Bucco-Webber Bill allowing local utility authorities to defer or reduce rates for deployed military personnel signed into law
January 9th, 2017
TRENTON, N.J. – Legislation sponsored by Anthony M. Bucco and Jay Webber to help ease the burden on deployed members of the military was signed today by Gov. Christie. The bill (A-3534/S-2086) permits county and municipal sewer and water authorities to waive, defer, or reduce charges for deployed military personnel.
“When our military men and women are serving overseas, they should not be worrying about keeping the water on at home. They should be concentrating on keeping themselves and their fellow soldiers safe and completing their mission,” said Bucco (R-Morris), Republican Whip. “This permissive legislation now allows taxpayer-owned utilities to make it more affordable to keep the utilities on back home. It’s the right thing to do for our soldiers who are risking their lives to keep us safe and ensure our freedom.”
“Military deployments are especially difficult for our soldiers and their families who are left behind to manage their households,” said Webber (R-Morris). “This law is a small gesture to support deployed members and their families who make such a great sacrifice on behalf of our nation.”
The new law makes relief available for a primary residence owned in full or part by an enlisted member of the United States Armed Forces for the duration of their war-time deployment.
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