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Article 50 - NY Vehicle and Traffic Law

SAVING CLAUSES; LAWS REPEALED; TIME TO TAKE EFFECT

Section Description
3010Commissioner and bureau of motor vehicles continued.
3011Reference to highway law.
3012Existing licenses and registrations not affected.
3013Saving clauses.
3014Laws repealed.
3015Time to take effect.
S 3010. Commissioner  and  bureau  of  motor vehicles continued.
  The repeal by this chapter of the vehicle and traffic law as  heretofore  in
  force  and  effect  and  the enactment of the provisions of this chapter
  shall not be deemed or construed as operating to create a new office  of
  commissioner  of  motor  vehicles or a new bureau of motor vehicles, but
  shall be deemed and held to constitute a continuance of such office  and
  bureau.  The  present  commissioner  of motor vehicles shall continue in
  office until his successor  shall  have  been  duly  appointed  and  has
  qualified  and  the organization of the present bureau of motor vehicles
  shall continue as the bureau of motor  vehicles  in  the  department  of
  taxation and finance until changed pursuant to law.

S 3011.  Reference  to  highway law.  The reference by any law, general
  or special, to any section of articles eleven or eleven-a of the highway
  law shall be deemed a reference to  the  corresponding  section  of  the
  vehicle and traffic law as modified or changed by this chapter.

S 3012. Existing  licenses  and registrations not affected. Subject to
  the provisions of the vehicle and traffic law, hereby enacted,  relative
  to  revocation  or  suspension  of operators' or chauffeurs' licenses or
  registration of motor vehicles and motorcycles, this chapter  shall  not
  affect nor impair any such license or registration heretofore granted or
  issued.

S 3013. Saving  clauses.  1.  Nothing  contained in this chapter shall
  affect or impair any act done or right accruing, accrued or acquired, or
  any penalty, forfeiture or punishment incurred prior to  the  time  when
  this  chapter  shall take effect, under or by virtue of the provision or
  provisions of the vehicle and traffic law, as in force immediately prior
  to the time this  chapter  shall  take  effect,  but  the  same  may  be
  asserted,  enforced,  prosecuted  or inflicted, as fully and to the same
  extent as if this chapter shall not have taken effect.
    2. An act of the legislature of the year nineteen  hundred  fifty-nine
  or  nineteen hundred sixty which, in form, adds or purports to add a new
  article, section, subdivision or other provision of law to  the  vehicle
  and  traffic law, as in force immediately prior to the time this chapter
  shall take effect, shall be legally effective notwithstanding the repeal
  of such law by this chapter and shall be deemed and construed as  having
  been  added  to this chapter and shall be given full effect according to
  its context as if the same had been added expressly and in terms to this
  chapter and shall be deemed and construed to have been inserted in  this
  chapter  in  the  appropriate  respective  position  in regard to and as
  modifying the effect of the corresponding  provision  or  provisions  of
  this chapter.
    3.  Any act of the legislature of the year nineteen hundred fifty-nine
  or nineteen hundred sixty which, in form, amends or repeals or  purports
  to amend or repeal any provision or provisions of the former vehicle and
  traffic  law  shall  be  legally effective notwithstanding the repeal of
  such former vehicle and  traffic  law  by  this  chapter  and  shall  be
  construed  as  an  amendment  or  repeal  as  the  case  may  be, of the
  corresponding provision or provisions of this  chapter  irrespective  of
  whether  such  provision  or provisions are contained in this chapter in
  one or more than one article, section, subdivision or other part thereof
  and such corresponding provision  or  provisions  shall  be  deemed  and
  construed  to  be  amended,  modified, changed or repealed as though the
  same had been expressly and in terms so amended or repealed.
    4. Reference in any act  of  the  legislature  of  the  year  nineteen
  hundred  fifty-nine  or  nineteen  hundred sixty to an existing article,
  section, subdivision or other provision of the vehicle and traffic  law,
  as  in  force  immediately  prior  to  the  time this chapter shall take
  effect, shall be deemed and construed  to  refer  to  the  corresponding
  article,  section,  subdivision  or  other  provision  of  such  law, as
  renumbered, modified or amended by this chapter.
    5. The provisions of this chapter in so far as they are  substantially
  the same as the existing provisions of the vehicle and traffic law shall
  be  construed  as a continuation of the provisions of the former vehicle
  and traffic law and not as new enactments.
    6. This chapter shall not affect pending actions or proceedings, civil
  or criminal, but the same may be prosecuted  or  defended  in  the  same
  manner  and  with  the  same  effect as though this chapter had not been
  passed.

S 3014. Laws  repealed.  Chapter  fifty-four  of  the laws of nineteen
  hundred twenty-nine,  entitled  "An  act  relating  to  motor  vehicles,
  motorcycles,  and  highway  traffic, constituting chapter seventy-one of
  the consolidated laws," and all acts amendatory thereof and supplemental
  thereto, constituting the vehicle  and  traffic  law  as  heretofore  in
  force, are hereby repealed, except as otherwise provided herein.

S 3015. Time  to  take effect.  This chapter shall take effect October
  first, nineteen hundred sixty.

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