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Article 20 - Code Application, Amendment and Construction - Code


Section 20.01 Amendment.
  20.02 Continuity of authority and responsibility.
  20.03 Separability.
  20.04 Code to be liberally construed.
  20.05 Judicial notice.
  20.06 Effective date.

Section 20.01 Amendment. This code may be amended by local law adopted in the manner prescribed by section 2.03 of article 2 of this code. All such amendments shall be consistent with the county charter.

Section 20.02 Continuity of authority and responsibility. The performance of functions pursuant to the provisions of this code shall be deemed and held to constitute a continuation thereof for the purpose of succession to all rights, powers, duties and obligations attached to such functions. Any proceedings or other business undertaken or commenced prior to the effective date of this code may be conducted and completed by the county officer or administrative unit responsible therefor under this code or the county charter.

Section 20.03 Separability. If any clause, sentence, paragraph, section or article of this code shall be adjudged by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, such adjudication shall not affect, impair or invalidate the remainder thereof, but shall be confined in its operation to the clause, sentence, paragraph, section or article thereof directly involved in the proceeding in which such adjudication shall have been rendered.

Section 20.04 Code to be liberally construed. This code shall be liberally construed to effectuate its objectives and purposes.

Section 20.05 Judicial notice. All courts shall take judicial notice of all provisions of this code and all local laws, acts, resolutions, rules, regulations and ordinances adopted pursuant to the county charter or this code.

Section 20.06 Effective date. This code shall take effect January first, nineteen hundred sixty one.
Code generally amended by Local Law No. 1 1967,
Effective March 28, 1967 to submit words "county legislature" for "board of supervisors."