CHAPTER 63. REPEAL OF STATUTES.
ARTICLE 1. REPEAL OF ACTS OF A GENERAL NATURE; SPECIAL OR LOCAL
ACTS NOT AFFECTED.
§63-1-1. Effective date of code; repeal of acts of a general
All the provisions of the preceding chapters, articles and
sections shall be in force upon and after the first day of January,
nineteen hundred and thirty-one; and all acts and parts of acts of
a general nature in force on the day preceding that day are hereby
repealed, subject to such limitations and exceptions as are
provided in this article.
§63-1-2. Effect of such repeal in general.
Such repeal shall not affect any offense or act committed or
done, or any penalty or forfeiture incurred, or any right
established, accrued, or accruing, before the day this code takes
effect, or any prosecution, suit or proceeding pending on that day,
except that the proceedings thereafter had shall conform, so far as
practicable, to the provisions of this code; and where any penalty,
forfeiture or punishment is mitigated by those provisions, such
provisions may, with the consent of the party affected, be applied
to any judgment to be pronounced after that day; and such repeal,
as to any statute of limitations, under which the bar of a right of
action or remedy is complete at the time the repeal takes effect,
shall not be deemed a removal of such bar, but the bar shall
continue, notwithstanding such repeal.
§63-1-3. Special or local acts not repealed.
No act authorizing the issuing of any state bonds, or of a
special or local character, is repealed by the adoption of this
§63-1-4. Effect of repeal on persons in office, and on
practitioners of professions and occupations.
All persons who, at the time such repeal takes effect, shall
hold any office under any of the acts hereby repealed, shall
continue to hold the same according to the tenure thereof, except
those offices which may have been abolished, and those as to which
a different provision is made by this code. Nor shall any person
who has been duly licensed or registered to practice any profession
or engage in any occupation before this code takes effect be
required to submit to further examination or take out a new license
or registration to practice such profession or engage in such
occupation under the provisions of this code, except where the
periodic renewal of such license or registration is required
hereunder and then only to the extent so required.
§63-1-5. Notice, recognizance, or process given, taken, or issued
before code in force; nothing in code to operate to
discontinue any pending case.
Although a notice, recognizance, or process shall have been
given, taken, or issued before the day on which this code takes
effect, it may, nevertheless, be given, taken or returnable to a
day after such date, in like manner as if this code had been in
effect before the same was given, taken, or issued. And nothing in
this code shall operate to discontinue any cause or matter, civil
or criminal, which shall be depending and undetermined in any court
on the day before this code takes effect; but every such cause and
matter shall be proceeded in, tried and determined in such court.
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