2007 ORS § 109.090¹
Interpretation of ORS 109.060 to 109.090

(1) The provisions of ORS 109.060 (Legal status and legal relationships when parents not married) to 109.090 (Interpretation of ORS 109.060 to 109.090) shall apply to all persons, irrespective of whether they are born before or after August 20, 1957. ORS 109.060 (Legal status and legal relationships when parents not married) to 109.090 (Interpretation of ORS 109.060 to 109.090) shall not be construed to affect a decree of distribution entered, or any probate proceeding closed, prior to August 20, 1957.

(2) ORS 109.060 (Legal status and legal relationships when parents not married) to 109.090 (Interpretation of ORS 109.060 to 109.090) shall be liberally construed, with the view of effectuating their objects, notwithstanding the rule of common law that statutes in derogation thereof are to be strictly construed. [1957 c.411 §§5,6; 1983 c.740 §11]