country, they should not have to worry about how they will afford living arrangements,” said Senator Gopal. “This bill provides our veterans with a much needed financial break and allows them to live in communities that best suit their needs.”