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Patricia Puertas Rucker (R - Jefferson, 16)





CONTACT

patricia.rucker@wvsenate.gov

Capitol Office:
Room 213W, Building 1
State Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25305
Capitol Phone: (304) 357-7957

District:
PO Box 507
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
District Phone: (304) 279-1619

Patricia Puertas Rucker Biography

Date of Birth: April 27th, 1974

Education: B.A. - History, Trinity College (Washington, D.C.)

Occupation: Home Schooling Mother

Spouse: James M. Rucker Jr.

Children: Catherine, Ambrose, Gregory, Xavier, Teresa

Town of Birth: Caracas, Venezuela

Affiliations: Member, Farm Bureau; Eastern Panhandle Business Association; Gateway Republican Women

COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS

CHAIR: School Choice
Health and Human Resources
Judiciary
Outdoor Recreation

INTERIM COMMITTEES:
CHAIR: Children and Families
CHAIR: Minority Issues
Economic Development
Equal Pay Commission
Health
Judiciary
Rule-Making Review Committee
Special Committee on Viability of Veterinary Medicine School - Higher Education

DISTRICT 16 (2010 Districts)


District Counties: Berkeley (part), Jefferson

 

SPONSORED LEGISLATION, 2023

Senator Rucker was the Lead Sponsor of 22 bills
BillTitleStatusCommittee
SB 45Requiring coverage of treatment for certain pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders in certain circumstancesPendingHealth and Human Resources
SB 46Allowing WV Professional Charter School Board to vote for employees to participate in Teachers’ Retirement SystemPending
SB 47Creating Charter Schools Stimulus FundPendingFinance
SB 48Relating to licensed school psychologists salary supplement and expense reimbursements PendingEducation
SB 51Requiring impact statement in certain instances of school closing or consolidationPendingEducation
SB 52Relating to administration of anestheticsPendingHealth and Human Resources
SB 53Relating to DNA data maintained for law enforcement purposesPendingFinance
SB 94Removing limitations on nonintoxicating craft beer delivery licensesPendingJudiciary
SB 119Requiring notice be sent to owners of record before real property can be sold due to nonpayment of taxesPending
SB 125Safeguarding concealed carry permit holder's informationPendingJudiciary
SB 133Adding definition of “ammunition” for purposes of obtaining state license to carry concealed deadly weaponPendingJudiciary
SB 153WV Chemical Abortion Prohibition ActPendingHealth and Human Resources
SB 155Requiring medical professionals to report injuries and side effects from vaccines to Bureau for Public HealthPendingHealth and Human Resources
SB 178Adding grievance and appellate procedures for individuals participating in DMV safety and treatment programPendingFinance
SB 195Creating Ready-to-Use Glucagon Rescue Therapies for Schools ActPendingHealth and Human Resources
SB 222Creating adult education taskforcePending
SB 433Establishing requirements for state board and local education agency to screen for dyslexiaPendingEducation
SB 459Clarifying residency requirements for voter registrationPendingJudiciary
SB 484Clarifying terms and offense of human smugglingPendingJudiciary
SB 488Aligning state and federal accreditation rules PendingEducation
SB 509Requiring that free feminine hygiene products be provided to female prisonersPending
SB 518Establishing dual enrollment pilot programPendingEducation

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