Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)

Photo of Frank Ruff
Party
Republican
District
15: Brunswick County (Part), Charlotte County (All), Mecklenburg County (All), Lunenburg County (All), Nottoway County (All), Campbell County (Part), Dinwiddie County (Part), Halifax County (Part), Pittsylvania County (Part), Prince George County (Part), Danville City (Part) [map]
Took Office
January 2000
Next Election
November 2019
Committees
Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources, Finance, General Laws and Technology (Chair), Privileges and Elections, Rules
Website
frankmruff.com
Copatroning Habits
71% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 63% of them are Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 57% of them are Republicans.
Partisanship
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Bills Passed
55.6% in 2017
Campaign Contributions
cash on hand (December 1969 report)
Recent Mentions in the Media

From the Desk of Senator Frank Ruff:

July 10, 2018
  Brunswicktimes GazetteFull coverage

Lawmakers float Clinch River as communities aim to keep on course to become state park:

July 15, 2018
  Roanoke TimesFull coverage

Announcing the First Annual VAPLAN Virginia Legislative Scorecard!:

July 16, 2018
  Blue Virginia (press release) (blog)Full coverage

Dems link Putnam to Pruitt ? Koch network targets Buckhorn over Rays ballpark ? First Atlantic hurricane of 2018 forms:

July 6, 2018
  PoliticoFull coverage

SGO verpflichtet Profi Adrian Matuschewski:

July 2, 2018
  Taunus ZeitungFull coverage

These are all of the video clips of Frank Ruff’s remarks on the floor of the Senate since 2009. There are 195 video clips in all.

Bills

  • SB314: Personal property tax; definition of agricultural products.
  • SB315: Hearing aid specialists; exemptions for the sale of hearing aids.
  • SB316: General Services, Department of; disposition of surplus materials.
  • SB317: Public procurement; contracting for construction on a construction management basis.
  • SB318: Small Business and Supplier Diversity, Department of; implementation of certification programs.
  • SB319: Contractors, general; waiver or diminishment of lien rights, subordination of lien rights.
  • SB320: Virginia National Guard; reversion of donated property.
  • SB321: Virginia Retirement System; health insurance credits for retired state employees.
  • SB325: Veterans Services, Department of; oversight of Department.
  • SB326: Towing advisory boards; appointment prior to entering into contract regarding regulations.
  • SB327: Cognitive impairment; VDH to include certain information in its public health outreach programs.
  • SB688: Va. Public Procurement Act; cooperative procurement, stream restoration & stormwater management.
  • SB703: Out-of-state emergency medical services providers; authorized to provide service in Commonwealth.
  • SB741: Stormwater management; termination of general permit, notice.
  • SB873: Inspections prior to sale; exception, certain special orders.
  • SB905: Commercial rest areas; prohibits a private entity from operating for commercial purposes.
  • SB925: Signs or advertisements; location at certain truck stops.
  • SB970: Muscadine grape; designating as state grape.
  • SJ241: Commending William E. Blalock.
  • SR44: Celebrating the life of Patricia Ann Nicholson Perkinson.
  • SR45: Celebrating the life of the Honorable Charles Alwyn Perkinson, Jr.
  • SR57: Commending R.B. Clark.
  • SR58: Commending the American Council of Engineering Companies of Virginia.
  • SR71: Commending James Puckett.
  • SR72: Commending William A. Robertson.
  • SB65: Virginia Sickness and Disability Program; open enrollment period.
  • SB168: Virginia Law Officers' Retirement System; adjusts annual supplement.
  • SB586: Virginia Public Procurement Act; requirements for use of construction management.
  • SB869: Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Commission; sunset.
  • SB875: Recordation tax; exempts deed of trust or mortgage given by utility consumer services cooperatives.
  • SB896: Volunteer Firefighters' and Rescue Squad Workers' Service Award Fund Board; meetings.
  • SB948: Tobacco Board; composition, increases excise tax on bright flue-cured & type 21 dark-fired tobacco.
  • SB949: Southern Virginia Higher Education Center; members of board of trustees, powers and duties.
  • SB950: Nonrepairable and rebuilt vehicles; eliminates certain requirement sunset provision, report.
  • SB951: School service providers; student access to collected personal information.
  • SB953: Muzzleloader firearms; definition.
  • SB998: Department of Motor Vehicles; availability of accident reports.
  • SB999: Comprehensive community colleges; academic credit.
  • SB1075: Veterans Services Foundation; powers and duties, appointment of an Executive Director, report.
  • SB1076: My Virginia Plan Program; retirement plans for employees of private employers.
  • SB1129: Virginia Public Procurement Act; requirements for use of construction management contracts.
  • SB1130: Small Business and Supplier Diversity, Department of; implementation of certification programs.
  • SB1170: Specially constructed vehicles for general transportation purposes; registration.
  • SB1334: Virginia Public Procurement Act; small business enhancement program, limitations.
  • SB1463: Virginia Tobacco Region Revolving Fund; revises definition of project.
  • SB1539: Chief Workforce Development Advisor; responsibilities.
  • SB1574: Virginia Economic Development Partnership Authority; membership, powers and duties.
  • SJ247: Study; JLARC to review total compensation to employees of the Commonwealth; report.
  • SJ248: Study; JLARC to study feasibility of allocating a larger portion of VA Lottery prize money.
  • SJ418: Celebrating the life of Lewis G. Saunders.
  • SR98: Celebrating the life of Alvin W. Blaha.
  • SR99: Celebrating the life of Thomas Wayne Evans.
  • SB63: Clerks of court; money to be deposited into interest-bearing accounts.
  • SB64: Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemption for certain data centers.
  • SB65: Virginia Sickness and Disability Program; open enrollment period.
  • SB168: Virginia Law Officers' Retirement System; adjusts annual supplement.
  • SB169: Virginia Public Procurement Act; Request for Proposals for architectural or engineering services.
  • SB252: Century forest program; State Forester to establish program to honor certain families, eligibility.
  • SB375: Pickup or panel truck and trucks; amends definitions.
  • SB459: Virginia Collaborative Economic Development Act; established.
  • SB569: Alcoholic beverage control; distribution of liter tax on cider produced by farm wineries.
  • SB573: Part-time teachers; Board of Education to provide for issuance of permits.
  • SB575: Comprehensive community colleges; noncredit workforce credentials.
  • SB576: New Economy Workforce Credential Grant Program; established, Fund created, report.
  • SB586: Virginia Public Procurement Act; requirements for use of construction management.
  • SB637: Virginia High-Demand Occupation Forecast Advisory Committee;annual high-demand occupations forecast.
  • SB653: Charter; Town of South Hill.
  • SJ61: Virginia Constitution Day; designating as June 29, 2016, and each succeeding year thereafter.
  • SB103: Health insurance; credit for retired state employees.
  • SB547: Uranium exploration; sampling of well near activity.
  • SB968: Virginia Freedom of Information Act; record exemption for certain health records.
  • SB969: Virginia Freedom of Information Act; exception to open meeting requirements.
  • SB970: Child support; DSS to serve notice of administrative support order.
  • SB971: Community College Workforce Training Grant Program; established.
  • SB972: Buggs Island Lake; allowed to be referred to as John H. Kerr Reservoir or Kerr Lake.
  • SB973: Assault and battery; when attorney or deputy attorney for Commonwealth is victimized.
  • SB974: State police training; reduction in local law-enforcement funding.
  • SB975: Tourism zones; tax revenues for tourism projects.
  • SB976: Obscene sexual display in a public place; third offense, penalty.
  • SB977: Virginia Sickness and Disability Program; open enrollment period.
  • SB978: Virginia Retirement System; participation in Plan One.
  • SB979: License plates, special; issuance for recipients of Legion of Merit Medal.
  • SB1309: Charitable Gaming Board; membership.
  • SB1371: Virginia Public Procurement Act (VPPA); methods of procurement.
  • SB1372: Workforce Development, Virginia Board of; changes to Board requirements.
  • SB1440: Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission; financial viability & feasibility.
  • SJ80: Brain injury services; JLARC to study progress made by the Commonwealth in expanding access.
  • SJ242: High-growth companies; VEDP Authority and DHCD to study program supporting.
  • SJ287: Study; JLARC; early childhood development programs; report.
  • SJ301: Commending Morgan Lumber Company, Inc.
  • SJ325: Commending Mecklenburg County.
  • SJ377: Commending David Stuart Buchanan, Sr.
  • SJ378: Celebrating the life of Claudia Emerson.
  • SJ379: Commending Jerry M. Jenkins.
  • SJ380: Commending Nancy Pool.
  • SJ381: Celebrating the life of Henry D. Parker, Jr.
  • SR132: Celebrating the life of Jerome Kersey.
  • SB78: FOIA; record exemption for certain administrative investigations by higher educational institutions.
  • SB79: Higher educational institutions; maintenance of optional retirement plan.
  • SB80: Parking of certain vehicles; adds Town of Blackstone to list of towns that may regulate or prohibit.
  • SB81: Water and sewer; liens for charges in Prince George County.
  • SB82: Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Commission; extends sunset provision to July 1, 2017.
  • SB83: Rural Virginia, Center for; adds Secretary of Agriculture & Forestry as member of Board of Trustees.
  • SB84: Retail Sales and Use Tax; direct payment to Department of Taxation.
  • SB99: Traffic accidents; State Police maintenance of reports.
  • SB100: Retail Sales and Use Tax; satellite television programming equipment.
  • SB101: Life insurance; optional coverage for retired state employees.
  • SB102: Life insurance; coverage for retired state employees.
  • SB103: Health insurance; credit for retired state employees.
  • SB104: Alcoholic beverage control; expands privileges of gift shop licenses.
  • SB105: U.S. Constitution; establishes procedure for appointing delegates to a convention to amend.
  • SB405: Confederate cemeteries & graves; changes entity responsible for care of graves in Pittsylvania Co.
  • SB523: Local fiscal impact bills; first day introduction.
  • SB543: Judges; adds fourth circuit court judge to 10th Judicial Circuit.
  • SB544: Charter; Town of Victoria.
  • SB545: Reforestation Operations Fund; changes current Fund to nonreverting special fund.
  • SB546: Virginia Defense Force; localities may appropriate money, etc., for Force.
  • SB547: Uranium exploration; sampling of well near activity.
  • SB628: Community colleges; workforce training.
  • SJ79: Hunting over bait; Department of Game & Inland Fisheries to study effects of removal of prohibition.
  • SJ80: Brain injury services; JLARC to study progress made by the Commonwealth in expanding access.
  • SJ130: Celebrating the life of James Calvin Ragsdale.
  • SJ5021: Celebrating the life of Billy Frank Hendley.
  • SJ5024: Commending Senior Trooper Samuel C. Moss.
  • SJ5034: Celebrating the life of Robert H. Conner.
  • SR51: Commending Oakland Baptist Church.
  • SR53: Commending Lawrence Distributing Company, Inc.
  • SB423: License plates; required to display only single plate on rear of vehicle.
  • SB426: Medicaid; appeals of agency determinations. Regarding overpayments.
  • SB429: Criminal history record information check; required forms upon sale of a firearm.
  • SB642: Retail Sales and Use Tax; amends definition of retail sale to include lottery tickets.
  • SB912: William and Mary, College of; management agreement between State.
  • SB913: Personal representatives; access to digital accounts.
  • SB914: Digital accounts and assets; enables a fiduciary to gain access.
  • SB915: Workers' compensation; injuries to public safety officers.
  • SB953: Aging and Rehabilitative Services, Department for; service for individuals with Alzheimer's disease.
  • SB954: Drone; willfully impeding hunting, Class 3 misdemeanor.
  • SB955: Public schools; teacher licensure.
  • SB1121: Water and waste authorities; rates.
  • SB1124: Local government records; clarifies authority of Auditor of Public Accounts, annual audit.
  • SB1175: Teach for America; creates two-year provisional license for participants.
  • SB1176: State Inspector General; additional powers and duties, report.
  • SB1177: Virginia Workforce Council; powers and duties.
  • SB1178: Fraud and Abuse Whistle Blower Reward Fund; amount of reward.
  • SB1179: Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation; powers and duties of regulatory boards.
  • SB1265: Capital outlay; establishes revised six-year plan for projects.
  • SB1267: Contractors, Board for; licensure of tree care service providers, penalties.
  • SB1270: Marina operators; includes state & local agencies among those required to file lists of boat owners.
  • SB1319: 9th Street Office Building; authorization to sell, renovate, etc.
  • SB1320: Job investment and incentive grant programs; information to verify employment status.
  • SJ295: Commending James E. Astin, Jr.
  • SB7: Charter; Town of Brodnax.
  • SB422: Commissioners of accounts; certified public accountants may serve thereas.
  • SB423: License plates; required to display only single plate on rear of vehicle.
  • SB424: Line of Duty Act; under coverage individuals employed as fire company personnel for National Guard.
  • SB425: Interbasin transfer of water resources; State Water Control Board to establish procedures, etc.
  • SB426: Medicaid; appeals of agency determinations. Regarding overpayments.
  • SB427: Information Technology and Management Internal Service Fund; established for VITA.
  • SB428: Forestry, Department of; limits payments from timber sales to localities.
  • SB429: Criminal history record information check; required forms upon sale of a firearm.
  • SB430: Cemeteries; definition for purposes of zoning.
  • SB489: Secondary school graduation requirements; diplomas.
  • SB490: Senate Districts; technical adjustment in boundaries.
  • SB562: Transient occupancy tax; adds Campbell County to list authorized to impose.
  • SB563: Concealed handgun permit; alters certain application procedures to obtain.
  • SB570: Circuit court judges; increases number in Tenth Judicial Circuit.
  • SB640: Capital improvements; no locality shall approve project involving locality's courthouse, etc.
  • SB641: Air pollution; regulating emissions resulting from use of outdoor wood-burning heaters.
  • SB642: Retail Sales and Use Tax; amends definition of retail sale to include lottery tickets.
  • SB675: Confederate Memorial Chapel; Governor to designate as an official state war memorial.
  • SJ112: Celebrating the life of Francis Snead Ferguson.
  • SJ193: Celebrating the life of Kathleen Nunn Walker.
  • SJ212: Commending the Charlotte County Dixie Youth Baseball Majors team.
  • SJ213: Celebrating the life of Robert Williams Daniel, Jr.
  • SJ5002: Commending the Brunswick High School boys basketball team.
  • SB320: Law-enforcement officials; Class 6 felony when falsely summoning or gives false report to officials.
  • SB454: College Building Authority; acquire credit enhancements to secure payment of bonds issued.
  • SB657: Income tax, corporate; renewable energy products tax credit.
  • SB1276: Local disability services; agencies may convene local interagency services teams.
  • SB1296: Freedom of Information Act; record and meeting exemption for certain commissions.
  • SB1297: State Law Library; responsibility for placement of certain law books.
  • SB1298: Virginia Pollution Abatement Permit; inspection requirements.
  • SB1299: Fishing; if person is in interjurisdictional inland waters he is subject to laws of jurisdiction.
  • SB1300: DCR; authorized to divest itself of certain properties conveyed to it by Norfolk Southern Railroad.
  • SB1301: Public Procurement Act; exemptions for certain transactions.
  • SB1302: Special meeting notification; member of local governing body to be notified via electronic mail.
  • SB1303: Air pollution; Board shall develop a model ordinance to regulate outdoor hydronic heaters, etc.
  • SB1304: Electronic transfer of funds; required approval to transfer into consumer deposit account.
  • SB1305: Virginia Sickness and Disability Program; open-enrollment period.
  • SB1306: Higher Educational Institutions; Virginia College Building Authority to issue credit enhancements.
  • SB1307: Interbasin waters transfers; establishes a procedure.
  • SB1308: Alcoholic beverage control; referendum on mixed beverage sales in counties.
  • SB1407: Line of Duty Act; fire company personnel of National Guard and Air National Guard.
  • SB1408: Business, professional, occupational license tax; exemption for unprofitable business.
  • SJ477: Commending Buckingham County on the occasion of its 250th annviversary.
  • SB317: Roanoke River Basin Advisory Committee; removes cap on reappointments for nonlegislative citizens.
  • SB318: Subdivision ordinance; dedication of public improvements.
  • SB319: Child support; court may order continuation for child over age 18 who is attending college.
  • SB320: Law-enforcement officials; Class 6 felony when falsely summoning or gives false report to officials.
  • SB322: Clarksville-Boydton Airport Commission; name changed to Lake Country Airport Commission.
  • SB323: Education, Secretary of; name changed to Secretary of Education and Workforce Development.
  • SB324: Charter; Town of Amherst.
  • SB454: College Building Authority; acquire credit enhancements to secure payment of bonds issued.
  • SB656: Property tax, local; separate classification for renewable energy manufacturing tangible property.
  • SB657: Income tax, corporate; renewable energy products tax credit.
  • SB658: Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Zones; established.
  • SB692: Probate tax; establishes tax on recordation of list of heirs, etc.
  • SJ127: Cheroenhaka (Nottoway) Indian Tribe; extending state recognition thereto, representation on VCI.
  • SJ176: Commending Patricia Picard Cormier.
  • SJ190: Commending the Central Virginia Community Health Center on the occasion of its 40th anniversary.
  • SB1370: Branding of titles; title for repaired or rebuilt vehicle shall be printed on title.
  • SB1371: Land exchange; exchange of parcels of land between Departments of Conservation & Rec. & Forestry.
  • SB1372: Workers' compensation insurance; SCC establishes a mechanism for merger.
  • SB1373: Property owned by locality; service charge levied when property in boundary of another locality.
  • SB1374: Polygraph examiners; only a federal, state, or local law-enforcement officer shall operate device.
  • SB1375: Charter; Town of Clarksville.
  • SB1376: Unemployment compensation; eliminates requirement that applicants wait one week for benefits.
  • SB1480: Life insurance policies; delivery method.
  • SB1481: Criminal cases; allows circuit court clerk to assess local fee of up to 10% of total fees charged.
  • SB1535: Planning district commissions; designates Planning District Commissions 1, 2, and 13.
  • SB1536: Subdivision ordinances; landlocked property.
  • SJ422: Commending Sandra Moss.
  • SJ423: Celebrating the life of Corporal Jonathan T. Yale.
  • SR34: Commending Mano Talaiver.
  • SR35: Commending Jean Clary Bagley.
  • SB98: Longwood University; increases number of members of Board of Visitors.
  • SB99: Highway systems; revenue-sharing funds therefor in certain counties, cities, and towns.
  • SB252: Workforce development; Governor's responsibilities.
  • SB253: Employment Commission; employment stabilization.
  • SB254: Staunton River State Park; authorizes 20-foot wide easement across portion.
  • SB459: Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemptions for nonprofit entities exempt from federal income taxes.
  • SB460: Charter; Town of Brodnax.
  • SB668: Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemptions include certain computer.
  • SB695: Retirement System; benefits for local school superintendents.
  • SB756: Virginia Career Readiness Certificate Program; created, report.
  • SB757: Elections; town election polling places and processes
  • SB758: License plates, special; issuance to family members of certain persons killed in military service.
  • SB759: Concealed handgun permits; access to permittee information.
  • SB794: Clarksville-Boydton Airport Commission; authorized to issue bonds.
  • SJ24: Dyslexia Awareness Month; designating as October 2008, and each succeeding year thereafter.
  • SJ124: Commending the Town of Kenbridge on the occasion of its 100th anniversary.
  • SR12: Commending Charles Reamy.
  • SB492: Easements; land locked parcels.
  • SB667: Carbon monoxide detectors; required in certain rental dwelling units in State.
  • SB800: Criminal history record information; consent of person for whom data is being obtained.
  • SB801: Reckless driving; raises speed that constitutes regardless of speed limit.
  • SB802: Law Officers' Retirement System; provides supplemental allowance currently paid to certain members.
  • SB803: License plates, special; issuance honoring Robert E. Lee.
  • SB804: Easements; landlocked parcels.
  • SB811: Transient occupancy tax; authorizes Amherst County to impose.
  • SB812: Revenue-sharing funds; for highway systems in certain.
  • SB813: School superintendents; retirement benefits.
  • SB1074: Single-family dwellings; localities to designate portion of undeveloped land for clustering.
  • SB1075: Literary Fund; amount of loans available to school division.
  • SB1076: Disabled persons; authorizes Department of Forestry, et al., to adopt hunting, etc. regulations.
  • SB1077: Carbon monoxide detector; Board of Housing & Community Development to install in dwelling units.
  • SB1078: Tourism Authority; powers and duties of the Executive Director.
  • SB1336: Health insurance; issuer to provide accurate utilization data.
  • SB1347: Guardian ad litem; petition for appointment thereof examined by physician before being appointed.
  • SJ89: Constitutional amendment; assessments of real property and tax rates (first reference).
  • SJ334: Financial Aid Awareness Month.
  • SJ335: Net lottery profits; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study distribution thereof.
  • SJ425: Constitutional amendment; assessments of real property (first reference).
  • SJ504: Celebrating the life of Howard Garth Goben.
  • SJ505: Celebrating the life of Josephine Marshall.
  • SJ506: Celebrating the life of James Woodrow Wilkerson.
  • SB50: License plates, special; honoring Robert E. Lee.
  • SB51: Local gov't; voluntary settlements that provide for annexation take effect by certain date.
  • SB52: Occoneechee State Park; lease extended.
  • SB53: Speed limits; increases maximum speed on Interstate Route 85.
  • SB54: Southern Virginia Higher Education Center; modifies membership of board of trustees.
  • SB70: Income taxes, state; payments to producers of quota tobacco and tobacco quota holders.
  • SB492: Easements; land locked parcels.
  • SB493: State contracts; requires bidders to disclose country of origin of goods, insurance, etc.
  • SB494: Chief Workforce Development Officer; Governor to serve as or designate senior staff member.
  • SB495: Law Officers' Retirement System; supplemental allowance.
  • SB527: Meherrin River; portion in Brunswick County designated as state scenic river.
  • SB667: Carbon monoxide detectors; required in certain rental dwelling units in State.
  • SB668: Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Commission; changes sunset date.
  • SB669: Motor carrier transportation contracts; indemnification clauses.
  • SB689: Workforce Council; change in membership.
  • SJ35: Commending Angie Wilkerson.
  • SJ89: Constitutional amendment; assessments of real property and tax rates (first reference).
  • SJ154: Celebrating the life of Jerome Junius Booker, Sr.
  • SJ212: Celebrating the life of Lacey Virginia Barkley Harrison.
  • SJ298: Commending Estes Express Lines on its 75th anniversary.
  • SR16: Commending FIRST Robotics.
  • SR17: Commending the Town of Clarksville.
  • SR18: Commending Sarah Terry.