Rep. Boyd speaking at news conference regarding women's access to healthcare
Rep. Boyd speaking at news conference regarding women's access to healthcare
 Rep. Boyd with other members of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus
Rep. Boyd with other members of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus
 Rep. Boyd sworn in to 131st General Assembly
Rep. Boyd sworn in to 131st General Assembly
Rep. Boyd with nationally renowned American feminist, activist and journalist Gloria Steinem, during "Real Talk" public forum
Rep. Boyd with nationally renowned American feminist, activist and journalist Gloria Steinem, during "Real Talk" public forum
 Rep. Boyd and the rest of the Ohio House Democratic Women's Caucus and House Minority Leader Fred Strahorn, during "Real Talk" public forum with Gloria Steinem
Rep. Boyd and the rest of the Ohio House Democratic Women's Caucus and House Minority Leader Fred Strahorn, during "Real Talk" public forum with Gloria Steinem
 Rep. Boyd with the Ohio House Democratic Women's Caucus, speaking at "Real Talk" public forum with Gloria Steinem
Rep. Boyd with the Ohio House Democratic Women's Caucus, speaking at "Real Talk" public forum with Gloria Steinem
 

State Representative Janine Boyd, a lifelong resident of the 9th House District, ran for office to help shift the tide in Ohio back to the kind of policies that invest in working families by providing good jobs and high quality services, especially for those who need them most.

 
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Rep. Boyd speaks against the 6-week abortion ban

04.05.16 - Democratic Lawmakers Propose Creation Of Ohio's First-ever Paid Family Leave Insurance Program

 

State Reps. Christie Kuhns (D-Cincinnati) and Janine Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights) introduced a proposal today to create Ohio’s first-ever paid family and medical leave insurance program. The bill would allow all Ohio workers to continue earning a portion of their pay during a family medical emergency or the birth or adoption of a new baby. Also participating in today’s announcement were Columbus City Councilmember Elizabeth Brown, small business owner Gail Dudley, and Innovation Ohio President Keary McCarthy. 

 
 

03.22.16 - Reps. Boyd, Antonio Propose "Safe At Home" Bill To Keep Guns Out Of DV Offenders' Hands

 

State Reps. Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) and Janine R. Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights) today introduced legislation aimed at protecting victims of domestic violence from gun violence by requiring individuals convicted of a domestic violence crime or served with a civil protection order to turn over their firearms to law enforcement. 

 
 

12.30.15 - Lawmakers Push For Independent Investigations Into Police Use Of Deadly Force

 

State Reps. Janine Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights) and Christie Kuhns (D-Cincinnati) this week introduced a justice reform measure to ensure fair, independent investigations when a law enforcement officer uses deadly force. The legislative proposal follows the Cuyahoga County prosecutor’s grand jury investigation into the police-led deadly shooting of 12-year old Tamir Rice last November. The grand jury ultimately declined to bring charges against the officers involved.

“Communities must be able to believe that when an officer takes the life of a civilian, an independent and fair investigation will provide answers and facts that can be trusted,” said Boyd. “This bill will help restore faith in the justice system by cutting down on questions of bias or partiality during these types of investigations.”

The new legislation would require that at least two outside law enforcement officials conduct investigations into an officer’s use of deadly force. The outside investigators would be required to come from jurisdictions separate than that of the officer under investigation.

Upon completion of an investigation, a report will be submitted to the local prosecutor. If it is determined that no crime was committed, the report must be made available to the public.

“The introduction of our bill is a necessary action in creating greater public trust in our criminal justice system,” said Kuhns. “We need to maintain a system where fairness and justice are the top priorities.”

 
 

10.07.15 - Boyd Votes In Favor Of Sweeping Charter School Reform Bill

 

The Ohio House today agreed on conference committee changes to House Bill 2 (HB 2), a bipartisan education bill aimed at increasing transparency and accountability for Ohio’s charter schools. The monthslong legislative process culminated in significant reforms that will strengthen oversight of a charter industry repeatedly plagued by fraud, scandal and failing report cards. 

 
 
 

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Representative Janine R. Boyd
District 9
77 S. High St
10th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 644-5079
Fax      (614) 719-0009
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Hometown : Cleveland Heights
Party : Democrat
Elected Experience :

Cleveland Heights City Council


Current Term : Expires December 2016 / Eligible to run for another term