savings statute

Definition of "savings statute"
  1. A law specifically designed to protect certain proceedings, remedies, penalties, rights, or liabilities from being affected by an amendment, repeal, or new legislation
How to use "savings statute" in a sentence
  1. The savings statute protected the ongoing proceedings from the effects of the newly enacted legislation.
  2. Due to the impact of the savings statute, certain liabilities were preserved notwithstanding the repeal of the previous law.
  3. The amendment to the law would not affect rights protected under the savings statute.

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