TRENTON, N.J. – A bill sponsored by Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney allowing prior work experience to be considered for out-of-state certified nurse aides who want to practice in New Jersey was approved today by the Assembly. The legislation (A2442) codifies state Health Department regulations providing reciprocity for CNAs while also considering work experience. “Programs from other […]
TRENTON, N.J. – Sitting atop the state seal is the horse, which also happens to be the state animal. In fact, New Jersey holds the national title for having the most horses — more than 27,600. That’s one horse for every 323 people or nearly 4 horses for every square mile. The animals are used for […]
Assemblyman Kevin Rooney shares his personal experience as a former mayor and police commissioner before casting his vote on legalizing marijuana.
Assemblyman Kevin Rooney abstained on a bill that would allow marijuana related convictions to be expunged because Democrats slipped in a clause that would also expunge the records of people who sell drugs like heroin.
Assemblyman Rooney issued the following statement in observance of Thanksgiving: “As I prepare to enjoy a day of family, turkey, football, and parades, I wanted to take a moment and share how grateful I am to represent the 40th Legislative District. It has been my privilege to serve as your Assemblyman for two years. It […]
TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney said legislation (A4055) he sponsors requiring reckless pet groomers to register with state Division of Consumer Affairs is a more responsible alternative to Bijou’s law, a Democrat-sponsored bill on Monday’s Assembly agenda. Rooney introduced his bill in May, but it did not receive a committee hearing. “Licensing all […]
TRENTON, N.J. – Two Bergen county legislators say towns should be able to pull the plug on utilities that fail to provide safe and adequate service. An Assembly panel voted 8 to 0 today to advance a bill sponsored by Assemblymen Christopher DePhillips and Kevin J. Rooney, permitting municipalities to switch providers. Several nor’easters earlier this […]
TRENTON, N.J. – A bill sponsored by Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney requiring municipalities to provide residents with important township information via email, text messages and other social media outlets was advanced today by the Assembly State and Local Government Committee by a 5 to 1 vote. “This is about giving residents a voice and providing […]
TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Transportation Committee advanced legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney and Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick that protects New Jersey’s E-Z Pass customers from being overcharged when using bridges and tunnels into New York. The legislation is in response to an AAA study that found drivers who purchased E-Z Pass […]