|April C. Weaver|
Alabama State Representative
for District 49 (Bibb, Chilton,
and Shelby counties)
|Assumed office |
|Preceded by||Cam Ward|
|Alma mater|| University of Alabama|
Shelton State Community College
|Occupation||Director of Business Development at Shelby Baptist Medical Center|
April C. Weaver (born 1971) is a health care policy director from Alabaster, a southern suburb of Birmingham, Alabama, who has since 2010 represented District 49 in the Alabama House of Representatives. A Republican, her district encompasses Bibb, Chilton, and Shelby counties the northern portion of the state.
Weaver received both Bachelor of Science an Master of Business Administration from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. She procured her registered nurse credentials through Shelton State Community College, also in Turscaloosa. Weaver is the director of business development at Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster. She was formerly the director of public, community, and government relations for Brookwood Baptist Medical Center in Birmingham.
In 2010, Weaver defeated three intra-party rivals, Jim McClain, James Lee, and Jack Gray, for the District 49 House seat vacated by Republican Cam Ward, who did not seek reelection. Weaver then ran unopposed in the 2010 general election and the 2014 primary and general election.
Weaver is the chairman of both the Health and Shelby County Legislation committees for the Alabama House. She also sits on the Internal Affairs and the State Government committees.
In 2013, Representative Weaver voted to establish health care standards for abortion facilities in Alabama. In 2014, voted to prohibit abortion after the detection of the heartbeat of the unborn child. She voted to permit display of the Ten Commandments on public property, a measure which passed the House, 77-19. She supported drug testing for certain recipients of the public welfare system. In 2015, Weaver sponsored legislation affirming the use of electrocution in executions. She voted to establish public charter schools in Alabama, a measure which passed the House, 58-41. She supported the bill to permit the home schooled to participate in public school athletic events, a measure approved by the full House, 52-43. She voted to increase the cigarette tax, which passed the House, 52-46. In 2016, Weaver sponsored legislation to forbid the sale of fetal tissue or to permit its use in research, and she opposed dilation abortions in Alabama. She supported additional funding for new prison facilities, a measure which passed the House, 52-33. In 2017, she voted to authorize midwives to practice in his state, a measure which won House approval, 84-11. She voted to reduce the time for appeals from inmates on death row. She voted to prohibit alteration or removal of historic monuments, which passed the House, 72-29. She voted to prohibit judicial override of sentencing guidelines, which passed the House, 78-19.