The Senate passed a Superstorm Sandy recovery bill sponsored by Senator Anthony Bucco to prohibit municipalities from charging residential development fees on reconstruction after natural disasters.
“There are so many prohibitive costs and duplicative 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.”
Senator Anthony Bucco (R-Morris) stated the following after being honored for outstanding service by Community Hope at the nonprofit’s 30th Anniversary Reception:
“Really, it’s the dedicated individuals at Community Hope who should be honored for all that they do to help people, military veterans and their families overcome and cope with mental illnesses, addiction, homelessness and poverty. I’m just proud to have been able to help them succeed in their vital mission over the past few decades, and I encourage anyone else who can volunteer some time to help to do so as well.”
Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Anthony Bucco (R-Morris-Somerset) to educate young drivers about the dangers of aggressive driving, or “road rage” was signed into law Monday.
This bill (S-266) will require driver’s education curriculums taught in New Jersey public high schools to include information about the dangers of aggressive driving in lessons and testing materials.
“All too often, young drivers are seriously injured or killed as a result of aggressive driving – the leading cause of accidents in the United States,” said Senator Bucco. “We need to make sure our children have the tools and information they need to curb dangerous behaviors on the road and understand the deadly impact of road rage before they get behind the wheel.”
The Senate Republican leadership team held a State House press conference to culminate their statewide rollout of a 36-bill job creation and economic growth package that will not cost taxpayers extra money.
“In an age when officials in Trenton like to talk a lot about jobs, Senate Republicans have been actually bringing job-creating and economic growth solutions to stakeholders, employers, entrepreneurs, educators and innovators in all corners of the state and from diverse backgrounds,” said Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean. “We’re excited that many of the cost-neutral jobs solutions we’ve unveiled over the past several months have already garnered bipartisan sponsorship and votes, as well as the support of various representatives of the business and higher education community. We’re now trying to accelerate this momentum to finish the job for New Jersey families and people in the workforce.”
Senate Republican Budget Officer Anthony Bucco prepared the following statement for the budget committee overview hearing with the New Jersey Treasurer:
“I’m pleased that Gov. Christie has again presented us with a state budget proposal that focuses on fiscal restraint and everyone’s future.
“This budget makes the largest-ever investment in our students and the next generation, with nearly $13 billion in school aid, all without increasing taxes or fees. It helps continue job creation by implementing the fifth and final year of bipartisan tax reforms that will allow employers to grow and improve their operations and also help continue to increase state revenues.
“With this budget’s record-high $1.3 billion pension payment, the Gov. Christie administration has allocated more money to the state pension system than the five previous administrations combined over 15 years.
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 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.
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.
“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.”
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.
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.”
The Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee unanimously passed a pair of Superstorm Sandy recovery bills sponsored by Senator Anthony Bucco.
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.”
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 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.”