Assembly, No. 3660 state of new jersey 215th legislature



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ASSEMBLY, No. 3660



STATE OF NEW JERSEY

215th LEGISLATURE

INTRODUCED JANUARY 14, 2013





Sponsored by:

Assemblyman RONALD S. DANCER

District 12 (Burlington, Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean)

Assemblyman ROBERT D. CLIFTON

District 12 (Burlington, Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean)
Co-Sponsored by:

Assemblyman McKeon

SYNOPSIS

Designates DMVA headquarters building as “General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr. Building.”


CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

As introduced.






An Act designating the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans’ Affairs headquarters building as the “General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr. Building” and amending P.L.1987, c.444.
Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:
1. Section 2 of P.L.1987, c.444 (C.38A:3-1.2) is amended to read as follows:

2. As used in chapter 3 of Title 38A of the New Jersey Statutes:

a. "Department" means the Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs established pursuant to N.J.S. 38A:3-1 et seq. as amended;

b. "Veteran" means any person who has served in any branch of the armed forces of the United States for at least 90 days, except that if the term "veteran" is defined differently in any of the statutes cited by this act or in any federal statute, that definition shall be applicable for the purposes of those statutes.



The headquarters building established pursuant to law shall be known as the “General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr. Building.”

(cf: P.L.1988, c.138, s.3)


2. This act shall take effect immediately.

STATEMENT


This bill designates the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans’ Affairs headquarters building as the “General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr. Building.”

General H. Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. is widely known as commander of the United States-led coalition forces in the first Persian Gulf War, driving Saddam Hussein’s forces out of Kuwait. He was a New Jersey native, born in Trenton and growing up in Lawrenceville. As a teenager, he accompanied his father to Iran. He studied there as well as in Switzerland, Germany and Italy; then followed in his father’s footsteps to West Point. He volunteered for Vietnam and served two tours, first as a United States adviser and later as a battalion commander. He was a much-decorated combat soldier, having earned three Silver Stars for valor, a Bronze Star, a Purple Heart, and three Distinguished Service Medals. He was also knighted by Queen Elizabeth II and honored with decorations from France, Britain, Belgium, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Bahrain.



Dubbed “Stormin’ Norman,” the four-star general was known to be tough on the outside and gentle on the inside. He was 78 when he died of complications from pneumonia in December 2012.

(Sponsorship Updated As Of: 3/8/2013)


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