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Assembly Approves Rooney Bill Expanding Pool of Certified Nurse Aides

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 […]

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Rooney’s bill holding pet groomers accountable provides the right balance

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 […]

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Rooney, DePhillips bill turning the heat up on poor performing utilities clears committee

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 […]

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Rooney’s local government transparency bill advances

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 […]

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Rooney/Bramnick E-Z Pass bill protecting commuters wins committee approval

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 […]

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