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Senator Anthony M. Bucco

Senator Anthony M. Bucco
Senator Steve Oroho

Bucco/Oroho Legislation that Increases Motor Vehicle and Pedestrian Safety Signed into Law

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Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senators Anthony Bucco and Steven Oroho that would impose certain safety requirements on motorists when overtaking pedestrians and bicyclists was signed into law today by Governor Murphy.

Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senators Tony Bucco and Steve Oroho that would make New Jersey roads safer for pedestrians and bicyclists was signed into law today by Governor Murphy. (Pixabay)

“I am pleased that the Governor signed this into law today. As we all know, New Jersey is the most densely populated state in the nation, and as a result, pedestrians face a greater risk of injury or death on our roads,” said Senator Bucco (R-25). “We all know that pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists need to exercise caution when sharing our roadways, but more needs to be done to prevent fatalities. This legislation will provide additional protections for all New Jerseyans by requiring drivers to be more aware of their surroundings and to be more mindful of the responsibility they have behind the wheel.”

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Bipartisan Disability Caucus and Advocates Discuss Housing Accessibility

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Members of the bipartisan New Jersey Legislative Disability Caucus today joined members of the New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities, the Supportive Housing Association of New Jersey, and intellectual and developmental disabilities advocates to discuss housing accessibility for individuals in the I/DD community.

Members of the NJ Legislative Disability Caucus today joined members of the Council on Developmental Disabilities, the Supportive Housing Association, and intellectual and developmental disabilities advocates to discuss housing accessibility for individuals in the I/DD community. (©iStock)

“The need for safe, affordable housing options for residents with disabilities far exceeds the supply, and the housing shortage will continue to grow if we fail to effectively address the issue,” said Senator Anthony M. Bucco (R-Morris). “The exchange during the virtual roundtable will help the caucus devise an effective strategy, including potential legislative solutions, to ensure more vulnerable residents have a roof over their heads and a safe place to call home. We all share responsibility for the state’s special needs community.”

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Bucco: Stories of Summer Shore Mayhem Prove Murphy Went Overboard with Police Restrictions

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Calls for Legislature to Return to Trenton to Fix the Mess

Senator Anthony M. Bucco said a slew of stories of teenagers causing mayhem up and down the Jersey Shore this summer demonstrate that Governor Phil Murphy went overboard with new restrictions on police that deter and prevent them from taking action to enforce the law and keep neighborhoods safe.

Sen. Tony Bucco said a slew of stories of teenagers causing mayhem up and down the Jersey Shore this summer demonstrate that Gov. Phil Murphy went overboard with new restrictions on police that deter and prevent them from taking action to enforce the law and keep neighborhoods safe. (Flickr)

“From Monmouth to Cape May, we’ve seen what happens when you strip police of the power to hold teenagers and young adults accountable for breaking the law,” said Bucco (R-25). “Kids have no fear of smoking pot, drinking, or breaking other laws in public when they know police can do little more than issue toothless warnings. It’s only going to get worse as more kids realize that Governor Murphy has given them a free pass until they turn 21.”

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Bucco to Governor: Sign Bill Now to Put Opioid Settlement Money to Work Saving Lives

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A $4.5 billion multi-state legal settlement with the pharmaceutical company responsible for producing and promoting the addictive painkiller that helped fuel the rampant opioid epidemic will bring more than $110 million to New Jersey, and Senator Anthony M. Bucco is calling on the Governor to ensure the money is used to fight addiction and save lives.

Sen. Anthony M. Bucco is calling on the Governor to sign legislation that would ensure money the state receives from a settlement with Purdue Pharma is used to fight addiction and overdose in New Jersey. (Pixabay)

“In anticipation of this settlement which has been years in the making, both houses of the Legislature unanimously passed a bill establishing a framework for the use of opioid settlement funds to support addiction prevention and treatment programs,” said Bucco (R-25). “That bill is sitting on the Governor’s desk, and I am hopeful he will not waste any time signing it so we can get the money out on the street, helping people and saving lives as soon as possible.”

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Senator Anthony M. Bucco
Senator Steve Oroho

Bipartisan Motor Vehicle and Pedestrian Safety Legislation Clears Senate

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In an effort to keep roadways safe, the New Jersey Senate approved legislation sponsored by Senators Anthony Bucco and Steven Oroho that would impose certain safety requirements on motorists when overtaking pedestrians and bicyclists.

The NJ Senate approved legislation sponsored by Senators Anthony Bucco and Steven Oroho that would impose certain safety requirements on motorists when overtaking pedestrians and bicyclists. (Pixabay)

“New Jersey is the most densely populated state in the nation, and as a result, pedestrians face a greater risk of injury or death on our roads,” said Senator Bucco (R-25). “We all know that pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists need to exercise caution when sharing our roadways, but more needs to be done to prevent fatalities. This legislation will provide additional protections for all New Jerseyans by requiring drivers to be more aware of their surroundings and to be more mindful of the responsibility they have behind the wheel.”

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Senate Clears Bucco Bill Rolling Back Unnecessary MVC Requirements

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Senator Anthony M. Bucco sponsors legislation, approved today by the Senate, that would slam the brakes on the Motor Vehicle Commission’s requirement for a written power of attorney to complete some transactions.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Anthony M. Bucco that would eliminate unnecessary requirements for completing some transactions at the Motor Vehicle Commission was approved by the Senate. (SenateNJ.com)

Bucco’s bill, S-2882, would prohibit MVC from requiring a motor vehicle insurer that settles a total loss claim with the owner of a vehicle to include a written power of attorney with documents. It would also stop MVC from requiring a notarized signature on a motor vehicle certificate of ownership surrender statement from a person who received a loss settlement from an insurer.

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Senator Mike Doherty

Bucco & Doherty’s Bill Supporting Firefighters Signed by Governor

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Senator Anthony M. Bucco and Senator Mike Doherty’s legislation allowing more firefighters to join the New Jersey State Firemen’s Association (NJSFA) was signed by Governor Murphy.

The Governor signed into law legislation sponsored by Sen. Anthony M. Bucco and Sen. Mike Doherty allowing more firefighters to join the New Jersey State Firemen’s Association. (Pixabay)

The new law, A-4745/S-3277, supports essential volunteer and professional firefighters in the state by increasing the maximum eligibility age to join the NJSFA from 45 to 57. As a result, firefighters could begin serving with the fire service later in life and still earn qualification for exempt firefighter certificates.

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Bucco: Missed Opportunities in Murphy’s Budget

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Senator Anthony Bucco (R-Morris) said the Democratic budget proposal approved by the Senate represents missed opportunities for New Jerseyans:

Sen. Tony Bucco speaking during the Senate floor debate on the FY 2022 State Budget. (SenateNJ.com)

“With more than $46 billion to spend, we can all find some good things in the budget. The problem, however, is with what’s not in the budget.

“There’s no meaningful long-term tax relief for our residents who face the highest property taxes in the nation.

“There’s no meaningful investment to revitalize our economy. Those aren’t my words, they are the words of the head of the New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce.

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Bucco Legislation to Fund Pediatric Cancer Research Clears Senate

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Anthony M. Bucco to fund pediatric cancer research in New Jersey has been approved by the New Jersey Senate.

Sen. Tony Bucco and Grace Eline, both pediatric cancer survivors, vote YES to fund vital pediatric cancer research in New Jersey. (SenateNJ.com)

“As a survivor of pediatric cancer, I know there are few things that can make a child feel so scared or parents so helpless,” said Bucco (R-25). “I am thankful every day that I was one of the lucky ones who survived. With better-funded research, we can improve treatments and survival rates to ensure that luck is no longer a factor in deciding which children with cancer will have an opportunity to grow up and live full lives.”

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Bucco Bill Supporting the Needs of Individuals with Disabilities in the Workforce Advances

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Anthony M. Bucco that would help ensure state residents with disabilities have adequate access to employment opportunities as required by the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) passed the Senate today.

State residents with disabilities would have better access to adequate employment opportunities under legislation sponsored by Sen. Anthony M. Bucco and approved by the Senate. (SenateNJ.com)

The bill, S-995, would establish a process for assessing the employment opportunities available to individuals with disabilities provided by community rehabilitation programs and businesses.

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