McCollum v. DCLD, 252 OrApp 147 (2012)

Holding:   DCLD erred in not allowing owners to add one additional homesite to their rural Jackson County property.

1)   “We decide the meaning of a statute from the text, context, and useful legislative history of the provision.” citing State v. Gaines. at p. 156.

2)   When related statutory provisions that were enacted as part of the same law use an identical phrase, courts give the phrase the same meaning in both instances. at p. 156.

3)   Staff Measure Summaries are valid indicators of legislative intent. at p. 158.

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