Author Archive | Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney - District 40

Health Risks of Flood Water

Flood waters and standing waters pose various risks, including infectious diseases, chemical hazards, and injuries. When returning to your home after a hurricane or flood, be aware that flood water may contain sewage. Eating or drinking anything contaminated by flood water can cause diseases including E. coli or Salmonella infection. Protect yourself and your family by following these steps recommended […]

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Cleaning Up Your Home After A Flood

Before you start cleanup activities, contact your insurance company and take pictures of the home and your belongings. It is important to document all damage, and review it with your insurance provider, prior to cleaning up your home or disposing of debris.  Remember – drying your home and removing water-damaged items is your most important step for preventing mold […]

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District 40 Legislators Commend Actions to Help North Jersey Flooding Survivors

State of Emergency Declared in Flood-Ravaged Areas, Delivering Aid to Passaic, Bergen & Essex Counties Senator Kristin Corrado and Assemblymen Christopher DePhillips and Kevin Rooney, (all R-40) thanked Governor Murphy for taking action to ensure that storm survivors have the resources they need to address last weekend’s torrential rain fall.   Pictured: the aftermath of […]

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Rooney issues statement on Turnpike Authority’s excessive and unfair fees

Assemblyman Rooney issued the following statement in response to reports of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority’s fee structure for E-ZPass drivers which was discussed in the Observer article from August 8, 2018: Recently, the news has highlighted the excessive and outrageous administrative fees the Turnpike Authority is charging drivers for missing an E-ZPass toll. If […]

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State Assembly Considers Bill To Create Recycling Program for Plastic Bags

Read the full story at TapInto.net TRENTON, NJ – The state assembly is considering legislation requiring the Department of Environmental Protection to establish a recycling program for plastic bags and plastic film. “We know how bad plastic bags are for the environment” said Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney of Wyckoff (R-Bergen) who introduced the bill. “They constantly litter highways, parks […]

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