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Senator Anthony Bucco

  • Sen. Anthony Bucco was honored as ‘Legislator of the Year’ by the New Jersey Retail Merchants Association on Dec. 3, 2015. (Full Story)

  • Sen. Anthony R. Bucco (left) and Asm. Anthony M. Bucco (right) were honored at the Columbian Foundation’s 74th Annual Humanitarian, Achievement and President’s Award Dinner on Oct. 17. Pictured with Netcong Mayor Joe Nametko. (Full Story)

  • During a Senate floor debate on June 25, 2015, Senate Republican Budget Officer Anthony Bucco highlighted serious problems with the Democrats’ tax-raising 2016 state budget. (Full Story)

  • Sen. Anthony Bucco was honored for his service by Community Hope at the organization’s 30th Anniversary Reception. Pictured with Bucco are Community Hope Board President Eileen Griffith and CEO J. Michael Armstrong. (Full Story)

  • Senator Anthony Bucco (center) was presented the Robert B. Meyner Award for his work on alimony reform by Paris P. Eliades (left), NJSBA President, and Jeralyn L. Lawrence (right), Chair, NJSBA Family Law Section. (Press Release)

  • Sen. Anthony Bucco (R-25) toured the manufacturing facility of Tri-Power Designs in Denville, NJ to celebrate National Manufacturing Day on October 2, 2014. (Facebook)

  • Sen. Anthony R. Bucco (right) and Asm. Anthony M. Bucco (left) celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Mayo Performing Arts Center with a ribbon cutton to mark the completion of the theater’s Main Lobby Building Project in Morristown, NJ on September 29, 2014. (Facebook)

  • Sen. Anthony R. Bucco, Asm. Michael Patrick Carroll and Asm. Anthony M. Bucco (all R-25) were honored by Americans for Prosperity for promoting fiscal responsibility in the Legislature on July 23, 2014. (Press Release)

  • Sen. Anthony Bucco (R-25) joined Republican legislators, New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, NJ Business & Industry Association (NJBIA) and groups representing thousands of employers at a New Jersey State House rally on June 24, 2014 to oppose legislative Democrats’ proposed tax increases. (Facebook)

  • Sen. Anthony Bucco (right-center) joined Gov. Chris Christie (center) and Senate President Stephen Sweeney (left-center) for a ground breaking ceremony on Daytop New Jersey‘s new outpatient treatment facility in Pittsgrove on June 18, 2014. (Facebook)

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Advanced: Cardinale, Bucco Bill to Provide Greater Aid to Military Members in College

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Gerald Cardinale and Senator Anthony Bucco to offer greater aid to members of the National Guard and Armed Services who are balancing military service and higher education was advanced by the Senate Higher Education Committee.

Legislation by Sen. Gerry Cardinale and Sen. Anthony Bucco would help members of the National Guard and Armed Services who balance military service and higher education. (SenateNJ.com)

“This legislation offers invaluable, duly-deserved support for the members of the military who risk their lives to protect the liberties and freedoms we hold dear,” Senator Cardinale said. “Our pledge to support the troops must extend beyond the battlefield. We can honor this promise by ensuring all of these heroes have the basic support they need to complete their college degree – an essential tool that will help them thrive here in the state they call home.”

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Child Advocacy Network Honors Bucco

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Senator Receives ‘I Am For The Child’ Award from CASA of NJ

Senate Republican Budget Officer Anthony Bucco was honored with the ‘I am for the Child’ award by Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of New Jersey. The award was recognition of Bucco’s long-standing commitment to New Jersey’s children and his strong, consistent support of CASA advocacy across New Jersey.

Bucco was presented with the “I Am For The Child” Award by CASA of NJ for his long-standing commitment to New Jersey’s children. (SenateNJ.com)

“No government entity or agency can ever provide the care, advocacy, commitment and oversight that CASA volunteers and staff do every day for our youth,” said Bucco. “This remarkable network is a model for public-private partnerships, helping the state to better protect abused and neglected children, reducing public costs and enriching our society as a whole for generations to come.”

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Bucco Bill to Protect School Children, Communities Clears Senate Panel

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Anthony Bucco (R-Morris) to create a new class of special law enforcement officers to provide security at public and nonpublic schools was advanced by the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

Sen. Anthony Bucco’s legislation would create “Class Three” law enforcement officers and allow them to provide security in New Jersey schools. (©iStock)

“In moments of grave danger, every minute that our children and teachers go unprotected brings us one step closer to an unfathomable tragedy,” Senator Bucco said. “By passing this bill, we can meet today’s school security challenges and save lives without overburdening taxpayers. I thank my colleagues in the Senate for demonstrating their continued support of this important issue.”

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Now Law: Bucco’s Boating Safety Bill in Memory of Boy Tragically Killed on NJ Lake

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Governor Christie has signed “Christopher’s Law,” legislation sponsored by Senator Anthony Bucco (R-Morris) to increase awareness of the dangers of operating pontoons in New Jersey waterways. The bill was named in honor of 10-year-old Christopher D’Amico, of Mount Arlington, who was tragically killed in a pontoon boating accident on Lake Hopatcong in June of 2015.

“Christopher’s Law,” sponsored by Sen. Anthony Bucco to increase awareness of the dangers of operating pontoons on New Jersey waterways, was signed into law by Gov. Chris Christie. (Facebook/Kindness for Christopher)

“Less than a year ago, our community suffered a heartbreaking loss, and yet out of that tragedy as emerged a legacy that includes Christopher’s Law – my lifesaving legislation that will prevent countless fatal pontoon boating accidents for years to come,” Senator Bucco said. “I am proud to have sponsored this commonsense legislation that ensures all pontoon renters are aware of these dangers and receive the essential instruction they need to safely enjoy New Jersey’s beautiful lakes and waterways.”

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Christie Signs Bucco’s “Patrolman Joseph Wargo’s Law” Creating Roadside Memorial Program

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Governor Chris Christie has signed “Patrolman Joseph Wargo’s Law,” legislation sponsored by Senator Anthony Bucco (R-Morris) to create of a roadside memorial program honoring New Jersey emergency personnel and law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.

“Patrolman Joseph Wargo’s Law,” sponsored by Sen. Anthony Bucco, was signed into law by Gov. Chris Christie. The legislation is named after Joseph Wargo (pictured), a Mount Arlington police officer killed by a suspected drunk driver. (Cliffview Pilot/Ptl. Thomas Borgia)

“For the friends and family of heroes like Patrolman Joseph Wargo, there is little we can do to ease the pain and heartbreak that endures long after their tragic loss,” Senator Bucco said. “What we can do is offer a longstanding tribute expressing our gratitude for their service and sacrifice. By creating a permanent roadside memorial program, we are ensuring that those who have paid the ultimate price to guard their neighbors from harm are never forgotten by those they died to protect.”

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Bucco’s “Christopher’s Law” to Raise Awareness, Prevent Pontoon Fatalities Heads to Governor

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Anthony Bucco (R-Morris) ensuring all boaters have the knowledge and training to safely operate pontoons on New Jersey waterways has cleared the New Jersey Senate and now heads to the Governor’s desk for final approval. The bill, known as “Christopher’s Law,” was named in honor of 10-year-old Christopher D’Amico, of Mount Arlington, who was tragically killed in a pontoon boating accident on Lake Hopatcong in June of 2015.

“Christopher’s Law,” sponsored by Sen. Anthony Bucco, is named in honor of 10-year-old Christopher D’Amico, who was tragically killed in a pontoon boating accident on Lake Hopatcong in June of 2015. (Chris and Laura D’Amico)

“Today we took a strong step forward to ensure every pontoon renter has the lifesaving instruction they need to keep their families safe as they enjoy our state’s beautiful waterways,” Senator Bucco said. “Christopher’s bright smile and kind spirit continue to inspire acts of kindness and generosity in communities across the nation. I am proud to have had the opportunity to support Christopher’s familyand supporters near and far, as we work together to honor his memory by enacting this lifesaving bill.”

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Bucco Bills Aiding New Jersey Veterans, Active Duty Military Clear Senate

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Anthony Bucco (R-Morris) to help active duty military personnel, their families, and veterans access support and services statewide has passed the New Jersey Senate.

Sen. Anthony Bucco’s legislation would help active duty military personnel, their families, and veterans access support and services statewide. (DVIDS)

“Our promise to support the troops must extend beyond the battlefield,” Senator Bucco said. “The spouses and children our brave heroes leave behind need our support as well. My bill to allow active duty military personnel to defer property tax payments until they return home will provide invaluable support to their families in New Jersey. These families are already making extraordinary sacrifices – they should not have to struggle to make ends meet while their loved one fights to keep our country safe.”

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Bucco Bill to Increase School & Community Safety Passes Senate

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Anthony Bucco (R-Morris) to create a new class of law enforcement officers to provide security in public and nonpublic schools was approved by the New Jersey Senate.

Senator Anthony Bucco’s legislation creates a new classs of law enforcement officers to provide security in schools. (©iStock)

The measure, S-2983, creates “Class Three” special law enforcement officers comprised of retired-in-good-standing, former full-time New Jersey law enforcement officers younger than 65 years old, who would be authorized to provide security in this state’s public and nonpublic schools.

“This legislation provides a cost-effective means of meeting the challenges of school security in the age of Sandy Hook without breaking the bank for taxpayers,” said Bucco. “It allows us to leverage the experience and training of retired police officers to keep our kids safe, and allows full-time police officers to remain on the streets serving entire communities.”

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Panel Passes Bucco Bill to Efficiently Increase School & Community Safety

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The Senate Law and Public Safety Committee unanimously passed legislation sponsored by Senator Anthony Bucco (R-Morris) to allow “Class Three” law enforcement officers to provide security in public and nonpublic schools.

Sen. Anthony Bucco’s legislation would create “Class Three” law enforcement officers and allow them to provide security in New Jersey schools. (©iStock)

Senator Bucco’s bipartisan S-2983 creates “Class Three” special law enforcement officers comprised of retired-in-good-standing, former full-time New Jersey law enforcement officers younger than 65 years old, who would be authorized to provide security in this state’s public and nonpublic schools.

“This legislation is a win-win-win to improve public safety in communities across the state,” Bucco said. “It creates an avenue for boards of education across New Jersey to better and more efficiently protect children, teachers, staff members and facilities in this era when violent acts at schools are far too prevalent. It allows local police departments to assign more of their current full-time officers to protect and serve in areas surrounding schools and in all corners of their jurisdiction. It enriches communities by allowing many of New Jersey’s outstanding law enforcement officers to stay and give more to the public after they retire, in a cost-effective manner for taxpayers.”

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Bucco Bills Offering New Support for Veterans, Active Duty Military Clear Committees

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The Senate Military and Veterans Affairs Committee and Senate Budget Appropriations Committee advanced bills sponsored by Senator Anthony Bucco (R-Morris) to expand support for military personnel deployed during a time of war, as well as veterans living across New Jersey.

Bills sponsored by Sen. Anthony Bucco would expand support for deployed military personnel in a time of war and help veterans to obtain copies of honorable discharge papers. (DVIDS)

The first of the bills, S-1325, would ensure that New Jersey residents currently enlisted in any branch of the armed services can defer property tax payments that become due during a period of deployment for active duty service.

“New Jersey is home to thousands of brave men and women who are making tremendous sacrifices to serve our country, often leaving behind families who struggle to make ends meet,” Senator Bucco said. “While we have taken great strides to demonstrate our unwavering support for America’s troops, we must do more to support their loved ones here at home. Easing this financial burden will ensure that those who support our nation’s heroes receive the relief, care and assistance they deserve.”

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