New Jersey's 25th Legislative District

Senator Anthony Bucco

  • Sen. Anthony Bucco (R-25) speaking at a New Jersey State House press conference on December 5, 2016 on legislation he sponsors, S-2026, the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.” (Facebook/Anthony Bucco)

  • Sen. Anthony Bucco speaking with Dr. Ian Brodrick, medical director of Rockaway Family Medicine, as he receives his annual flu shot at Morristown Medical Center Health Pavilion’s Flu Shot Clinic in Rockaway on Tuesday, September 13. Bucco urges all residents to get their annual flu shots.

  • 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)

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Bucco Bill to Boost School Security Signed Into Law

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Anthony Bucco (R-Morris) to improve security at public and nonpublic schools, as well as community colleges, by creating a new class of special law enforcement officers was signed into law by Governor Chris Christie.

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

“Having trained, experienced officers in schools creates a safer environment for students and staff by deterring criminals from committing acts of violence,” Senator Bucco said. “I’m happy we could work together on this issue and make our schools safer for everyone.”

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Gov. Signs Bucco Bill to Keep Fuel Industry in NJ by Covering Cost of Bad Tax Debt

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Governor Chris Christie has signed legislation sponsored by Senator Anthony Bucco (R-Morris) to provide tax refunds to fuel distributors that have accrued bad debt from uncollectible accounts.

Sen. Anthony Bucco’s bill covers the cost of bad debt accrued from uncollectible accounts, such as a gas station that closed before paying the tax fronted by the fuel distributor. (Flickr)

“Motor fuel and heating oil distributors are required by law to pay the state petroleum tax when they purchase fuel, and then pass the cost of the taxes on to their customers,” Senator Bucco explained. “This becomes a huge financial burden for distributors if the local shop who bought the fuel goes out of business before they have paid that tax.”

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Senate Passes Bucco Resolution to Establish Constitution Week

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A resolution sponsored by Senator Anthony Bucco (R-Morris, Somerset) to establish “Constitution Week” was passed by the New Jersey Senate.

A resolution sponsored by Sen. Anthony to establish ‘Constitution Week’ was passed by the New Jersey Senate.  (National Archives)

The resolution, SJR-31, designates Sept. 17-23 of each year as Constitution Week and calls for special activities that will raise public awareness about the important role the Constitution plays in everyday life.

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Bucco Plan to Reduce MVC Wait Times Passes Senate Panel

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Expiration dates on driver’s licenses would be staggered based on individual birthdays rather than the standard last day of the month

Legislation sponsored by Senator Anthony Bucco (R-Morris, Somerset) to reduce wait times at New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission locations was advanced by the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

Sen. Anthony Bucco’s bill would change expiration dates on driver’s licenses, shortening lines at MVC offices. (NJMVC)

“When every license expires at the end of the month, it can lead to a nightmare situation at MVC offices if a lot of people decide to wait until the last minute to renew,” Senator Bucco said. “This measure looks to alleviate some of that congestion.”

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Bucco Honored for Support of New Jersey’s Manufacturing and STEM Industries

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Senator Anthony Bucco (R-Morris) has been named a “Made in New Jersey” Honor Roll recipient, in recognition of his work in state government to advance the growth of New Jersey’s manufacturing industry.

Sen. Anthony Bucco was honored as a “Made in New Jersey” Honor Roll recipient by the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program for his work to advance the growth of the state’s manufacturing industry. (SenateNJ.com)

“New Jersey manufacturers are the heart and soul of this state’s economy, employing more than 250,000 workers and contributing nearly $42 billion in economic revenue every year,” Senator Bucco said. “It is my privilege as a state senator to champion legislation that enables this vibrant industry to grow and thrive in New Jersey.”

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Senator Gerald Cardinale
Senator Joe Pennacchio
Senator Mike Doherty
Senator Steve Oroho

Pennacchio, Cardinale, Bucco, Doherty & Oroho Condemn Democrat Resolution Praising Planned Parenthood

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Senate Republicans Gerald Cardinale, Joseph Pennacchio, Steven Oroho, Michael Doherty, and Anthony Bucco issued the following joint statement on why they voted against a ceremonial resolution commemorating Planned Parenthood’s 100th Anniversary.

Sens. Cardinale, Pennacchio, Oroho, Doherty and Bucco voted against a ceremonial resolution commemorating Planned Parenthood’s 100th Anniversary.

“The members of this legislative body should not be bullied into collectively and unanimously supporting a ceremonial resolution that is so divisive.

“Surely, Senate Democrats knew that there were a number of staunch pro-life advocates in this house that could not in good conscience support an organization that performs abortions and illegally sells and transports human body parts, among other atrocities that violate the sanctity of human life.

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Bucco Plan to Reduce MVC Wait Times Passes Senate Panel

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Expiration dates on driver’s licenses would be staggered based on individual birthdays rather than the standard last day of the month

Legislation sponsored by Senator Anthony Bucco (R-Morris, Somerset) to reduce wait times at New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission locations was advanced by the Senate Transportation Committee.

Sen. Anthony Bucco’s bills would change expiration dates on driver’s licenses, shortening lines at MVC offices. (NJMVC)

“Everyone knows frustrating it can be to spend time at the MVC on the last day of the month,” Senator Bucco said. “What we want to do with this is measure is take that busiest day and spread it out over the rest of the month.”

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Bucco Votes Against Gas Tax Hike

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After voting against the gas tax, Senator Anthony Bucco (R-Morris, Somerset) had the following statement:

Sen. Anthony Bucco voted ‘NO’ on the gas tax increase. (SenateNJ.com)

“This gas tax increase is simply unaffordable for too many New Jersey residents. Countless callers to my office have told me how much this tax increase will hurt them.

“I’ve listened carefully to what they’ve said, and my vote against the gas tax is recognition of those serious concerns.

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Bucco Bill Requiring Additional Background Checks for All School Employees Heads to Senate Floor

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Bill mandates the currently unrequired Child Abuse Record Information (CARI) check for all public school employees.

The Senate Budget Committee has passed legislation sponsored by Senator Anthony Bucco (R-Morris) to subject all public school employees to a Child Abuse Record Information background check.

Sen. Anthony Bucco’s bill requires all public school employees, including contract workers such as bus drivers, to undergo a Child Abuse Record Information background check. (©iStock)

“It is appalling that New Jersey does not require background checks that red flag employees with substantiated claims of child abuse,” Senator Bucco said. “A standard criminal background check is simply not enough. Unless we mandate CARI checks for all job candidates and current employees at New Jersey’s public schools, we will fail to protect a number of innocent children from the horrors of child abuse. This dangerous oversight in state law must be corrected immediately.”

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Senate Passes Bucco/Pennacchio Bill Expanding Access to Veteran ID Cards

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The New Jersey Senate passed legislation sponsored by Senators Anthony Bucco and Joseph Pennacchio allowing veterans to use alternative forms to apply for a county veteran identification card. The bill also expands access to members of the National Guard who have served outside of New Jersey.

Senators’ Anthony Bucco and Joseph Pennacchio’s bill simplifies the process of accessing a county veteran ID card; expands access for National Guard members.

“All veterans, including those who have served nationwide in the National Guard, should be able to easily access the benefits they have earned,” Senator Bucco (R-Morris) said. “Thousands have already gone through the process of receiving a veteran ID card from their county. Allowing service members to supply approved separation forms other than a DD-214 will encourage more veterans to participate in programs for the military throughout the state.”

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