A bill going through the state legislature right now would give free admission to state beaches, parks, and forests to all NJ veterans and active military, in any service branch, stationed or living in the state.

The old law only gave free admission to NJ residents who were active members of the National Guard, disabled veterans or veterans who are 62 and older.

Assembly Conference Leader Anthony M. Bucco said

Our veterans and active military personnel have fought on beaches, in jungles, and in cities around the world to make sure that we can live free here at home. This is just a small token of gratitude that we can give our veterans and military personnel that risk their lives, some making the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms. This is just a small way of saying thank you.

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Brick was already allowing veterans free beach access all season long, and Belmar just made headlines by allowing veterans, then overturning that rule, then back-tracking and allowing vets access again.

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