Assembly Republican Press Release -
Legislation allowing New Jersey taxpayers to make voluntary contributions to the local Boy Scouts of America councils was approved by the Assembly today. Sponsored by Assemblymen David C. Russo and Anthony M. Bucco, the bill (A2221) allows tax filers to designate a portion of their tax refund to the Boy Scouts in New Jersey Fund. The money will be distributed in equal amounts among local councils in the state.
“For more than 100 years the Boy Scouts have helped mentor and prepare young men for positions of leadership,” said Russo (R—Bergen, Passaic, Morris, Essex). “This bill allows taxpayers, including former scouts and scout leaders, to help fund the scouting experience for a new generation. Scouting helps transition young boys into mature young men, well-prepared for college and the working world.”
“As a legislator, I have the honor of attending most Eagle Scout ceremonies in my district and spending time with these impressive young future leaders,” said Bucco (R—Morris). “The emphasis on personal responsibility, decision making, independence and dedication helps establish a roadmap to success for today’s scouts. A contribution to scouting through the New Jersey tax return is a donation to a better future for our state.”