ORS 173.160¹
Powers and duties of Legislative Counsel in preparing editions for publication

In preparing editions of the statutes for publication and distribution, the Legislative Counsel shall not alter the sense, meaning, effect or substance of any Act, but, within such limitations, may:

(1) Renumber sections and parts of sections of the Acts;

(2) Rearrange sections;

(3) Change reference numbers to agree with renumbered chapters, sections or other parts;

(4) Delete references to repealed sections;

(5) Substitute the proper subsection, section or chapter or other division numbers;

(6) Change capitalization and spelling for the purpose of uniformity; and

(7) Correct manifest clerical, grammatical or typographical errors. [1953 c.492 §6; 1999 c.117 §3; 2005 c.22 §120]

Notes of Decisions

Where session law made technical change but no change to felony penalty pro­vi­sion of ORS 475.992 (renumbered ORS 475.840 (Prohibited acts generally)), incorpora­tion of that sec­tion in penalty pro­vi­sions of ORS 689.995 (Criminal penalties) exceeded authority of this sec­tion. State v. Rothman, 69 Or App 614, 687 P2d 798 (1984), Sup Ct review denied

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 173—Legislative Service Agencies, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors173.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 173, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­173ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent. Currency Information