Author Archive | Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney - District 40

Rooney sends letter to BPU to extend public comment of the new Energy Master Plan

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney sent a letter to the Board of Public Utilities President Joseph L. Fiordaliso about extending the public comment period of the energy master plan.  The comment period is schedule to close today but Rooney stressed the importance of extending it for at least a month after the release of […]

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Rooney introduces measure permanently eliminating online convenience fees for motorists

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney aims to eliminate the Motor Vehicle Commission’s online convenience fees with legislation he introduced last week.  “When we start issuing REAL IDs, the waiting rooms will be inundated with motorists seeking to update their licenses,” said Rooney. “It doesn’t help that the roll out has lagged here in New […]

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New Jersey becomes sixth state to ban pet leasing

TRENTON, N.J. – Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation today making New Jersey the sixth state in the nation to ban pet leasing. As pet stores and breeders scramble to sell expensive puppies while they are young and most attractive to buyers, some resort to leasing contracts to place animals. The measure (A4552), sponsored by Assemblyman Kevin […]

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Governor signs Rooney bill reimbursing county prosecutors for oversight of state law enforcement

TRENTON, N.J. – After passing the legislature unanimously, Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill reimbursing county prosecutors overseeing state and interstate law enforcement agencies. The law, sponsored by Assemblyman Kevin Rooney, was drafted after the Bergen County Prosecutors Office had to investigate the Palisades Parkway Police Department over eight months. “Local taxpayers cannot afford to fund […]

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Rooney: Summer renters, owners getting burned until Murphy signs legislation

WAYNE, N.J. – With only five weeks left until Labor Day, Assemblyman Kevin Rooney urged Gov. Phil Murphy today to immediately sign legislation exempting homeowners from taxes on short-term rentals if they do not use online marketplaces like Airbnb. “When you tack on 12 percent to the price of renting a shore house for a week, […]

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Rooney bills fighting opioid epidemic become law

TRENTON, N.J. – Two bills sponsored by Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney to combat the destructive opioid crisis in New Jersey were signed Monday by Gov. Phil Murphy. “Drug addiction and overdose has become a life-and-death problem in every community in the state,” said Rooney (R-Bergen). “The Legislature unanimously approved these measures, and the governor’s signature demonstrates […]

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Assembly passes Rooney bills fighting opioid epidemic

TRENTON, N.J. – Rampant opioid abuse has become a major health crisis in New Jersey and across the nation. The link between prescription painkillers, heroin use, and overdose deaths is conclusive.  To combat the growing epidemic, Assemblyman Kevin Rooney sponsors two bills that were passed by the Assembly this month.  “This is a life-and-death issue,” said […]

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