Author Archive | Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney - District 40

Panel approves Rooney bill holding Superfund polluters accountable

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Environment committee passed legislation today preventing public pension funds from investing in companies that are not meeting Superfund cleanup obligations. Corporations that file bankruptcy to avoid paying for environmental remediation are targeted by Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney’s bill (A997). “We cannot allow companies to benefit from state investment while they are […]

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Rooney bill stops unfair liability transfer from property owners to snow contractors

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney sponsors legislation that will help reign in escalating insurance costs for snow contractors who service high-traffic commercial and retail properties, such as shopping centers and big-box stores throughout the winter months. “With contractors holding the liability, there is little incentive for property owners to have the job done […]

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Rooney moves to invigorate recycling at all state government sites

WAYNE, N.J. – New Jersey’s recycling rate is well above the national average, but still below the state’s goal to reduce waste by 50 percent set by the Legislature in 1992. Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney has introduced legislation to re-energize recycling efforts.  The bill (A3770) requires all state offices to recycle and provide bins for […]

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