Riley Report: June, 2017 Edition

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June, 2017

The Legislative Session is rapidly drawing to a close here in Salem, but there is still a lot of important work happening in these last days and weeks. One event I want to call to your attention to is a Joint Town Hall that I am co-hosting with Representative Sollman & Representative McLain taking place this Thursday June 29 at 7 PM. Please see the News & Events section below for more information.

Legislative Update

Three of my bills have passed both chambers and are heading to the Governor’s desk for her signature: SB 116, SB 117, and SB 129. SB 116 extends the existing Veterans State Parks Pass to include State Forests, too. SB 117 adds additional protections for Oregonians against predatory towing tactics. And, SB 129 creates a taskforce to study what the State is doing to address the ongoing PTSD crisis and evaluate improvements that can be made to better serve our citizens who suffer from PTSD.

Other important bills that we passed this session include HB 2005, which ensures that women are paid the same amount as men for the same work. I was proud to vote “yes” on pay equity for women. The Senate also passed SB 828 - the first in the nation predictive scheduling law - which will protect vulnerable workers. SB 828 is now in the House for consideration. We also passed SB 90, which establishes the Oregon Cybersecurity Council. I have been working to insure the integrity of our IT infrastructure, and I am proud of the progress we’ve made toward that end in the 2017 session.

Information for the Interim

Please be advised that my office runs on a reduced schedule (Tuesdays through Fridays) during the interim (between sessions). You can still reach me via phone and email, but due to reduced staffing, response times may be a bit slower.

News & Events

This Thursday, June 29, I will be co-hosting a Joint Town Hall with Representative McLain and Representative Sollman. We will be meeting at the Hillsboro Brookwood Library from 7 to 8:30 PM to answer questions from constituents. I hope you will join us!

The Love Rocks Run is back this summer! It will be held in the morning on July 1, at Tom McCall School in Forest Grove. So, dust off your shoes and join the run or come cheer on the runners along the route.

If you are a fan of classic cars, be sure to check out the Sizzlin’ Summer Hot Rod & Car Show in North Plains on July 1. You can register your car up to the day of the event if you want to participate. The show is free for spectators.

If you want to celebrate Independence Day with a parade, you can watch the Hillsboro Rotary Club’s annual 4th of July Parade through downtown Hillsboro starting at 10 AM. A little bit later on the 4th is the North Plains 4th of July Parade starting at noon at Jessie Mays Community Park. Have fun celebrating our nation’s independence and stay safe!

Tuality Healthcare is presenting the 13th Annual Celebrate Hillsboro Event on July 15 from 9 AM – 4 PM. Come out and enjoy live music, arts and crafts, free health screenings, eco-friendly activities, the Hillsboro Farmers’ Market, and community information booths that promote the Hillsboro 2035 Community Plan.

The Hawthorn Walk-In Center had its Grand Opening last month. They provide urgent care services for mental health and addiction concerns in Hillsboro and are open from 9 AM – 8:30 PM daily. I wanted to share this resource in case you, or someone you know, needs mental health or addiction care. You can also call the 24-hour Washington County Crisis Line at 503-291-9111 if you need urgent help. 


meeting around conference table with ~10 members of Hillsboro chamber

Meeting with members of the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce when they visited the Capitol. 

Thank you to the Hussaini family for visiting me in Salem!

Sen. Riley stands with a gentleman and 3 young girls in his Capitol office
Sen. Riley standing with 4 people in bright yellow shirts

Here I am meeting with members of UFCW 555 on their lobby day.

Thank you to everyone from PCC who came by my office to talk with me.

Sen. Riley stands surrounded by a group of college students in his office
Sen. Riley wearing a baseball cap and holding two small signs behind a table

Here I am at the Team Up for Students 5k run at Echo Shaw Elementary. 

Meeting with Peggy Noland who was in Salem advocating for Oregon Project Independence.

Sen Riley stands beside a woman in a wheelchair in his Salem office
Sen. Riley & Rep. Meek shaking hands

Meeting with my colleague Representative Meek.

Meeting with my colleague Representative Bynum about my Children's Special District bill. She liked my shoes!

Sen. Riley with Rep. Bynum in her office. Sen. Riley's shoes light up different colors.
Sen. Manning & Sen. Riley stand on either side of Gov. Brown

Celebrating the Governor's birthday with Governor Brown and Senator Manning.

Team Riley 2017: My LA, Melissa; Sen. Riley; one of our legislative interns, Shane; and my Chief of Staff, Linda. Not pictured is our other legislative intern, Adrian. 

Team Riley - Melissa, Sen. Riley, Shane, & Linda


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Senator Chuck Riley

Senate District 15

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address: 900 Court St NE, S-303, Salem, OR, 97301

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