New Jersey lawmakers on Tuesday released the final versions of their bills to address the impact of the state’s historic flood.
The legislation would establish a Memorial Gift Fund, which would give gifts to survivors, families and others whose loved ones died during the devastating storm.
The Legislature will now move to finalize the bills, which will be sent to Gov.
Chris Christie, according to a statement.
The measure, sponsored by Sen. Joe Vitale, D-Staten Island, would give an estimated $50 million to the state for the Memorial Gift, which was originally proposed in 2015.
Vitale said in a statement Tuesday that the bill has been passed by both the House and Senate and will be signed by Christie before lawmakers leave for a weekend recess.
The Senate also approved a $20 million relief package for Hurricane Sandy victims.
The House passed its own package, but not the Senate version, and the two chambers are expected to reconcile the bills later this month.