New Jersey's 25th Legislative District

Senator Anthony Bucco

  • 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)

  • Sen. Anthony Bucco (R-25) holding an 8-week-old yellow Labrador retriever named “NJ,” after presenting a resolution to The Seeing Eye for helping to pass Dusty’s Law which enacts criminal penalties for harming or interfering with a service animal or guide dog. (The Seeing Eye)

  • Sen. Anthony Bucco (2nd from left) at the 25th Anniversary Multiple Sclerosis Walk at Horseshoe Lake in Roxbury on April 27, 2014. Also pictured (from left): Freeholder Hank Lyon, Freeholder Kathy DeFillippo, Assemblyman Anthony M. Bucco and Roxbury Mayor Jim Rilee. (Facebook)

  • Senator Anthony Bucco took the oath of office during the reorganization meeting of the 2014-2015 New Jersey Senate on January 14, 2014 to represent the people of the 25th Legislative District. (Facebook)

  • Senator Anthony R. Bucco (right) and Assemblyman Anthony M. Bucco (center-left) joined the New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking at a rally on the Morristown Green on October 27, 2013. (Facebook)

Senator Anthony Bucco

On ‘Made in NJ Day,’ Bucco Unveils 5th Phase of New Senate Republican Jobs Package

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As “Made in New Jersey Day” was celebrated in the State House, Senate Republican Budget Officer Anthony Bucco unveiled the fifth phase of the Senate Republicans’ new jobs package. This phase includes seven bills centered on “Reducing Burdensome Regulations.”

As New Jersey manufacturers visited the State House to take part in “Made in New Jersey Day,” Sen. Anthony Bucco unveiled bills to “Reduce Burdensome Regulations” as part of the Senate Republicans’ new jobs package on March 26, 2015. (SenateNJ.com)

“As a small business owner and a state Senate leader, I’ve been on both sides of the conversations on ‘Made in New Jersey Day,’ and I understand how important this collaborative event is for our economy, job market and workforce,” Bucco said. “I’ve spoken with too many entrepreneurs and employers who need onerous regulations reduced in order to start and grow their operations here, and I will continue to share their concerns and needs with fellow leaders and governors in Trenton.

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Senate Adopts Bucco, Pennacchio Bill to Facilitate Driver’s License Name Changes

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Legislation sponsored by Senators Anthony Bucco and Joe Pennacchio to allow widows to obtain a driver’s license with their maiden name, after the death of a spouse was passed by the full Senate.

The Senate has approved legislation by Senators Bucco and Pennachio to make it easier for widows to obtain a driver’s license with their maiden name. (NJMVC)

“Widows endure enough suffering, complications and stress after the passing of their spouses, and with that in mind, forcing them to get a court order to change their name on a driver’s license is unnecessary and absurd,” Bucco said. “This is common-sense legislation to responsibly allow widows to resume the use of their maiden names without having to deal with layers of bureaucracy and jump through crazy hoops.”

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Committee Advances Bucco Bill to Create Roadside Memorial Program for Fallen Officers

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Anthony R. Bucco (R-Morris) proposing a roadside memorial program for fallen police, fire, and rescue workers was advanced by the Senate Transportation Committee.

“Patrolman Joseph Wargo’s Law,” sponsored by Sen. Anthony Bucco, would provide a roadside memorial program for fallen police, fire and rescue workers. The legislation is named after Joseph Wargo (pictured), a Mount Arlington police officer killed by a suspected drunk driver. (Cliffview Pilot/Ptl. Thomas Borgia)

Under the bill, S-1567, the Department of Transportation would be directed to establish the memorial program to build signs honoring fallen police officers, sheriffs, EMS workers and firefighters.

“I am proud to sponsor legislation that pays tribute to the dedicated men and women who put their lives at risk protecting and serving our communities,” Senator Bucco said. “Men and women like Patrolman Joseph Wargo who are killed in the line of duty should never be forgotten. By advancing this legislation, we are honoring the legacy left behind by local heroes who kept us safe and were the first to arrive in our time of need.”

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Panel Passes Pair of Bucco’s Sandy Bills to Protect Disaster Victims

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The Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee unanimously passed a pair of Superstorm Sandy recovery bills sponsored by Senator Anthony Bucco.

A pair of natural disaster recovery bills sponsored by Sen. Anthony Bucco in response to Superstorm Sandy advanced from committee. (NOAA/NASA)

The Senator’s S-1002 prohibits municipalities from charging residential development fees on reconstruction after natural disasters.

“There are so many prohibitive costs and regulations in this state that hurt vulnerable victims and stymie disaster recovery,” said Bucco (R-Morris). “Families still trying to restore normalcy after Sandy and others who will be victims of future storms need this common-sense measure to reduce cost burdens.”

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Bucco Receives Award From State Bar Association for Sponsoring Alimony Reform Legislation

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Senator Anthony R. Bucco (R-Morris) received the 2015 Robert B. Meyner Award from the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) on Monday, March 9, 2015 in a presentation at the New Jersey State House.

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. (SenateNJ.com)

Senator Bucco was selected to receive the award in particular recognition of his sponsorship of legislation signed into law to reform New Jersey’s alimony laws to eliminate lifetime awards and establish guidelines for the amount and duration of awards.

“It is a tremendous privilege and honor to be a recipient of the Robert B. Meyner Award, especially given that the award recognizes alimony legislation that reforms the state’s outdated laws,” Bucco said. “This legislation ensures that spouses will be treated fairly and no longer condemned to financially support their former spouse for eternity. I thank the State Bar Association for their support of these important reforms.”

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Budget Officer Bucco: Let’s Complete Necessary Groundbreaking Reform

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Senate Republican Budget Officer Anthony Bucco (R-Morris) stated the following in response to this afternoon’s Fiscal Year 2016 New Jersey budget address:

“Every legislator, every hard-working resident, every job creator can be excited today that productive negotiations and compromise are once again happening in Trenton to ensure that state health and pension benefit systems can become affordable, sustainable and solvent for taxpayers and beneficiaries.

“This can be a dream come true: with the groundwork already laid out, the Christie administration, the state’s bipartisan, independent commission, labor unions and the legislature must now seize this opportunity to complete groundbreaking and necessary reform.”

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Panel Passes Bucco Bill from New Jobs Package to Help Keep & Attract Employers

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The Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee unanimously passed legislation sponsored by Senate Republican Budget Officer Anthony Bucco to help ultimately eliminate the actual reasons why employers leave New Jersey.

“Legislators and governors hear anecdotes as to why employers leave our state, and as a small business owner, I have considered leaving this state due to the high costs and oppressive regulations,” said Bucco (R-Morris). “But too often companies leave this state or shut their doors or lay people off without a full and detailed understanding as to all the reasons why. This legislation will provide state leaders with the answers necessary to correct the actual root causes of job loss here and, in turn, make New Jersey more attractive to job creators.”

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Committee Advances Bucco, Pennacchio Bill to Facilitate Driver’s License Name Changes

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The Senate Transportation Committee has advanced legislation sponsored by Senators Anthony Bucco and Joe Pennacchio to allow widows to obtain a driver’s license with their maiden name, after the death of a spouse.

Legislation sponsored by Senators Bucco and Pennachio would make it easier for widows to obtain a driver’s license with their maiden name. (NJMVC)

“Widows endure enough suffering, complications and stress after the passing of their spouses, and with that in mind, forcing them to get a court order to change their name on a driver’s license is unnecessary and absurd,” Bucco said. “This is common-sense legislation to responsibly allow widows to resume the use of their maiden names without having to deal with layers of bureaucracy and jump through crazy hoops.”

“There’s no need for it to be this difficult for a widow to reclaim their maiden name on their license,” said Transportation Committeeman Pennacchio. “The current requirements are just another example of heavy-handed bureaucracy. This legislation provides a simple fix and will give spouses one less thing to worry about during what is certainly already a challenging time.”

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Senate Adopts Cardinale, Bucco Measure to Support Military Members in College

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The Senate today passed legislation sponsored by Senators Gerald Cardinale and Anthony Bucco requiring colleges and universities in New Jersey to adopt policies providing greater support to students with military obligations.

Senator Gerry Cardinale (R-39) joined military veterans at American Legion Post 153 in Park Ridge on May 31, 2013 to announce legislation that will require New Jersey colleges to better support students with military obligations. (SenateNJ.com)

“These requirements will make sure professors and universities are providing appropriate supports to military members who have to miss time in the class room because of the sacrifices they make outside of it in serving our country,” said Cardinale (R-Bergen, Passaic). “A service member who has to miss class because of obligations like training or enactment should be given a fair chance to make up the work they missed. Helping these heroes juggle college and their military obligations will help them to succeed both in the classroom and in uniform.”

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Bucco Introduces Now-Bipartisan Bill to Help Keep & Attract Employers

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Senate Republican Budget Officer Anthony Bucco introduced legislation to help address exactly why employers leave New Jersey, in the aftermath of the Mercedes-Benz’s impending move of 1,000 jobs to Georgia.

Mercedes-Benz USA has announced plans to move from its Montvale, NJ headquarters, pictured, to Georgia. (Google Maps)

“Legislators and governors hear anecdotes as to why employers leave our state, and as a small business owner, I have considered leaving this state due to the high costs and oppressive regulations,” said Bucco (R-Morris). “But too often companies leave this state or shut their doors or lay people off without a full and detailed understanding as to all the reasons why. This legislation will provide state leaders with the answers necessary to correct the actual root causes of job loss here and, in turn, make New Jersey more attractive to job creators.”

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