Sen. Phil Puckett (D-Tazewell)

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38: Bland County (All), Buchanan County (All), Dickenson County (All), Russell County (All), Tazewell County (All), Smyth County (Part), Wise County (Part), Pulaski County (All), Norton City (All), Radford City (All), Montgomery County (Part) [map]
Took Office
January 1998
Left Office
June 2014
Copatroning Habits
59% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 57% of them are Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 51% of them are Republicans.
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Campaign Contributions
$37,934.08 cash on hand (December 2012 report)
Top 10 Donors
Alpha Natural Resources Coal and Energy Abingdon $10,000
The United Company Coal Production Bristol $2,500
Virginia Bankers Association PAC Bankers Group Glen Allen $2,000
Community Loans of America, Inc. Car Title Lending Services GA $1,500
HCA For Good Government Hospitals/Healthcare Facilites Richmond $750
F.D. Robertson Attorney Grundy $600
Thompson & Litton Engineering and Architecture Wise $600
Altria Client Services, Inc. Tobacco Company Richmond $500
American Electric Power Electric Utility Company Richmond $500
VA Society of Anesthesiologists PAC Anesthesiologists Group Richmond $500

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Recent Mentions in the Media

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July 6, 2018
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July 10, 2018
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These are all of the video clips of Phil Puckett’s remarks on the floor of the Senate since 2009. There are 182 video clips in all.


  • SB293: Reckless driving; causing death or injury of certain persons, Class 5 felony.
  • SB334: Virginia Disaster Relief Fund; established.
  • SJ55: Corrections, Department of; JLARC to study staffing levels and employment conditions.
  • SB703: Concealed handgun permit fees; provides an exemption for certain retired correctional officers.
  • SB704: Workers' compensation; disease presumption, corrections officers.
  • SB788: Charter; Town of Clintwood.
  • SB817: Property tax exemption; adds Historic Pocahontas, Inc. to list of organizations.
  • SB818: Prisoners; establish compact for control of those receiving emergency medical care outside of VA.
  • SB819: Tourist Train Development Authority; created.
  • SB820: Billboards; establishes conditions under which certain signs may be adjusted or relocated, etc.
  • SB821: Bristol Virginia Utilities Authority; grants Authority 'quick take' condemnation powers.
  • SB822: Statewide Fire Prevention Code; fees charged by State Fire Marshal.
  • SB876: Pharmacies; declaration of rights during audit.
  • SB877: Practitioners, licensed; continuing education required for those prescribing controlled substances.
  • SB878: Prescription Monitoring Program; required checks prior to dispensing certain controlled substances.
  • SB879: Employee Misclassification Task Force; created, report.
  • SB918: Coal severance taxes, local; establishes gross income for certain purposes. Emergency.
  • SB980: Transient occupancy tax; adds Dickenson County to list of counties authorized to levy.
  • SB1014: Coal; repeals an obsolete chapter that regulates surface mining.
  • SB1250: Prescription Monitoring Program; Board of Pharmacy to identify 'drugs of concern'.
  • SB1261: Health benefit exchange; regulation of navigators, report.
  • SB1314: Local boundaries for law-enforcement; organizing for purpose of 911 dispatch and response.
  • SB1347: Southwest Virginia Health Authority; clarifies definition of hospital, etc., powers, report.
  • SB1366: Electric utility regulation; schedule for biennial reviews, authority to petition.
  • SJ257: Celebrating the life of Andrew David Fox.
  • SJ334: Celebrating the life of Roger Powers.
  • SJ339: Celebrating the life of Donald Edwin Neal.
  • SJ371: Commending William D. Mullins.
  • SR22: Celebrating the life of Staff Sergeant Guy Stanley Hagy, Jr.
  • SR42: Commending Rose Rush.
  • SB140: Fire policy; shall provide coverage for cost charged by volunteer fire department, etc.
  • SB141: St. Paul, Town of; authority to prohibit use of compression release engine brakes.
  • SB142: Charter; Town of Pocahontas.
  • SB143: Mining permit; use of mine voids.
  • SB144: Virginia Gas and Oil Act; production of plats or maps.
  • SB145: Coalbed methane drilling; pooling orders.
  • SB146: Dental hygienists; remote supervision by a public health dentist.
  • SB147: Bear hound training; allows training of dogs to hunt bears to occur from 4:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.
  • SB148: Methamphetamine lab cleanup costs; localities may charge for reimbursement .
  • SB149: Charter; Town of Bluefield.
  • SB150: Mineral rights; presumption of ownereship.
  • SB151: Hunting; allows person to hunt wild bird or wild animal on Sundays.
  • SB152: Virginia Gas and Oil Act; penalties for operating without permit, disregarding orders, etc.
  • SB153: Gas or oil wells; records of pooled operations income and costs.
  • SB154: License tax; uniform ordinances.
  • SB155: Repairable vehicles; definition, exemption from certain provisions, exceptions.
  • SB295: Virginia Employment Commission; Office of Attorney General may represent interests of State.
  • SB590: Bristol Virginia Utilities (BVU) Authority; purchase of private cable system.
  • SB591: MEWA; increases number of residents employed at bank who may receive accident & sickness benefits.
  • SB592: Tramadol; added to list of Schedule IV controlled substances.
  • SB593: Back of Dragon; designates portion of Route 16 in Tazewell and Smyth Counties.
  • SB616: Coalfield employment enhancement tax credit; eliminates sunset date.
  • SB617: Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center; adds King College to Board of Trustees.
  • SB618: Domestic tobacco; incentive payments for use by nonparticipating manufacturers.
  • SB658: License tax, local; ordinances for severance oil, coal, or gas from earth, report.
  • SJ162: Commending John Henry Anderson Smith IV.
  • SJ163: Commending Clyde W. Bowling.
  • SJ188: Commending Donnie Keene.
  • SJ189: Celebrating the life of Charles Curtis Grindstaff.
  • SJ197: Celebrating the life of William Andrew Patton.
  • SJ237: Commending the Grundy High School wrestling team.
  • SJ238: Commending Allison R. Lineberry.
  • SJ242: Celebrating the life of Larry J. Saunders.
  • SJ243: Celebrating the life of Susie Beatrice Nickens James.
  • SB367: Workers' compensation; employer liability for medical services.
  • SB374: Alternative onsite sewage systems; waiver from examination applicants for licensure as an installer.
  • SB377: Workplace Fraud Act; established.
  • SB1011: Low-income residential customers; investor-owned electric utilities to offer reduced rates.
  • SB1012: Marijuana plants; when seizure of 10 or more, law-enforcement agency may destroy.
  • SB1013: License plates, special; eliminates fee for issuance or renewal of Purple Heart license plates.
  • SB1014: Dental hygienists; extension of educational and preventive care protocol.
  • SB1015: Insurance policies; exemptions of large commercial risks.
  • SB1016: Public Procurement Act; establishment of historically underutilized business zones (HUB zones).
  • SB1017: Game & Inland Fisheries, Board of; to introduce new species of game, approval by local government.
  • SB1018: Vehicle race; raises penalty for causing death of another person while engaging.
  • SB1019: Fire Prevention; transfers to Fire Services Board authority for approving fee structure.
  • SB1020: Driver's license reinstatement fees; additional fees for persons with multiple suspensions, etc.
  • SB1021: Virginia Water Protection Permit; state agencies asked to review to provide comments within 45 days.
  • SB1022: Retirement System; creditable compensation of teachers.
  • SB1023: Game and Inland Fisheries, Department of; authority to create damage stamp compensation program.
  • SB1024: Drinking water community confidence reports; publication.
  • SB1025: Coal surface mining operations; authority to issue pollutant discharge elimination permits.
  • SB1026: Agricultural animals; care by owner, penalty.
  • SB1027: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families; tax credit for hiring recipients thereof.
  • SB1028: Drug treatment courts; established in various counties.
  • SB1029: Health records; health care providers who prescribe or dispense controlled substances.
  • SB1310: Coal Mine Safety Act; updated to reflect current federal law and industry standards, penalty.
  • SB1392: Electric generation facilities; incentives for construction of using coalbed methane gas.
  • SB1398: Coalbed methane gas; conflicting claims to ownership.
  • SB1461: Universal Broadband Deployment Act; establishes process for SCC to certify priority suppliers.
  • SB1462: VDOT; review and adopt revisions to certain regulations applicable to transportation planning.
  • SJ345: Independent contractors; JLARC to study misclassification of employees.
  • SJ394: Commending Bland County on the occasion of its 150th anniversary.
  • SJ469: Commending Fran Rooker.
  • SJ486: Commending Fort Gibson United Methodist Church on the occasion of its 225th anniversary.
  • SJ517: Celebrating the life of Earl Eugene Dellinger.
  • SJ518: Commending E. Kenneth Wysor.
  • SJ521: Commending Bahjet "Bob" J. Nassif.
  • SR29: Greenhouse gas emissions; urging Congress of United States to address proposed regulations of EPA.
  • SB367: Workers' compensation; employer liability for medical services.
  • SB368: Retirement System; creditable compensation of teachers.
  • SB369: Buchanan County Public Service Authority; membership.
  • SB370: Social services, local board of; county supervisors may choose board consisting of five citizens.
  • SB371: Route 711; Buchanan County may enter into an agreement with Pike County, Kentucky to improve.
  • SB372: Roadways; authorizes Buchanan County Board of Supervisors to maintain those within right-of-way.
  • SB373: Off-road recreational vehicles; localities to allow on certain highways within their boundaries.
  • SB374: Alternative onsite sewage systems; waiver from examination applicants for licensure as an installer.
  • SB375: Title loans; establishes a system for regulating.
  • SB376: Coalbed methane gas; presumption of ownership, report.
  • SB377: Workplace Fraud Act; established.
  • SB378: Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUB Zones); established.
  • SB379: Southwest Regional Recreation Authority; localities may allocate portion of civil penalties.
  • SB380: Southwest Regional Recreational Authority; board to establish ranger police division.
  • SB381: Communications sales and use tax; Tazewell County shall receive its share of tax revenues.
  • SB554: Governor's Development Opportunity Fund; authority of Governor to award grants.
  • SB555: Tobacco Indemnification & Community Revitalization Commission; excludes grant application records.
  • SB558: Coal mining; increases license fee.
  • SB559: Mineral mining; increases license fee.
  • SB560: Gas and oil wells; increase annual permit fee.
  • SB561: Coal mine safety; requirements for surface foreman certification.
  • SB562: Unemployment benefits; eligibility of individuals part-time employed and in training programs.
  • SB680: Electric utility regulation; SCC to regulate rate for services of investor-owned electric utilities.