2-14 CONSTRUCTION AND EFFECT OF STATUTES
CONSTRUCTION AND EFFECT OF STATUTES
Words used in ordinary sense.
Definition of terms used in code.
Definition of term "shall".
Printing not sufficient to seal note.
Application of statutory definitions.
Gender of words.
Singular and plural words.
Tense of verbs.
Punctuation not controlling.
Source notes, cross-references and titles not part of statute.
Source notes not a legislative expression.
Arrangement of laws in code.
Statutes in derogation of common law--Liberal construction.
Uniformity of interpretation of uniform laws.
Computation of time in statutes.
Majority exercising joint authority.
Effective date of legislative acts.
Two or more amendments of same section at same session--Reconciliation.
Effect of repeal of act legalizing prior act.
Penalties and liabilities surviving repeal of act.
Revival not implied by repeal of repealer.
Code not retroactive.
Repeal of acts prior to code--Saving clauses.
Actions pending and rights accrued before code.
Limitation periods beginning before code.
Corporations organized before code.
Rights vested and obligations existing before code.
Public officers in office before code.
Subdivision boundaries existing before code.
Ordinances and regulations adopted before code.
Transfer of proceedings pending at time of code.
Chapter applied to Codified Laws and code.