Author Archive | Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney - District 40

Rooney looks to protect first responders who rescue pets trapped in hot vehicles

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney has introduced legislation protecting first responders from liability when rescuing animals locked in vehicles in extreme weather conditions. “It’s illegal to lock a pet in a car in extreme heat or cold, but if first responders break a window to free the animal, they can be sued,” said […]

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Hosting an event? You might try a winery, thanks to NJ law

Wineries not located on preserved land are not affected by the law, as they are generally restricted by town ordinances, not state law. “In our nation’s competitive environment, New Jersey ranks the sixth highest state in wine production because we do a good job in promoting agricultural tourism, such as this pilot program,” said Assemblyman […]

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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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