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Senator Anthony Bucco

Senator Anthony Bucco

Bucco Bill Saving Morris County Taxpayers $400,000 Per Year Approved by Senate

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Legislation authored by Senator Anthony Bucco allowing the Morris County Freeholders to save taxpayers $400,000 by streamlining the administration of county elections has been approved by the Senate.

The legislation, S-1856, enables the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders, as well as the governing bodies in other Class II counties, to enter into a three year pilot program that eliminates the county office of superintendent and deputy superintendent of elections.

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Bucco Legislation Would Make Killing/Harming Guide Dogs a Crime

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Inspired by the sad story of “Dusty”, a seeing eye dog in-training at a Morristown facility that was brutally attacked by another dog, Senator Anthony Bucco (R- Morris) has submitted legislation to the Senate establishing criminal penalties for those who, and owners of animals that, kill, injure, or interfere with a guide dog.

The bill, S1907, was approved by the New Jersey Senate yesterday.

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Senator Joe Pennacchio

Morris County Senators Bucco, Pennacchio Lambast Majority Party’s Attempt to Unseat Knapp

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Morris County Republican Senators Tony Bucco and Joe Pennacchio decried Senate Democrats unprecedented political attempt today to avoid the democratic process and try to unseat Acting Morris County Prosecutor Frederic Knapp.

“Once again, the majority party is trying to deny a qualified nominee from serving the people as a prosecutor or judge strictly for political reasons,” Bucco said. “They are in denial that Chris Christie has been elected New Jersey’s governor and are attempting everything they can to prevent Gov. Christie and this Senate from exercising our constitutional duties for New Jersey residents.”

“Senate Democrats have once again proved they could care less about the democratic process and the New Jersey Constitution,” Pennacchio added. “They have lost any credibility to even mention constitutionality, as they ignore an obligation to confirm a full state Supreme Court and baselessly ignore the massive backlog of judges, prosecutors and other gubernatorial appointments.”

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Bucco Resolution Raises Awareness of Rare Genetic Bone Disorder

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A resolution sponsored by Senator Anthony Bucco (R-Morris) seeking to raise awareness about a debilitating genetic disorder that softens a carrier’s bones and teeth has been approved by the Senate.

SJR-45 dedicates the last week in October as “Hypophosphatasia Awareness Week.” The disorder, known as HPP, inhibits the natural hardening (“mineralization”) process in a person’s bones and teeth beginning at birth, causing bones and teeth to become soft, brittle, and malformed as the child grows.

“HPP affects approximately 1 in 100,000 babies born, and there are no FDA approved treatments for the disorder at this time,” said Bucco. “While relatively rare, it is a physically devastating condition for those it does impact. I’m hoping that by raising awareness of HPP at the state level, we can attract some research dollars and interest to the pursuit of a treatment that will improve the lives of those affected.”

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Senator Tom Kean

Kean, Bucco, Sweeney & Sarlo Announce Storm Response, Rebuilding Hearings

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Regional Hearings to Be Focused on Rebuilding Better, Stronger in Face of More Potent Storms

Senate President Steve Sweeney, Senate Republican Leader Thomas Kean Jr., Budget & Appropriations Committee Chairman Paul Sarlo and ranking Republican Anthony Bucco Sr. today announced that the budget panel will convene a series of hearings in areas of the state hit hardest by Superstorm Sandy to better educate lawmakers in their efforts to ensure the rebuilding process leaves the state in a stronger position to face future storms.

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Bucco Bill Repealing Well-Intended but Dangerous Fire Extinguisher Mandate Clears Committee

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Anthony Bucco (R- Morris) repealing a 2005 law mandating fire extinguishers in 1 and 2 family residences has been approved by the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee.

Bucco said that the mandate he is seeking to repeal, while well intentioned, encourages some residents to fight a house fire rather than flee the premises to safety, increasing the likelihood of injury or death.

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Bucco Legislation Expanding Number of Newborn “Safe Havens” Approved by Committee

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A bill sponsored by Senator Anthony Bucco to expand the number of newborn infant save havens in New Jersey has cleared its first legislative hurdle.

S-1731 would allow unwanted newborns to be surrendered anonymously and safely at fire, ambulance, first aid, and rescue squad stations that are staffed 24 hours a day. Current law only provides for such surrenders at police stations and licensed general hospitals. The bill was approved by the Health, Human Services, and Senior Citizens Committee at its October 1, 2012 meeting.

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Republican Budget Officer Bucco on Governor’s Budget Vetoes

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Senate Republican Budget Officer Anthony Bucco (R- Morris) issued the following reaction to adjustments made by Governor Christie to the tax and budget bills passed this week along party lines for the upcoming fiscal year:

In using his line item veto authority to trim spending in the Democrats’ budget bill, the Governor has freed up sufficient funding to pay for an immediate tax cut.

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Bucco Bill on Educational Costs for Students in Domestic Violence Shelters Heads to Governor

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Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Anthony Bucco (R- Morris) that requires the state to pay the additional educational costs of students who reside in a domestic violence shelter or transitional living facility for more than one years is heading to Governor Christie’s desk. Senator Ron Rice (D- Essex) is also a sponsor.

An administrative law court’s decision in 2010 redefined a “homeless” family. Once that family lives within a school district for 12 consecutive months, the financial responsibility of any school age children in that family is that district’s responsibility.

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Senator Bucco’s Remarks on the FY 2013 Budget

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Senate Republican Budget Officer Anthony Bucco (R- Morris) delivered the following remarks to the Senate during debate over the FY 2013 budget:

Thank you Senate President.

When I voted against this budget in committee, it had been in my hands for all of two hours. Legislators should not be called to vote on bills they haven’t seen like that.

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