Rep. Boccieri with representatives from Students Motivated by the ARTS (SMARTS) at the community art school's ribbon cutting ceremony
Rep. Boccieri with representatives from Students Motivated by the ARTS (SMARTS) at the community art school's ribbon cutting ceremony
 Rep. Boccieri with House and Senate Minority Leaders at a press conference outlining Democratic economic policy priorities
Rep. Boccieri with House and Senate Minority Leaders at a press conference outlining Democratic economic policy priorities
 Rep. Boccieri recognizes Austintown Fitch's Falco Tech FIRST Robotics Team.
Rep. Boccieri recognizes Austintown Fitch's Falco Tech FIRST Robotics Team.
Rep. Boccieri stands with members of Canfield's For the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Robotics Team.
Rep. Boccieri stands with members of Canfield's For the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Robotics Team.
 Rep. Boccieri speaking to members of the Youngstown Columbiana Association of Realtors
Rep. Boccieri speaking to members of the Youngstown Columbiana Association of Realtors
 Rep. Boccieri with members of the Youngstown Columbiana Association of Realtors
Rep. Boccieri with members of the Youngstown Columbiana Association of Realtors
 Rep. Boccieri with Rep. Leland in front of a slab of million-year old ice taken from Mount Kilimanjaro at The Ohio State University Byrd and Climate Research Center
Rep. Boccieri with Rep. Leland in front of a slab of million-year old ice taken from Mount Kilimanjaro at The Ohio State University Byrd and Climate Research Center
 Rep. Boccieri rising in support of HB 173, which allows Veteran Identification Cards to be issued to all Ohio veterans
Rep. Boccieri rising in support of HB 173, which allows Veteran Identification Cards to be issued to all Ohio veterans
Rep. Boccieri speaking on behalf of a bill during House Session
Rep. Boccieri speaking on behalf of a bill during House Session
 Rep. Boccieri reaching across the aisle
Rep. Boccieri reaching across the aisle
 Rep. Boccieri stands with 2015-2016 Mahoning County 4-H King and Queen winners Scott Erb and Shannon Marshburn at the Canfield Library Ribbon Cutting on January 30, 2016.
Rep. Boccieri stands with 2015-2016 Mahoning County 4-H King and Queen winners Scott Erb and Shannon Marshburn at the Canfield Library Ribbon Cutting on January 30, 2016.
Rep. Boccieri with his family in the Statehouse
Rep. Boccieri with his family in the Statehouse
 Boccieri answers questions about state issues from residents at Copeland Oaks Retirement Community
Boccieri answers questions about state issues from residents at Copeland Oaks Retirement Community
 Rep. Boccieri joins the Canfield community to celebrate the opening of its new public library branch on January 30, 2016.
Rep. Boccieri joins the Canfield community to celebrate the opening of its new public library branch on January 30, 2016.
Rep. Boccieri speaking on the House floor
Rep. Boccieri speaking on the House floor
 
 

John Boccieri is a veteran, former U.S. congressman and state senator, who currently represents Ohio’s 59th House district in the state legislature, covering most of Mahoning County.

Throughout his years of public service, Rep. Boccieri has fought to bring middle-class jobs back to his local community by sponsoring legislation to support small businesses, encourage entrepreneurship and grow the economy. Rep. Boccieri values diverse opinions and is committed to working across the aisle to address the most important issues facing Ohio families.

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Representative Boccieri Serves In the Following Committees :

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10.16.17 - Boccieri Announces State Money For Lake Milton Improvements

 

State Rep. John Boccieri (D-Poland) today announced the approval of $713,108 in state funds for Fiscal Year 2018 improvements at Lake Milton State Park. The funds will cover a new gate actuator enclosure at the lake drain structure and gate rehabilitation.

“All parts of the lake deserve as much attention and upkeep as possible in order to ensure that this community gem is preserved for decades to come,” Boccieri said. “I’m glad the state is continuing to provide support to Mahoning Valley’s natural resources.”

 
 

10.12.17 - Boccieri Supports Bill To Pave The Way For Legal Fireworks

 

State Rep. John Boccieri (D-Poland) today joined a majority of members of the Ohio House in voting for House Bill 226, which would legalize the sale and use of consumer fireworks starting in 2020. The bill also establishes a legislative study committee tasked with making recommendations on storage, licensing and manufacturing facilities by the end of 2019, in time for the legalization to take effect.

“This legislation takes a sensible approach in moving cautiously toward the legalization of a recognizable part of American culture,” Boccieri said. “Let’s not kid ourselves, many Ohioans already buy and set off fireworks around their neighborhoods on the Fourth of July. By making fireworks legal, we are allowing the legislature to establish best practices for their use to ensure that we prioritize safety and minimize accidents.”

Forty-four other states already allow for the purchase and use of fireworks including states adjacent to Ohio, except Pennsylvania.

HB 226 makes setting off a firework while intoxicated illegal and requires that private property owners grant permission for fireworks to be used on their property. Local governments also retain the ability under the legislation to enact their own firmer restrictions on the use of consumer fireworks.

In addition to legalizing fireworks, HB 226 creates a Fireworks Fee Receipt Fund financed through a four-percent fee on the retail sale of consumer grade fireworks. The fund will support firefighter training programs and regulation of firework use and the industry in general.

The bill passed the House 77-12 and now goes to the Senate for consideration.

 
 

08.25.17 - Rep. Boccieri Responds To Allegiant Airline Pulling Out Of Youngstown Airport

 

State Rep. John Boccieri (D-Poland) today responded to Allegiant airline's recent announcement that the company is pulling out of the Youngstown airport.

"As a former Board Member of the Port Authority, I'm extremely disappointed in Allegiant's decision to leave the Youngstown market," said Boccieri. "The Port waived landing fees, provided unprecedented access to terminal facilities and the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport still remains as the lowest overhead cost."

 
 

08.15.17 - As School Bells Ring, Mahoning Valley Districts Find Less Help From State

 

While teachers prepare classrooms and cafeteria workers plan lunches ahead of the start of the new school year next week, many area schools will welcome new students but have fewer resources to dedicate to their education due to Republican budget cuts. 

Ten of Mahoning County’s 14 school districts saw their state share of instruction either slashed or flat-funded by Republicans in the Ohio Legislature in the recently-enacted state budget. The state’s two-year spending plan leaves 60 percent of school districts across the state with almost $1 billion less in funding over the next two years compared to 2009.  

“With the majority of our school districts experiencing budget cuts, these public funds must be going someplace other than the Valley,” Boccieri said. “The Legislature chose winners and losers in the state budget, and unfortunately failing, for-profit charter schools will continue to receive a tremendous amount of hard-earned taxpayer dollars. Republicans in Columbus fail to understand that when they cut public school district funding, they undermine our future.” 

 
 
 

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Representative John A. Boccieri
District 59
77 S. High St
10th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614)-466-6107
Fax      (614) 719-3959
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Party : Democrat
Current Term : Eligible to run for another term