New Jersey residents enrolling in a federal service academy would be given a State flag in honor of their commitment under legislation sponsored by Senator Anthony Bucco (R-25) that was approved by the Senate Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee.
“Providing a State flag to New Jersey residents who have dedicated themselves to serving our nation is a small but meaningful gesture of appreciation,” said Bucco. “The flag will serve as a reminder of home and a symbol of our state’s recognition of the achievement, integrity and willingness to sacrifice that these individuals have demonstrated.”
The Senate Health, Human Services & Senior Citizens Committee unanimously passed legislation sponsored by Senator Anthony Bucco (R-Morris) to eliminate a burdensome and potentially harmful child care subsidy requirement.
Senator Bucco’s legislation, S-2343, would prohibit the state Department of Human Services from requiring a child care subsidy recipient to reapply for a subsidy, as a new applicant, following the recipient’s change of residence to another New Jersey county. He introduced the bill in August to help protect constituents who are trying to overcome this issue to provide for their families.
“The State of New Jersey should not be in the business of penalizing child care subsidy recipients just for moving, as that harmful state department regulation does,” Bucco said. “This legislation eliminates that regulation to protect and ensure that there is no disruption in child care subsidy benefits for qualified families, and it also protects their abilities to receive suitable affordable housing.”
Gov. Chris Christie signed into law Senator Anthony Bucco’s legislation, S-1092, to reduce the amount of fire duty required to receive a firefighter’s certificate.
“I thank the Governor for recognizing that we don’t just need to cut regulations in order to create more jobs, but we need to do so to keep families safe and ensure communities provide an adequate level of safety services,” Bucco said. “New Jersey has some of the strictest requirements for firefighters, which too often makes it hard for volunteers to continue their public safety service as they advance careers and grow families. This common-sense bill to ease requirements based on a firefighter’s proven expertise and past experiences makes it easier for them to stay on board and should help address the shortfall faced in some communities.”
Legislation sponsored by Senate Republican Budget Officer Anthony Bucco to authorize local governments to email permits, receipts and bills was unanimously passed by the Senate Community & Urban Affairs Committee.
“This legislation will modernize the way local governments do business to make sure there are no delays in job creation or economic development, and to ensure that taxpayers are not charged with unnecessary mailing, printing and employee work hours costs,” said Bucco (R-Morris). “While my colleagues and I continue to work on cutting nation-high property taxes at their root causes and eliminating burdensome regulations and red tape, we can enact common-sense measures such as this one to expedite jobs and make local government more efficient.”
Christie Signs Trio of Bucco Bills to Improve Public Safety, Allow Land Preservation or Development, Reform Alimony Laws
Gov. Chris Christie signed into law a trio of bills sponsored by Senator Anthony Bucco (R-Morris) to enhance public safety, spark new economic growth or land preservation and reform the state’s alimony laws.
Gov. Christie signed Senator Bucco’s S-1560 into law to enhance the New Jersey State Police with military veterans.
“On this day that we remember one of our nation’s darkest tragedies and honor all of those who defend our freedom, it is fitting for the state to lead by example and hire our heroes and heroines,” Bucco said.
Following the recent violent killings of a Newark girl and a Jersey City police officer, Senators Anthony Bucco and Robert Singer today called for reinstatement of the death penalty in New Jersey for those who murder a child, kill a police officer in the line of duty or commit a terrorist attack that results in fatalities.
Police have said Cheyanne Bond, a 17-year-old honor student and cheerleader, was forced to kneel by her killers and shot execution style in the back of the head. Jersey City Police Officer Melvin Santiago was shot in the head while responding to a report of an armed robbery at a Walgreens.
Senator Anthony R. Bucco joined Assemblymen Michael Patrick Carroll and Anthony M. Bucco (all R-Morris) in receiving awards from Americans for Prosperity (AFP). Senator Bucco was named a “Defender of the Taxpayer”, while Assemblymen Carroll and Bucco were named “Taxpayer Heroes.” The designations were given to the District 25 representatives for their work in promoting fiscal responsibility in the legislature.
“I am honored to have been given this title by Americans for Prosperity,” Senator Bucco said. “As a small business owner, I personally experience how harmful taxes can be on economic growth. I strive to protect my fellow job creators with every action I take in the Statehouse.”
Acting Governor Kim Guadagno signed into law Senator Anthony Bucco’s legislation (S-1607) to make May “Military Appreciation Month” in New Jersey.
Senator Bucco said:
“It is with great pride that we all rally behind members of our military and their families, but sadly that wasn’t always the case in past generations. Today’s signage of this bill will help make sure that our heroes and heroines are always treated with the love, respect and dignity that they deserve. I encourage all New Jerseyans to honor the sacrifices of our armed forces and their families. I envision that May will now be a special month with activities, programs and events dedicated to our bravest men and women all across New Jersey.”
The New Jersey Senate has passed a trio of bills sponsored by Senator Anthony Bucco (R-Morris) to enhance public safety and allow land preservation or development.
The Senate gave final legislative approval today to S-1560, to enhance the New Jersey State Police with military veterans. The bill now heads to Gov. Christie for consideration.
“The people of New Jersey can be better protected and served if the State Police has a clear path to hire more military veterans,” Bucco said. “With their vast and profound experiences in dangerous, life threatening and fast-paced environments, military veterans become some of the best law enforcement officers. Our heroes and heroines are just what the State Police needs right now to help address historic levels of turnover.”
Senate Republican Officer Anthony Bucco (R-Morris) made the following remarks, before voting against the Democrats’ FY15 state budget with $1.6 billion tax increases:
“This was one of the toughest budget cycles that I’ve ever been a part of, as we struggled to overcome a state revenue shortfall caused by federal income and health care tax increases.
“While I realize that no one here got everything they wanted in this document — and despite the fact that I appreciate all the hard work and dedication put in on both sides of the aisle — I wish that the budget we are voting on today went in a different direction than raising harmful taxes and fees. If there is one thing government entities must follow it’s that they must spend within their means, as New Jersey families do.