12/28/2022 Senate District 15 Newsletter

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Senator Janeen Sollman

Friends and Neighbors,

Upcoming Events

Community Conversation with Senator Sollman

Join the Senate District 15 Team on Saturday, January 7th, at 10:00-11:30am, for our first Community Conversation of 2023. Come in person at the Cornelius Library, or attend virtually, via Zoom. We will spend the first 30 minutes doing a tutorial of the Oregon Legislative Information System, or OLIS, so that you can follow along with bills of interest in the upcoming session. We will share our 2023 session priorities and share opportunity to hear your questions and concerns. We look forward to seeing you there!

Register for the Zoom link here.

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Legislative Updates

2023 Committee Assignments

I am looking forward to getting to the work ahead in the 2023 Session. Thank you, Senate President-Designate, Rob Wagner for the opportunity to lead on some exciting endeavors for Oregon. I am eager to work collaboratively with my colleagues on the challenges before us.

Senator Sollman 2023 Legislative Session Committee Assignments:

  • Energy & Environment (Chair)
  • Joint Committee on Ways and Means Subcommittee on Public Safety (Co-Chair)
  • Joint Committee on Semiconductors (Co-Chair)
  • Housing and Development (Member)
  • Joint Committee on Ways and Means (Member)

I will also continue to serve on the following commissions and committees:

  • Alcohol and Drug Policy Commission
  • Charitable Checkoff Commission
  • Office of Administrative Hearings Oversight Committee
  • Oregon Employment Department Modernization Oversight Forum

See all Senate Committee assignments in the press release below. House Committee assignments can be seen here.


Out and About in Senate District 15

Over the weekend, I volunteered at the Project Homeless Connect Cold Weather Shelter. Gratitude. Compassion. So much need. I am grateful for the organizations that came together to create a warm, safe space for Oregonians. Grateful for the volunteer that provided warm, homemade pots of spaghetti, salad and rolls for guests at the shelter. Taken back the the extent of the need. Emotional to witness the mental health needs, addiction disease, and also heartfelt to witness the community that takes care of each other. Sadness to see the mom and dad with their teen child with Special Needs seek refuge from the cold. To see a coworker's cousin in need. Seniors. Veterans. Young men. Young women. First responders coming to those needing urgent care. It was a lot to take in. At noon, the shelter closed and people panicked as to where they could go next. The rain was heavy. People packed what they could in trash bags and headed out in the cold. Heartbreaking. Hard to watch. There was anger. There was gratitude for the time spent sheltered and dry. The need is too great. I write this today, to not be negative and down on Christmas Eve, but to shed light on the sad reality that some are facing every day. The simple things we can take for granted each day...a hot shower, a car to move us around, a cell phone for communication, dry socks, well-fitted shoes and a place to store our treasures and not have to carry them everywhere. As fellow human beings we must do better. Please support the organizations that serve our unsheltered friends. I won't soon forget their faces. Let's come together and work on solutions to get people the hand up they need, hold all systems receiving resources accountable for care and show true compassion for those experiencing painful times. There are so many people doing wonderful things to help..let's lift them up. ❤️

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Community Outreach

Kid-Friendly New Year's Eve Party at the Hillsboro Brookwood Library

Shared from Hillsboro Public Library

Want to enjoy all of the dancing and bubbly drinks of the New Year, with none of the late-evening meltdowns from trying to stay up until midnight? Join us to celebrate a more kid-friendly NYE hour. We'll have dancing, snacks, crafts, and a countdown in the last seconds before noon. All ages.

More information here.

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Curbside Battery Recycling in the City of Hillsboro

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Beginning January 1, 2023, Hillsboro residents who do not share garbage and recycling service with other households can recycle common household batteries in the glass recycling bin for curbside pickup at no additional cost. 

You CAN Recycle

  • Household alkaline batteries (examples: AAA, AA, D)
  • Button cell batteries (Need ends taped)
  • Lithium batteries (Need ends taped)

You CANNOT Recycle

  • Battery back-up (UPS) units
  • Car batteries
  • Lead-acid batteries

For batteries that cannot be recycled curbside, please visit Washington County's What to Recycle and Where tool to find the nearest recycling location.

Find more information here.

TriMet - New Year's Eve Ride Free after 8PM

Hop on any TriMet bus, MAX or Portland Streetcar after 8 p.m. — no need to tap your Hop card or buy a ticket at the station. (Transfers are free, too!)

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The holidays can be a particularly stressful time of year for some. 988 is available to help you if you are seeking guidance in difficult times or witness a situation that could benefit from a mental health response. There is help on the other end of the line. You are not alone.

Dial 9-8-8 or visit here for more info. 

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From all of us at #TeamJaneen - current and past members - We wish you all a very Happy New Year! Watch for updates in future newsletters on our Senate District 15 bills and other proposed 2023 legislative action. Thank you for joining us on this journey. I look forward to connecting in 2023.

Be good to yourself and each other. ❤

Onward & Upward,


Senate District 15 lies on Kalapuya land. The Atfalati were the northernmost band of the Kalapuya that lived along the Tualatin River in present day Washington County. Many of the Atfalati descendants are members of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon today. The Indigenous Peoples of this land experienced a painful history of colonial violence, sickness and removal from their land. The Atfalati are the foundation of Oregon’s past and we must honor them well into our future.    

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1715
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, S-207, Salem, Oregon 97301
Email: Sen.JaneenSollman@oregonlegislature.gov
Website: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/sollman