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Assembly approves bill creating penalties for bias-based false public alarms

TRENTON, N.J. – Jewish centers and synagogues have experienced bomb threats as the number of bias incidents in the state significantly increased. On Monday, the Assembly unanimously passed a bill (A724), co-sponsored by Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney, allowing the crime of creating a false public alarm to be charged as bias intimidation. Criminals who make hate-filled […]

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Assembly passes bipartisan bill recognizing out-of-state EMT certifications

TRENTON, N.J. – A bill (A516) sponsored by Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney that allows emergency medical technicians from other states to work in New Jersey unanimously passed the Assembly on Monday 24th 2020. It is important that we make it easy for out-of-state professionals to get jobs they are already qualified for. EMTs provide a vital […]

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Rooney praises Assembly for advancing bill to improve “Move Over” law compliance

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney, co-sponsor of A3890, said the Assembly took an important step yesterday to protect emergency responders on New Jersey’s busy roads. The bill imposes two motor vehicle points for drivers who violate the state’s move over law three times in a year and requires the Motor Vehicle Commission to establish a […]

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Rooney Bill Creating Horse License Plates to Support Riding Therapy for Veterans and People with Special Needs Clears Committee

TRENTON, N.J. – In the Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee today, Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney spoke on behalf of his bill (A4800) commemorating New Jersey’s state animal on a special license plate to support the health and well-being of horses as well as therapeutic riding programs for veterans and individuals with special needs. “The monies […]

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NJ State Building & Construction Trades Council Endorses Assemblyman Rooney for Re-Election

The NJ State Building & Construction Trades Council today announced its endorsements for the November 2019 Assembly Elections and Senate Special Election. The Council endorsed a strong bipartisan slate of candidates for the November 5th elections. “As I have stated in the past, the controversies and divisions that fill our political discourse is blocking efforts […]

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Bill Introduced Opposing Choir College Sale

By Anne Levin Six members of the New Jersey Assembly have introduced a resolution that opposes Rider University’s sale of Westminster Choir College to a for-profit company partially owned by the Chinese government, saying it could jeopardize national security. Assemblyman Harold “Hal” Wirths, a Republican who represents Morris, Sussex, and Warren counties, introduced the bill […]

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