(a) If any provision of this article or the application thereof shall for any reason be adjudged by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, such judgment shall not affect, impair or invalidate the remainder of said article, but shall be confined in its operation to the provision thereof directly involved in the controversy in which such judgment shall have been rendered, and the applicability of such provision to other persons or circumstances shall not be affected thereby.
(b) If any provision of this article or the application thereof shall be made invalid or inapplicable by reason of the failure of the Legislature to enact any statute therein addressed or referred to, or by reason of the repeal or any other invalidation of any statute therein addressed or referred to, such failure to reenact on such repeal or invalidation of any such statute shall not affect, impair or invalidate the remainder of the said article, but shall be confined in its operation to the provision thereof directly involved with, pertaining to, addressing or referring to the said statute, and the application of such provision with regard to other statutes or in other instances not affected by any such invalid or repealed statute shall not be abrogated or diminished in any way.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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