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Savings clause
Private Housing Finance (PVH) CHAPTER 44-B, ARTICLE 10
§ 559. Savings clause. 1. The repeal of laws as specified in section
five hundred sixty of this article, or amendment of any law as provided
by this act, shall not affect or impair the validity of any action taken
by any public official under the law in effect immediately prior to the
time this article shall take effect nor affect or impair any contract or
remedy or any act done or right accruing, accrued or acquired, or any
penalty, forfeiture or punishment under or by virtue of the laws so
repealed and in existence prior to the time when this article takes
effect, but the same may be asserted, enforced or prosecuted, and for
such purposes all of the laws specified in section five hundred sixty
are hereby continued in full force and effect.

2. This article or anything herein contained shall not affect or abate
any actions, proceedings, civil or criminal, pending at the time when
this article takes effect, brought by, for or against the state, any
municipality, authority, limited dividend or limited-profit housing
company, under or in pursuance of the provisions of the laws repealed or
amended by this article or act; but all such actions or proceedings may
be continued, prosecuted, conducted and completed.

3. If any clause, sentence, paragraph, section or part of this article
shall be adjudged by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid,
such judgment shall not affect, impair or invalidate the remainder
thereof, but shall be confined in its operation to the clause, sentence,
paragraph, section or part thereof directly involved in the controversy
in which such judgment shall have been rendered.

4. The provisions of this article shall be construed liberally so as
to facilitate the purposes of this article.