Riley Report - March 2019

Senator Chuck Riley

March 2019

Senator Chuck Riley with his wife Katie Riley

Hello. Thank you for caring about the wellbeing of our state and taking the time to stay informed with my newsletter. For the 2019 Legislative session, I serve as Chair of the Senate Committee on Business and General Government and am continuing as Co-Chair of the Joint Committee on Information Management and Technology. Additionally, I sit on the Senate Finance and Revenue Committee and the Joint Committee on Tax Expenditures​ and I am serving a three-year term on the Governor's Commission on Senior Services​, and I sit on the oversight committee for the Department of Motor Vehicle Transformation Project.

I have a busy schedule, but I always have time to meet with my constituents. If you’re planning to be in Salem, contact my office so my staff can make sure to reserve time on my calendar so I can meet with you while you’re here.

My Salem office phone number is ​503-986-1715 and my legislative email is:

One of my highest priorities for this legislative session is my bill SB 543 which establishes Children’s Service Districts. Currently, there is a lack of program availability along with inadequate funding to support outside of school time for children under the age of 18.

SB 543 would allow communities to vote to form a new type of service district to fund programs for kids outside of school time. “Children’s Services” are broadly defined so that a community can customize the services being offered to best meet their children’s unique needs outside of school hours. These programs would include a wide range of options based on local or regional wants and needs.

Children’s Service Districts would pick up where the Commission on Children and Families left off by providing services for Oregon’s kids outside of school time. These Service Districts would be similar to the Portland Children’s levy which has passed three times as well as other similar programs that have passed in Seattle, San Francisco, Missouri, and Florida.

For me it continues to be important as well as a priority to work on issues facing children and families in our community and around our state.

If you would like to follow the progress of this bill, please click here.

Weekly Library Happenings:

Mondays 8:00AM-6:00PM; Tuesdays 8:00AM-2:00PM
Tax season is here! Drop by the Hillsboro Public Library for free filing assistance from AARP Tax Aides.

Tuesday/Martes 5:30PM-6:30PM; Thursdays/Jueves 10:00AM-11:00AM
Stop by the Forest Grove Library to practice your Spanish and/or English with peers of all levels! ¡Deténgase en la biblioteca Forest Grove para practicar su español y/o inglés con compañeros de clase de todos los niveles!

Wednesdays 5:00PM-7:00PM; Saturdays 3:30PM-5:00PM
Schedule a free tutoring session at the North Plains Library on Wednesdays to get help on a variety of subjects from elementary level through high school. Saturdays focus in on math tutoring from junior high level to college level mathematics.

March Events in District 15:

Cornelius Place Building Grand Opening 03/30/2019 10:00AM-3:00PM
The official grand opening of the Cornelius Place building is coming in late March! Come celebrate the opening of the new Library, YMCA center and affordable senior housing building! There will be speakers, a ribbon cutting and tours along with entertainment and refreshments.

First Tuesday Art Walk First Tuesday of every month 5:00PM–8:00PM
Every first Tuesday enjoy a stroll through downtown Hillsboro to celebrate the arts and community culture! There will be live music and vendors with drinks and refreshments.

Pi Day Culinary Literacy 03/14/2019 6:00PM-7:30PM
Who doesn’t like pie!? Celebrate Pi day with the library staff through one of their ongoing culinary literacy events. Please bring some to sample and enjoy the contributions of others!

International Movie Night 03/15/2019 6:00PM
Every month the Abbey Creek Winery hosts an international movie night! Thanks to the Cultural Trust of Oregon, the Cultural Coalition of Washington County and the Abbey Creek Winery, come and enjoy a new international movie along with a short film and of course, fine wine. This month the feature film will be Waking Ned Devine, a comical film set in Ireland revolving around a small town and a lottery ticket.

Find other events through your city's local Newsletter!


Forest Grove


North Plains

Constituent Meetings with Senator Riley

Images of Senator Riley with constituents. Thank you all for sharing your concerns with Senator Riley and caring about our State.
February 2019 Forest Grove Constituent Coffee


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Senator Chuck Riley

Senate District 15

email: I phone: 503-986-1715
address: 900 Court St NE, S-303, Salem, OR, 97301

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