License plates available for New Jersey families of soldiers

    NJ Gov. Chris Christie is expected to sign legislation today creating license plates for the families of soldiers. The Gold Star Family plates will be on special order to honor fallen troops.

     

    Elyse Coffey, deputy director of communications for the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission confirms families verified by the Gold Star Mother’s organization can receive the plate for free.

    Family members of as many as 12,000 soldiers (spouses, parents, brothers, sisters, children, legal guardians or other legal custodians) will be eligible for the plates, which passed the NJ Assembly more than a month ago.

    An earlier version of this story stated non-verified family members could pay $25 to obtain a plate. the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission reports there is no tiered system and qualified family members will receive a free plate.

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