Author Archive | Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney - District 40

Governor signs Dancer, Rooney bill allowing special events at wineries

TRENTON, N.J. – Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday signed bipartisan legislation sponsored by Assemblymen Ron Dancer and Kevin J. Rooney that allows wineries to hold special events such as weddings, retirement and birthday parties on certain days. “We haven’t gathered enough information during the current pilot program on how important this program is to the […]

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Sudden deaths of dogs at groomers prompts Rooney bill

TRENTON, N.J. – In response to the recent deaths of three dogs that died at routine grooming appointments in New Jersey, Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney introduced legislation today requiring pet groomers who have three or more complaints filed against them to register with the state Division of Consumer Affairs. “Many pet owners consider their pets […]

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Rooney protects pet owners from expensive leasing contracts

WYCKOFF, N.J. – New Jersey would become the third state to outlaw the leasing of dogs and cats under legislation (A3970) introduced by Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney making the practice a violation of the consumer fraud law. Breeders and pet stores are under pressure to sell puppies while they are still young and most attractive to […]

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Rooney bill enlists medical marijuana to combat heroin addiction

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney introduced legislation authorizing medical marijuana to treat opioid and heroin addiction. The bill (A4015) adds substance use disorder to the list of debilitating medical conditions that qualify a patient to use medical marijuana. “The treatment community is excited by recent studies showing the effectiveness of medical marijuana in […]

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