6/24/2021 House District 30 Newsletter

Rep. Sollman

Friends and Neighbors,

House District 30 Virtual Office Hours-CANCELED

Office Hours

Office Hours are cancelled this week due to floor session on Friday. As the session comes to a close this Sunday, we will be taking a couple weeks off to rest and recharge. Stay tuned for announcements about an Office Hours schedule during the Interim. I have enjoyed this opportunity to talk with constituents that have never been able to attend a meeting in the past and these drop-in opportunities have worked for them. Thank you.

COVID-19 Updates

Final County Movement Week

This week, Governor Brown announced the final updates to county risk levels.

"When Oregon achieves a first dose 70% statewide vaccination rate for residents 18 or older, Oregon will lift all risk level health and safety restrictions. (Some restrictions based on CDC guidance for use of masks and physical distancing may remain in place.) Because Oregon is close to achieving a 70% vaccination rate in the coming days, no further county risk level movements will be announced after this week."

Read the Governor's full press release here.

Summer Travel Plans? Consider the Risk

From the Oregon Health Authority

As we move firmly into summer, many people in Oregon are planning to travel. After such a long time without feeling safe about taking a vacation or visiting loved ones that live far, it’s exciting to imagine returning to our usual summer activities. It’s also important to consider safe choices for travel this summer.

Here are some things to consider when making plans to travel:

  • Follow all destination recommendations or requirements.
  • Monitor yourself for COVID-19 symptoms and get tested if you develop symptoms.

Are you fully vaccinated? Travel is low risk.

COVID-19 is still spreading rapidly in unvaccinated populations in the U.S. and other countries. If you are unvaccinated, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends delaying travel until you are fully vaccinated.

Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is the best way to protect yourself from getting COVID-19.

If you are traveling with children who can’t get vaccinated at this time, it’s safest to follow recommendations for unvaccinated people. The CDC has travel tips for families who have unvaccinated children

The graphic below provides tips for travel, or you can read them on the Oregon Vaccine news blog. You can read more about domestic travel and international travel on the CDC webpage.

OHA Graphic

Legislative Updates

June 27 is Oregon's Constitutional Sine Die. That means the 2021 Legislative Session will officially come to an end on or before that date. This past week, Oregon legislators have been working hard to get bills across the finish line. Here are the ones that passed this week, that I was proud to carry and/or sponsor.

  • SB 620: (Co-sponsor)  Repeals obligation of persons on supervision to pay supervision fees.
  • HB 2590: (Co-sponsor) Establishes Task Force on Student Success for Underrepresented Students in Higher Education
  • SJR 10: (Co-sponsor) Proposes amendment to Oregon Constitution to prohibit slavery and involuntary servitude in all circumstances
  • SB 397: (Co-Chief Sponsor)  Modifies procedures for motions to set aside conviction, arrest, citation, charge, finding of contempt of court or judgment of guilty except for insanity
  • SB 497: (Co-sponsor) Requires court to indicate in judgment document when person is convicted of misdemeanor assault or menacing constituting domestic violence
  • HB 2518: (Co-sponsor)  Establishes program to make forgivable loans to reimburse private owner or operator of brownfield for eligible costs incurred in completion of removal or remedial action at brownfield
  • HB 2927: (Co-sponsor) Renames Office of Emergency Management as Oregon Department of Emergency Management
  • HB 3035: (Co-sponsor) Establishes Task Force on Corrections Medical Care
  • HB 2738: (Co-sponsor) Modifies CASA Volunteer Programs to direct Oregon Department of Administrative Services to contract with nongovernmental entity to serve as statewide coordinating entity for provision of court appointed special advocate services

HB 2591: School Based Health Centers - Expanding Healthcare Access for Students Across the State

I was extremely proud to Co-carry House Bill 2591 with Co-Chief Sponsor Representative Rachel Prusak. Representative Prusak and I worked together on this important legislation that will require the Oregon Health Authority to provide planning grants to 10 school districts or education service districts to evaluate need and develop plans for school-based health services. When the Hillsboro School District came to me with an idea to improve services for their students, I wanted to find a way to help. Mobile facilities and telehealth options will expand the reach in our larger districts and help rural districts cover their large geographic areas. This is a win-win, especially considering that SBHCs are one of the best investments the state can make. Read the full press release here. Watch my floor speech here.

HB 2591

Community Outreach

Extreme Heat This Weekend

An extreme heat wave is forecasted to hit the Pacific Northwest this weekend. Upwards of 100 degree temperatures are expected for several days. Follow these tips from Oregon Health Authority and keep your friends and neighbors safe by learning the signs of heat-related illness and what to do if you see someone with these symptoms.

OHA Heat Graphic

Resilient Futures 2021

AARP Event

Additional Resources

 House District 30 Links

Federal Delegation Links

Education Links

Food and Housing Assistance

I have been very fortunate to have a great team to support the work being done for House District 30. Each member has brought their different experience and passion to the table and I am grateful. The constituents of HD30 have been well-served. We worked to keep your access to the process at a primo level and your needs centered in the work we brought forward. The pandemic that brought record emails and pleas for assistance and this difficult and challenging remote session was no match for #TeamHD30.  I have been so honored to serve you as your Representative and blessed to have a team committed to service to the people. They are just solid, good humans.  We wish the best success to Mark in his continued service to the Hillsboro School District, to Jenna on finishing her degree in Political Science at Portland State University and to Olivia, who is off to college in Texas in the Fall.

Staff photos

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