Accomplishments & Policy Initiatives

  • Received the 2012 American Conservative Union Award
  • Named 2013 "Woman of the Year"
  • Named by NJBIZ as one of the "Best 50 Women in Business" in 2013
  • Nominated and selected as a Phase One Leading Woman Entrepreneur and Business Owner Finalist by NJ Monthly in 2013
  • Recommended by Assembly Speaker Oliver and selected to participate in "The Emerging Leaders Program" through the State Legislative Leaders Foundation and the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business Administration
  • Endorsed by the New Jersey Education Association, New Jersey Probation Association, New Jersey State Nurses Association, the New Jersey Hills, and many others
  • Authored the "Best Practices for Municipalities" for Governor Christie, which has become a model for identifying efficencies in local government that reduce property taxes
  • As the former Chairwoman for the Joint Insurance Fund, she oversaw forty municipalities and worked closely with the towns to reduce costs through shared services
  • Asw. DeCroce is committed to fighting for common sense legislation to promote private sector growth, create jobs, and reduce the tax burden on businesses and families
  • She works across the aisle in the interest of bipartisanship and to move bills along
  • She serves on four legislative committees
  • As a pro-business legislator, Asw. DeCroce is committed to supporting fiscally conservative measures to reduce taxes, reform state government, and increase commerce
  • She regularly visits schools to speak to students and meets with residents to discuss policy initiative with an open mind
  • Following a report issued by the State Comptroller about legal fee abuses, she introduced the "Transparency in Government Legal Billing Act," to require itemized legal bills before government entities pay
  • She drafted and sponsored bipartisan legislation (A-4056), to improve outcomes in high-risk pregnancies and improve the health of low income mothers and their newborn babies with more thorough testing and prenatal care; recently receiving the "Community Health Center Champion Award" by the New Jersey Primary Care Association for this important work
  • In the wake of Hurricane Sandy's devastation, drafted and introduced "The New Jersey Residents Power Protection Act," which would require vital facilities, such as gas stations, rescue squads, and nursing homes to have back-up generators in an emergency; as well as provide a tax deduction of up to $10,000 for businesses to obtain natural gas generators.  Supported by Governor Christie, there is available funding through recently announced Hazard Mitigation grants for eligible local municipalities and fuel stations to purchase back-up generators
  • Co-sponsored A-758, which makes permanent the New Jersey Business Action Center, in order to improve efficiency, achieve savings, and enhance the productivity of the State's interaction with the private sector to help create jobs
  • Sponsored the Crime Victims Bill of Rights, or Alex DeCroce's Law, which enhances crime victims' rights and was signed by the Governor into law on August 7, 2012.  The law provides protection for victims from harassment and abuse; increases victims' access to medical assistance; keeps them informed of the progress of court proceedings; and gives victims' impact statements greater consideration.
  • Regarding flood relief, sponsored A-1069, which would authorize the Office of Emergency Management to order lowering of reservoir levels prior to certain weather events.  Asw. DeCroce has also been in touch with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to ensure funding for the flood buyout program in the Passaic River Basin.
  • She also advocated for state tax dollars returning to the district, including nearly $1 million in road improvements and funding increases for recycling grants for every town in District 26, which lowers trash collection costs for taxpayers and helps the environment.

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