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CHAPTER 2-14

CONSTRUCTION AND EFFECT OF STATUTES

2-14-1      Words used in ordinary sense.
2-14-2      Definition of terms used in code.
2-14-2.1      Definition of term "shall".
2-14-3      Printing not sufficient to seal note.
2-14-4      Application of statutory definitions.
2-14-5      Gender of words.
2-14-6      Singular and plural words.
2-14-7      Tense of verbs.
2-14-8      Punctuation not controlling.
2-14-9      Source notes, cross-references and titles not part of statute.
2-14-10      Source notes not a legislative expression.
2-14-11      Arrangement of laws in code.
2-14-12      Statutes in derogation of common law--Liberal construction.
2-14-13      Uniformity of interpretation of uniform laws.
2-14-14      Computation of time in statutes.
2-14-15      Majority exercising joint authority.
2-14-16      Effective date of legislative acts.
2-14-16.1      Two or more amendments of same section at same session--Reconciliation.
2-14-17      Effect of repeal of act legalizing prior act.
2-14-18      Penalties and liabilities surviving repeal of act.
2-14-19      Revival not implied by repeal of repealer.
2-14-20      Omitted.
2-14-21      Code not retroactive.
2-14-22      Transferred.
2-14-23      Repeal of acts prior to code--Saving clauses.
2-14-24      Actions pending and rights accrued before code.
2-14-25      Limitation periods beginning before code.
2-14-26      Corporations organized before code.
2-14-27      Rights vested and obligations existing before code.
2-14-28      Public officers in office before code.
2-14-29      Subdivision boundaries existing before code.
2-14-30      Ordinances and regulations adopted before code.
2-14-31      Transfer of proceedings pending at time of code.
2-14-32      Chapter applied to Codified Laws and code.


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