State v. Grierson, 245 OrApp 195 (2011)

Holding:   Plain reading of an unambiguous statute trumps a construction supported only by resort to legislative history.

1)   Courts do not apply the “underlying principles” of a statute as illuminated by legislative history. “(W)e construe the enacted text.” citing State v. Gaines. at p. 200.

2)   The state fails to identify any text that “could plausibly support” the construction it seeks to advance by resort to legislative history. at pp. 200-01.

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