2007 ORS 174.060¹
Effect of amendment of statute adopted by reference

When one statute refers to another, either by general or by specific reference or designation, the reference shall extend to and include, in addition to the statute to which reference was made, amendments thereto and statutes enacted expressly in lieu thereof unless a contrary intent is expressed specifically or unless the amendment to, or statute enacted in lieu of, the statute referred to is substantially different in the nature of its essential provisions from what the statute to which reference was made was when the statute making the reference was enacted.

Notes of Decisions

This sec­tion does not apply to interpreta­tion of statutes that refer to non-Oregon law. State v. Charlesworth/Parks, 151 Or App 100, 951 P2d 153 (1997), Sup Ct review denied

Chapter 174

Law Review Cita­tions

32 WLR 1 (1996); 34 WLR 219 (1998)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 174—Construction of Statutes; General Definitions, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­174.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 174, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­174ano.­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.