Letter – Assembly Panel Approves McHose-Space Measure Establishing Distinctive License Plates for Honorably Discharged Veterans

Legislation by Assemblywoman Alison Littell McHose and Assemblyman Parker Space to commemorate the contributions of the veterans of the United State armed forces was approved today by the Assembly Appropriations Committee. Under the bill, A-1485, special license plates will be available for honorably discharged veterans.


“The brave men and women who serve our country are proud of their contributions,” said McHose, R – Sussex, Warren and Morris. “These exclusive plates will give them a well-earned opportunity to display their patriotism and pride. We have more than 400,000 veterans in New Jersey, including more than 30,000 women. I’m hopeful that soon we will see many of these plates on our roads and highways.”


According to veterans’ organizations, New Jersey is the only state which does not offer special license plates for those who have honorably served their country.


“The liberty we enjoy is because of the veterans who answered the call to serve,” said Space, R-Sussex, Warren and Morris. “Anyone who puts his or her life at risk deserves our appreciation. A special license plate is a prominent way to acknowledge and respect those who defend our country.”


In December, A-1485 unanimously passed the Assembly Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee.