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Patricia Puertas Rucker (R - Jefferson, 16)


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

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

Religion: St. James the Greater Catholic Church

Town of Birth: Caracas, Venezuela

Affiliations: Member, Farm Bureau; Eastern Panhandle Business Association; Gateway Republican Women; 4-H; WV4Life-Jefferson County chapter; Iron Lady Award from the American Legislative Exchange Council; Champion of Free Enterprise awardee from the WV Chamber of Commerce; Executive Committee, Women in Government; Executive Committee, American Legislative Exchange Council; co-founder and former president of We the People of West Virginia-Jefferson County


CHAIR: School Choice
Health and Human Resources
Outdoor Recreation

CHAIR: Minority Issues
Agriculture and Rural Development
Children and Families
Workforce Development and Labor Issues

DISTRICT 16 (2010 Districts)

District Counties: Berkeley (part), Jefferson



Senator Rucker was the Lead Sponsor of 36 bills
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 FundSigned
SB 48Relating to licensed school psychologists salary supplement and expense reimbursements PendingEducation
SB 51Requiring impact statement in certain instances of school closing or consolidationSigned
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 195Glucagon for Schools ActPendingHealth and Human Resources
SB 222Creating adult education taskforcePendingEducation
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 rulesSigned
SB 509Requiring that free feminine hygiene products be provided to female prisonersPending
SB 518Establishing dual enrollment pilot programPendingEducation
SB 552Relating to abortionSigned
SB 589Relating to nonpublic kindergarten, elementary, and secondary school educationPendingFinance
SB 599Requiring moment of silence at beginning of each school dayPendingEducation
SB 601Providing that WV Secondary School Activities Commission promulgate legislative rulesPending
SB 606Exempting ad valorem property tax on property used for divine worship, educational, and charitable purposesPendingFinance
SB 624Clarifying offense of vehicular homicidePendingJudiciary
SB 625Requiring certain transcripts to be accepted as record of student's performance for placement in micro school programsSigned
SB 626Increasing penalties for operating house of prostitutionPendingJudiciary
SB 627Establishing solar program for subscribers to gain credits against their utility billsPending
SB 628Revising provisions related to public charter schoolsPendingEducation
SB 630Creating offense of knowingly and willfully obstructing social service workerPendingJudiciary
SB 645Prohibiting laws requiring person to receive or use medical productsPendingHealth and Human Resources
SB 665Amending licensure requirements for massage therapistSigned
SB 675Increasing reimbursement of sexual assault forensic medical examination kits PendingFinance

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