3/17/2021 House District 30 Newsletter

Rep. Sollman

Friends and Neighbors,

Virtual Community Conversation

Join me tomorrow, Thursday, March 18th, from 6:00pm-7:00pm for my 74th Community Conversation. Come and join in the discussion to share your thoughts or bring your questions. Register to attend here or by clicking on the graphic below.

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Education Updates

Return to In-Person Instruction

As spring break approaches next week, so does the return to in-person instruction in our public school districts. On March 12, 2021 Governor Brown issued an executive order requiring schools to provide access to hybrid or full in-person learning by March 29,2021 - the Monday after spring break. 

The Hillsboro School District has created an informational dashboard to help guide parents and students safely through the return to in-person instruction. The page includes links to each school’s individual plan. Start times will be “staggered” to provide the required distancing between students on school busses. 

HSD has also created short, simple videos in both English and Spanish, guiding families through the process of returning to school at both the elementary and secondary level.  School speed zones will be in full effect beginning March 29th

More students will be returning to in-person instruction over the course of the next several weeks. The district is counting on families to be a partner in mitigating the spread of Covid and has issued these guidelines. Families will also be able to choose to remain in full Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL) if that’s what best fits their needs. 

The Banks School District has already had K-5 students in person for ½ day instruction and will be returning all students to some degree on March 29, 2021. You can follow this page for more details. 

The Beaverton School District has created several videos and a detailed FAW describing the process of returning to in-person instruction. Beaverton is targeting April 5, 2021 for the return of K-2 and will increase the number of students in the subsequent weeks. 

Oregon Health Authority Updates

V-Safe Tool to Monitor COVID-19 Vaccine Safety

From the Oregon Health Authority

V-safe is one of CDC's tools to monitor COVID-19 vaccine safety and help keep vaccines safe.

After your COVID-19 vaccine, register for v-safe to participate in personalized health check-ins to let CDC know how you’re feeling and if you have any side effects: bit.ly/3gNkdpZ


Vaccine Side Effects

Make Your Break a Staycation

From the Oregon Health Authority

Many Oregonians are choosing to stay safe and stay home during spring break this year.
With spring in sight, going outdoors is a great option, but remember to wear a face covering and make sure there’s enough space to keep 6 feet of physical distance when you’re in public.

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In the Capitol

One of the many parts of working on a piece of legislation is to provide testimony during the Public Hearings that take place in committees on new legislative concepts. Here are some of the recent opportunities I’ve had to support the bills I have introduced and to bring changes that will make a positive difference in House District 30 and in Oregon.

  • March 11, 2021 HB 2510: Requires owners to safely secure their firearm. Play Video.
  • March 8, 2021 HB 2523: Waives driving privilege reinstatement fee if driving privileges were suspended for failing to pay fines. Play Video.
  • March 4, 2021 HB 2498: Allows members of the deaf and hard of hearing community (DHH) to designate that status on their vehicle registration, driver’s license or state issues ID card. Play Video.
  • March 1, 2021 HB 2373: Allows the State Apprenticeship and Training Council to create an apprenticeship program for firefighters. Play Video.
  • March 1, 2021 HB 2698: Requires manufacturers to make parts, tools and documentation available so that owners can repair consumer electronics. Play Video.
Public hearing testimony

If you would like to submit verbal or written testimony on a bill coming through a committee this session, visit OLIS here for verbal and here for written.

House District 30 - 2021 Legislative Session Concepts

In order to provide information and updates on the policies that I am working on for the 2021 Session, this is a continuation of that series.

HB 2758: Would require at least 25 percent of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission must be individuals who are public health professionals or have professional experience in alcohol
and drug abuse prevention.

When you look at any governing board or commission, you want to see members that have a relevant lens of experience. Currently, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission is lacking an important perspective in managing alcohol and marijuana sales, the public health perspective. HB 2758 would ensure that at least 25% of the OLCC board would have a medical or substance abuse and recovery background that would allow for those working in the realm of public health to be able to provide input on policy that affects public health.

Environmental Updates

Rise Above Plastic Pollution Rally

On Monday, I was honored to be invited to participate, alongside Senator Jeff Merkley, in the Rise Above Plastic Pollution Rally sponsored by Environment Oregon, Surfrider Foundation and Oceana

Merkley video

Without immediate changes to the way we use plastics, the total amount of plastic waste generated is expected to double in the next five years. 

We know that recycling alone cannot deliver all of the environmental protections we need, especially when dealing with plastic waste-- right now only 9% of all plastic is recycled.  We must prevent waste at the source-- that's the "reduce, reuse" part of "reduce, reuse, recycle." Preventing waste from being created in the first place will get us much closer to meeting our environmental goals and protecting the environment for future generations.

Watch the full event here.

Rise Above Plastic Pollution

Electric Tractors Break Ground

From Forth Mobility

Electric tractor

Forth added a new electric vehicle to its fleet, Oregon's first electric tractor! 

The e-tractor is part of our pilot program to identify the best opportunities for agricultural electrification. 

The tractor will rotate to different farms in the state, allowing producers to pilot electric agricultural equipment for a set period of time without taking on significant financial risk.

A special thanks to our partners at Sustainable NorthwestWy'East RC&D, and BEF. For more information, contact Forth's Erin Galiger

To subscribe to Forth's newsletter for future updates, visit here.

Community Outreach

Hidden Creek Community Center

From Hillsboro Parks and Rec

Hidden Creek Community Center is Hillsboro's new community center. This facility brings families, friends, and neighbors together in a place that is accessible, inclusive, and affordable.

With two stories and 51,000 square feet, this state-of-the art facility has something for everyone. You'll find a community room, classrooms, a two-court gymnasium, two fitness studios, a fitness center, and a Kids' Club.

Nickole and I recently had the opportunity to tour this beautiful addition to House District 30. Visit here to sign up for a facility tour or a demonstration fitness class. Currently, tours and classes are by reservation only.

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Hillsboro State of the City Address

This year, Hillsboro's State of the City Address featured six different roundtable discussions with panelists from across the City. Visit the City's website here to watch.

Hillsboro's State of the City

House District 30 Virtual Office Hours

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This Friday, March 19, from 11:00am-12:00pm, I will be holding HD 30 Virtual Office Hours. This is an opportunity for fellow House District 30 constituents to join me and the HD 30 team and stop by to ask a question or share a thought. Stay as long, or as little, as you like. We will hold office hours every Friday from 11:00-12:00 to meet with you virtually by Zoom. Use the link below to join.

Join Zoom Meeting

State Legislators Business Town Hall

Hill Chamber Event
Register Here

Additional Resources

 House District 30 Links

Federal Delegation Links

Education Links

Utilities Assistance

Food and Housing Assistance


We have read the headlines. We hear the news. While we do not yet know all the details of the tragic shooting yesterday in Atlanta, we know the fear and the loss is very real. My heart goes out to the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities; our friends, neighbors and family members. Their pain is real. I stand with them against hate. Every one of us plays a role in bringing about change. Our inaction or by the action we choose to take, can lead to a negative ripple effect or lead to positive change. Stand with me against ANY hate. We are a stronger Oregon and nation when we do.

Be good to yourself and each other. ❤

Onward & Upward,


Capitol Phone: 503-986-1430
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, H-487, Salem, Oregon 97301
Email: Rep.JaneenSollman@oregonlegislature.gov
Website: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/sollman