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 […]
TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly advanced a bill today sponsored by Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney and Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick protecting New Jersey’s E-Z Pass customers from being overcharged when using bridges and tunnels into New York. Drivers who purchased E-Z Pass tags from out of state agencies are being charged the cash rate […]
TRENTON, N.J. – A resolution sponsored by Assemblymen Kevin J. Rooney and Christopher DePhillips establishing an annual Stephen Hawking Remembrance Day cleared the Assembly Science, Innovation and Technology Committee today. “Stephen Hawking overcame physical adversities to become the greatest scientist of our time,” said Rooney (R-Bergen). “He made countless contributions to our understanding of the universe, […]
TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney introduced legislation that would raise the age limit for students to be claimed as dependents on their parent’s state income taxes. “Paying college tuition isn’t cheap,” said Rooney (R-Bergen). “It takes many students more than four years to finish, and time is money – especially for parents who are […]