Rep. Boyce (right) sworn in as member of the minority leadership team for the 131st General Assembly
Rep. Boyce (right) sworn in as member of the minority leadership team for the 131st General Assembly
 Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Day of Action
Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Day of Action
 Rep. Boyce
Rep. Boyce
Rep. Boyce discusses HB 5
Rep. Boyce discusses HB 5
 Rep. Boyce hosts students at the Statehouse
Rep. Boyce hosts students at the Statehouse
 Reps. Boyd and Patmon speak with a former Grand Master during Masonic Day at the Statehouse.
Reps. Boyd and Patmon speak with a former Grand Master during Masonic Day at the Statehouse.
Rep. Boyce dedicates the "Lt. Miroslav Steven Zilberman Memorial Highway"
Rep. Boyce dedicates the "Lt. Miroslav Steven Zilberman Memorial Highway"
 Rep. Boyce (center) joins fellow House members to take the oath of office for the 131st General Assembly
Rep. Boyce (center) joins fellow House members to take the oath of office for the 131st General Assembly
 Rep. Boyce speaks in opposition to a bill that would ban traffic-light cameras
Rep. Boyce speaks in opposition to a bill that would ban traffic-light cameras
Rep. Boyce at a press conference opposing the so-called "Right to Work" legislation
Rep. Boyce at a press conference opposing the so-called "Right to Work" legislation
 Rep. Boyce
Rep. Boyce
 Rep. Boyce attends the OLBC's "Day of Action"
Rep. Boyce attends the OLBC's "Day of Action"
Rep. Boyce speaks to a group of students from the Democratic Republic of Congo
Rep. Boyce speaks to a group of students from the Democratic Republic of Congo
 Joint Session
Joint Session
 House Session
House Session
Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Day of Action
Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Day of Action
 Rep. Boyce stands with parents of the late Lt. Miroslav Steven Zilberman
Rep. Boyce stands with parents of the late Lt. Miroslav Steven Zilberman
 Rep. Boyce discusses the Budget Bill
Rep. Boyce discusses the Budget Bill
Rep. Boyce speaks out against the Budget Bill that negatively impacts middle class and working class Ohioans
Rep. Boyce speaks out against the Budget Bill that negatively impacts middle class and working class Ohioans
 Rep. Boyce speaks out against HB 203, which would bring "Stand Your Ground" to Ohio.
Rep. Boyce speaks out against HB 203, which would bring "Stand Your Ground" to Ohio.
 Rep. Boyce (right) joins Rep. Reece and other lawmakers to speak out against HB 203, which would bring "Stand Your Ground" to Ohio.
Rep. Boyce (right) joins Rep. Reece and other lawmakers to speak out against HB 203, which would bring "Stand Your Ground" to Ohio.
Rep. Boyce introduces an amendment that would rename an Ohio highway in honor of the late Lt. Miroslav Steven Zilberman
Rep. Boyce introduces an amendment that would rename an Ohio highway in honor of the late Lt. Miroslav Steven Zilberman
 Rep. Boyce with members of the Boys and Girls Club
Rep. Boyce with members of the Boys and Girls Club
 
 

State Representative Kevin L. Boyce returns to the Ohio House where he serves as House Democratic Whip, a leadership position he was elected to by his Democratic colleagues.

Boyce continues his public service, after holding a position as the Managing Director for Rice Financial, a New York Investment banking firm that exclusively focused on assisting State, County, and City governments to finance capital projects.

 
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05.11.15 - Boyce Looks To Body Cameras To Increase Safety, Uphold Integrity Of Criminal Justice System

 

State Rep. Kevin L. Boyce (D-Columbus) today announced plans to introduce legislation requiring law enforcement officers to wear body cameras and keep their body and dashboard cameras running during interactions with the public. The bill would also create a 15-member panel to examine police trainings, tactics and operations.

“The trust between law enforcement and the people they serve and protect is critical to the safety of our officers and the integrity of our criminal justice system,” said Rep. Boyce. “Adopting body camera requirements and building upon the dialogue we have had these last months is a step in the right direction. I look forward to continued conversations with law enforcement, community members and elected officials about how we can get this right in Ohio.”

According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, Boyce’s proposal would make Ohio the 30th state to consider requiring body cameras this year. The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that close to one-third of the nation’s 17,000 police departments are using body cameras. The federal agency is also making $20 million available to for local law enforcement to help purchase and monitor body-worn cameras as part of a new pilot program.

Boyce’s effort follows the release of recommendations from the Ohio Task Force on Community-Police Relations, which called for increased oversight and training for law enforcement officers. Gov. John Kasich created the task force in the aftermath of civil unrest across the country following the police shootings of several black men including Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, John Crawford, Jr. in an Ohio Walmart and 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland.

“We need to ensure our commitment to foster trust in our communities does not end with a report,” added Rep. Boyce. “By making the oversight committee permanent and putting resources behind this, we reaffirm our commitment to ensure the safety and protection of all Ohioans.”

 
 

04.22.15 - State Rep. Boyce: State Budget A Missed Opportunity To Grow Economy

 

Today, State Rep. Kevin Boyce (D-Columbus) and Ohio House Democratic Caucus members stood in opposition to the state’s two-year, $131.6 billion budget proposal, Substitute House Bill 64. Democratic members said a bill of that magnitude should have been a strategic and targeted blueprint to grow the state’s economy for the future, but instead became a vehicle for tax cuts that favor the richest one-percent and last-minute attacks on working Ohioans.

 
 
 
 

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Representative Kevin Boyce
District 25
77 S. High St
14th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 466-5343
Fax      (614) 719-3581
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Leadership Position : Minority Whip
Hometown : Columbus
Party : Democrat
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Current Term : Expires December 2016 / Eligible to run for another term