Archive for Tag: Kevin J. Rooney

Rooney calls on Murphy to extend county and municipal budget deadlines

WAYNE, N.J. – Assemblyman Kevin Rooney is calling on Gov. Phil Murphy to direct the Dept. of Community Affairs to extend budget deadlines for local government. While the state has extended its own budget deadline, it has not permitted the same extension for counties and municipalities. “Local governments are...

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Force nursing homes to comply with coronavirus notification requirements says Rooney

WAYNE, N.J. – Amid reports that the state’s long-term care facilities are failing to properly notify staff, caregivers and families of COVID-19 outbreaks, Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney is calling on the Department of Health to force compliance with their updated directives and state law. Under state law that went...

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Rooney ensures the Easter bunny is an essential worker for St. Barnabas hospital employees

LIVINGSTON, N.J. – It is a bit difficult at the moment for the Easter bunny to get everywhere, so Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney wanted to help out. At Saint Barnabas Medical Center, nurses, doctors and other health care workers have been selflessly prioritizing their patients’ health for weeks, and...

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Rooney urges FDA to quickly test for new COVID-19 cases as state faces economic uncertainty

TRENTON, N.J. – Following Gov. Phil Murphy’s weekend executive order that mandated people stay home and shuttered all non-essential businesses, Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney announced he was issuing a resolution to urge the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ramp up testing for COVID-19 so that people could...

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Assembly approves bill creating penalties for bias-based false public alarms

TRENTON, N.J. –Jewish centers and synagogues have experienced bomb threats as the number of bias incidents in the state significantly increased. On Monday, the Assembly unanimously passed a bill (A724), co-sponsored by Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney, allowing the crime of creating a false public alarm to be charged as...

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Assembly passes bipartisan bill recognizing out-of-state EMT certifications

TRENTON, N.J. – A bill (A516) sponsored by Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney that allows emergency medical technicians from other states to work in New Jersey unanimously passed the Assembly today. “It is important that we make it easy for out-of-state professionals to get jobs they are already qualified for,” said...

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Committee advances legislation aimed at making it easier for state government to recycle

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Environment Committee advanced the bill (A1514) Monday, sponsored by Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney, to re-invigorate recycling efforts by state government. New Jersey’s recycling rate is still below the state’s goal set by the Legislature in 1992 to reduce waste by 50 percent. “Recycling is...

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Rooney sponsors bipartisan bill recognizing out-of-state EMT certifications to boost volunteers

TRENTON, N.J. – On Monday, the Assembly Regulated Professions Committee unanimously passed a bill sponsored by Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney that allows EMTs from other states to work in New Jersey. “It is important that we make it easy for out-of-state professionals to get jobs they are already qualified for,”...

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New Jersey’s new state symbol is the Seeing Eye® dog

TRENTON N.J. – Today the governor signed Assemblyman John DiMaio and Assemblywoman Aura Dunn’s bill (A4590/S2849) designating the Seeing Eye® dog as the State Dog. “Guide dogs are life-changing companions for those who are visually impaired and greatly improve lives by helping foster an atmosphere of independence and mobility,”...

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