Author Archive | Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney - District 40

North Jersey GOP lawmakers call on Murphy to send in the National Guard

TRENTON, N.J. – Three Republican lawmakers today called on Gov. Phil Murphy to send in the National Guard to help local communities recover. Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney, Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce and Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips questioned Murphy’s slow response to two recent nor’easters that left thousands without power and hundreds of stranded vehicles on North Jersey […]

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Rooney, DePhillips decry Orange and Rockland’s lackluster response to power outages, call for investigation

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblymen Kevin J. Rooney and Christopher DePhillips called out Orange and Rockland Energy Company for its lack of preparation, communication and leadership as thousands of people remain without power following Wednesday’s nor’easter. The assemblymen are demanding answers. “This is a matter of public safety and public health in our communities and the […]

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TIP: Preparing for Winter Storm

To Report Power Outages Call: JCP&L / First Energy: Report online here 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) PSEG: Report online here 1-800-436-PSEG (1-800-436-7734) Rockland Electric Report online here 1-877-434-4100 For urgent health and safety issues: Dial 911   Below are some general tips and items you should have on hand: Charge cell phones Fill up your car’s fuel […]

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Rooney proposes waiving recreational license fees for seniors

TRENTON, N.J. – New Jersey’s senior sportsmen and women may no longer have to pay for their annual licenses for fish and wildlife sporting activities. Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney has introduced a bill waiving the license fees for seniors age 65 and older. “People involved in outdoor recreations and field sports are more likely to […]

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Rooney bill protects NJ’s hobbyist beekeepers

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney has introduced legislation protecting the Garden State’s 3,000 hobbyist beekeepers from being stung by state regulations. Rooney’s bill (A3336) prohibits the agriculture department from regulating the property size required for honeybee hives. “Residents understand how important honeybees are to the food chain. When colony collapse disorder caused a […]

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Rooney bill makes paperless tickets consumer-friendly

TRENTON, N.J. – Concert goers, sports fans and the like will have an easier time using paperless tickets in New Jersey. Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney’s bill (A3338) changes state law so the tickets can be transferrable without fees and the original purchaser’s credit card isn’t needed to get into an event. Paperless tickets require the […]

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Bills Would Mandate Broadband Speeds Across NJ Before ISPs Can Charge Premiums

“Assemblyman Kevin Rooney, R-40th District, said he intends to introduce two bills that would restrict internet service providers in New Jersey from implementing paid prioritization for their services unless they already provide broadband speeds to the entire state. Paid prioritization is typically associated with regulation of the internet known as net neutrality, the principle that […]

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Rooney looks to protect consumers with net neutrality bills

TRENTON, N.J. – With the federal government’s net neutrality repeal set to become law in less than two months, Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney introduced two bills earlier this month ensuring consumers have equal access to the internet. The first bill (A3339) requires internet providers to commit to providing at least broadband service to its entire […]

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